Posted on January 12, 2016 - GC1592

Company: Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Position: GIS Intern
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: January 26, 2016

Job Description

Are you interested in building your geographic information system (GIS) skills and contributing to an organization that provides opportunities for personal growth, continuous learning and work-life balance? If so, then consider an internship with our team in the Mine Rehabilitation, Inspection and Compliance Section of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• assist with Geographic Information System (GIS) issues and projects including the development of shape files for closure plan boundaries and tailings management areas
• assist in the maintenance and updating of a computerized database and associated material (e.g. reports, videos & photos), and preparing documents required to report on or respond to mine-hazards and related activities
• assist with the provision of routine and general guidance and information to external clients relative to abandoned mine hazards
• assist in the provision of technical support to the Mine Rehabilitation, Inspection and Compliance Section
• assist in the preparation and processing of general correspondence and in organizing and maintaining filing systems

Location: Sudbury

Job Qualifications

How do I qualify?


• You must have graduated from a college or university of recognized standing within the past three years.

Specialized knowledge:

• You have good knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ArcView, ArcGIS, MapInfo) and GIS principles, practices and techniques, and peripheral equipment (digitizers, scanners and printers).
• You have knowledge of the design and production of Geoscience and related thematic maps using raster, vector and GIS technologies, in order to produce, modify and clarify information on digital claim maps.
• You have knowledge of computer systems and software (e.g. Microsoft Office suite), graphics software and internet/intranet systems.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have good communication skills (verbal & written) to interact with stakeholders, conduct research for technical information, communicate ideas and information clearly, exchange information, create a variety of documents and conduct effective presentations.

Analytical and organizational skills:

• You have analytical, research and problem solving skills to evaluate, review and map closure plan boundaries and to maintain or refine the abandoned mines database.
• You have organizational and prioritization skills to organize work and meet deadlines.

Salary Range: $835.20 - $1,006.16 per week

Other Information

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, January 26, 2016, by visiting and entering Job ID 88504 in the Job ID search field. 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.

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
933 Ramsey Lake Rd

Sudbury, ON
P3E 6B5

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