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Junior Environmental Officer Intern (Indigenous)

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
London, Ontario (CA)
$1,056.27 - $1,249.98 Per Week
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Are you interested in applying your knowledge of environmental sciences to identify, monitor, and report on a variety of sources of pollution? If so, consider this rewarding opportunity to achieve a greener Ontario!


Experience working in the Ontario Public Service – grow your future.


The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario's population and communities. This exciting opportunity offers recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada's top employers.


Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you'll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.


Note: During the application process, please select ALL of the locations that you'd like to be considered for.


What can I expect to do in this role?


As an Indigenous Intern, you will have the opportunity to work on the following activities:


• inspect and monitor selected sources of air, water and land pollution

• assess compliance with environmental legislation and policies

• respond to routine, non-complex pollution complaints

• collect samples and document evidence

• assist in implementing inspection and abatement programs


Locations: Belleville, Cornwall, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Sarnia


How do I qualify?




• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.

• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid G2 licence or above. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.


View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification


Communication and Interpersonal Skills:


• Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to deal with public, municipal and industrial officials

• Written skills to produce clear, concise, and grammatically correct documents

• Ability to communicate regulatory requirements, and explain findings, results, and actions

• Ability to work with diverse client groups


Technical Knowledge:


• Knowledge of environmental legislation, policies, guidelines, abatement procedures and programs

• Evaluative skills in reviewing content of submissions for accuracy and adherence to ministry policy, regulations, and objectives

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial and municipal environmental controls, and waste management

• Knowledge of sample collection and field measurement techniques

• Knowledge of conducting inspections and audits, and in regulating and influencing behaviour to achieve compliance


Analytical, Problem-Solving and Judgement Skills:


• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills to identify issues, problems and outcomes

• Demonstrated judgment to develop strategies when dealing with complex, contentious issues


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 application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.


Salary Range: $1,056.27 - $1,249.98 Per Week


Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1259 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, East Region or 345 College St E, Belleville, East Region 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 733 Exeter Rd, London, West Region or 101 17th St E, Owen Sound, West Region or 1094 London Rd, Sarnia, West Region 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2430 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, East Region 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1259 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, East Region 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 113 Amelia St, Cornwall, East Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 181986, by Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.


If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


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