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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Red Lake
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
41104 - Resource Technician 3
$981.60 - $1,092.80 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have a passion to create awareness and promote resource management protection? If so, consider this challenging opportunity to join our team.

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
• a comprehensive Health Plan
• life and Disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• a 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

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• carry out site inspections, field surveys compliance inspections and other operational activities
• provide technical guidance to staff and the public
• assist with administration and record keeping for projects and programs
• gather and compile technical information to make recommendations
• promote awareness of resource management and protection
• support partnerships and initiatives with various stakeholders

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.

Technical knowledge and skills:

• You have a thorough working knowledge and understanding of ecological sustainability principles, and resource management practices.
• You have proven ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures applicable to natural resources management programs (e.g. forestry, aggregates, fish and wildlife, and lands and waters programs).
• You have demonstrated experience in conducting operational field programs and site inspections.
• You have knowledge of the standards and operating practices of field equipment for the purpose of information gathering and conducting field operations.
• You are proficient with computers using various software applications, including word processing, record-keeping, database management, presentation, internet, email and geographic information systems (GIS).

Analytical and problem-solving skills:

• You have proven analytical and problem-solving skills to determine user compliance and impact on resources.
• You can recommend proper course of action in cases of non-compliance and determine appropriate resolution to various issues in resource operations and in field conditions.

Interpersonal and communications skills:

• You have demonstrated interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with a wide variety of clients with diverse requests and varying concerns related to natural resources management (e.g. forestry, fish and wildlife, lands, waters and aggregates programs).
• You have well developed communication skills to respond to industry and public inquiries.
• You have demonstrated communications skills to make presentations, and share information with professional staff and clients.
• You understand the importance of partnership development and can represent the ministry and present information and ideas tactfully and effectively.

Planning, coordinating and group leadership skills:

• You have planning and coordinating skills to organize, schedule and coordinate human and equipment resources (e.g. boats/motors, pumps, vehicle transportation) for resources management and field projects.
• You have demonstrated group leadership skills to assign work and provide guidance, and monitor progress of students and other staff.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Effective July 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $24.54 to $27.32 per hour/week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.
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 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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