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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division / Science and Research Branch / Natural Resources Information Section (NRIS)
Peterborough, Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0908C - Prog Planning & Evaluation24
$74,066.00 - $115,856.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding position where you can utilize your exceptional leadership skills? If so, consider this opportunity with the Science and Research Branch with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

You'll be joining a Ministry with a meaningful mandate which contributes to making Ontario an amazing place to call home. Tell us your story. Don't go unnoticed. Tell us why you're the right fit for the Coordinator, Forest Resources Inventory Unit.

About Us:
The Forest Resources Inventory Unit is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of a provincial forest inventory as well as a provincial inventory of land cover in support of management planning and reporting on the state of Ontario's natural resources. Many key “state of” indicators (e.g., wetland loss, natural cover loss) are produced by the Forest Resources Inventory Unit and feed directly into provincial scale reporting initiatives.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader by the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:
• We are responsible for being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• We are innovative for the future by embracing positive disruption, a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
• We are collaborative by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Lead the Forest Resources Inventory (FRI) program, providing financial, procurement, technical, and contract management oversight of a 10-year program funding package.
• Liaise closely with the Forestry Futures Committee (FFC), the Provincial Forest Inventory Advisory Committee (PFIAC), forest industry stakeholders, and a broad network of contractors who deliver elements of the program.
• Manage a team of 20-25 (depending on season) permanent and contract staff, including overall responsibility for staff development, health and safety, and setting work priorities.

How do I qualify?

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have been successful in promoting equitable practices that value diversity and inclusion into your work environment and that support employee engagement.
• You have experience leading a team in the delivery of a program, and have demonstrated responsibility and accountability financial, business, strategic planning and evaluation processes.
• You have the demonstrated ability to provide supervision, motivation, guidance, coaching and direction to staff including performance management and development, and human resources related activities.
• You have the ability to provide leadership for the development and application of scientific knowledge and information related to forest resources.
• You have the expertise in project management principles and methodologies to manage the delivery of program plans, initiatives and goals.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

• You can provide guidance and advice to elicit information, prepare reports and liaise with a variety of people of diverse backgrounds and skills.
• You can communicate effectively with managers, supervisors and staff in other branches and divisions to resolve problems and issues.
• You possess written communication skills to prepare reports, presentations and correspondence.
• You have the ability to lead or participate in projects that are comprised of multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to science, research and monitoring programs.

Technical Expertise:

• You have a good understanding of relevant resource management legislation, policies and bio-monitoring programs.
• You have the ability to understand and translate (ministry's) strategic directions, policies, programs and service delivery models, into planning, acquiring and aligning program resource requirements.
• You have the ability to identify financial, material and human resources needs, manage and control the development of annual budgets.
• You have a demonstrated understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and committee structures and ability to represent management on health and safety committees

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1235 Queen St E, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Friday, June 11, 2021
  • N-NR-163924/21
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 25, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. 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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