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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Red Lake
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment/contract for up to 12 months with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
13992 - Forester 2A
$1,075.79 - $1,300.96 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
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Are you a forest industry professional looking to obtain your Registered Professional Forester designation in Ontario?

If so, consider this great opportunity to work in the industry and gain valuable experience working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry while you obtain your designation.

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:

• provide professional assistance in support of the development of all Forest Management Plans within the district to provide for the sustainability of forest ecosystems
• develop and monitor for compliance and effectiveness the implementation of the forest management component of the Crown and, where appropriate, the private land resource management programs within the district
• provide professional forestry expertise in support of the district integrated resource management programs and forestry advice to the general public, local forest industry and other external agencies

How do I qualify?


You must be eligible to be designated as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and have the ability to obtain designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association within 12 months.

Technical expertise:

• knowledge of forest management planning requirements and practices to assist in the development of forest management plans
• knowledge of the theories, methodologies and practices of forest resource management to provide professional forest management advice, and to achieve MNRs goal of ecological sustainability
• knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply Ontario's forest legislation, regulations and policies, programs and regulatory mechanisms to coordinate the development of forest management plans and related forest planning products
• knowledge of Ontario's forest industry to ensure Forest Management Plan requirements are fully satisfied

Analytical and problem-solving skills:

• reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills to analyse, review and make recommendations related to major, minor and administrative amendments to district forest management plans, analyze annual reports, and determine program effectiveness

Interpersonal and communication skills:

• interpersonal and communication skills to lead team members, provide advice/recommendations on staffing, resourcing and scheduling, prepare submissions, briefing/communication materials and make presentations

Organizational and project management skills:

• organizational, coordination and project management skills to provide professional assistance to the Management Forester and to coordinate local citizen committee meetings
• ability to work under pressure while motivating other team members to achieve assigned objectives within strict timelines

Computer proficiency:

• knowledge of computer applications, such as internet, database management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, communication, spatial analysis and modelling software to prepare briefing materials, correspondence, reports, etc
• knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and current technologies such as spatial analysis and modeling tools

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 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-102010/16
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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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