Streamlined Risk Assessment Reviewer - #94919

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Date: 1 week ago
City: Toronto, ON
Salary: CA$1,522.82 - CA$1,960.04 per week
Contract type: Full time
Do you have a keen interest in environmental issues and would like to play an important role in the clean up of contaminated lands? If this sounds like you, then use your geoscientific knowledge and experience to provide expert technical advice from a geoscience perspective at the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks at the Technical Assessment and Standards Development Branch

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position,

  • You will interpret geoscience components of streamlined and comprehensive risk assessment submissions to assess validity of outcomes with respect to legislative and regulatory requirements, numerical standards, and risk to the environment and human health.
  • You will identify problems and determine appropriate ministry response.
  • You will provide technical support in the development of policies, guidelines and procedures related to Brownfields redevelopment and risk assessment methodology.

How do I qualify?


  • You are a member in good standing of the Professional Geoscientists Ontario.

Technical Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of theory and principles of environmental geoscience, hydrogeology or geology related to environmental fate/modeling, groundwater resource evaluation, and contaminant transport and attenuation.
  • You have knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to Brownfields redevelopment and groundwater protection (e.g., Ontario Water Resource Act, Environmental Protection Act, Records of Site Condition regulation, Source Water Protection legislation and regulations, etc.).
  • You have knowledge of groundwater modeling methods, techniques and computer software applications (e.g., data base management, spreadsheets, word processing).

Analytical and Evaluation Skills:

  • You have judgment, analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills to assess site specific groundwater and soil geophysical properties, hydrogeological data and other findings.
  • You can provide geoscience input for development and continuous improvement of risk assessment methodology.
  • You can analyze modified computer models, draw inferences and arrive at conclusions.
  • You have knowledge and skills to apply the principles and practices of hazard identification, risk assessment/management and scientific methodology.
  • You can review and assess geoscience components of submissions and determine validity of results and whether regulatory requirements are met.

Communication, Interpersonal and Consultation Skills:

  • You have communication, interpersonal and consultation skills to build and maintain relationships within the organization and with external proponents, consultants and other parties involved with submissions related to Brownfields redevelopment projects.
  • You can provide technical advice, discuss problems and propose solutions to resolve issues where diverse interests and/or technical opinions must be reconciled.
  • You have communication skills to prepare correspondence and reports.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitions Schedule: 6
Category: Lands and Resources
Posted on: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
  • T-ET-207215/23

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