Apply By: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 48 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division
Blind River, 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 a resource management professional seeking a transformational leadership opportunity?

We are looking for an innovative leader who is as passionate about Ontario's natural resources as we are; someone who is self-motivated and can take the initiative to move our programs forward strategically.

As a Ministry, we are working to promote organizational leadership, service delivery excellence, sustainable resource management, public safety and economic development. In the Regional Operations Division (ROD), we are accountable for the implementation and delivery of provincial resource management policy and programs on local and regional levels.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, consider joining our team. Don't go unnoticed! Tell us your story and why you are the right fit for the District Supervisor role.

What a career in the OPS can offer you!

We care about the well being of our people; that is why the OPS is committed to being an employer of first choice by creating a positive and inclusive work environment. In addition to flexible work arrangements, a collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development as well as on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary and may include the following:

• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans
• Life and Disability insurance
• 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program
• Online and in-person workshops
• Opportunities for advancement
• Flexible workplace arrangements
• Ergonomic assessments and accommodations based on need

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Provide leadership for attracting, building and motivating high performance teams that are focused on responding to the Ministry's complex natural resource management challenges with a strong client service focus
• Work collaboratively to leverage capacity from across work units, regions and the Ministry to ensure the best available advice is contributing to evidence-based decision making
• Provide leadership and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team including human resources functions of recruitment, training and development and labour relations to support an inclusive and engaged team
• Lead the planning and delivery of effective and comprehensive programs and ensuring program integrity and quality service, consistent with legislation, regulations, provincial strategic directions, policies, and procedures
• Provide expertise in operationalizing strategic plans through the development of work plans, issues management and communication strategies and provide advice to senior ministry management
• Build and maintain relationships/partnerships with internal and external clients
• Lead the implementation of consultation programs and processes with external agencies and stakeholders on land use or environmental assessment plans or projects
• Be a champion for organizational change, enabling staff and teams with diverse motivations to effectively make necessary transitions

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviors defines what it means to be a leader:

• We are responsible for being leaders that demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage
• We are innovative by embracing positive disruption, having a future mindset and by developing each other, every d
• We are collaborative by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes

How do I qualify?

Leadership Skills:

• You have demonstrated leadership skills to build effective teams by valuing diverse input and experiences to deliver results for resource management programs
• You can lead and manage change by nurturing working relationships with internal staff and external communities with varying views and opinions
• You have the ability to learn or have demonstrated experience applying human resources practices, policies, directives and collective agreements in relation to recruitment, training and development and labour relations
• You possess strong supervisory skills to assign/direct work of staff and determine priorities and expectations

Communication and Stakeholder Management Skills:

• You have demonstrated collaboration skills to develop linkages with key networks and stakeholders for various land/ resource management planning initiatives
• You have proven negotiation and facilitation skills to serve as a liaison and to balance diverse interests in support of ministry programs
• You have well developed communication skills to provide recommendations, expert advice, prepare reports, briefing/background notes and responses to various correspondence

Analytical and Project Management Skills:

• You have well developed analytical and problem solving skills to identify and resolve complex resource management issues
• You have strong project management skills to coordinate, resource and plan the delivery of various projects
• You possess sound judgment to determine project priorities, and anticipate, resolve and escalate issues to the senior manager as required

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

• You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant resource management, strategic direction, legislation, guidelines and regulations
• You have experience defining problems, developing and implementing solutions as well as formulating realistic recommendations for effective delivery of a broad range of programs and services
• You have the ability to learn or are knowledgeable of resource management principles to lead the development and implementation of options/recommendations to support land use and natural resource management

OPS commitment to 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, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.
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.

The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 64 Church St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 62 Queen Ave, Blind River, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Friday, May 27, 2022
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other Supervisor (M0908C - Prog Planning & Evaluation24) opportunities within the OPS. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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