District Resource Liaison Specialist

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Guelph, Ontario (CA)
$1,310.43 - $1,629.42 Per Week
Closing date
Aug 18, 2022

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Are you a skilled communicator with a sound grasp of natural resource management, who values building strong and effective relationships with Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous stakeholders?

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is looking for experienced professionals to provide expert coordination, advice and leadership, working with Indigenous communities on resource management programs in the Southern Region. These positions involve working closely with Indigenous communities through consultation, engagement and knowledge-building opportunities, and are focused on developing and maintaining relationships through excellent communications.

Please Note: These positions are located at 106 Monck Street, Bancroft, 31 Riverside Drive, Pembroke, 615 John Street North, Aylmer, and 1 Stone Road West, Guelph; however, alternate work arrangements may be available.

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 application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role? In this position, you will:

• Provide advice on, plan and lead Indigenous programs and initiatives

• Promote understanding, co-operation and participation in the ministry's sustainable resource management programs, with a focus on lands and resource allocation, with communities and other users

• Act as the ministry representative or advisor in resource and issue negotiation with Indigenous communities and associations

• Prepare budget submissions and explore funding options as well as authorize and track expenditures for Indigenous and non-Indigenous programs and initiatives within communities

• Assist in the development and delivery of community outreach initiatives to non-Indigenous communities

Locations: Aylmer, Bancroft, Guelph, Pembroke

How do I qualify? Mandatory

• You possess a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Specialized Knowledge:

• You have the ability to learn, or have knowledge of, sensitivity to Indigenous culture, social and economic issues, concerns, legislation, policies and communities within the service area.

• You have the ability to learn, or have knowledge of, and experience applying, resource management principles, practices, policies and procedures, and government resource management policies, programs, operations and initiatives.

• You have the ability to act as a ministry representative in fulfilling the Crown's duty to consult (Section 35 of the Constitution) for land use and natural resource management.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have proven conflict resolution and facilitation skills to negotiate and build consensus on resource management issues.

• You demonstrate abilities to foster effective relationships with stakeholders and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and associations.

• You have the ability to provide advice and information effectively and produce written products such as briefing notes, reports, presentations and correspondence.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You have demonstrated ability to research and analyze information and data to respond to requests, issues and/or concerns.

• You are able to apply policies, procedures and directives to determine/recommend solutions and provide issues management support.

Administrative Skills:

• You possess proven skills to prepare work plans/budgets and track and monitor expenditures/deliverables.

• You are able to prioritize, coordinate and complete work in given timeframes.

Salary Range: $1,310.43 - $1,629.42 Per Week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 4 months (with the possibility of extension), 31 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, East Region 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension), 615 John St N, Aylmer, West Region 1 Permanent, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region 1 Permanent, 106 Monck St, Bancroft, East Region


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 183283, by Thursday, August 18, 2022. 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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