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Regional Planner

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Posted on: June 21, 2020
Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Regional Operations Division
City: Peterborough
Job Term: 2 Permanent
Job Code: 12104 – Community Planner 3
Salary: $1,206.59 – $1,506.42 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your initiative and demonstrate your strong communication and relationship building skills? If so, consider this opportunity to further enhance your career within the planning discipline. This challenging and rewarding opportunity requires knowledge of land use planning processes, experience with understanding and implementing planning legislation and policy, and environmental assessment requirements and landscape level project management.

Please note: These positions are located at 300 Water Street in Peterborough. However, due to COVID-19, remote work arrangements are currently in effect. The employer is willing to consider remote work arrangements beyond COVID-19. However, attendance at the office will be required from time to time or as needed.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Lead the input and review of land use and resource management policy documents, broad scale or landscape level projects, proposals and environmental assessment documents
• Provide planning and coordinating to integrated teams
• Deliver land use planning, resource management planning and environmental assessment advice and training to integrated project teams, and staff across the region
• Provide interpretation, explanation and advice to clients and stakeholders regarding Crown, municipal and resource management planning legislation, policy and procedures
• Consult with colleagues across the Ministry, external agencies, groups and individuals on broad scale or landscape level land use and resource management plans, projects, issues to develop strategies and achieve program results
• Prepare analysis, briefing notes, Minister’s letters for senior management and support issues management

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You must possess a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s licence to travel throughout the region and to other locations outside the region as required

Analytical, Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills

You have:
• Analytical skills to interpret, review and assess landscape resource management plans and broad scale projects/proposals, legislation, policies and plans
• Reasoning and problem-solving skills, to identify implications and facilitate resolution of impacts on Ministry business lines and provide recommendations and options

Technical Knowledge

You have:
• Demonstrated knowledge of Crown and municipal land use planning, resource management planning, project level planning and environmental assessment
• Ability to interpret and apply relevant Crown and municipal land use and environmental assessment legislation, policies and directives

Interpersonal and Collaboration Skills

You have:
• Ability to negotiate, influence and reconcile diverse interests and perspectives of agencies, non-government organizations, proponents and the public to gain support for ministry positions or planning issues, on often complicated or sensitive matters
• Skills to work cooperatively to form effective working relationships and possess group leadership skills to support and provide guidance to integrated and diverse planning teams

Planning, Coordination and Project Management Skills

You can:
• Plan and coordinate large scale land use planning and regional resource use planning processes or projects
• Take initiative to proactively identify appropriate actions and prepare project plans, recommendations and proposals, with consideration of input from program specialists

Communication Skills

You have:
• Well developed communication skills to provide explanations, advice, and guidance, discuss technical information and provide training
• Demonstrated ability to prepare planning documents, articulate recommendations and options, briefing materials, and corporate correspondence

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