I enjoyed my time at OMNR. Although mine was only a short term contract position, I recommend this kind of job to people in my field looking for work that is structured (9-5 work days) and has benefits. I learned a lot about policy and how it is implemented at the level of the government. Co-workers at the time were great and helpful. Management was good as well, since I did not know everything about the job when I started, my supervisor helped me out a lot, which actually helped him learn more about my position and its responsibilities (it was a relatively new position at the time).
The hardest part of this job was not bringing work home with me. I also found myself constantly at the computer answering e-mails and phone calls, which became repetitive... not the best use of my skills to be honest. By the end of my contract I found that I did little science and more negotiating with proponents of permit applications. I felt that I missed academia which led me to accept a PhD position at McGill University.