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Rehabilitation Specialist

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Contract  Ontario, Canada 6 Apr 2018

Job Description

Here’s your opportunity to showcase your mine site rehabilitation expertise and become the principle resource on regulatory, scientific and compliance standards relating to water resource issues.

The following three work locations will be considered. Location will be negotiated with the successful candidate:

• Ontario Government Complex, Hwy 101 East, South Porcupine
• 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
• 435 James Street South, Thunder Bay

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• work in conjunction with investigators and legal counsel to provide expert advice and support to investigators, conduct and organize scientific investigations and analyze evidence and provide expert opinions to assess incidents and prove violations
• provide branch leadership in the development, coordination and evaluation of ministry legislation, policies and programs related to mine site rehabilitation
• determine the environmental impact and cause of water pollution incidents on non-active mining properties
• provide testimony as an expert witness at legal proceedings and coordinate projects

How do I qualify?


  • valid driver’s licence to conduct inspections and investigations at remote locations.

Technical expertise:

  • You have thorough knowledge of the theories, techniques and methods associated with the science of environmental management of acid rock and acid mine drainage, neutral mine drainage and water pollution control, including industrial mining processes, waste water treatment, hydrology, dispersion, modeling, standard setting, aquatic toxicity, sampling, testing, flow measurement, emergency response, hydrogeology and site remediation.
    • You have expert knowledge of due process of law, rules of evidence, court procedures, environmental investigations and enforcement practices and procedures.
    • You have sound knowledge of environmental approvals and permits processes.
    • You have the ability to apply and interpret the Mining Act, environmental protection legislation (Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Provincial Offences Act), related federal/provincial regulations (Nuclear Safety and Control Act), policies, guidelines and programs and compliance policies and practices.

People skills:

  • You have superior oral communication and interpersonal skills to interview witnesses, facilitate discussions, provide testimony in court proceedings and provide training.
    • You have excellent written communication skills to prepare a variety of correspondence.

Planning and coordinating skills:

  • You have detailed knowledge of project management techniques and procurement processes.
    • You have the ability to lead and coordinate projects and investigations and ensure timelines are met.
    • You have demonstrated experience and ability to work within documented management goals and objectives.

Other relevant skills:

  • You have well developed analytical, evaluative and problem solving skills to assess and resolve problems related to mine rehabilitation and water quality and recommend solutions.
    • You have working knowledge of computers and standard software packages.

Salary Range: $1,468.56 – $1,793.31 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 122051, by Friday, April 20, 2018. 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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