Apply By: Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

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REGIONAL PLANNING BIOLOGIST

Organization:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division:
Regional Operations Division
City:
South Porcupine
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment/contract for up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
14026 - Biologist 3 (B/U)
Salary:
$1,364.35 - $1,720.96 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
164054
Are you a biologist looking for an opportunity to apply your skills in the area of resource management planning? If so, consider joining the team of courageous collaborative leaders within the Regional Resources Section in South Porcupine.

Please note: This position is located at 5520 Hwy 101 East in South Porcupine, however, due to COVID-19, remote work arrangements are currently in effect. The employer is willing to consider remote work arrangements beyond COVID-19, however, attendance at the office will be required from time to time or as needed.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• work with integrated regional resource management planning teams
• lead and provide biological expertise and input into the development or review of resource management plans for fish, forest, wildlife, wetlands, water and watersheds across the region
• provide insight and advice to management on the development and management of review and planning processes
• support public advisory councils and resource management planning teams by providing input on plan development and approval processes
• prepare technical reports and briefing notes for senior management

How do I qualify?

Technical expertise:

• You have expert knowledge of biological theory, principles and practices as related to resource management and integrated land use planning.
• You have the demonstrated ability to interpret and apply key legislation, regulations, and policies and practices to participate and/or lead the development of fisheries management plans, water management plans, wildlife strategies, state of the resource reports and to participate in the development and review of forest management plans.
• You have knowledge of and ability to interpret results of modelling tools and applications, procedures and techniques to ensure that fish and wildlife resources are managed sustainably.
• You have experience in resource management and integrated land use planning.

Project management and leadership skills:

• You have proven project management and organizational skills and an enthusiastic approach to lead and participate on a variety of planning teams through projects from development to approval.
• You can coordinate the development and approval of planning processes to meet timelines.

Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills:

• You have demonstrated analytical skills to help assess and advise on resource management plans.
• You have proven problem-solving skills to respond to a variety of possible, and often complex issues.
• You have shown the ability to work with groups representing varied interests towards a consensus.

Interpersonal and relationship management skills:

• You have shown the ability to facilitate, build consensus, problem solve and reconcile diverse interests of project teams, agencies, Indigenous groups, non-government organizations, and other partners.
• You have the demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of parties.

Communication skills:

• You have well developed ability to convey advice, guidance, and recommendations to a variety of parties, such as planning teams or management.
• You can prepare briefing material, review documents, and other correspondence in a professional manner.
• You can create and deliver effective presentations to a variety of groups.

Computer proficiency:

• You have proficiency with a variety of data management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and communication software, to prepare briefing materials, correspondence, reports, etc.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Note:
  • N-NR-164054/21
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 Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. 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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