Local recruitment: Surface Water Specialist

Ontario Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks

Kingston, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Division: Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division/ Eastern Region

City: Kingston

Job Term: 1 Temporary (up to 12 months with the possibility of extension)

Job Code: 15548 – Scientist 4

Salary: $1,491.41 – $1,892.95 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.Understanding the job ad – definitions

Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 193383

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If you are looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your skills in surface water resource management, consider the valuable contribution you can make as an expert on surface water quality and/or quantity for the region.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

• provide expertise in surface water quality and/or quantity in support of regional water programs
• make recommendations to protect, conserve, and manage surface water resources
• act as a regional expert on compliance issues
• evaluate hydrological and ecological impacts of proposed and existing activities
• investigate and resolve surface water spills and assess contaminated site and landfill impacts
• develop and implement field investigations to support ministry water resource management programs and provide advice to clients

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You have a valid Ontario Class G driver’s licenses in order to carry out field studies.
• You have a degree with specialization in disciplines such as Biology, Hydrology, Chemistry or Water Resources.

Environmental and Technical Knowledge:

• You have experience applying the principles of surface water management, limnology and water quality assessment techniques and environmental management theories, principles, and practices
• You know how to conduct field investigations and operate surface water equipment
• You know hydrological, chemical, and/or biological methods and techniques with specialization in water resource management and ecology
• You have a demonstrated ability to understand and apply applicable policies, procedures and legislation related to environment protection (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Bill of Rights)

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:

• You have excellent research and investigative skills to collect data during field studies and determine compliance.
• You are highly analytical and have the ability to break down, assess, and interpret complex scientific data.
• You know how to identify and evaluate problems to develop effective solutions.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You can communicate technical information in a clear manner
• You know how to draft a variety of written materials such as scientific reports, briefing notes, correspondence, etc.
• You work well with others and are able to persuade and influence diverse interests

Project Management Skills:

• You have proven skills in project management.
• You can lead discussions involving conflicting approaches or opinions to develop consensus.

Additional Information:

Address:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1259 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, East Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees UnionUnderstanding the job ad – definitions

Schedule:

6

Category:

Lands and Resources

Posted on:

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Note:

  • W-ET-193383/23

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca



POSITION TYPE

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development