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Red Lake, ON

$24.88 – $29.00 an hour

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is looking for an office professional with highly developed leadership skills to provide a wide range of administrative, financial and human resources skills to support the delivery of emergency services in Ontario.

Effective January 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $24.88 to $29.00 per hour in compliance with OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

What can I expect to do in this role?

provide financial, administrative, human resources and clerical support to the team
provide group leadership to seasonal and summer staff

provide customer service to internal and external clients
provide a variety of administrative functions on field fire assignments

How do I qualify?

Financial Knowledge and Skills:

You have knowledge and experience with budget and accounting procedures, and financial planning processes

You can prepare annual work plans and budget estimates, monitor and reconcile expenditures, compile complex data, and extract relevant information to provide reports and analyses

Administrative and Human Resources Skills:

You have proven work experience providing administrative, financial and human resources support services

You have a proven ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, and program policies and procedures

You are proficient with computers and all aspects of desktop software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, internet and financial applications


You have knowledge of administrative and office procedures, practices, guidelines and equipment
You have experience with telephone operations and etiquette to provide effective customer service

Group Leadership, Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

You have tact and excellent judgement skills necessary to ensure confidentiality and security of files and records

You have demonstrated leadership and team work skills to provide training and direction, recommend performance targets and assist with performance reviews with support staff
You have proven ability to compose correspondence and reports independently with own initiative or from brief instructions

You have highly effective interpersonal skills to build relationships with a variety of internal and external clients and staff

Analytical, Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills:

You have proven analytical skills to analyze and interpret complex financial information and reports

You have the ability to determine the best way to handle a task, situation or information request
You are able to identify and resolve discrepancies relating to invoices and updating of financial reports

You have good judgment and decision making skills to respond to radio emergency transmission

Organizational and Prioritization Skills:

You have highly effective organizational and prioritization skills to assess administrative requirements, and determine and schedule priorities among conflicting demands
You have proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Other Valuable Skills:

You have the ability to work with radio operations and equipment
You can type to ministry standards (50 wpm)

Additional Information:


1 Permanent, 139 Forestry Rd, Red Lake, North Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Posted on: Monday, January 6, 2020

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