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Position: Summer Student - Public Health Environmental Monitoring Assistant

Competition Number: 2018-EX-EN-52025630-01
Competition posting date: 2018-02-01
Competition closing date: 2018-02-28

Ottawa Public Health
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Salary: $14.000 per hour (2018 rates of pay)

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Summer Student

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting in the collection of recreational water and environmental samples for Ottawa Public Health. Including organizing and maintaining equipment necessary for daily field operations, operating monitoring equipment, transporting samples to designated labs and documenting the work activities throughout the inspection and sampling process. The incumbent assists with the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of monitoring and inspection data using various computer applications and updates Ottawa Public Health's social media platforms (i.e. OPH website, Facebook and Twitter) with up to date health advisories.

Education & Experience

Science, Applied Science, Environmental or Public Health, or other related field of study.

Experience in client services or public relations.

Knowledge of computer systems/programs.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.

A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and have own transportation.

Students must supply own CSA-approved, green patch safety work boots.


Knowledge of techniques for the collection of environmental samples and conducting inspections

General field safety practices

Competencies & Skills


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