New Job Manager, Parks & Recreation In Nova Scotia

Manager, Parks & Recreation
Manager, Parks & Recreation

Manager, Parks & Recreation

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $6,916–$8,646 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 1/3/2023 (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.

For more information on our Department, please click on the following link:

About Our Opportunity

The Manager, Parks & Recreation, is accountable for providing leadership in park planning, infrastructure renewal, policies, and strategies for the Nova Scotia Provincial Park system.

Primary Accountabilities

The Manager works towards a system of sustainable parks, protected beaches and trails that positively influence the Nova Scotia quality of life and economy by providing opportunities for protection, nature tourism, outdoor recreation, and educational activities.

This position is responsible for building and maintaining respectful relationships, negotiating and facilitating clear direction, enabling and inspiring leaders, and ensuring exceptional collaboration and engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

The Manager is also responsible for the health and safety of staff and will ensure compliance with Department of Natural Resources and Renewables (NRR) Occupational Health and Safety program and policies.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a field related to natural resources plus several years of progressive management experience or an equivalent of education and experience will be considered. Experience in parks and trails sector is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have experience in the use of computers and be able to demonstrate effective management skills and abilities with emphasis on work planning and evaluation, human resource management, financial management, written and verbal communications, problem solving, conflict resolution, time management, and excellent organizational abilities.

This position also requires a results-oriented individual with a high level of initiative, motivation and a sound understanding of park and trail management. Proven leadership ability is crucial to effectively work in a complex organization which is subject to continuous internal and external demands and changes.

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license.

The government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment.

LEADS Domains include: Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

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 is conducted in an office environment, with occasional field visits within the province required.

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: EC 12

Salary Range: $3,458.20 - $4,322.75 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 [email protected].