Do you enjoy working as part of a team, using your talents to find innovative ways to promote sustainable natural resource development? Do you have a passion for client service and expertise in natural resource management?
If this appeals to you, consider this opportunity as an IRM Technical Specialist in the Regional Operations Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).
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 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
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role
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?
• working in a fast-paced, client-service focused team environment, you will lead and support the delivery of the regulatory aspects of NRF’s forestry, fish and wildlife, lands and waters and aggregate programs
• playing a key role in ensuring public safety and sustainable natural resource management through the delivery of various operational programs (e.g. flood/emergency response, dam/fishway operations, prevention of human and wildlife conflict)
• sharing your natural resource management related technical expertise with colleagues/management, as well as a wide variety of clients including the public, industry representatives and Indigenous peoples
• applying risk-based approaches and your innovative problem-solving skills to guide the delivery of the Ministry’s compliance activities
How do I qualify?
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario to visit sites, usually in rural or remote settings. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidates providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have experience in developing and maintaining positive business relationships, that enable you to collaborate effectively with clients, colleagues, and partners.
• You can effectively communicate technical information to diverse audiences where the subject matter or organizational position may be contentious.
• You have demonstrated the ability to both contribute to, and strengthen, high-performing teams.
Client service delivery excellence:
• You have strong client service and service delivery skills, enabling you to work well in a fast-paced environment.
• You are resourceful and have well developed analytical/problem solving skills.
• You can lead and support the delivery of organizational priorities using a collaborative approach.
• You can learn new, technically complex information, legislation and/or policies quickly where this information could be used to inform permitting, compliance or other client service functions.
• You have a broad base of natural resource management technical expertise in one or more of the following program areas:
– Fish and wildlife (including managing human and wildlife conflicts)
– Public land
– Dam operations/emergency management
Compliance and field experience:
• You have experience conducting regulatory compliance activities using a risk-based approach, including using education and outreach to gain voluntary compliance.
Planning and coordination skills:
• You can plan, coordinate and implement team activities that deliver organizational priorities.
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Thursday, November 16, 2023
How to apply:
1. You must apply online.
2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.
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 Friday, December 8, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code .
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