Director, Resource Management

Location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia

Apply By: 3/21/2019,  Visit: Nova Scotia Jobs

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As the Director of Resource Management, you will be responsible for all aspects of forest resource management on Crown lands across the Province. You will accomplish this either directly through staff or indirectly through arrangements with forest industry. You will also be responsible for the implementation of Forest Sustainability Agreements on private lands and will provide direction for all provincial programming aimed at forest management on private lands.

You will lead the implementation of programs and plans aimed at increasing the application of ecological forestry as well as coordinating the development of long-term resource management strategies. Your expertise and strategic planning guidance will be fundamental in order to identify gaps, opportunities for efficiency and the development/enhancement of existing procedures, policies and standards.

You will forge relationships with senior government and industry officials and will represent the Department on various internal and external committees. You will make recommendations regarding international, national, provincial and departmental policies that influence the delivery of forest resource management programs in Nova Scotia as well as actively participating in various integrated resource management processes.

In addition, you will oversee the management of financial and human resources and aid in the development of annual operational/business plan and annual budget to ensure efficient and effective delivery of operational programs within the province.

About You

You have post-secondary education in a related field (such as natural sciences, including forestry) as well as several years of resource management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

To be successful in this role, you will have proven progressive management experience including human resource and financial management and budgeting.

Your proven leadership abilities and management skills will be critical in order to effectively achieve results in a complex organization which is subject to change and new challenges influenced by a wide range of internal and external demands.

You are a strategic thinker and problem solver with the ability to think conceptually and see the big picture. Effective communication, partnering and relationship building skills are essential. You have experience working with multiple stakeholders and the ability to build strong and lasting connections.

You are well organized and capable of prioritizing and delegating high volumes of work under tight timelines, as well as exercising sound judgement under pressure.

The following are considered assets:
• experience in the development and implementation of policy and resource management programs
• experience providing advice to senior leaders and drafting briefing notes
• experience in the administration of assigned acts and regulations
• delivery of developed programs in an integrated manner that balances the broad range of resource uses valued by Nova Scotians

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.




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