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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Regional Operations Division
City:    Red Lake
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    13994 - Forester 2B
Salary:    $1,150.66 - $1,421.31 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    65036
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Are you interested in ensuring the sustainability of Ontario's forest ecosystems? If so, consider this exciting opportunity to join our team as a Management Forester.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• support the development of all Forest Management Plans within the district to provide for the sustainability of forest ecosystems
• develop and monitor compliance and effectiveness of forest management for Crown and private land resource management programs within the district
• provide expertise in support of the district integrated resource management programs and forestry advice to the general public, local forest industry, aboriginal groups and other external agencies

How do I qualify?

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

Technical knowledge and skills:
• You have expertise in forest management planning and practices and legal obligations.
• You have knowledge of principles and practices of forest ecosystem management.
• You have knowledge of Ontario's forest legislation, regulations and policies (e.g. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Forest Management Planning Manual, Forest Information Manual, Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual) to coordinate the development of forest management plans and related forest
planning products.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have proven facilitation and consensus building skills to analyse, review and make recommendations to district forest management plans.
• You can promote and develop partnerships with communities.
• You have proven communication skills to provide expert forest management advice.

Organizational and leadership skills:
• You have demonstrated leadership skills to direct planning teams and coordinate Local Citizen Committee meetings.
• You have proven analytical and organizational skills to review information and reports and make recommendations/solutions on a variety of resource matters.

Computer skills:
• You have experience working with personal computers, internet, database management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, spatial analysis and modelling software to prepare briefing materials, correspondence and reports.
• You have knowledge and working experience of Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and current technologies.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Friday, May 30, 2014
  • N-NR-65036/14
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 20, 2014 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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