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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Industry Development Section
City:    Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay
Job Term:    1 Permanent, 1 Temporary assignment/contract up to 4 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:    13997 - Forester 4
Salary:    $1,432.76 - $1,839.67 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    49430
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Do you have an expert knowledge of the forestry industry and resources? Are you interested in playing a key role in Ontario's forest management? If so, this opportunity is for you!

1 permanent position - Sault Ste Marie or Thunder Bay
1 temporary position up to 4 months with possibility of extension - Sault Ste Marie or Thunder Bay
NOTE: For each position there is an option to work from either location - negotiable with successful candidates - 70 Foster Dr., Sault Ste Marie or 435 James Street, Thunder Bay

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• provide expert advice and analysis on issues and decisions related to the ministry's business arrangements and relationship with the Ontario forest industry
• act as the region's primary liaison with the forest industry on matters related to new mills, mill closures or mill reconfiguration
• lead the review of forest company business plans and proposals respecting facility and/or operations changes from the perspective of the Industry Development Section programs and collaborate with Forestry Industry Division staff and other regional offices
• provide regional economic impact analysis relating to existing and proposed forest resource legislation and regulations relating to the forest industry and communities
• collaborate with experts in other regions and other ministries
• prepare minister's and house briefing notes, special project reports and correspondence
• participate on special task teams established to address cross region or province wide issues, project or policy development

How do I qualify?

• valid driver's license to conduct frequent site visits

Specialized knowledge:
• through knowledge of the forest industry, its economic significance regionally and globally, and emerging trends and competitiveness related to the forest
• ability to interpret and apply related legislation, regulation, policies, procedures and programs applicable to the forest industry
• experience working with business, finance and economic theory and tools, including economic modeling and wood supply and demand modeling

People skills:
• well developed interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills to prepare information notes, and present ideas and issues to senior management
• demonstrated ability to influence and achieve results through others

General skills:
• analytical, strategic thinking, innovation, project management and negotiation skills
• demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to take initiative and work under pressure
• proficient computer skills using a variety of software such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 435 James Street South, Thunder Bay, North Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 4 months, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • N-ND-49430/12
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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