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Coordinator, Crown Land Surveys

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Corporate Management and Information Division / Mapping and Information Resources Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
PSV20 - Surveying PM-20
$84,331.00 - $135,389.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
AMENDED - Posting Closing Date extended

ATTENTION: Land Surveyors!

Challenge your surveying career by joining the Office of the Surveyor General as Coordinator, to manage the Crown Land Surveys Unit while making a meaningful contribution to Crown title integrity and Indigenous Land Claims.

About the Mapping and Information Resources Branch:
The Branch is an essential partner in the management of Ontario's natural resources. We ensure decisions are supported by the best available data and advice through leadership in Crown land surveying, mapping and information management. The Office of the Surveyor General oversees all legal descriptions used to issue surface and mineral rights on Ontario Crown land, land claims settlements and regulatory control on land development and use.

About the Location:
Whether you choose to live footsteps from downtown or on a serene lake, Peterborough and the Kawarthas offer a number of affordable housing options without long commute times. With ample recreational activities, cultural experiences, year-round entertainment options and unique restaurants, there's something for everyone. Peterborough is also home to Trent University, Fleming College and a new 500 bed hospital for all your health care needs.

To discover more about what Peterborough has to offer please visit: The City of Peterborough

Please Note:
Consideration will be given to licensed land surveyors from other jurisdictions in Canada or those capable of obtaining a license in Ontario within the first 6 months of employment.

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:

• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• 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.

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, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.
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.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to Manager, Office of the Surveyor General, you will:

• Manage the Crown Land Surveys unit which is responsible for organizing and directing the installation and maintenance of provincial Crown surveys.
• Provide expert advice on survey matters to the survey industry, government departments and agencies.
• Manage the planning and delivery of the Crown Land Survey program including: administration of repository of Crown survey records; activities of staff and private sector surveyors.
• Coordinate the review of all Crown land surveys and plans undertaken by government and private surveyors to ensure that statutory requirements and quality standards are met.
• Act as the Ministry expert on cadastral surveys regarding the technical and legal requirements of surveys and plans.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements:

• You are a licensed Cadastral Ontario Land Surveyor in good standing with the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors or have the ability to obtain a license within the first six months of employment (e.g. Licensed members from other Canadian jurisdictions).
• You have a valid class G driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.
• You are able and willing to travel across the regions.

Leadership and Management Skills:

• You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to staff and/or project teams.
• You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
• You can engage team members in a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting innovation and creativity.
• You have experience developing and implementing practical solutions to unique and complex issues.
• You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human resources, including labour relations issues.
• You demonstrate the leadership behaviors, attributes and mindsets to lead the OPS into the future.

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

• You have thorough knowledge of theories, principles and practices of cadastral land surveying, land management and related legislation, case law and technological trends with focus on public lands.
• You have knowledge of the surveys Act and the survey-related portions of the Mining Act, Land Titles Act and the Registry Act in order to interpret the legislation and recommend amendments.
• You have knowledge of the Surveyors General's responsibilities to decide on statutory issues related to compliance with legislation (i.e. Surveyor's Act, Surveys Act, and Public Lands Act).
• You have knowledge of computer concepts, information, surveying and drafting technology to improve surveying methods and procedures.

Communication, Stakeholder and Relationship Management Skills:

• You have interpersonal skills to deal with staff, clients and the general public.
• You have sound communication skills to liaise with all levels of government, surveyors and lawyers and to make presentations.
• You have advanced writing skills to prepare minister letters, briefing notes, professional reports, policies and proposed legislation.

Project Management Skills:

• You have demonstrated project management experience, time management and planning skills to coordinate human, financial and material resources to achieve program objectives.
• You have the skills and experience to plan, develop and manage various projects and initiatives and ensure they are completed within set timeframes.
• You have knowledge of budgetary and financial processes to prepare, implement fiscal and performance budgets, multi-year and annual work plans, and monitor/report on budget allocations.

Be sure to check out the Manager Recruitment Unit's Application Preparation Guide for Aspiring Managers for tips on creating an impactful application!

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • E-NR-191741/22
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, January 16, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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