Provincial Fire Operations and Response Coordinator

Industry:

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Division: Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services – Provincial Services Division

City: Sault Ste Marie

Job Term: 1 Permanent

Job Code: M0909A – Legal/Regulatory06

Salary: $74,066.00 – $113,573.00 Per Year

Job ID: 154164

Are you a Champion of a health and safety culture?

Do you possess strong leadership skills to assist with the development and implementation of long term wildland fire management strategies and operating plans of a provincial wildland fire management program? If so, come join the Response and Operations Section of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

About Us:

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services provides wildland fire management services for the province including fire management policies and strategies, fire prevention and detection, and the basic resources for managing wildland fires; aviation flight and maintenance crews and equipment in support of wildland fire and natural resources management, and other specialized aviation services, including non-scheduled air transport to all government ministries and agencies; and emergency management in response to wildland fires, floods, drought/low water, dam failures, erosion, soil and bedrock instability, crude oil and natural gas exploration, natural gas and hydrocarbon underground storage, and salt solution mining emergencies.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours define what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:

• We commit to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• We lead for the future by embracing positive disruption, a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
• We are people centred by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centred outcomes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this Provincial Fire Operations and Response Coordinator role, you will:

• Plan, lead, coordinate and manage an effective and efficient response and support program that minimizes the effects of fire on human life, property and natural resources.
• Train staff and ensure they are working in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, as well as ministry and divisional policies and protocols
• Serve as a member of the provincial fire management team by participating in the development and implementation of long term fire management strategies and operating plans.

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 includes 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
· We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role.

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

· Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
· Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
· Canada’s Greenest Employers
· Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

You must possess a Valid Class “G” Driver’s License

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to staff and/or project teams.
• You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
• You can engage team members and stakeholders in a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting innovation and creativity.
• You have experience developing and implementing practical solutions to unique and complex issues.
• You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human resources, including labour relations issues.

Program Management Skills:

• You have knowledge and expertise in project management principles and methodologies to manage the delivery of program plans, initiatives and goals.
• You have an advanced knowledge of standards and policy development and the ministry’s decision making process.
• You have experience developing and managing the implementation of annual and long-range operational plans.
• You have knowledge of comptrollership and financial management principles and the ability to develop and implement cost effective fire contracts and various agreements.
• You have the ability manage the implementation of standards, guidelines, policies and procedures to ensure effective communications are maintained internally and with contractors and stakeholders to support fire operations.

Technical Expertise:

• You have the ability to provide and ensure the provision of technical and operational expertise, advice and direction to personnel at all levels involved in fire operations throughout the region and province.
• You have knowledge of fire suppression and control. You have extensive knowledge of natural resource management principles, techniques, acts, regulations, policies and ministry/government direction as well as federal and provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
• You can apply relevant legislation and regulations and/or investigations processes and techniques for program delivery to oversee the monitoring of activities for adherence and compliance to the Act and regulations.
• You have the ability to provide technical and operational expertise, advice and direction to personnel at all levels involved in fire operations throughout the province.
• You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative advice and guidance to senior management.

Communication and Stakeholder Relationship Management Skills:

• You have proven ability to manage the implementation of standards, guidelines, policies and procedures to ensure effective communications are maintained internally and with contractors and stakeholders to support fire operations.
• You have proven communication, conflict management and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
• You have the ability to prepare or oversee the preparation of related briefing material, ministerial correspondence, House Notes, financial studies, and reports.
• You have excellent analytical, problem-solving and planning skills to appropriately coordinate and assess priorities.
• You have the ability to respond to fire management issues, complaints and contentious issues with tact and diplomacy.
• You have superior oral communication, consultation and presentation skills to provide technical guidance, advice and education.

Additional Information:

Address:

  • 1 Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region

Compensation Group: Management Compensation Plan

Category: Lands and Resources

Posted on: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Note: N-NR-154164/20

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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