Apply By: Thursday, March 23, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Senior Developer/Programmer

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Land and Resources I+IT Cluster / Digital Solutions Branch
Dryden, Guelph, Peterborough, Sault Ste Marie, Sioux Lookout, South Porcupine, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
17160 - Systems Officer 5
$1,513.21 - $1,954.79 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your superior technical leadership, design and development experience to the Land and Resources I&IT Cluster and become part of an environment committed to innovation and leading-edge systems.

About Us
We have the privilege of partnering on information and information technology (I+IT) with five ministries. Our business partners safeguard and foster Ontario's environment, lands, resources, mines, forestry, parks, agriculture, and northern, rural and aboriginal communities. We support our ministries' operational IT needs and enable business modernization. Passionately serving Ontarians, we work together to excel in providing modern, digital public services.

What We Do
The Digital Solutions Branch collaborates with cluster partner ministries to co-design, deliver and support digital solutions. We provide leadership in emerging technologies and innovative delivery techniques to enable modern government services.

The Opportunity
You will design, develop, and maintain software systems, applications, and interfaces related to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology. If this challenging opportunity interests you, then don't hesitate to apply!

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) offers a competitive compensation package. We support career and leadership development, invest in learning opportunities, and recognize team and individual achievements, and support flexible work arrangements.

To learn more about the compensation package for this position, please visit the Ontario Public Service Employee Union website ( for a copy of the current collective agreements.

Note: These positions are located at 300 Water Street, Peterborough; however, the successful candidates will have the option of working from the following office locations:
• 95 Ghost Lake Road, Dryden
• 62 Queen Street, Sioux Lookout
• 1 Stone Road West, Guelph
• 300 Water Street, Peterborough
• 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste Marie
• 1235 Queen Street East, Sault Ste Marie
• 5520 Hwy 101 East, South Porcupine
• 159 Cedar Street, Sudbury
• 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
• 40 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
• 99 Wellesley Street, Toronto
• 77 Grenville Street, Toronto
• 435 James Street South, Thunder Bay

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• provide technical team leadership to assigned staff and/or project teams
• provide application design, development and data management expertise, including performing analyses and assessments
• lead technical aspects of multiple projects
• work with internal staff and external consultants

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise

You have:
• advanced knowledge of theory and principles of systems design, configuration, integration and development, IT security, programming concepts and languages, and related methods, techniques, practices and standards
• knowledge of the Cluster technology platforms and system technologies (Esri ArcGIS, VertiGIS/Geocortex, FME, .NET, Java; on-premise, cloud, and multi-tiered environments)
• proven web development experience, including JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, HTML5, CSS
• knowledge of UI/UX and accessibility best practices, including Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA)
• strong knowledge of SOA and microservice design, web services and related standards (REST, JSON, SOAP)
• knowledge of IT security best practices and protocols (OAuth 2, SAML)
• experience in SDLC, Digital and Agile methodologies, source control, DevOps, CI/CD, and related tools (Git, Azure DevOps, Jira)
• experience with relational and spatial databases (Oracle, PostgeSQL/PostGIS)
• experience with deployment of complex, maintainable and scalable enterprise systems and applications, with the capacity for problem-solving and making sound recommendations and decisions

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

You can:
• work efficiently as a part of agile team
• provide technical leadership to the team in designing, developing, and delivering IT Solutions
• work effectively and collaboratively with team members, client representatives, and vendor partners
• interact professionally with a diverse group of technical professions and subject matter experts
• interview client teams to determine requirements and change requests
• write technical and design documents

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

You can:
• investigate and analyze complex technical issues and problems and identify root cause and recommend solutions
• conduct options analysis, cost/benefit analysis on alternate solutions
• analyze business and systems design requirements and provide technical solutions
• gather/analyze client requirement and provide advice to make decisions on how best to deliver solutions based on client needs

Additional Information:

  • 2 Permanent, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 95 Ghost Lake Rd, Dryden, North Region or 62 Queen St E, Sioux Lookout, North Region or 1235 Queen St E, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region or 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region or 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region or 99 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 77 Grenville St, Toronto, Toronto Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. 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.
  • W-NR-194885/23(2)
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.
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 Thursday, March 23, 2023 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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