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Manager, Geoscience Mapping
Do you have a passion for geoscience and you’re searching for a challenging and rewarding position where you can utilize your exceptional leadership skills? If this sounds like you, then please consider this opportunity to manage and deliver a variety of regional geoscience mapping, sampling and inventory projects across Ontario as part of the Ontario Geological Survey’s geoscience mapping program.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this position, you will provide technical project and program management support by:
- managing the development, planning, implementation, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of province-wide, field, office and laboratory-based Phanerozoic bedrock mapping, Quaternary surficial mapping, groundwater aquifer mapping, aggregate and industrial mineral inventories and surficial geochemical mapping projects across Ontario
- providing leadership, coaching, guidance and direction to professional and technical employees to ensure effective and timely delivery of high-quality geoscience projects
- managing the administrative functions and activities of the Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section at the project level in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and policy
- coordinating and participating in the dissemination of geoscience data and information by ensuring the timely publication of geoscience results
- establishing and fostering stakeholder collaboration with senior geoscience representatives of industry, governments and academia and participating in project-level Aboriginal engagement practices and collaborations
- participating on committees and planning groups associated with regional, provincial or inter-jurisdictional geoscience initiatives, conferences, symposia, workshops and/or public forums
Location: 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario
How do I qualify?
Management and Leadership Skills:
- you have experience managing a team of professional technical staff, delivering results and effectively leading a team through change
- you can provide supervision, motivation, guidance, coaching and direction to staff including performance management and development
- you have knowledge of project management practices and principles to organize and manage a diverse range of geoscience projects with a proven track record of successful project completion
- you have demonstrated skills in managing human, material and financial resources
Stakeholder Relations and Communication Skills:
- you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide sound direction and advice to a range of internal and external clients and to represent the Ministry on various committees
- you can prepare and deliver presentations at regional, provincial and national conferences
- you have the ability to build and maintain effective networks and teams within and across organizational units as well as with external stakeholders, collaborators and First Nations in order to gather input, build consensus and deliver on goals and priorities
- you have excellent analytical, negotiation and issues management skills to manage a range of sensitive issues, complaints and queries to arrive at positive resolutions
- you have working knowledge of geoscience and its application to address a range of public policy needs such as land use planning, public health and safety, infrastructure and mineral development
- you have knowledge of field project operations, activities, logistics and related operational requirements in urban, remote and semi-remote locations
- you have knowledge of scientific research principles, practices and techniques gained through relevant experience and/or equivalent academics
- you have knowledge of health and safety policies and regulations to ensure safety compliance in office and field workplaces
- you have an understanding of administrative and financial functions and the ability to prepare work plans, provide program delivery and work within financial controls and guidelines to effectively manage a diverse range of single and multi-year geoscience projects and collaborative initiatives
- you have demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills to effectively manage a large and demanding workload
Salary range: $74,016.00 – $95,724.00 per year
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 63059, by March 28, 2014. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx 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 equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.