Canada nationals: Aggregates Lands and Waters Technician Intern
What can I expect to do in this role?
To assist Aggregate Resources and Lands and Waters staff with the monitoring and auditing of resource management activities and administer requirements of the Aggregate Resources Act and regulations as well as the Public Lands Act and regulations.
These activities will involve assisting with dam management, processing applications under various pieces of legislation (Public Lands Act, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, etc), land ownership and status reviews; processing tenure documents and responding to complaints and inquiries regarding crown land.
How do I qualify?
• Knowledge of lands and waters related legislation and regulations (e.g. Public Lands Act, Beds of Navigable Waters Act, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act) to participate in long range planning processes, provide technical support and advice to staff and clients on matters such as land ownership and tenure, Crown land surveys, and licencing & permitting requirements;
• Knowledge of the Aggregates Resources Act, the Provincial Standards, regulations, policies and other federal and provincial legislation and regulations (Federal Fisheries Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Planning Act, Ontario Water Resources Act etc.); ministry policies, procedures and provincial standards/manuals (Provincial Policy Statement, Mineral resources and Natural Heritage Policy, Class EA requirements); municipal planning processes and the role of industry representatives (i.e. TOARC) to ensure that aggregate extraction proposals/operations are consistent with applicable legislation, regulations, licences/permits, plans, and policies;
Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
• Problem solving and analytical skills to assist with the review and assessment of data (licence/permit applications, consultant reports, public issues etc) in order to ensure licence/permit applications are complete and consistent with the Provincial Standards and applicable legislation, regulations and policies;
Interpersonal, Verbal and Written Communications Skills
• Tact and good judgment to effectively communicate with a variety of staff, agency representatives, clients and industry stakeholders, and the general public, to promote the understanding of applicable legislation/regulations/policies, address compliance issues, discuss sensitive resource decisions, assist with the preparation of briefing notes, and to write technical reports
• Working knowledge of computer software packages including MS-Excel, MS Word, MS Access, and GIS;
Successful candidates may be required to undergo an employment screening check in accordance with the Ontario Employment Screening Checks Policy.
• Proof of eligibility to work in Canada;
• Has graduated or will graduate from an approved or legally authorized college or university with a degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma within the last four years;
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MNRF 12-month placement and must not have participated in the MNRF internship program in the past.