Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
Type: Full Time
Do you have scientific knowledge in forestry and entomology, microbiology, or pathology, to provide an impactful contribution to forest health and sustainability-related research programs in Ontario? If so, do not miss the opportunity to join our team in the Science and Research Branch of the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry to help ensure healthy forests for future generations.
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.
A defined benefit pension plan
Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include 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
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
provide scientific, statistical and technical support to forest health and sustainability-related research programs
coordinate projects that address insect and disease detection/management, the effects of insects and diseases, and their management on forests
assist program scientists and research partners in all components of forest health and sustainability research by designing, developing, and implementing research studies that contribute to improved knowledge of forested ecosystems and forest management in Ontario
communicate results and achievements through scientific publications, presentations and other means to project partners and clients
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
How do I qualify?
You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence 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 licence upon being hired.
knowledge of forestry and entomology, microbiology, or pathology to understand the context of forest health in order to negotiate, write, or review research proposals and contracts, internal and external reports, field sampling protocols, and peer-review manuscripts
knowledge of forest mensuration techniques to assess and interpret the effects of insects and diseases on forests
knowledge of systematics and identification techniques to assess and interpret responses of trees and forest communities to insects and diseases, and their management
Analytical and organizational skills:
knowledge of standard experimental and sampling designs and analytical skills necessary to analyze and interpret study results and conduct advanced statistical analysis
proficiency in data analysis to assess data for outliers, errors and omissions, and maintain a high level of data integrity
planning and organizational skills to maintain concurrent projects, organize work schedules, complete tasks, meet deadlines and monitor, and report on, multiple projects
Communication and interpersonal skills:
proven ability to communicate and present information to a variety of audiences, such as scientific and technical audiences, practitioners, the public, colleagues and partners
demonstrated interpersonal skills, tact and good judgement in order to collaborate effectively with researchers, partners and other resource managers, and work within a team as group leader or support
proven ability to write concise technical documents such as reports, and guidance documents, and publish in scientific peer-reviewed journals
ability and technical skills to lead, and work in, teams in a field setting for long hours, in rough terrain, in inclement weather, and in remote locations requiring extended periods away from home, using forestry field equipment such as tablets, ATVs, trailers, and communication devices
knowledge of molecular techniques to ensure proper collection and storage of insects and diseases for quantitative and qualitative analyses
experience in the use of computers and tablets to collect, organize and store data, use complex statistical analysis software, and prepare written and visual results
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.
Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 174381, by Monday, January 10, 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.