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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Regional Operations Division
City:    South Porcupine
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    13995 - Forester 3
Salary:    $1,261.30 - $1,590.97 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    59108
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AMENDED: Closing date extended.

Do you have expertise in forest management with solid planning skills? Are you skilled at developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and teams? If so, consider taking on this exciting opportunity as a Regional Planning Forester.

South Porcupine is a small community about 15 km east of the City of Timmins located approximately 700 kms North of Toronto, and is situated on Porcupine Lake in Northeastern Ontario. The Timmins area offers a variety of natural, cultural and recreational diversions. Building on its solid industrial foundation, this growing community welcomes new business and offers ample opportunity. Fresh northern air, outdoor adventure and incredible hospitality awaits you in South Porcupine!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

•provide forest management planning leadership to planning team members and represent the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) on all forest management planning teams and Independent Forest Audit requirements.
• provide forest management planning expertise and input in the preparation, review and approval of forest management plans (FMP)
• provide expert advice to regional program areas and districts
• prepare FMP review documents, public notices, Environmental Bill of Rights postings and summaries of public consultations
• act as lead contact with regional and provincial level interest groups who engage in the local FMP process
• coordinate and monitor public, LCC, aboriginal and stakeholder consultation efforts
• produce communication and make presentations

How do I qualify?

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

Technical expertise:
• You have knowledge of the theory, principles, methodology, forest estate models, and practices of forest resource management and knowledge of forest management planning requirements and practices.
• You possess knowledge of Ontario forest legislation, regulations and policies as well as knowledge of legal obligations related to forest management and Aboriginal aspects.

Relationship management skills:
• You can develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders including regional and provincial interest groups, provincial forest management specialists, planning teams and staff.
• You have group leadership skills to support and provide guidance to forest management planning teams.

Project management and organizational skills:
• You have solid project management skills to lead and direct planning teams and manage multiple and varied projects.
• You can coordinate forest management plans and reviews as well as coordinate plan approvals.

Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills:
• You have analytical skills to prepare, review and conduct assessments of forest management plans.
• Using your reasoning and problem-solving skills you are able to respond to stakeholder issues and provide recommendations to resolve complex issues.

Communication skills:
• You have well developed communication skills to provide advice, guidance and recommendations to senior management.
• You can effectively communicate ministry direction regarding FMP and can work with planning teams to gain consensus on forest management planning issues.
• You can prepare submissions, briefing material, plan review documents and corporate correspondence.
• You have experience making presentations to a variety of groups.

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent - Full Time, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Friday, November 29, 2013
  • N-NR-59108/13(2)
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, January 3, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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