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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0907B - Policy and Analysis15
$74,066.00 - $113,573.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Sustainable forest management practices provide for the long-term health of Ontario's forests while providing social, economic and environmental benefits to Ontarians. This is your opportunity to shape, refine and modernize Ontario's forest management planning processes.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. We welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

What a career in the OPS can offer you: We are committed to be an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. In addition to flexible work arrangements, collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development and on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health and dental plan and much more.

Our team: The Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch leads the development of programs, policies, legislation and regulations that advance the management and stewardship of Ontario's Crown forests and Crown lands. The Forest Planning Policy Section is a small, collaborative team with a reputation for delivering high-quality work. The team is responsible for developing and coordinating Ontario's sustainable forest management framework and other strategic forest management policies including the Crown Forest Sustainability Act.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this leadership role, you'll be expected to:
• demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage
• lead for the future by embracing positive disruption, a future mindset and by developing each other, every day
• lead with a common purpose, be inclusive and drive people centered outcomes
• provide leadership, guidance and coaching to a team of professional and technical staff (9 direct reports)
• lead the development of forest management legislation and policies
• deliver briefings and presentations to senior decision makers and stakeholders

How do I qualify?

Leadership skills:

• You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to staff and/or project teams.
• You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, collaboration, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
• You can lead complex projects and high-profile initiatives, effectively utilizing resources and prioritizing tasks to deliver results.

Communication and stakeholder management skills:

• You have experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders, partners and clients.
• You have experience providing sound, strategic advice and briefings to a variety of audiences.
• You have experience leading consultations with Indigenous communities and/or community groups.

Technical expertise:

• You have knowledge of forest management practices and related legislation, regulations and policies.
• You have knowledge of policy development principles and decision-making processes.

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism
The OPS is an innovative, responsive and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.

The OPS is collecting socio-demographic information to identify potential barriers and help underrepresented groups to achieve equity in senior leadership roles. We invite you to contribute to our efforts in building a more diverse, inclusive and accessible OPS by completing our voluntary survey, which will be provided to all applicants once the advertisement has closed.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • N-NR-157596/20
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