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Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Regional Operations Division
City: Atikokan, Dryden
Language of Position(s): English
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 14024 – Biologist 2
$1,295.21 – $1,599.86 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 215429

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your expertise in biology and the management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in a District with a range of diverse and rich ecosystems? Are you able to think big picture and able to problem solve in a creative way? If so, consider this challenging opportunity to join our team.

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:

  • provide advice and support in the planning and delivery of the district resource management and land use planning initiatives
  • provide biological knowledge and advice on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem management
  • assist in the management of resource issues

How do I qualify?
Mandatory requirements:

  • You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s license upon being hired.
  • You have the ability to work in the field under all types of weather conditions.

Technical Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of sustainable resource management, ecosystem management and landscape planning theories, principles and practices, with a focus on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, fish and wildlife habitat, population assessment and environmental impacts.
  • You have up-to-date knowledge of and experience in the application of biological modelling tools, design of fish and wildlife surveys and wildlife harvest regulation systems.
  • You are proficient with computers, internet, email and software applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, statistical, spatial, population and habitat modelling, databases, and geographic information systems.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have demonstrated leadership, negotiation and interpersonal skills to reconcile differing points of view and garner support from various stakeholders.
  • You have an ability to build relationships (i.e. with internal staff and external stakeholders) and work well in teams.
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to explain technical information in plain language to clients, liaise with specialists and compose scientific and technical reports.

Analytical skills:

  • You have proven ability to gather, analyze and interpret resource management data in order to provide expertise and advice on ecological impacts of activities and management of resource issues.
  • You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation (e.g. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act), regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Project management skills:

  • You have proven project management and organizational skills to design, plan and lead scientific studies/survey projects, including preparing and managing project budgets.

Additional Information:

Address: 1 English Permanent, 108 Saturn Ave, Atikokan, North Region or 479 Government St, Dryden, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 3-A
Category: Lands and Resources
Posted on: Friday, May 17, 2024
Note: N-NR-215429/24

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 Monday, June 3, 2024 11:59pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the “language of position” information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Apply By: Monday, June 3, 2024 11:59pm EDT

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