Are you experienced in program delivery and land claim settlement, and skilled in technical leadership and guidance? If so, consider this challenging opportunity as a Lands and Waters Technical Specialist.
The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF), 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 northern Ontario. 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, and creating a positive and inclusive work environment.
Please note that these positions are located at the addresses listed below; however, alternate work arrangements, such as telework or remote work, may be available. During the application process, please select ALL of the locations that you would like to be considered for.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• advance the settlement of land claims
• administer Lands and Waters program licence/permit processes
• participate in work program activities, including preparing recommendations, organizing field projects, controlling budget expenditures, and monitoring progress and results of projects
• provide technical expertise and group leadership through consultation, negotiations, and conflict resolution
• prepare and implement compliance plans, conduct field inspections and investigations, and provide testimonial evidence in court
• support long-range planning teams by providing technical expertise
• communicate program information to the public, clients, partners, resource industries and Indigenous communities.
• participate in the delivery of other district resource management programs (e.g. Aggregate, Fish and Wildlife, Forest)
Locations: Chapleau, Geraldton, Nipigon, Wawa
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 candidates providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You are experienced in land use and resource management planning processes and have previously contributed your expertise and technical advice to planning exercises, including land claim settlement.
• You have in-depth working knowledge of lands and waters legislation (e.g. Public Lands Act, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, Beds of Navigable Waters Act) and related 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/operational leadership to staff, resource clients and the public on Lands and Waters program activities.
• You have knowledge of other resource management programs (Fish and Wildlife, Aggregate, Forestry) and experience participating in the delivery of these programs in compliance with relevant safety legislation.
Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have strong interpersonal and communication skills to prepare written products, participate in briefings, and public meetings, conduct training and present evidence at legal proceedings.
• You have the ability to interact with a variety of internal and external clients and stakeholders to promote understanding and discuss sensitive land and resource decisions, and to facilitate the settlement of land claims, the resolution of land management conflicts and the disposition of Crown resources.
Compliance and inspection experience:
• You have proven knowledge of compliance inspection/investigation procedures and experience investigating infractions, determining corrective action and providing technical information and evidence.
Analytical and planning skills:
• You have demonstrated experience using your analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• You have expertise pertaining to planning, leading/coordinating, and participating in Lands and Waters programs and projects, including land claim settlement, dam operations and emergency flood response.
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
· 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension), 48 Mission Rd, Wawa, North Region or 190 Cherry St, Chapleau, North Region
· 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension), 5 Wadsworth Dr, Nipigon, North Region or 208 Beamish Ave, Geraldton, North Region
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 168217, 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.
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