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Area Manager

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Multiple Locations, NS, CA, B0J 2C0

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 2/22/2019  


Lands and Forestry 


Area Manager, Permanent, Multiple Locations  


Competition # 18026 



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. 


The Regional Services Branch delivers department programs and services through an extensive network of field offices. These programs and services include forest management programs, Crown lands surveys, regional geological services, public outreach and education, planning and implementing Integrated Resource Management (IRM), hunter safety, forest fire prevention, detection and suppression, monitoring of forest insects and diseases, operation and maintenance of Provincial Parks, and resource conservation.


Currently, there are two (2) opportunities available in the following locations: Lunenburg and Queens/Shelburne.


About Our Opportunity


The Department of Lands and Forestry is seeking two dynamic Area Managers to lead program delivery in the Lunenburg and Queens/Shelburne Area and District Offices. Through the effective leadership of staff and resources, you will be responsible for the efficient delivery of Department Programs including the management of permanent, seasonal and casual staff and associated budgets.   

Programs to be delivered include geology, forest protection, parks and outdoor recreation, land administration, private and crown land management, wildlife, and field reports for integrated resource management.  During this opportunity, candidates will sit as members of the Regional Management Team and will foster a team approach to accomplish program delivery.

As Area Manager, you will be a vital member of the Regional Management Team and the work you do will help us achieve our Departmental objectives for program delivery across the Province.


About You


Typically, ideal candidates will have a Department recognized two year Lands and Forestry technical diploma as well as several years of experience in resource management, including administration and leadership roles. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Frequent travel across the province is a component of this position; as such, a valid driver’s license is required.

Your proven leadership ability will be crucial to effectively work in a complex organization which is subject to continuous internal and external demands and changes. As such, you must have previous experience with:

  • managing staff performance
  • budgets and financial reporting

You will also have a sound understanding of the programs and services provided by the Department of Lands and Forestry.

The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing are key components of this position. You will be required to build relationships with a broad range of individuals and demonstrate leadership qualities which promote teamwork; communicating vision and fostering a safe work culture that encourages new ideas and innovative solutions.

You are results oriented with a high level of initiative and motivation. You have demonstrated problem solving, time management and organization abilities as well as proficiency with computers.

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.


Other Considerations


Please indicate on your application which area(s) you are interested in, including your preference.  



Pay Grade:  EC 12 


Salary Range:  $2,918.00 - $3,647.00 Bi-Weekly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact



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