Bear Management Technician

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Full Time
Owen Sound, ON
$25.54–$28.43 an hour
Posted 5 days ago
Job description
Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your resource management knowledge (including managing human-bear conflicts) in the field? Do you have strong problem-solving, communication and presentation skills? If so, consider this opportunity to join a professional team with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer: a defined benefit pension plan comprehensive health plan life and disability insurance 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 Please note that during the application process you will have the option to apply to one or all of the locations. This competition will be used to fill additional future vacancies. 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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation. What can I expect to do in this role? In this role, you will: conduct operational field program activities that will include human-bear conflict management activities provide customer service to a wide array of internal and external clients on natural resources management related inquiries, which include managing/preventing human-bear conflict provide technical support and contribute to the implementation of other resource management programs and projects (e.g. compliance monitoring activities for natural resources management related legislation. How do I qualify? Mandatory requirements: 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. You possess, or have the ability to obtain a Possession/Acquisition License (PAL). You have completed, or have the ability to complete an Ontario Hunter Safety Training course. You have completed, or have the ability to complete the MNRF Problem Black Bear Management Course. You have completed, or have the ability to complete Black Bear Encounter Safety training. You have completed, or have the ability to complete the Chemical Immobilization Course offered by the Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians. Communication and Interpersonal skills: You possess communication and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships and liaise effectively with a wide variety of clients and partners, to address requests and concerns related to human-wildlife conflict management, forestry, fish and wildlife, lands, waters and aggregates programs. You have the ability to make presentations, and represent the ministry effectively. Technical knowledge and skills: You have an understanding of resource management, human-bear conflict and ecological sustainability principles and practices to organize and conduct field inspections, surveys and projects. You have knowledge of standards and operating practices for information gathering (e.g. data collection and inventory techniques, data preparation and entry/digitizing). You are knowledgeable about hunting techniques and legislation as typically acquired through a hunter training course. Analytical and Problem-Solving skills: You have demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills to determine the nature/extent of resource user compliance or human-wildlife conflict, to develop options, as well as to recommend a course of action. You have the ability to interpret and apply standards, policies and procedural guidelines and legislation. Field equipment and operations: You have general knowledge of field equipment operation to perform field maintenance, adjustments and repairs (bear traps, GPS, vehicle, weather stations, outboard motors and boats, ATV's etc.) You have the ability to possess and properly operate firearms safely and accurately. Additional Information: Address: 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 6 months, 7 Bay St, Parry Sound, North Region 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 6 months, 1350 High Falls Rd, Bracebridge, Central Region 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 6 months, 1450 7th Ave E, Owen Sound, West Region Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union Understanding the job ad - definitions Schedule: 4.7 Category: Lands and Resources Posted on: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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