Program Manager, Urban Forestry 22864

environmental services engineering
Location: Region of York, ON
Type: temporary full-time
Posted On: Aug 30, 2018
Closing Date: Sep 13, 2018
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Program Manager, Urban Forestry 22864
Environmental Services Department
Environmental Promotion and Protection Branch
Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. This is a Non-Union Position
Temporary Full-Time - 24 months, Salary $98,912 - $112,333 annually
Position Purpose
Reporting to the Manager, Natural Heritage and Forestry, is responsible for leading the development and implementation of programs related to the protection, conservation and management of the Region’s urban and rural forest resources, including overseeing the planning, protection, planting and maintenance of Regional street trees VivaNext streetscapes and other softscapes; contributing to the management of the York Regional Forest, implementation of the Invasive Species program and Greening Strategy and administration of the Forest Conservation Bylaw.
  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Forestry or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in urban or rural forestry, preferably in a municipal environment, with responsibilities for planning, contract administration, maintenance and planting operations, project management, enforcement and demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, financial management of operational programs/projects including monitoring and control.
  • Knowledge of urban forestry best practices in relation to the planning, planting and maintenance of trees and other vegetation, including invasive species management.
  • Knowledge of forest management planning and silvicultural systems commonly used in southern Ontario, and forest certification.
  • Knowledge to interpret Engineering road related drawings, development proposals and plans in the context of vegetation protection and streetscaping.
  • Knowledge of forest and tree bylaw administration or other related environmental compliance.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Standards, Acts and Regulations.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
  • Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and proficiency with inventory data base and GIS.
  • Demonstrated project management skills to lead a project work group, organize numerous tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills to reach agreement with contractors, public and other stakeholders.
  • Contemporary staff supervisory skills including knowledge of collective agreement administration and interpretation, labour relations principles and practices, and relevant employment legislation.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.
Please apply on-line by September 13, 2018, quoting competition #22864. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone.