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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Integration Branch - Petroleum Operations Section
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
41111 - Resource Technician Sr 2 (B/U)
$1,140.67 - $1,309.59 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you interested in a career opportunity that combines your interpersonal communication and situational judgment skills with your knowledge of the oil and gas industry to help ensure public safety and environmental protection? Then consider this exciting position with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to regulate the oil, gas, salt solution mining and cavern/reservoir/compressed air energy storage industries in Ontario as part of a provincial compliance program based in southwestern Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:

• plan, conduct and report on inspection activities to support compliance;
• analyze inspection results to identify violations and determine the appropriate course of action;
• work with individual operators to communicate non-compliance and the required deadlines for remedial work;
• engage the ministry's Enforcement Branch to investigate when compliance cannot be achieved voluntarily through inspection;
• support the legal proceedings that may follow by providing information and testimony in court as required;
• liaise with a range of operators and industry clients to promote compliance through education and awareness;
• support work planning efforts to identify, prioritize and report on compliance activities.

How do I qualify?


• 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.
• You have the ability to attain a Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Safety training certificate.
• You have the ability to attain a Well Service Blowout Prevention training certificate.

Industry knowledge and expertise:

• You have experience with petroleum resource management operations and techniques (e.g. drilling, plugging and maintenance of well sites) to assist with planning, implementing and reporting on inspection activities to ensure compliance.

Interpersonal, conflict resolution and communication skills:

• You have demonstrated interpersonal and conflict resolution skills including tact and good judgment to interact effectively with industry, stakeholders and team members and the ability to relay information to operators and clients (e.g. municipalities, other government ministries and agencies) in a non-confrontational and positive manner.
• You have the ability to provide technical expertise and advice, explain compliance requirements and respond to information and data requests and engage with clients
• You have the ability to compose clear and concise written materials such as reports, briefing notes, correspondence and information packages based on field observations.
• You have the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations and represent the ministry in a professional manner in media interviews, public meetings, consultation processes and in giving expert testimony.

Analytical and other skills:

• You have the ability to gather and audit information, identify resource sustainability issues, assess compliance, determine strategies/action(s) to be taken and provide technical input into compliance planning.
• You have the ability to take initiative to assess compliance in potentially difficult or unsafe situations and to determine how to deal with uncooperative stakeholders.
• You have demonstrated planning and coordinating skills to manage a demanding workload in conjunction with other ministry staff based on targets, and priorities and short time frames to respond.

Inspection skills:

• You have the ability to interpret provincial legislation, regulations, statutes, standards, policies and procedures for the purpose of conducting inspections.
• You have knowledge of investigative techniques and powers to carry out field inspections, interview contractors, operators and landowners and gather all relevant information for use in issuing verbal instructions, issuing Inspector Orders and utilizing other compliance options to ensure legislation is followed.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 659 Exeter Rd, London, West Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  • W-NR-157522/20
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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