Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager of Conservation Lands and Parks is responsible for the operations of five campgrounds, Backus Historic Site, Conservation Education Centre, and enforcement.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Manager of Conservation Lands and Parks leverages strong leadership and management skills to ensure quality support services through planning and coordination of human and physical resources. An established manager, you will act as a coach, facilitator and support the continuous development of the team. You will possess strong management/leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in resource management, environmental sciences, facility/land management, law enforcement or similar discipline.
- Provincial Offences Officer law enforcement training, designation and experience (considered an asset).
- Minimum three (3) years of related experience and one (1) year of supervisory experience required.
- Applied knowledge of all relevant laws: section 29 Conservation Authorities Act, provincial offence and municipal laws.
- Supervisory experience in providing work direction, scheduling, leadership and training of staff.
- Experience developing RFP/Tender documents.
- Experience developing and managing budgets.
- Experience and knowledge with GIS software (QGIS or ESRI) is required.
- Ability to relate to and maintain good working relationships with landowners and other members of the general public.
- Demonstrated communication (written & oral), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Proficiency in all applications of the Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- A valid Driver’s License is required.
- Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
- Manage overall operations of the five campgrounds, Backus Historic Site, Conservation Education Centre and enforcement on authority lands.
- Represents the department at the Board of Directors and Committee meetings, including making recommendations, preparing and presenting specific reports to the Board of Directors.
- Develop policies to ensure the safety and well-being of Conservation Parks visitors and LPRCA staff in compliance with applicable legislation.
- Administer tenders, RFP’s, RFQ’s and purchase orders for the department within approved budgets in accordance with the Authority’s Purchasing Policy.
- Liaise with interest groups regarding properties use improvements, including opportunities and issues with trails, maintenance, agreements and insurance.
- Ensures implementation of and compliance with various applicable legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and standards including but not limited to Corporate Policies, Conservation Authorities Act, Municipal Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Recruits, selects, supervises and evaluates departmental staff, provides direction to staff, ensures resolution of problems, sets priorities and establishes workloads.
- Design and hone the compliance monitoring approach, in cooperation with Authority staff, for the use of properties and enforcement of Conservation Authority regulations.
- Tender or negotiate and manage all LPRCA property agreements, easements, leases and rentals with support from Authority staff.
- Responds to inquiries, complaints, problem situations and emergencies as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Tillsonburg with travel within the watershed.
- 40-hour work week with additional seasonal work required.
- Extra hours may be required to meet deadlines or attend meetings and/or special events.
- Participation in OMERS defined-benefit pension plan.
- Comprehensive benefits package.
- Free access to Conservation Ontario parks.
Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021
To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or MS Word document addressed to: Aaron LeDuc, Manager of Corporate, Long Point Region Conservation Authority, email firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: 017– 21 Manager of Conservation Lands and Parks).
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Long Point Region Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation requirements.
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