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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Blind River
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
PRP19 - Resources Planning & Mgt PM-19
$73,841.00 - $94,639.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a resource management professional ready to lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals?

If so, please consider this important role with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Regional Operations Division.

Blind River is a lovely town situated on the North Channel of Lake Huron in the Algoma District in Ontario. There are hundreds of lakes and many beaches surrounding Blind River and this recreational hot spot offers superior marina facilities and championship golfing. If you love hiking, camping, boating, sailing, cycling, cross-country skiing, and if you want to live in a community that boasts an abundance of adventure then Blind River is the place to be.
For more information visit

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• manage and coordinate district support for the preparation of resource management plans
• lead the planning and implementation of monitoring, inspections and field data collection
• provide expertise in the development and maintenance of regional and district land use plans and policies
• build and maintain relationships/partnerships with internal and external clients

How do I qualify?

Leadership skills:

• You have demonstrated leadership skills to build effective, highly motivated and integrated teams by valuing diverse input and experiences to deliver results for the district's resource management program.
• You can lead and manage change by nurturing working relationships with internal staff and external communities with varying views and opinions.

Technical knowledge and skills:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of the theories, practices and principles of resource and ecosystem planning.
• You can interpret and apply related acts and regulations, policies and procedures and agreements that govern resource management (e.g. Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Bill of Rights Act, Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Municipal Planning Act, Endangered Species Act).
• You have thorough knowledge of current and evolving science tools and approaches to support resource management needs.
• You have knowledge of ministry objectives, programs and priorities to prepare program/work plans and to ensure compliance, inspection and monitoring needs are met.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have demonstrated collaboration skills to develop linkages with stakeholders for various resource management planning initiatives.
• You have proven interpersonal skills and a high degree of political acuity to educate, communicate and promote ministry programs in diverse communities.
• You have proven negotiation and facilitation skills to serve as a liaison and to balance public interests in support of ministry programs.
• You have proven communication skills to provide expert advice, prepare reports, briefing/background notes and responses to various correspondence.

Analytical and problem solving skills:

• You have well developed analytical and problem solving skills to identify and resolve complex resource management issues.
• You have analytical skills to consider information requirements, and set and adjust business priorities for compliance, monitoring and inspections.

Project management skills:

• You have knowledge of project management principles, methodologies and practices to plan, develop and coordinate various resource management projects and activities.

Other skills:

• You have the ability to follow policies and guidelines related to human resources to effectively manage staff.
• You are proficient with computers and various software applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation) to prepare briefing materials, memos, presentations and to use e-mail.
• You have knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 62 Queen Ave, Blind River, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Monday, June 12, 2017
  • N-NR-108870/17
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 26, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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