Manager, Integrated Services Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
March 12, 2018
Employment Opportunity: Manager, Integrated Services Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Closing Date March 22, 2018

Manager, Integrated Services Section

Consider this dynamic opportunity to make an impact where you can apply your natural resources knowledge and leadership skills as a Manager to the Integrated Services Section within Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
  • Develop and implement provincial natural resource management and specialized programs, practices, policies and strategies.
  • Deliver Emergency Management Preparedness Plans.
  • Assume the Ministry Emergency Managers Coordinator position.
  • Carryout the Provincial Emergency Response Coordinator position.
  • Provide interpretation of legislation and resolve complex environmental assessment and policy issues.
  • Develop, build and lead strong corporate linkages, communications, partnerships and consultations that sustain effective relationships
  • Represent the ministry on inter-ministerial provincial planning and preparedness committees.
  • Develop unit strategic goals and objectives, staff learning and development plans, including performance measures and reviews.
  • Manage unit's human resources, make decisions and recommendations on recruitment/hiring, promotion, demotion, dismissal and disciplinary actions.
  • Manage health and safety for all direct reports ensuring compliance as well as develop and implement training programs at several levels.
Location:  Sault St Marie 
How do I qualify?
Technical Knowledge:
  • You have knowledge of the theories and practices of natural resources planning and management, including overall forest and fire management policy, direction, dynamics, logistics, science, effects and impacts on ecosystems and resource management goals and objectives.
  • You have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to the work to manage health and safety for all direct reports ensuring compliance.
  • You can interpret and apply policies, procedures and guidelines related to emergency management (i.e., Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, Forest Fires Prevention Act, Ontario Labour Relations Act, Public Service Act) and related policies and standards to ensure compliance to programs and policies.
  • You have knowledge of federal legislation, regulations, programs and public policy directions related to policies, practices, standards, agreements, services and providers in Ontario and other Canadian jurisdictions to ensure consistency in policy approaches in Ontario and harmonization with those of other jurisdictions.
  • You have knowledge of natural hazard management and resource management with respect to forest management, water management and land use planning, particularly as it relates to hazard identification and risk assessments to resolve complex environmental assessment and policy issues.
  • You have knowledge of MNRF's capacity to respond to emergencies (in terms of available infrastructure as well as trained personnel) and the ability to make key decisions around where and how these resources may be allocated.
Communication Skills:
  • You have proven communication and presentation skills to develop open lines of communication and make presentations/briefings to senior executives, stakeholders, municipalities and jurisdictions.
  • You have well developed written communication skills to prepare/oversee the preparation of high profile and complex written resources such as issue/briefing notes, specialized reports, responses to requests for information from senior executives and other materials as required.
‚Äč Leadership and Issues Management Skills:
  • You have proven leadership and supervisory skills to effectively direct the work of a large and diverse workforce and to communicate with and obtain cooperation of many client groups.
  • You have well-developed negotiation and influential skills and political astuteness to negotiate solutions effectively in tense and sensitive environments and manage conflict when consensus cannot be found.
  • You have strategic thinking and issues management skills to direct and coordinate the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment program where there is potential for significant impacts on public safety and security from fire, flood, drought events or other hazards.
Financial and Project Management Skills:
  • You are proficient with budgeting, financial and contract management to develop and manage the unit's budget, track and control expenditures as well as develop and implement service agreements.
  • You have project management skills to provide mentoring and direction to unit's program leads/coordinators in the management of concurrent high profile projects and initiatives.
  • You are proficient with computers to perform day-to-day work activities.
Salary Range: $89,013 - $125,461 per year
Additional information:
  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, March 22, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 121276 in the Job ID search field. 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 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.