New Job Management Forester In Ontario

Management Forester
Management Forester

Management Forester

Company : Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Salary : $1,182–$1,584 a week
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Are you interested in ensuring the sustainability of Ontario's forest ecosystems? If so, consider this exciting opportunity to join our team as a Management Forester.

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
  • 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?

In this role, you will:

  • support the development of all Forest Management Plans within the district to provide for the sustainability of forest ecosystems
  • develop and monitor compliance and effectiveness of forest management for Crown and private land resource management programs within the district
  • provide expertise in support of the district integrated resource management programs and forestry advice to the general public, local forest industry, Indigenous groups and other external agencies

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

This competition will be used to fill only one of the two roles below, for each district, aimed at filling an RPF designated position as the priority. A non-designated individual may be selected as a developmental assignment for the purpose of obtaining their designation.

Management Forester (2B) - RPF Designation:
  • You must possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or have the ability to transfer designation from out-of-province and be able to practise professional forestry without professional supervision.

Assistant Management Forester (2A) - Pending designation:
  • You are in the process of being designated as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and have the ability to obtain designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association in less than 18 months.

Technical knowledge and skills:

  • You have expertise in forest management planning and practices, and legal obligations.
  • You have knowledge of principles and practices of forest ecosystem management.
  • You have knowledge of Ontario's forest legislation, regulations and policies (e.g. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Forest Management Planning Manual, Forest Information Manual, Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual) to coordinate the development of forest management plans and related forest planning products.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have proven facilitation and consensus-building skills to analyse, review and make recommendations to district forest management plans.
  • You can promote and develop partnerships with communities.
  • You have proven communication skills to provide expert forest management advice.

Organizational and leadership skills:

  • You have demonstrated leadership skills to direct planning teams and coordinate Local Citizen Committee meetings.
  • You have proven analytical and organizational skills to review information and reports, and make recommendations/provide solutions on a variety of resource matters.

Computer skills:

  • You have experience working with personal computers, internet, database management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, spatial analysis and modelling software to prepare briefing materials, correspondence and reports.
  • You have knowledge of, and working experience with Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and current technologies.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region or 49 Prince St, Sioux Lookout, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 808 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region
  • 1 Permanent, 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region or 49 Prince St, Sioux Lookout, North Region
  • 1 Permanent, 808 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Posted on:
Monday, July 31, 2023

  • N-NR-202108/23(2)