Conservation Officer Positions-Ontario

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Conservation Officer Positions-Ontario

Postby MTOTEO3 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:17 am

This was just posted today. 18 positions in total, and an Open-Targeted competition so you will not see it posted on the PUBLIC JOB SITE until you enter the Job ID in the Job ID Search box. You must apply online by following these instructions;

How to apply:
1) You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers.
2) You must enter the job id # 74999 in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
3) Then click "apply on line" and follow the instructions.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

CONSERVATION OFFICERS

Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Enforcement Branch
City: Aylmer, Bracebridge, Chapleau, Dryden, Geraldton, Guelph, Hearst, Kemptville, North Bay, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Red Lake, Sault Ste Marie, South Porcupine
Job Term: 18 Permanent
Job Code: 41106 - Resource Tech 4-Conserv Officer
Salary: $1,302.68 - $1,452.58 Per Week*
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 74999
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Explore the possibilities of this opportunity to apply your technical expertise and help safeguard our natural resources.

The ministry is committed to protecting and managing the province's natural resources and is looking for motivated, service and team oriented professionals who are eager to advance their career in natural resource conservation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of our enforcement team, you will:
• participate in the delivery of a multi-service integrated compliance program
• deliver planned compliance
• provide education and information related to natural resource management and protection

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
• you hold a valid Ontario class 'G' driver's Licence
• you have the ability to obtain a valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificate
• you have the ability to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card
• you have the ability to pass the Ontario Hunting Licence Examination
• you have the ability to successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course or successfully challenge the exam
• you have the ability to pass psychological/physical assessments to determine suitability and fitness for the position
• you have the ability to be appointed as a Conservation Officer
• you have the ability to work shifts, weekends and holidays
• you have the ability to travel for extended periods of time
• you have the ability to work in remote and isolated locations

Note: This position requires an enhanced-level screening check under the OPS Employment Screening Checks Policy which includes a criminal record check (CPIC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) check, Niche/RMS file check (Local Police Record check) and Credit (Equifax) check.

Enforcement skills:
• you have experience enforcing legislation, policies and regulations
• you have knowledge of enforcement and investigation techniques, methods and procedures
• you have knowledge of rules of evidence, lawful searches and seizures to conduct investigations and gather evidence
• you have knowledge of legal documents and court procedures to prosecute violators

Technical knowledge:
• you have knowledge of natural resource management principles (eg. areas of commercial/sport fisheries, game/non-game species of wildlife, etc.)
• you have the ability to interpret and apply related legislation (eg. Fisheries Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, etc.)
• you are proficient in the sports of hunting and fishing, handling firearms and other sporting equipment
• you are proficient in the operation of related recreation vehicles (eg. watercraft, snowmobiles, ATV's, etc.)

Communication skills:
• you can prepare legal court documents
• you can provide testimony in court
• you can prepare and deliver presentations to public interest groups (eg. fish and game clubs, naturalist groups, public schools, etc.)
• you can respond to requests for information verbally and in writing
• you can deal tactfully with the public, staff and media

Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• you are able to exercise sound judgment in stressful and potentially threatening situations
• you are able to reach peaceful solutions in volatile situations
• you are able to promote and influence compliance with related legislation and standards

Analytical and investigation skills:
• you can assess activities for compliance
• you can gather information and evidence
• you can identify problems and recommend solutions

General skills:
• you have the ability to work independently and without direct supervision
• you have the ability to independently make sound decisions
• you have the ability to work as a member of a team
• you have organizational and planning skills
• you are proficient with a variety of computer software applications (eg. word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet, etc.)

Positions Available

1 Permanent, 64 Church St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region,
2 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region,
1 Permanent, 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region,
1 Permanent, 613 Front St, Hearst, North Region,
1 Permanent, 190 Cherry St, Chapleau, North Region,
2 Permanent, 208 Beamish Ave, Geraldton, North Region,
1 Permanent, 3301 Trout Lake Rd, North Bay, North Region,
1 Permanent, 479 Government Street, Dryden, North Region,
1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region,
2 Permanent, 10 Campus Dr, Kemptville, East Region,
1 Permanent, 1350 High Falls Rd, Bracebridge, Central Region,
1 Permanent, 1450 7th Ave E, Owen Sound, West Region,
1 Permanent, 1 Stone Rd, Guelph, West Region,
2 Permanent, 615 John St N, Aylmer, West Region,

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Re: Conservation Officer Positions-Ontario

Postby TripleChev » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:39 pm

So much for open targeted

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Postby rntacp » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:22 pm

TripleChev wrote:So much for open targeted


Pretty much...

Do they complete the full BCT course at OPC or a modified version?

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Postby CharlieVictor » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:14 am

We have COs at OPC right now completing the BCT course so that might be the process for these positions as well but i'm not 100% as i'm not in the organization
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Postby redridinghood » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:44 pm

390 applicants

Are there any conservation officers here to answer questions?

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Postby TripleChev » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:35 pm

redridinghood wrote:390 applicants

Are there any conservation officers here to answer questions?

I may be wrong but I've never seen any Ontario CO's on here.

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Postby redridinghood » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:58 am

Does anyone else know: how long is the training? Where is it at? (Aymer?) what is the cost? Failure rates? Pre course study package? Intensity?

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Postby TripleChev » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:10 am

It's the basic constable course. Google OPC and go through that. No cost to candidates (at least not for MNRF recruits) ans no pre course material.

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Postby smitty » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:16 am

TripleChev wrote:It's the basic constable course. Google OPC and go through that. No cost to candidates (at least not for MNRF recruits) ans no pre course material.


I'm pretty surprised that CO's go through the basic constable course? I would have figured that the large majority of the stuff taught is geared towards polcing and not so much Conservation Officers.

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Postby redridinghood » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:47 pm

just went through BCT carriculum and I see little relation to job specs of a conservation officer,
where you get your info Triple?

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Postby TripleChev » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:49 pm

redridinghood wrote:just went through BCT carriculum and I see little relation to job specs of a conservation officer,
where you get your info Triple?

From my recent interview. And did you not see it when you applied "Are you willing to attend the 13 week training course at the Ontario POLICE College?" Talk to a CO. They'll tell you directly.

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Postby redridinghood » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:46 am

didn't see any mention of a 13week training in the job add or specs,
I'm trying to talk to CO, they are as common here as hens teeth, hence my posting here

don't get defensive, just trying to clarify info Triple ;)

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Re: Conservation Officer Positions-Ontario

Postby TripleChev » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:11 pm

redridinghood wrote:didn't see any mention of a 13week training in the job add or specs,
I'm trying to talk to CO, they are as common here as hens teeth, hence my posting here

don't get defensive, just trying to clarify info Triple ;)

No defense or offense taken. Just surprised that some don't know what has transpired within MNRF over the past few years and the changes they've gone through. But if you rarely see or speak to a CO it makes a bit of sense. For those who really want the job (not saying you don't) they have dug up every tidbit of information in regards to the position. A few years ago we all thought it was the demise of the Ontario Conservation Officer.... literally.

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Postby KRASHED » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:31 pm

When I was in OPC the drill hall the Ontario CO flag was flying in the drill hall. I believe the intake before us had a couple of CO's in there.

Seems like as a CO you would learn a lot of junk that you would need to dump once you got into the meat and potatoes of CO work.
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