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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Regional Operations Division
City:    South Porcupine
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    13995 - Forester 3
Salary:    $1,261.30 - $1,590.97 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    59109
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AMENDED: Closing date extended.

Are you a forest management professional with excellent planning, communication and analytical skills? If so, consider joining the Regional Operations Division where you will lead and coordinate the delivery of the forest management program operations for the region.

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 technical leadership in the coordination of the review of regional forest management independent forest audits
• provide expert advice, support and recommendations to management and staff on issues relating to forest management program operations
• provide recommendations for the preparation of annual regional strategic and business work plans and budget
• lead and implement an integrated and collaborative approach to the implementation of forest management operations

How do I qualify?

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

Technical expertise:
• You have advanced knowledge of forest management principles, theories, methods and practices, with expertise in forest management operations to provide technical leadership and coordination for forest management program activities in the Region.

Coordination, planning and project management skills:
• You can lead the coordination of the region's involvement in the forest audit process.
• You are able to effectively coordinate the annual forest renewal rates.
• You can use your solid planning skills to deliver the regional forest management program.
• You have project management experience to implement work plans, coordinate the delivery of program products and services.

Communication, advisory and consultative skills:
• You can clearly communicate issues, provide options and recommendations as well document rationales for decisions.
• You can effectively address and present findings of audits to management and stakeholders.
• You use your advanced communications skills when providing expert advice and consultations to management, staff and stakeholders.
• You can effectively synthesize information and prepare reports and briefings.
• You can lead consultations with key internal and external partners.

Analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills:
• You possess a high level of analytical skills to review audits and provide recommendations.
• You can assess annual forest renewal rates to ensure the ministry meets its legislative and regulatory commitments and obligations.
• You can identify emerging issues, and develop options and recommendations to address issues.
• You have the ability to identify various stakeholder perspectives and gain consensus to resolve conflicts.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 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-59109/13
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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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