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Position: Indigenous Relations Advisor
Employer: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Location: South Porcupine / Timmins, Northeastern Ontario
Job ID: 150583

The Job
The Northeast Region is looking for an organized, energetic, and motivated individual to join the Regional Advisory Unit in Northeast Region's Regional Resources Section.

Combine your knowledge of Indigenous history, culture, and natural resource management with your excellent interpersonal skills in this position with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Regional Operations Division.

The Ministry
The purpose of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is to provide opportunities for resource development and outdoor recreation for the continuous economic and social benefit of the people of Ontario; and to administer, protect, and conserve public lands and waters. The ministry's programs are concerned with the use of the physical resources such as land, water, trees, fish, animals and certain minerals for resource utilization and recreation.

The Location
South Porcupine is located within the City of Timmins is located 700 km North of Toronto, and offers a variety of natural, cultural and recreational diversions. Building on its solid industrial foundation, this growing community welcomes new business and offers ample opportunity. Fresh northern air, outdoor adventure and incredible hospitality await you in 'The City with a Heart of Gold'.

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Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

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
  • 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?

  • Provide expert advice, support and coordination on the application of provincial natural resource management policy, regulation and legislation in the context of meeting the Crown's legal obligations with respect to Indigenous communities and organizations within the region
  • Support and/or lead consultation and negotiations with Indigenous communities as it pertains to natural resource management program implementation
  • Coordinate the regional implementation of Ministry programs and initiatives related to natural resource management for Indigenous people
  • Participate in policy development initiatives and project teams
  • Provide advice and analysis on ministry policy and program outcomes associated with Indigenous programs/policies

How do I qualify?

Communication and Relationship Building Skills

  • You can effectively communicate and liaise with a diverse group of stakeholders, including Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • You can prepare and deliver a variety of deliverables (ex. briefing materials and presentations) tailored to various audiences both internally and externally to government using computer software (ex. word processing, presentation, spreadsheet).
  • You have strong relationship management skills to maintain and foster partnerships to aid in buy-in of Ministry objectives.
  • You can lead collaborative information seeking efforts to ensure sound advice in relation to critical issues.
  • You can effectively facilitate and negotiate to achieve Indigenous engagement in natural resource planning and management.
  • You have highly developed political acuity, tact and discretion to manage issues of sensitive and contentious nature.

Analytical Skills

  • You can interpret policy, regulation and legislation to ensure the Ministry complies with its responsibilities, commitments and legal requirements with respect to Indigenous policy/program direction.
  • You can assess data and information to develop evidence-based recommendations.
  • You can evaluate and communicate the implications of current and proposed natural resource management policies and recommendations.

Technical Expertise

  • You have knowledge and awareness of Indigenous history, culture, treaties and relevant issues, including the intersect of the Crown's legal duty to consult, Indigenous and Treaty rights, inter-governmental relations with natural resource management.
  • You have knowledge of the policies, legislation, trends and issues affecting Indigenous peoples of Ontario.
  • You have knowledge of natural resource management principles and best practices.

Planning and Coordination Skills

  • You can lead strategic planning initiatives by creating work plans and managing financials of assigned projects.

Salary Range: $72,675 - $107,093 per year

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, by Monday, August 17, 2020, by visiting and entering Job ID 150583 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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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jul 31 2020    Numéro : 57176