Experience working in the Ontario Public Service – grow your future.

The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario’s population and communities. This exciting opportunity offers recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you’ll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As part of the team with the Mine Rehabilitation, Inspection and Compliance Section, build your engineering skills by:

• providing engineering support/assistance for the development, evaluation and implementation of Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation projects
• assisting in the review of stability analysis, hazard assessments and the review of rehabilitation work providing recommendations for existing and/or proposed surface and underground mine rehabilitation methods or structures
• participating in compliance reviews and in assigned projects, including on-site inspections, studies of potential hazards and ground stability problems
• participating in the development/review of related policies, legislation, guidelines and procedures for mine rehabilitation
• providing engineering/technical support for conducting applied research projects, and assisting with preparing reports, technical papers and disseminating information on the results

Location: Sudbury

How do I qualify?


  • You must have graduated with a relevant engineering degree (e.g. mining, rock mechanics, geotechnical, civil) from a university of recognized standing within the past five years.
    • You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).
    • You must possess a valid Ontario driver’s licence.
    • You must be registered with the Professional Engineers Ontario.

Specialized Knowledge:

  • In the application of engineering theories, principles, and practices and the ability to provide engineering support to a wide variety of unpredictable and potentially serious problems related to mine closure and abandoned mine hazards.
    • Knowledge of open pit and underground mining practices, mine rehabilitation and mining related ground stability issues.
    • Knowledge of research methodologies, with ability to analyze and apply research results to practical situations.

Important Skills:

  • You have proven interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Planning, project management and organizational skills to lead and participate on a variety of projects, to determine the various objectives, priorities, and schedules, and to meet deadlines.
    • The ability to research, analyze and assess complex and diverse issues, with attention to detail.
    • Ability to prepare technical reports and support the preparation of presentations.

    View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

    Your interest in working for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is greatly appreciated. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

AMENDED – Closing date has been extended to November 10, 2017.

Salary Range: $51,694 – $69,866 per year

Additional information:

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

Please apply online, only, by Friday, November 10, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 112440 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 www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx 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.