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Far North Planning Manager

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 11, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Business / Management
Client Ontario Public Service
Contact Information
Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, September 26, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 111038 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.


Far North Planning Manager

Do have proven leadership and management skills, knowledge of land use planning and resource management and an interest in working in partnership with Indigenous communities in the Far North of Ontario? If so, then you may be the person we’re looking for. Consider this great career opportunity with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)’s Far North Branch.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • plan, lead, manage and develop a specialized unit with a staff of planning, science and information professionals in preparing joint community-based land use plans (CBLUP) with Indigenous communities in support of the government’s Far North Planning Initiative (FNPI)
  • manage the FNPI project (e.g. preparation of CBLUPs) throughout all phases to ensure that deliverables are met on time and within budget
  • coordinate preparation of community-based land use plans, associated implementation actions and supporting policy development activities with federal governments, other provinces, ministries, Indigenous communities and organizations, and stakeholders
  • negotiate funding transfer agreements with Indigenous organizations and communities to support preparation and implementation of community-based land use plans
  • provide leadership in all aspects of land use planning, implementation and resource planning programs in the Far North of Ontario

Location: Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?

Management and leadership skills:

  • management knowledge and skills to provide leadership, supervision, guidance and direction to specialized staff, including performance management and staff development
  • knowledge of human resources regulations, policies, legislation and collective agreements

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • relationship management and consultation skills to create and maintain effective relations with Indigenous communities and a variety of stakeholders
  • communication and presentation skills to clearly and succinctly identify issues, make recommendations, provide rationales and lead meetings
  • negotiation skills to effectively represent ministry interests in negotiations and to work with Indigenous communities, industry and stakeholder partners to resolve land use planning and management issues

Analytical and problem solving skills:

  • analytical and problem solving skills to identify important issues and take action; to initiate and develop new approaches to problem areas; to obtain and analyze information regarding complex land use / resource management issues and resolve them
  • conflict resolution skills to determine areas of common agreement, and develop and gain support from Indigenous community leaders, a variety of partners, clients, ministry staff and senior management

Technical expertise:

  • expertise in land use planning, resource management and allocation in the areas of Forest Management, Fish & Wildlife, and management of Crown lands and waters
  • knowledge of the policies, legislation, programs and other ministries/agencies/governments that impact MNRF activities in the Far North of Ontario

Indigenous knowledge:

  • knowledge of Indigenous culture and tradition, including an understanding of Indigenous communities’ stake development and protection activities in the Far North of Ontario

Salary Range: $85,750 – $111,800 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region


  • Please note that this position is under review as part of the Management Job Evaluation Plan (MJEP) Project. MJEP is a new job evaluation system for manager and non-bargaining specialist positions in the Ontario Public Service.

Implementation of the new system may impact the classification and salary range for this position. Employees will be notified of any impact prior to implementation.

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, September 26, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 111038 in the Job ID search field. 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 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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