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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
05513 - Community Development Officer 3
$1,222.27 - $1,519.79 Per Week* plus isolation pay of $5.18 per week
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a skilled communicator with a sound grasp of natural resource management and solid experience building effective relationships with Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous stakeholders? If so, consider your niche as a Resource Liaison Specialist.

Situated 100km east of the City of Thunder Bay on the shore of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, Nipigon is a progressive township of 1,631 residents, 97% of whom live within commutable distance.

If you love outdoor adventures, Nipigon is surrounded by dramatic shorelines, freshwater lakes, and rugged landscapes. Whether you're on a relaxing hike or a more active mountain bike, sailing or fishing trip, Nipigon offers the perfect adventure for the avid outdoor enthusiast.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this challenging opportunity, you will:

• provide advice, plan and lead Indigenous programs and initiatives
• promote understanding, co-operation and participation in the ministry's sustainable resource management programs with a focus on lands and resource allocation with communities and other users
• act as the ministry representative or advisor in resource and issue negotiation with Indigenous communities and associations
• prepare budget submissions and explore funding options as well as authorize and track expenditures for Indigenous and non-Indigenous programs and initiatives within communities
• assist in the development and delivery of community outreach initiatives to non-Indigenous communities

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement

• You possess a valid class G driver's license or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Specialized knowledge:

• You possess extensive knowledge and sensitivity to Indigenous culture, social and economic issues, concerns, legislation, policies and communities within the service area.
• You have thorough working knowledge of resource management principles, practices, policies and procedures and government resource management policies, programs, operations and initiatives.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have proven conflict resolution and facilitation skills to negotiate and build consensus on resource management issues.
• You demonstrate abilities to foster effective relationships with stakeholders and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and associations.
• You have the ability to provide advice and information effectively and produce written products such as media releases, articles, issue sheets, briefing notes, reports and correspondence.

Analytical and problem-solving skills:

• You have demonstrated ability to research and analyze information and data to respond to requests, issues and/or concerns.
• You are able to apply policies, procedures and directives to determine/recommend solutions and provide issues management support.

Administrative skills:

• You possess proven skills to prepare work plans/budgets and track and monitor expenditures/deliverables.
• You are able to prioritize, coordinate and complete work in given timeframes.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 5 Wadsworth Dr, Nipigon, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Monday, June 19, 2017
  • N-NR-108875/17
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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