It’s difficult for the public to find much out about ” who does what at NRR” – the positions that exist at NRR, the overall hierarchy, and what individuals/the department accomplish and plan in a particular year. There are no comprehensive directories, no annual reports. To be fair, this statement may apply to most departments under both the current and previous governments.
One small insight as to direction the NRR is taking is given by the public advertisements to fill vacancies or new positions. That’s all we get; there are no, or rarely, any announcements about who actually fills a position, or about what they do down the line.
I did manage to find an organizational chart for Lands and Forestry in a 2018 FOIPOP document which helped for a while when I was writing NS Forest Notes, Under the new PC Government there has been a lot of reorganization, so it’s no longer helpful.
When I do see a job advert for an upper level position in the Forestry Section of NRR that seems to provide some info, I post it. I do so partly as a matter of record, but also to help advertise the position. So here are some excerpts from the latest (from indeed.com):
Program Admin Officer 4 (Resource Forester)
Province of Nova Scotia
$6,183.40–$7,262.34 a month – Permanent
Department: Natural Resources & Renewables
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Closing Date: 29-Nov-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
About Our Opportunity
The Forestry and Wildlife Branch provides direction on policy, planning and program development in the areas of industry development and resource promotion, resource inventories and research, and the preparation of strategies and plans for the integrated development, management and conservation of the province’s forests, parks and wildlife resources.
As part of the Resource Management Division you would be responsible for:
– Coordinating with staff, forest industry, other government agencies and non-government organizations on resource management targets and objectives to help ensure sustainability.
-Negotiating, amending, and monitoring agreements for the management of natural resource with industry and other resource user groups for the management of natural resource on Crown lands.
-Reviewing forest management plans, recommending budgets and monitoring progress of field implementation.
– Working to remove or reduce barriers to optimization of wood fibre flow while meeting new forestry directions and ecological forestry objectives.
– Plus 3 more items
The right candidate for this role will have:
A University degree in Forestry and 6 or more years related experience. An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered…
Good Luck, Nova Scotia!
Some ads in the last year for NRR, Environment
There could well have been others of significance