Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Owen Sound, ON
Don't miss your chance to put your land use planning and environmental management knowledge to work in this role with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. If you have good analytical and communication skills to match, then consider joining their team at the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC).

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • assist in the delivery of the NEC's land use planning and permitting system within the Niagara Escarpment Planning Area
  • conduct information management and Geographic Information System (GIS) related work such as preparing maps and updating data records
  • provide customer service to internal and external clients
How do I qualify?
You must have a valid class "G" driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Technical expertise:
  • You can apply knowledge of relevant provincial and municipal land use planning principles, practices and applicable environmental standards, compliance best practices and other legislation.
  • You can interpret and assess spatial data, as well as expert reports (e.g. planning justification, site remediation or environmental impact analysis) in order to assess conformity with the Niagara Escarpment Plan and regulations, as well as other government priorities (e.g. species at risk, fish habitat, significant woodlands).
Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
  • You can effectively review and/or summarize proposals and prepare correspondence as well as reports for non-contentious planning issues.
  • You can convey planning principles, discuss technical information, provide advice and guidance, and liaise with a network of internal and external planners.
  • You can exercise tact and good judgement when dealing with clients and staff, conduct yourself in a professional and ethical manner, and protect privileged information.
Analytical skills:
  • You can review applications and recommend appropriate measures for evaluation and implementation.
  • You can identify land use conflicts and the potential for negative impacts on natural features or functions.
  • You can exercise planning, time management and coordinating skills to organize a high volume workload to effectively meet deadlines.
Computer proficiency:
  • You are proficient with computer applications such as word processing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), presentation, spreadsheets and databases in order to input/access information, conduct analysis of data and assist in the preparation of reports and presentations.
Additional Information:Address:
1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 1450 7th Ave E, Owen Sound, West Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 3-A
Category: Consulting and Planning
Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019