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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Policy Division - Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
PRP20 - Resources Planning & Mgt PM-20
$78,753.00 - $101,850.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a dynamic leader looking to apply your expertise in forest management? If so, we are seeking a well organized individual to take on the role of Supervisor, Forest Analysis and Modelling Unit. The supervisor is responsible for a team of highly skilled forest analysis and modelling professionals conducting analysis in support of forest management and policy, providing critical information to forest managers and decision-makers.

Sault Ste. Marie offers a family-oriented lifestyle, with affordable housing, a wide range of educational opportunities across the full spectrum from junior kindergarten through university, new hospital facilities, and tremendous variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and facilities. Imagine the time you would have with a 20-minute or less commute to work each day. Living in the “Soo” means you are only minutes away from all the hiking, biking, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing and outdoor adventures you could dream of – with the added bonus of all that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has to offer!

Learn more about beautiful Sault Ste. Marie:

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will be responsible for:

• providing leadership, direction and supervision to professional and technical staff involved in the design, development and acquisition of analysis methods and models
• providing expert professional advice and support to senior management and clients to support forest management planning
• working closely with stakeholders in promoting an integrated and collaborative approach to forest analysis, modeling and tool development
• directing the review and evaluation of forest analysis methods and results and providing interpretation to management and stakeholders
• establishing information management guidelines and principles in the management of resource related data and information in the development of analysis methods and models

How do I qualify?


• You must possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association.

Leadership and supervisory skills:

• You have strong supervisory skills to direct work of a multi-disciplinary team across a large geographic area.
• You are able to directly supervise and lead a team including overseeing human resource aspects such as performance appraisals and ability to develop and administer a budget.

Communication and consultation skills:

• You possess strong communication and consultation skills to build consensus and present advice and recommendations to staff, senior management and external stakeholders.
• You have the ability to prepare briefing materials, make presentations and produce a variety of correspondence.

Technical knowledge and skills:

• You possess sound knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of forest resource management.
• You have the ability to interpret and apply related legislation, policies and directives, (i.e. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Forest Class Environmental Assessment, etc.)
• You are knowledgeable in forest management planning, socio economic impacts, spatial and non-spatial analysis and modelling, systems development lifecycle and information management.

Organization and coordination skills:

• You have superior organization and administrative skills to coordinate and direct complex projects across diverse functional units and geographies.
• You are able to plan, organize and direct training and competency of development initiatives.
• You have highly developed planning and coordination skills to integrate opposing interests and opinions on complex resource issues.

Negotiation and facilitation skills:

• You possess demonstrated negotiation and facilitation skills to resolve complex analysis and modeling issues and use sound judgment to make recommendations and provide advice.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Please note that this position is under review as part of the Management Job Evaluation Plan (MJEP) Project. MJEP is a new job evaluation system for manager and non-bargaining specialist positions in the Ontario Public Service.

    Implementation of the new system may impact the classification and salary range for this position. Employees will be notified of any impact prior to implementation.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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