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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Policy
City:    Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:    2 Temporary (up to 40 weeks with possible extension)
Job Code:    13991 - Forester 1
Salary:    $920.07 - $1,108.47 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    55022
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What can I expect to do in this role?

• As a member of Forests Branch, provide input and support in the development, maintenance, and implementation of a wide range of program areas such as: forest information management, provincial reporting, independent forest audits, forest operations compliance monitoring, forest competency, forest certification, forest health and silviculture, forest management planning, and forest policy.
• Applying knowledge of legislation, theory, principles and practices of resource management to provide information and advice on questions related to sustainable forest management;
• Providing basic forestry knowledge in harvest practices, silviculture, forest stand dynamics and environmental impacts on non-timber resources
• Investigating assigned components of proposed documents, developing options and recommendations, and producing drafts of material;
• Researching background information, undertaking literature reviews, and compiling summaries as may be required;
• Investigating and undertaking comparative analysis of policy approaches used in jurisdictions outside of Ontario as may be required;
• Undertaking activities that may be required in support of implementation of projects (e.g., Drafting and/or arranging for communications material, undertaking general correspondence with client groups, responding to routine inquiries from the public, etc.)
• Assisting in training and transfer programs by producing presentation materials, developing graphics, assisting with logistical support, distribution of materials to participants, etc

How do I qualify?

• Proof of eligibility to work in Canada;
• Proof of full-time enrolment in a natural resource related program at a recognized post-secondary college or university or graduation within the last five years; and
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in a maximum of two placements.

Knowledge and Skills
• Basic working knowledge of forest management and environmental impacts on non-timber forest resources;
• Some working knowledge of legislation, policies, and procedures governing forest management in Ontario including current forest management principles, practices, and guides used in the Boreal Forest and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence/Deciduous Forest Regions;
• Basic understanding of ecosystem sustainability, wildlife habitat management, and biodiversity;
• Basic knowledge of computer applications and information management (e.g., Microsoft Office, databases, and GIS).
• Knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the OH&S Act;
• Good interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written);
• Good organizational and project management skills; and
• Basic analytical skills and some knowledge of current analytical resource models.

Note: The successful candidates will begin at the base-level pay rate and will move up in the pay scale in accordance with the OPSEU collective agreement.

Additional information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 40 weeks, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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 Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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