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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Corporate Management and Information
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
12924 - Technician 3, Legal Surveys
$1,152.03 - $1,407.46 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your experience in surveying to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Office of the Surveyor General, where you will review a variety of plans of survey submitted for approval, and provide technical expertise to the Province's Crown land initiatives.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• review Crown survey plans
• communicate directly with professional Ontario Land Surveyors regarding the plan reviews
• prepare legal descriptions for land dispositions and regulations
• carry out survey and title document research
• organize material for survey-related contracts and projects

How do I qualify?

Technical knowledge:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of the principles and techniques of cadastral surveying including equipment, procedures, computations, datums, coordinate systems, practical astronomy and title interpretation to review, analyze and evaluate survey submissions.
• You have working knowledge of relevant legislation and case law to evaluate and ensure compliance with legislative requirements and ensure consistency in the application of cadastral surveying methods, regulations and standards. (Surveys Act, Surveyors Act, the Mining Act, the Public Lands Act, the Registry Act, the Land Titles Act, the Beds of Navigable Waters Act and regulations thereunder)

Analytical, research and organizational skills:

• You have proven analytical, research, and organization skills to conduct reviews and analysis and identify and resolve problems with survey products.
• You have the ability to prioritize competing demands and to work independently in planning and implementing tasks to meet client requirements.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to exchange technical information, resolve conflicts with clients, and prepare reports, descriptions and correspondence on survey-related matters.

Computer skills:

• You are proficient using software such as AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
• You are proficient using common office productivity software for word processing, email, reports, presentations, internet, etc.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 300 Water Street, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • E-NR-154141/20
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, October 2, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. 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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