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Ministry of Transportation
Operations Division
Dryden, Emo, Kenora
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
12462 - Inspector Sign & Build Permits 2
$1,201.93 - $1,510.84 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you customer-service driven with strong analytical and interpretive skills? Are you ready to play an important role in managing Ontario's highway corridor? Then consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Transportation, Corridor Management Section.

Corridor Management Section
The Corridor Management Section administers control over the following on and adjacent to Provincial Highways: Commercial Signage, Building and Land use, Entrances, Encroachments on MTO right-of-way, Utility Management in MTO corridors, Severances, Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Minor Variances and Subdivisions. The office is responsible for reviewing applications from developers, municipalities, utility companies and the general public, reviewing for adherence to policies and impacts on the highway system, resolving conflicts, issuing permits and enforcement of violations of policies.

Operations Division
Operations provides leadership for the construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the provincial highway network, remote northern airports, and provincial ferry services in addition to administering other functions related to the safe and reliable operation of the provincial highway network across the province.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements including flexible hours, telework (remote work), compressed work week, or job sharing (if applicable)
• 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?

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• Inspect highway corridor and ensure compliance with legislation, regulations and policies
• Review and evaluate permit applications and issue permits for corridor activities such as highway access, signing, encroachments and building and land use
• Coordinate utility relocations
• Work with internal and external stakeholders such ministry staff, municipalities, consultants, and the public
• Identify and resolve problems related to corridor management

Please note, this position may be located at the following locations:
• 479 Government Street, Dryden
• 57 Emo Road, Emo
• 808 Robertson Street, Kenora

Please identify work location preference(s) in your application

How do I qualify?


• You have a valid Class "G" driver's licence to drive to various sites and meetings at locations that are remote for public transit

Technical Knowledge and Skills

You can:
• Apply knowledge of highway construction, utility relocation and land use planning processes
• Interpret and apply relevant policies, procedures, standards and legislation
• Read and interpret highway and construction plans, reports, and site plans

Communication Skills

You have:
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with other staff and a wide range of external stakeholders such as, the public, utility companies, developers, municipalities and elected officials
• Written communication skills to prepare documents such as permits, correspondence and briefing notes
• Ability to provide advice and technical/legal information to clients who are unfamiliar with terminology

Analytical, Organizational and Computer Skills

You have:
• Proven analytical, evaluation and decision making skills to assess alternatives/permit applications, develop alternate options and recommend solutions
• Demonstrated planning, organizational and prioritization skills
• Proficiency with common software applications and databases, and word processing, spreadsheet and email software

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 808 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region or 479 Government St, Dryden, North Region or 57 Emo Road, Emo, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Friday, October 23, 2020
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy 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 Friday, November 6, 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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