Topic ID #37136 - posted 6/20/2016 2:48 AM

Heritage Specialist - Ontario

Jennifer Palmer

Heritage Specialist (12 months)
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is a crown agency whose purpose is to build, manage, finance, and enhance the value of Ontario public assets, including Ontario’s public infrastructure, real estate, and government facilities. Our core values include being people-oriented, innovative, client-focused, execution-driven and diligent.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) manages one of Canada’s largest and most diverse portfolios of heritage properties. Heritage places are not just museums or tourist attractions – they include places where people work and live. From historic court houses to specialized education facilities, IO is committed to preserving Ontario’s provincially significant heritage places by actively promoting their identification, conservation and use.
Reporting to the Manager, Heritage Projects, the Heritage specialist will provide expertise and due diligence in the identification and management of heritage matters (including but is not limited to the following work streams: cultural heritage, archaeology, and Aboriginal consultation) and issues across Infrastructure Ontario (IO)’s portfolio and ensure the Province’s interest and accountability with respect to heritage due diligence and project delivery.
The Heritage Specialist will provide strategic heritage advice as it relates to high priority projects, effectively managing heritage risk and liability to benefit project outcomes. The successful candidate will have a university degree in heritage studies, archaeology, planning, environmental science, or related field; knowledge of relevant legislation and policies including: MOI Class Environmental Assessment; Ontario Heritage Act, MTCS Standards and Guidelines for Provincial Heritage Properties/Consultant Archaeologists, Environmental Assessment Act, Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, and Green Energy Act.
We are looking for a professional with a sound knowledge of diverse heritage activities, issues, and mitigation measures relevant to property management and/or transaction processes and of Aboriginal consultation methodology and application. Demonstrable experience in heritage: cultural heritage, archaeology, and/or Aboriginal consultation practice, experience in the practical review, critique and application of heritage assessment and evaluation of project reports and recommendations, and procurement (developing RFPs, tendering, evaluation, and proponent selection), contract administration and financial project management are required.
To be successful in this role, you will have excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks and projects, strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills, analytical, interpretive, and project coordination skills and proficiency in the MS Office Products and Project Management software.

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