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Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Mineral Development Branch
Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1108A - Prog Planning & Evaluation08
$90,348.00 - $132,514.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:

Are you a strong leader, looking to lead a dynamic team focused on delivering the mineral exploration and development program in a sustainable way? Your strength in relationship and issue management will allow you to build partnerships in the effective delivery of prospecting, staking and exploration in Ontario with the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

About the Mineral Exploration and Development Section
The Mineral Exploration & Development Section supports the exploration and development of mineral resources within the regulatory framework of the Mining Act. Staff assist industry with their early exploration, advanced exploration or new mine development projects by providing information and advice on permitting requirements and financial assurance, as well as regulating early exploration and facilitating consultation with the public and Indigenous communities.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• provide program management, leadership and direction to manage the regulation of mineral exploration and provide support to the Director of Mine Rehabilitation in managing mine development and closure in Ontario in a manner that respects Indigenous and treaty rights, minimizes the impact on the environment and human health and safety
• ensure the administration and revision of relevant policies and procedures
• develop and manage relationships with mining industry officials, Indigenous and Métis peoples, other government agencies and other critical partners and stakeholders
• lead and manage a team of highly qualified professionals supporting the ministry's initiatives and projects
• provide/lead the provision of expert advice and issues management to ministry senior executives

How do I qualify?

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have demonstrated ability to deliver inclusive leadership, coaching and mentoring to a team of professional staff and effectively manage projects and office operations.
• You have knowledge of management principles, theories and practices to develop section operational plans, and to plan and manage administrative, financial, human resources, and information technology resources in accordance with ministry and government guidelines.

Communication and Stakeholder Relationship Management Skills:

• You have the ability to build positive relationships and maintain effective networks with internal and external stakeholders, industry associations, and Indigenous communities, in order to gather input, build consensus and deliver on goals and priorities.
• You have experience and expertise building positive relationships in a cross-cultural environment with a specific focus on engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations.
• You have proven communication skills to provide technical evaluation advice and guidance to clients and staff.
• You have proven analytical, problem-solving and issues management skills to manage a range of sensitive issues, complaints and queries.

Program Management Skills:

• You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in project management with a thorough knowledge and understanding of project planning and control methods, techniques and tools to effectively manage mineral exploration projects.
• You have proven experience in policy and program development, program planning, analysis and evaluation.

Technical Expertise:

• You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant environmental regulations and legislation (e.g. Mining Act, Environmental Protection Act and other mine related legislation).
• You have knowledge of the mineral exploration and mineral/mine development field, including mining methods and practices for mineral exploration and development.
• You have knowledge of Indigenous communities and Indigenous issues related to the mineral industry.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 933 Ramsay Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, Timmins, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Monday, November 23, 2020
  • N-ND-156662/20
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