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CONSERVATION OFFICER
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Provincial Services Division/Enforcement Branch
City:    Belleville, Ignace, North Bay, Owen Sound, Parry Sound, South Porcupine
Job Term:    6 Temporary assignments/contracts up to 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:    41106 - Resource Tech 4-Conserv Officer
Salary:    $32.56 - $36.31 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    49602
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Explore the possibilities of this opportunity to apply your technical expertise and help safeguard our natural resources.

The ministry is committed to protecting and managing the province's natural resources and is looking for motivated, service and team oriented professionals who are eager to advance their career in natural resource conservation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of our enforcement team, you will:
• participate in the delivery of a multi-service integrated compliance program
• deliver planned compliance
• provide education and information related to natural resource management and protection

Please view our website prior to applying. http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Enforcement/2ColumnSubPage/243759.html

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• possess a valid driver's licence to conduct field work
• possess a valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificate or ability to obtain
• possess a valid pleasure craft operator's card or ability to obtain
• possess a valid Ontario hunting licence
• ability to successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course or successfully challenge the exam
• completed use of force training and firearms training
• ability to qualify and be appointed as a Conservation Officer
• ability to work shifts, weekends and holidays and are able to travel for extended periods of time
• ability to work in remote and isolated locations

Enforcement skills:
• proven experience enforcing natural resource and public safety related legislation, policies and regulations
• knowledge of enforcement and investigation techniques, methods and procedures
• knowledge of rules of evidence, lawful searches and seizures to conduct investigations and gather evidence
• knowledge of legal documents and court procedures to prosecute violators

Technical knowledge:
• knowledge of natural resource management principles including the areas of commercial and sport fisheries, game and non-game species of wildlife and forestry
• ability to interpret and apply related legislation such as Fisheries Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Forest Sustainability Act, and Provincial Offences Act
• proficiency in the sports of hunting and fishing, handling firearms and other sporting equipment
• proficient in the operation of related recreation vehicles such as watercraft, snowmobiles, ATV's

Communication skills:
• ability to prepare legal court documents
• ability to effectively provide testimony in court
• ability to prepare and deliver presentations to public interest groups such as fish and game clubs, naturalist groups, and public schools
• strong communication skills to respond to requests for information verbally and in writing
• ability to deal tactfully with the public, staff and media

Analytical and investigation skills:
• demonstrated skills to assess activities for compliance
• ability to gather information and evidence
• ability to identify problems and recommend solutions

General skills:
• demonstrated ability to work independently and without direct supervision
• ability to independently make sound decisions and to work as a member of a team
• proven organizational and planning skills
• proficient with computers using various software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, databases, email and internet

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Hwy 17 & Hwy 599, Ignace, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 7 Bay St, Parry Sound, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 3301 Trout Lake Rd, North Bay, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2045 20th Ave E, Owen Sound, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:   Tuesday, January 8, 2013
 
Note:
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
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 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 applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting 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 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:59 pm EST. 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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