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Date: Nov 9, 2017

Location: TRURO, NS, CA, B2N 0G9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia


Competition # 6101 


Director Forestry, Permanent, TRURO  


Natural Resources 


Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2017  


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 application form, cover letter, or on your resume.



Reporting to the Executive Director, Renewable Resources Branch, the Director of Forestry is accountable for the development and management of programs, strategies and policies for the sustainable management and growth of the province’s forest lands.  The responsibilities include the measurement, reporting and forecasting of the status of Nova Scotia forests; research, development and implementation of ecological and timber management goals, objectives and practices; and development and administration of strategies, policies and legislation for forest sustainability, biodiversity and health.  The Director is also responsible for forest genetic programs and policies, and forest renewal programs including the production of tree seedlings for reforestation. 



The successful candidate will have a university degree in a biological science (which includes forestry) as well as several years of progressive management experience in a similar role.


The incumbent will demonstrate highly-developed leadership and team-building abilities as well as proven experience in Management of Human and Financial Resources. They will possess a proven record of creative thinking and applying specialized knowledge of forest resource science in the context of government policies.  The incumbent will also be familiar with Canada’s and Nova Scotia’s forest resources, forest industries, the role of public policy and public service science, and current issues with respect to the development and management of forest resources in Nova Scotia.


Experience with government, forest-related business and/or a policy organization will be considered an asset, especially in combination with experience in policy and planning. Demonstrated experience in change management initiatives will also be considered an asset.



Strategic Orientation

Developing Others

Team Leadership

Self-Awareness & Personal Impact

Effective Interactive Communication

Partnering & Relationship Building

Intercultural Diversity Proficiency


Pay Grade:  EC 14  


Salary Range:  $3,478.00 - $4,348.00 Bi-Weekly


 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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


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 or will result in termination of your employment.


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