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Natural Resources Educator (Program Admin Officer 1-2)



Competition # : 35359 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/20/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, 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


We are seeking a dynamic and outgoing professional who will join our youth outreach and education team at the Natural Resources Education Centre in Middle Musquodoboit.


Under the general direction of the Natural Resources Education Team Lead, responsibilities include planning, development, organization, implementation, and promotion of natural resources education programs across the province. 


Primary Accountabilities


Some of the primary accountabilities in this role include: 

  • Development and delivery of natural resources education programs in schools, organizations, community groups in the areas of Biodiversity, Species at Risk and Ecological Foresty.
  • Provide expertise, direction, and support to DNRR staff, other government departments, special interest groups, and other organizations connected to youth outreach and education.  Build collaborative partnerships for new youth outreach initiatives and outreach opportunities.
  • Preparation of supporting materials for the outreach programs, assist with promotion
  • Creation, posting and monitoring of social media content.


Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a Bachelor's Degree in related field plus one (1) year of related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.


Must have the following skills or experience:


  1. Experience in developing outreach education programs and supporting materials
  2. Knowledge in natural resources subject areas (forestry, wildlife, biology, geology)
  3. Experience with public speaking and making public presentations
  4. Experience building networks and relationships with partner organizations and other government departments and stakeholders both internally and externally.
  5. Self-directed with the ability to work independently with a high level of creativity, resourcefulness and initiative.
  6. Excellent problem-solving ability, time management and organizational skills are required.
  7. Excellent communication skills (written & verbal), strong interpersonal and collaboration skills and experience working in a team environment.
  8. Proficient computer usage including use of Outlook, Internet, Word, Power Point, Excel, SharePoint, Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram as examples)


The following are assets which are identified for this position:

  1. Valid (Standard) First Aid certificate
  2. Experience with diverse client groups


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




  • A 2-year diploma program with 3 years of related experience.


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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria. 


Working Conditions


Blend of outside field work with occasional classroom-type working environment.

Use of various hand-tools and basic forestry equipment.

Forest settings typically involve rugged walking terrain as well as extremes in weather conditions.


Additional Information


This is a 1 year term opportunity with an anticipated end date of May 3, 2023; however, the status of the opportunity (term, temporary, casual) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate. 


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
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules



Pay Grade:  PR 06 - PR 10  

Salary Range:  $1,805.02 - $2,588.45 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.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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