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Manager, Forest Management Planning

Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: TRURO, NS, CA, B2N 0G9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 27624 

Department: Lands and Forestry

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/1/2020

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


Reporting to the Director of Forestry, the Manager, Forest Management Planning is accountable for the overall treatment design and modelling required to achieve planning objectives for the provincial forest silviculture, forest management planning and forest resource analysis programs.


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.
  • Developing priorities and strategies that align with the provincial forest modelling research and development management planning program with Department policy objectives and targets.
  • Providing strategic leadership to professional staff who each lead one of the following planning groups 1. Forest Research Analysis and 2. Timber Management Planning program.
  • Contributing to the sustainable management of Nova Scotia’s forests by generating accurate forestry statistics for the government and for the federal forest statistics program.


Qualifications and Experience


Successful candidates will 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 silviculture systems is essential. You have demonstrated experience successfully managing staff and budgets, with excellent organizational, communications, facilitation, and mediation skills. You also must demonstrate a well-developed team-based approach to problem solving, strategic planning and change management.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: 


Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Team, Leadership, Initiative, 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.




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 working in an office environment with travel province-wide to field offices and forest environments.


Additional Information


Province wide travel to field offices and industry clients is required.



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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