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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Economics and Pricing Unit
City:    Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    13997 - Forester 4
Salary:    $1,432.76 - $1,839.67 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    49547
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Are you a driven and highly motivated professional in search of an opportunity to advance your career in natural resource management? If so, the Ministry of Natural Resources is looking for you!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• identify new and emerging opportunities related to the forest bioeconomy
• lead the implementation and periodic review of Ontario's Forest Biofibre policy
• coordinate the development and implementation of strategies, policies and programs related to the forest bioeconomy
• provide expert advice to senior management, field operations, partners and client groups
• conduct research and analysis of new bioconversion technologies, systems and concepts
• participate on task teams, committees and working groups

How do I qualify?

Technical skills and knowledge:
• thorough knowledge of forest legislation, regulations, policies, programs, and related regulatory mechanics
• understanding of theory and practices for forest management
• applied scientific or engineering expertise and experience with forest biomass conversion technologies
• sound knowledge of the forest products sector and its economic significance regionally and globally
• understanding of emerging trends and competitiveness factors related to the forest and emerging bioproducts and bioenergy sectors

Analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills:
• ability to research, analyze, and assess complex issues and provide recommendations

People skills:
• well developed communication, facilitation, interpersonal and networking skills to consult and interact
• ability to prepare reports and briefing materials on recommended program and policy options and strategies
• demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to take initiative and work under pressure while motivating other team members

Computer skills:
• ability to use various applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database management and the internet

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Monday, January 21, 2013
  • N-NR-49547/13

    The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, February 4, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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