Integrated Resources Management (IRM) Technical Specialist

Job details
Salary:$1,175–$1,349 a week
Job type: Temporary
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).

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?

Mandatory requirement:

  • 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.

Program expertise:

  • 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:
  • Forestry
  • Fish and wildlife (including managing human and wildlife conflicts)
  • Public land
  • Dam operations/emergency management
  • Aggregates

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.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 31 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 31 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Category:Lands and Resources
Posted on:Wednesday, August 9, 2023

  • N-NR-202981/23(2)