Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Bancroft, ON (30+ days ago)

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Are you interested in ensuring the sustainability of Ontario's forest ecosystems? If so, consider this exciting opportunity to join our team as a Management Forester.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role
Please note: This position is located at 106 Monck Street in Bancroft, however, due to COVID-19, remote work arrangements are currently in effect. The employer is willing to consider remote work arrangements beyond COVID-19, however, attendance at the office will be required from time to time, or as needed.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • support the development of all Forest Management Plans within the district to provide for the sustainability of forest ecosystems
  • develop and monitor compliance and effectiveness of forest management for Crown and private land resource management programs within the district
  • provide expertise in support of the district integrated resource management programs and forestry advice to the general public, local forest industry, Indigenous groups and other external agencies
How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:
  • You must possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or the ability to transfer designation from out-of-province and are able to practice professional forestry without professional supervision.
Technical knowledge and skills:
  • You have expertise in forest management planning and practices and legal obligations.
  • You have knowledge of principles and practices of forest ecosystem management.
  • You have knowledge of Ontario's forest legislation, regulations and policies (e.g. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Forest Management Planning Manual, Forest Information Manual, Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual) to coordinate the development of forest management plans and related forest planning products.
Communication and interpersonal skills:
  • You have proven facilitation and consensus building skills to analyse, review and make recommendations to district forest management plans.
  • You can promote and develop partnerships with communities.
  • You have proven communication skills to provide expert forest management advice.
Organizational and leadership skills:
  • You have demonstrated leadership skills to direct planning teams and coordinate Local Citizen Committee meetings.
  • You have proven analytical and organizational skills to review information and reports and make recommendations/provide solutions on a variety of resource matters.
Computer skills:
  • You have experience working with personal computers, internet, database management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, spatial analysis and modelling software to prepare briefing materials, correspondence and reports.
  • You have knowledge of and working experience with Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and current technologies.
Additional Information:Address:
1 Permanent, 106 Monck St, Bancroft, East Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 3-A
Category: Lands and Resources
Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $1,232.35 to $1,522.22 per hour/week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.