Hybrid work opportunities may apply – CA
Reporting to the Program Manager, Green Infrastructure is responsible for supporting the delivery of the Natural Heritage and Forestry business through coordinating the development and implementation of forestry specific programs and projects; will assist in implementing and updating key Natural Heritage and Forestry strategies and plans; collaborates with division staff to identify business needs related to asset management, data and information management, strategic initiatives and project management; will coordinate projects to achieve objectives of forestry strategic plans, including asset management, increasing canopy and woodland cover, sustainable management of the York Regional forest and management of trees and landscaping in Regional road right-of-way’s; assists in the collection, management and analysis of forestry and related information, including establishing and executing quality control and quality assurance practices.
- Coordinates forestry projects to support implementation of key forestry strategies and plans; including Green Infrastructure Asset Management Plan, York Region Forest Management Plan, Greening Strategy and It’s in Our Nature, Management Plan for the York Regional Forest.
- Prepares work plans, budgets, schedules for forestry projects.
- Collaborates with forestry staff, other Regional staff and external stakeholders on the completion of projects.
- Identification, acquisition and maintenance of forestry information to support the implementation of key until strategies and plans.
- Works with division staff to identity information needs to support implementation of programs.
- Works with department internal stakeholders to establish data models/storage requirements, naming conventions, and collection methodologies.
- Writes reports and documents projects, programs and processes.
- Extracts and analyzes data for management to inform long term strategic planning.
- Responds to enquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate, on issues related to the assigned projects.
- Ensures that services provided meet Regional customer service standards.
- Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
- Successful completion of a three year Community College Diploma in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum three (3) years’ demonstrated experience in forestry or natural resources management.
- Membership in good standing, as a Registered Professional Forester in the Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA).
- Experience in forest management and/or a natural resource field including integrated management of both coniferous and deciduous forest types.
- Experience in urban forest management.
- Experience with forest and tree inventories and assessment of canopy and woodland cover.
- Demonstrated project management experience.
- Demonstrated presentation, promotional and public relations skills.
- Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize work in order to meet project deadlines.
- Ability to identify issues, challenges and opportunities and sound problem solving skills.
- Ability to negotiate/facilitate, build consensus and present information to varied audiences.
- Ability to monitor, analyze and assess work methods.
- Experience in data analysis and information management and practices and principles, including documentation, metadata, processes, standards and archiving.
- Experience with GIS software and techniques (specifically ArcGIS for Desktop and most extensions).
Please apply online by 5:00PM EST of the closing date indicated above. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
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