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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Red Lake
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
13994 - Forester 2B
$1,220.15 - $1,507.15 Per Week* plus isolation pay of $17.26 bi-weekly
*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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The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

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, Indigenous 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 or the ability to transfer designation from out-of-province and are able to practice professional forestry without professional supervision.

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/provide 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 of and working experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (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:
Friday, January 24, 2020
  • N-NR-144665/20
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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, February 14, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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