The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, Regional Operations Division (ROD), is accountable for the implementation and delivery of provincial resource management policy and programs on local and regional levels.
This is a team of dedicated, collaborative professionals who provide leadership, advice and strategic direction for resource management and conservation activities in the area. We are passionate about the work we do and understand the importance of it.
If this appeals to you, consider this opportunity as a Lands and Waters Technical Specialist in Southern Ontario with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF). We promote a respectful, equitable, accessible, diverse, and inclusive workplace that is anti-racist and free from harassment and discrimination.
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include 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
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role
During the application process, please select ALL of the locations that you would consider working from.
Please note: These positions are in multiple locations; however, due to COVID-19, remote work arrangements are currently in effect. The employer is willing to consider remote work arrangements beyond COVID-19; however, attendance at the home office will be required from time to time or as needed.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will be:
• planning, coordinating and issuing approvals and monitoring activities associated with NDMNRF's lands and waters program
• participating in work program activities, including preparing recommendations, organizing field projects, controlling budget expenditures and monitoring progress and results of projects
• providing leadership, guidance and advice to other staff, management and clients
• ensuring compliance with legislation, regulations, policies and procedures
• supporting long-range planning teams by providing technical expertise
• communicating program information to a wide variety of clients, including the public, partners, industry representatives and Indigenous peoples
• supporting the delivery of other district resource management programs
Locations: Aurora, Aylmer, Bancroft, Guelph, Kemptville, Midhurst, Parry Sound, Pembroke, Peterborough
How do I qualify?
You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
- You have experience-based knowledge of lands and waters legislation, regulations, policies and procedures in order to administer land tenure, licence and permit processes (e.g. work permits, land use permits, leases and sales) and to provide technical leadership, advice and training to staff, industry representatives, the public and Indigenous peoples.
Communication and interpersonal skills:
- You have the ability to effectively communicate technical information to diverse audiences, using a variety of mediums, where the subject matter or organizational position may be contentious.
- You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a variety of internal and external clients and stakeholders, discuss and promote understanding of sensitive land and resource decisions, and facilitate conflict resolution and disposition of Crown resources.
Analytical and planning skills:
- You have analytical and problem-solving skills to review and analyze data, provide recommendations and contribute technical advice to inform the delivery of organizational priorities.
- • You have demonstrated planning and coordinating skills to plan, lead and coordinate projects and ensure timely completion of a variety of tasks and competing priorities.
Compliance and inspections:
- You have proven knowledge of enforcement and compliance procedures to conduct, or participate in, operational audits of resource industries/individuals by determining level of adherence to operating approvals, investigating infractions, and providing technical information as a witness in cases of non-compliance.
- You have experience in the delivery of field/compliance-related activities in accordance with health and safety-related requirements.
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 < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-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 < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
Salary Range: $1,152.08 - $1,322.69 Per Week
- Permanent, 10 Campus Dr, Kemptville, East Region or 50 Bloomington Rd W, Aurora, Central Region or 31 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, East Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 615 John St N, Aylmer, West Region or 106 Monck St, Bancroft, East Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 7 Bay St, Parry Sound, North Region or 2284 Nursery Rd, Midhurst, Central Region
- Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 10 Campus Dr, Kemptville, East Region or 50 Bloomington Rd W, Aurora, Central Region or 31 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, East Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 615 John St N, Aylmer, West Region or 106 Monck St, Bancroft, East Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 7 Bay St, Parry Sound, North Region or 2284 Nursery Rd, Midhurst, Central Region
- The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 167632, by Friday, September 3, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.