Peatlands Program Manager

Manitoba Government - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, Water Stewardship and Biodiversity Division is currently seeking a Program Manager within Forestry Branch. The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must posess and maintain a valid full stage Class 5 Manitoba driver's license
Must be willing and able to travel to rural and/or remote areas throughout the province with occasional overnight stays
Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position which includes working outdoors in forest or peatlands areas, in various weather conditions, and walking over rough terrain
Must be willing and able to work overtime as required

Post-secondary education in natural resources, environmental or physical science field with experience in natural resource management. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
Experience in program management including planning, development, implementation, and administration with focus on forestry, hydrology or peatlands
Experience related to peatlands management including peat harvesting and recovery operations
Experience interpreting, applying and developing policies and guidelines
Experience leading meetings, committees and dealing effectively with public inquiries
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster effective working relationships with stakeholders including Indigenous communities and the public
Excellent written communication skills with the ability to prepare documents within tight timelines and address a variety of audiences
Strong verbal communication skills
Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint) or equivalent software

Experience supervising staff

The Peatlands Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the peatlands management program in Manitoba as established in the Peatlands Stewardship Act and through collaboration with other Branch and Department staff. Work includes the licencing and permitting of peat operations, management and recovery plan approvals, research initiatives, and policy development to ensure a consistent approach towards peatlands management in Manitoba. The Peatlands Program Manager is the primary contact for Crown peat harvesting operations in Manitoba.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 35594
Service Centre 2
Human Resource Services
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2
Phone: 204-945-3001
Fax: 204-948-2841
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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.