Team Lead - Stewardship Youth Ranger Program ID: 58761

Deadline Date: 2019/04/24

Location: Fort Frances

Purpose of Position: As Team Lead in the Ogimaa Binesiiyog Stewardship Youth Ranger Program, under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator and the MNRF Partnership Specialist, you will provide group leadership to a team five Stewardship Youth Rangers (SYRs) on a variety of field projects from July 2nd to August 30th, 2019. You will research and identify learning opportunities and work projects, ensure the availability of required resources and ensure compliance with workplace safety regulations. You will follow the SYR Operations Manual and Guidelines to ensure that youth are given the opportunity to safely work outdoors, learn about environmental issues in their communities and acquire valuable skills and experience to launch their future careers.

Posting Date:
 Fort Frances
 922 Scott Street, Fort Frances, ON P9A 1J4
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Natural and Applied Sciences and Related
 Duties / Responsibilities:
Provide supervision, motivation and guidance while acting as Team Lead for one Assistant Team Lead and four Rangers; assign and monitor staff duties while identifying/addressing any potential hazards and ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and MNRF policies & procedures 
Lead the development and implementation of the SYR project schedule, including identifying, researching and coordinating educational opportunities that meet provincial standards  Ensure timely communication with internal and external partners in coordinating stewardship projects, educational opportunities and outreach events 
Employ communication skills to deliver training; interpret and communicate technical/specialized information and terminology for SYRs
Assist with researching and identifying professional development opportunities for SYRs, such as, on the job training, planned lectures, tours and providing additional educational resources as required 
Assist in promotion of the Ogimaa Binesiiyog-SYR program by supervising the taking and uploading of project photos, completion of bi-weekly articles and distribution of outreach materials • Supervise and assist in the completion of the year-end video and year-end event planning
Ensure organization and maintenance of computer database with project photos, reports and records including season start and end inventory of equipment and supplies (i.e. camping gear) 
Maintain SYR program equipment ensuring compliance with Ontario Health and Safety standards 
Assist with administrative matters such as completion of daily Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) documentation, identifying and addressing potential hazards while providing supervision and guidance 
Assist with administrative matters such as completion of safety plan documents, written SYR performance evaluations and a final year-end report on the SYR program for the Fort Frances District
Ensure the timely development and effective delivery of the project schedule and SYR program administrative requirements (performance evaluations, Final Report, etc.) are met within assigned deadlines Skills: 
Analytical and problem-solving skills to supervise SYRs; identify individual and group performance issues and report to supervisory staff when appropriate; Ability to adjust work schedule in response to unexpected changes to projects (e.g. lack of resources, equipment, staff, inclement weather or emergency situations) • Technical communications skills using various types of equipment; cellphones, radios, satellite phones, SPOT/inReach and electronically communicated materials
 Mandatory Requirements: Valid Class GDrivers License
You hold or can obtain a Valid Standard First Aid Certificate 
You hold or can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) 
You hold or can obtain an Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) Certificate (Level 2); ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 3 certificate is an asset Qualifications: Group Leadership You have working knowledge of the workplace safety legislations and related regulations (e.g. Occupational Health & Safety Act), can motivate and provide direction to SYR team members and assist with performance appraisals. Communication Skills - You can liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders (e.g. ministry staff, parents, community groups, clients, etc.), explain technical information and instructions and develop written articles and reports. Technical Knowledge - You have knowledge of environmental stewardship activities (tree planting, stream clean-up, monitoring/removal of invasive species, etc.) and are proficient in the operation of related tools and equipment (e.g. hand saws, hammers, shovels, etc.). General Skills - You have planning and coordination skills to manage projects and ensure required material resources are available, analytical and problem-solving skills to monitor and evaluate project progress and effectiveness and are proficient with a variety of computer software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, etc.).
 An interest in pursuing post-secondary education and/or a career in natural resource management is an asset. Accommodation is not provided as part of this position.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
  Please submit cover letter and resume to: Ms. Diana McGhee Email: Fax: 807-274-4438

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Diana McGhee
Position Title:
 Partnership Specialist
Company Name:
 Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
 922 Scott Street
 Fort Frances
Postal Code:
 P9A 1J4
Web Address:

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