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Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice and administer programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, computer and office furniture manufacturers, educational institutions, research organizations, consulting firms, environmental and conservation organizations, or they may be self-employed.
energy policy analyst, environmental impact analyst, environmental issues lobbyist, ergonomist, fisheries analyst, human factors specialist (except engineer), industrial hygienist, natural resources policy analyst, occupational hygienist, patent agent, program officer, natural and applied sciences, recycling program co-ordinator, scientific consultant, supervisor, environmental program development, transportation program analyst, transportation safety analyst.
- Ergonomists or human factors specialists conduct research and advise on, and intervene in the physical, social and psychological interrelationships between persons, their equipment and working or living environments to ensure that the design, configuration and use of equipment, procedures and environmental conditions maximize safety, productivity and comfort.
- Occupational or industrial hygienists study, evaluate and control physical, chemical and biological hazards and stresses in the workplace. They report and document investigations and conclusions, suggest changes to work environments and processes and provide information to workers and managers or employers on methods to reduce the risk of injury or illness from specific occupational hazards. They may also teach safe work procedures, participate in emergency response planning, testify at hearings and report findings at scientific conferences or in scientific journals.
- Patent agents advise clients on elements of patent law and on the patentability of inventions, conduct patent searches, prepare patent applications and represent clients before the patent office.
- Science policy and program officers conduct research and advise on policies or develop or administer programs related to transportation, communications, natural resources, agriculture, the environment, energy, land use, recycling and other scientific fields. They promote public awareness and education on such issues as utilization of natural resources, the environment, and reprocessing and reduction of waste.
Outlook & Prospects for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Astaldi Canada has started the hiring process to build the powerhouse and dam at Muskrat Falls. Employment is expected to peak to about 3,300 workers. Priority will be given to qualified Innu workers, then workers in Labrador.
- The Association of Allied Health Professionals, representing 800 employees in the health care sector, has ratified a four-year collective agreement with the provincial government
- The Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing 4,300 employees, has ratified six out of seven collective agreements with the provincial government
- The federal government has released the Labrador-Island Transmission Link from the environmental assessment process. The link will deliver electricity from the Muskrat Falls generating facility to Newfoundland.
- The provincial government announced $39,500 in funding to strengthen child care services in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nalcor is scheduled to start drilling the underwater transmission line to link Labrador to Newfoundland this week as part of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The company expects to have the project completed by 2016.
- The provincial government announced $22,000 in funding to the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board in Nain to hold a conference aimed at establishing best practices for Nunatsiavut crab and shrimp harvesters
- The provincial government has awarded a $51M contract to Damen Shipyards to build a new 80-metre vessel for the Fogo Island and Change Islands service. An additional $10M investment was made to upgrade the wharf on Bell Island and Portugal Cove.
- The provincial government has announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracking in NL until further reviews have been completed and policies developed (available in French only)
- The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador reports that 20 cruise ships carrying over 61,820 passengers and crew visited NL in 2013. The cruise industry is seeing a demand for multiple ports within the province on a single itinerary.
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation¿s Restart a Heart program. Twenty-five automated external defibrillators will be placed in community and recreational facilities throughout the province.
- The provincial government launched a new law enforcement unit to fight against child exploitation, illegal drugs and organized crime in NL. The name of the unit is called the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit ¿ Newfoundland Labrador (CFSEU-NL).
- Two Target department stores are scheduled to open on November 13th, one on Stavanger Drive in St. John's and one in Corner Brook
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