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Manager, Crown Resource Development

Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3M8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 27700 

Department: Lands and Forestry

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/7/2020

About Us


Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks, and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

About Our Opportunity


As the Manager, Crown Resource Development, you will be accountable for the effective planning, and delivery, of the forest resource management program/services on Crown Land, to ensure the programs/services are delivered provincially within budget and are compliant with the program requirements.

Primary Accountabilities


You will manage the administration and operations that support decision making and policy development of the province's forests and that contribute to the provincial goals of enhancing biodiversity, ecological sustainability, and economic prosperity.


Additional accountabilities include:


  • Providing the Director with development and production reports, briefing notes and presentations on progress for senior management, internal and external stakeholders, and to the provincial Cabinet when requested.
  • Supporting the development of policy which will influence and align with Nova Scotia’s forest resource management interests as well as actively participating in integrated resource management and ecological forestry processes.
  • Coordinating and overseeing decisions and instructions given to Department staff with regards to the implementation of improvements in procedures or changes in polices and priorities on Crown Lands.
  • Supporting the preparation of annual work plans for Resource Management in cooperation with other branches departments for the division and in cooperation with the Regional Directors and Regional Resource Managers for Resource Management delivery.
  • Assisting in the preparation and recommendations for the annual budget on a provincial basis for all Crown Lands Management throughout the three regions in the Province.
  • Monitoring and reporting to the Director on all work performed to ensure the goals and objectives set forth for resource management are achieved.


Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or a related discipline and several years of related experience in forestry operations management, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.


An in-depth knowledge of the forest industry and procedures for Crown land management is essential. As the ideal candidate you have previous experience management experience including planning, budgeting, organizing, prioritizing, and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives; providing guidance and training to others; developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures and ensuring they match organizational strategies and objectives. You also must demonstrate a well-developed team-based approach to problem solving, strategic planning and change management.


You are comfortable working independently, applying your comprehensive understanding of the business environment and objectives developing solutions. You possess exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies. You also have strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to foster working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

Working Conditions


  • Primarily located in an office environment with travel province-wide to field offices and forest environments
  • Travel throughout the province may be required, occasional visits to other departments and field locations.
Additional Information


A valid drivers license is required for travel throughout the province.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Mentorship through iNSpire: a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development
  • Countless career paths for Nova Scotians
  • Department specific flexible working schedules



Pay Grade:  EC 11 

Salary Range:  $2,932.88 - $3,657.49 Bi-Weekly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to



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