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Junior Forest Resource Analyst (Forester 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B))



Competition # : 37587 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/20/2023 (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


As a Junior Forest Resource Analyst, you will provide forest modelling support to the Resource Analysis Group in the development and maintenance of an integrated suite of forest modelling and management planning tools.

Primary Accountabilities


Some of the primary accountabilities in this role include:

  • Supporting development and implementation of provincial modelling initiatives in support of provincial policy and strategy development. The modelling process will integrate with an existing forest modelling framework within the province to assess ecological and economic impact at the forest/landscape level.
  • Supporting working groups and research initiatives as related to forest modeling.
  • Making recommendations on procedural adjustments and research focus to improve resource analysis capabilities and preparing documentation outlining resource issues related to analysis findings.
  • Providing database management expertise as related to the application of the forest modelling system.
  • Providing software development support for a suite of forest management planning software tools. Assisting the in update/development of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for various forest management planning software tools.
  • Working closely with internal staff, forest industry, peers, and universities in acquiring and understanding the various data components that constitute the merged information database used for forest modelling.


As the Junior Forest Resource Analyst, you will report to the Manager, Forest Management Planning via the Senior Forest Resource Analyst.


Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry.


As the ideal candidate you have a working knowledge of forest resource analysis tools and databases and their use in forest management planning; advanced spatial and aspatial databases used in forest resource planning.


You demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the use of computer applications for forest modelling and database management. You also demonstrate project management and public communication skills through your education and/or work experience. 


You are comfortable working with minimal level of supervision and exercise independent judgement, decision making and initiative. You possess an ability to think creatively and embrace change, recognizing when a new approach is needed. You have strong problem solving and analytical thinking abilities.


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.




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 offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


Work within an office environment; occasional travel for meetings throughout Nova Scotia. 


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 07 - PR 12  

Salary Range:  $1,936.88 - $2,881.39 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