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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Regional Operations Division, Southern Region
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
14026 - Biologist 3 (B/U)
$1,278.96 - $1,613.24 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your knowledge in Species at Risk? If so, consider this opportunity to enhance your career by joining a team of specialists within the Regional Operations Division.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• lead and work with regional task/project teams to provide species at risk input to provincial policies, legislation, programs, standards and guidelines
• participate on committees, working groups and project teams to transfer program knowledge and evaluate solutions, approvals and implementation
• provide advice to staff, agencies and the public to enable consistent implementation of species at risk policies, program and guidelines
• prepare reports, briefing notes, correspondence and presentation materials
• lead the regional species at risk work plan and the development of implementation tools alongside other specialists
• review client proposals for consistency with broader program direction

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

• possession of a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario.

Technical knowledge:

• demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of biology and applied ecology as it relates to species at risk.
• proven ability to interpret and apply current resource management principles and planning approaches to advise in reviewing and assessing proposals and resource management plans.

Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills:

• analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret and apply legislation, policies and directives.
• ability to analyze information and make recommendations.

Relationship management and interpersonal skills:

• ability to develop and maintain effective relationships to gain support for ministry positions or planning issues.
• proven ability to build consensus and resolve conflicts in order to determine areas of common agreement and gain support.

Project management, planning and organizational skills:

• ability to plan and coordinate proposal reviews and arrange client and public meetings and workshops.
• proven project management, organizational and team leadership skills to lead diverse task teams.
• able to work under pressure to achieve objectives within tight timelines.

Communication and presentation skills:

• strong communication skills to provide policy explanations and to prepare and deliver written materials and make presentations.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Monday, October 24, 2016
  • N-NR-98780/16
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 7, 2016 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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