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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 Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
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 News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- DaviCor Construction Inc. of Port Sydney was awarded a contract to complete Phase 1 construction at Pitman’s Bay Camp near Huntsville
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough will offer a six-week Jobfit employment preparation program to unemployed individuals over the age of 18 with learning disabilities
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- AON Inc. will build a four-storey, 65-unit seniors apartment building on Cherryhill Road in Peterborough
- The Peterborough Council for Persons with Disabilities will open a Centre for Independent Living on Sherbrooke Street in May to provide local information and job mentoring to those with disabilities
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Penn Energy of Pennsylvania started site preparation on its 90-acre solar panel farm near Baltimore, just northeast of Cobourg, creating approximately 100 short-term jobs
- Longtime Cobourg manufacturer Signode [Strapex] will close in June, affecting 25 workers. Parent company Illinois Tool Works is consolidating operations in the U.S.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
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