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Ontario Storm Prediction Centre Assistant

Reference number: DOE08J-009309-000093

Number of Jobs Being Offered: 2

Organization: Department of the Environment

The organization will make the majority of requests for referrals by:

March 20, 2009

Job Description: These jobs present a wealth of learning opportunities for students interested in meteorology, and more specifically, the dynamics of summer severe weather including severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

The students will be working within the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre in Toronto under the supervision of the Lead Severe Weather Meteorologist. This will allow the students to experience, firsthand, the knowledge, skills and powerful computer technology required to produce timely and accurate summer severe watches and warnings for the people of Ontario.

Specific duties will include the daily production of a detailed surface analysis; assisting in copying and dissemination of forecast charts to the various operational desks; inputting of data and maintenance of a severe weather event database; processing forecast verification statistics; participating in post-event storm damage surveys; reviewing media reports of severe weather; and assisting meteorologists in the production of case studies relating to particular storm events.

Additionally during the actual occurrence of severe weather, the students would be expected to handle phone calls from severe weather spotters, then record and pass along this information to other members of the operational forecasting team.

Work location:

Toronto (Ontario)

Hourly rates of pay: To be determined based on Treasury Board Secretariat student rates of pay.

Duration of employment: full time from May 4 to September 4, 2009.

Academic Level: From university 1st year to university 4th year.


  1. Atmospheric Science
  2. Environmental Sciences
  3. Meteorology


The following skills will be applied / assessed at a later date:


Sub GroupSkills
General Computer Use

General Computer Use

Language Requirement:

English essential

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