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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Red Lake
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
13994 - Forester 2B
$1,150.66 - $1,421.31 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
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.

Located at the northern end of Highway 105, the Municipality of Red Lake is the most northwesterly municipality in Ontario. With a population approaching 5,000, our full service northern community is situated in the beautiful wilderness of Northwestern Ontario. Residents and visitors alike enjoy our area's natural beauty, pristine lakes, rivers, forests, clear blue skies and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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What can I expect to do in this role?

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
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Monday, November 28, 2016
  • N-NR-101006/16
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 23, 2016 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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