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POLICY ADVISOR, FOREST MANAGEMENT

Organization:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division:
Policy Division, Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch
City:
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
5A008 - ProgPlanEval05
Salary:
$68,057.00 - $98,065.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
157781
The Job

Are you a policy focused strategic thinker looking for an opportunity to contribute to the development of provincial policies? If so, consider joining our team of policy professionals who develop, coordinate and maintain provincial policies and program development relating to Crown forest management.

The Ministry

The purpose of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is to provide opportunities for resource development and outdoor recreation for the continuous economic and social benefit of the people of Ontario; and to administer, protect, and conserve public lands and waters. The ministry's programs are concerned with the use of the physical resources such as land, water, trees, fish, animals and certain minerals for resource utilization and recreation.
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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
• Collegial and professional work culture?
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas?
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide policy advice and expertise related to forest management
• lead and/or coordinate research project teams comprised of ministry and industry staff on Crown Forest matters to ensure a consistent approach
• work within a multi-disciplinary environment, regularly interacting with aboriginal communities, tribal councils, municipal governments, industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as other ministry divisions and government ministries
• play a key role in participating on staff level intergovernmental and external stakeholder committees, task groups, partnerships and business relationships

Note: occasional travel is required in order to attend meetings and consultations throughout the province.

How do I qualify?

Policy and Program Knowledge

• You have knowledge of policy and program development principles and techniques to lead the development of provincial policies and programs related to Crown forests.
• You can interpret and apply relevant policies, procedures and legislation (e.g. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Environmental Assessment Act.).

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

• You can prepare a variety of documents, including detailed technical reports, proposals and briefing notes.
• You can resolve issues, consult and provide advice to generate buy-in.
• You can exchange information and make presentations to diverse stakeholders.
• You can research and prepare own project and presentation materials using computer software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software).

Analytical and Research Skills

• You can research and analyse relevant information to create options and recommendations (e.g.. data and information sources, survey techniques, quantitative and qualitative information and trends)

Project Management Skills

• You can coordinate research projects, develop project plans and deliver within established timelines.
• You can lead the development, evaluation and communication of strategic policy and program projects.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:
6
Category:
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Friday, November 27, 2020
Note:
  • W-NR-157781/20
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 11, 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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