Job Opportunity – Forestry Technical Specialist – Chapleau, ON

Are you experienced in program delivery and have the developed ability to provide technical leadership and guidance?

If so, consider this challenging opportunity as a Forestry Technical Specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Regional Operations Division
City: Chapleau
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 41111 – Resource Technician Sr 2 (B/U)
Salary: $1,085.32 – $1,246.03 Per Week* plus isolation pay of $8.63 per week
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Job ID: 110692


What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• administer forest licence, permit and approval processes
• participate in work program activities including preparing recommendations, organizing field projects, controlling budget expenditures and monitor progress and results of projects
• provide technical expertise and group leadership through consultation, negotiations, and conflict resolution
• prepare and implement compliance plans, conduct field inspections and investigations and provide testimonial evidence in court
• support long range planning teams by providing technical expertise
• communicate program information to the public, clients, partners, resource industries and Indigenous peoples
• participate in the delivery of other district resource management programs (e.g. Aggregate, Fish and Wildlife, Lands and Waters)

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

• You must possess a valid driver’s licence or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario to travel to rural or remote sites.

Forestry expertise and technical knowledge:

• You have a strong knowledge of forestry legislation, activities, administrative policies/procedures, licencing and permitting.
• You have proven knowledge of compliance inspection/investigation procedures and experience investigating infractions, determining corrective action and providing technical information and evidence.
• You are experienced in land use and resource management planning processes and have previously contributed your expertise and technical advice to planning exercises.
• You have knowledge of other resource management programs (Fish and Wildlife, Aggregate, Lands and Waters) and experience participating in the delivery of these programs in compliance with relevant safety legislation.

Planning and coordination skills:

• You have demonstrated analytical and problem solving experience and abilities.
• You have expertise pertaining to planning, leading/coordinating and participating in forestry programs and project activities.

Interpretation, communication and interpersonal skills:

• You can interpret and apply relevant safety legislation and have demonstrated experience working in compliance with acts and regulations.
• You have strong interpersonal and communication skills to prepare written products and participating in briefings, public meetings, conducting training and presenting evidence at legal proceedings.

Additional Information:

Address: 1 Permanent, 190 Cherry St, Chapleau, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Category: Lands and Resources
Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Note: N-NR-110692/17

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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