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Student - Policy and Program Assistant

Organization:              Ministry of Natural Resources and ForestryForest Industry Division

Work Location:            Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, or Timmins

Job Term:                    Up to 15 weeks available –

Between April 22 and August 30, 2024

Salary:             $17.40 per hour


What Can I Expect to do in this Role?


As a Policy and Program Assistant, you will be supporting a team in policy and/or program planning and delivery related to a range of forestry and forest business activities. You may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:


·         Provide project planning and implementation in support of projects

·         Analyze and review priorities and assist in the development of work plans

·         Conduct research and analysis of new developments and organize data

·         Prepare reports and briefing materials

·         Coordinate project activities, including reviewing and monitoring project progress, deliverables, timelines, and budget

·         Engage and work with Indigenous peoples and communities, stakeholders and other ministries to seek input, discuss projects, and collect feedback

·         Facilitate working groups to support business objectives

·         Other duties as assigned


How Do I Qualify?


You are eligible if you are:

·         A person who self-identifies as an Indigenous person (First Nation, Inuit or Metis)

·         A student

·         Between the ages of 15-24 years old (up to 29 for persons with a disability).





Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

·         You apply your written communication skills to document findings and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, data records, presentations, meeting minutes, etc.).

·         You apply your customer service and verbal/active listening communication skills to respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries, and to provide information to internal clients.

·         You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.


Technical Skills and Knowledge:

·         You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), as well as databases, email, and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.

·         You apply your knowledge and/or experience with implementing program and/or project related work.


Analytical and Organizational Skills:

·         You apply your planning and organizational skills to collect, organize, review, and verify information/data through review of files, reports, and other means.

·         You use the internet and other sources to gather and aggregate data, analyze and input data findings, and summarize information.

·         You work independently or as part of a team; to plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet competing deadlines.


Natural Resource Knowledge:

·         You have knowledge, experience and/or interest in natural resources and the outdoors (e.g. work or volunteer experience, school courses, or personal activities).


How to apply:


Please submit resume and covering letter describing how your experience and education address the qualifications and skills listed above, directly to Gordon King by email at .


The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 11:59 pm EDT.


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