In this position you will lead the development and maintenance of Ontario's forest policy and legislation. If you are a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with proven policy development skills, consider this position in forest policy with emphasis on investigating approaches to address climate change.What can I expect to do in this role?In this role, you will:• lead and coordinate teams to develop policy and program proposals that include risk analyses and impact assessments• provide advice and recommendations on Ontario forest policy and legislation • provide leadership on policy and program direction• monitor, assess and evaluate forest sustainability results and trends• review and assess policy transfer and implementation processes• lead and coordinate consultations with stakeholdersHow do I qualify?Knowledge:• You have thorough knowledge of resource management practices and procedures and possess the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation in respect to developing and evaluating forest policy.• You have well developed knowledge of the policy analysis, development and evaluation process and sound decision making skills.Project management and organizational skills:• You have strong project management, work planning, organizing, and coordinating skills to manage numerous projects at once.• You have consistent capacity to produce high quality results on time.Relationship building skills:• You are experienced in fostering and maintaining partnerships with other Ontario Ministries, governments in other jurisdicitions, First Nations, internal and external stakeholders.• You possess well developed consultation, negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills to lead consultations, represent the ministry and deal with contentious issues and situations.Communications and interpersonal skills:• You have strong written communication skills to prepare briefing notes, reports, policy papers, and presentations.• You demonstrate oral communication skills to provide information, interpretation, advice and recommendations.• You possess interpersonal skills to deal with clients on sensitive issues in a professional and tactful manner.Research, analytical and evaluative skills:• You have well-developed conceptual, research, analytical and evaluation skills to develop practical, effective and efficient long and short term policy.• You have the ability to anticipate and absorb complex, inter-related, large scale issues.
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