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Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development

Manager, First Nations and Community Engagement

Pay Band 6


The Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is seeking an individual to join the Strategy and Engagement Division as Manager of First Nations and Community Engagement, in Fredericton.

As a member of the Strategy and Engagement team and reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading and overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of activities that support departmental staff's engagement and consultation with First Nations communities in New Brunswick.

Key responsibilities will include: developing and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders and First Nations; increasing overall departmental awareness regarding Aboriginal and Treaty rights, culture, constitutional obligations of the Crown, and current Government of New Brunswick/First Nations relations and reconciliation through training and various opportunities. This position has overall responsibility for compiling and analyzing information/data in support of departmental programs and initiatives to meet identified needs in relation to engagement and building relationships with First Nations; liaising with and working collaboratively with departmental staff, stakeholders, and other government departments to enhance and support the department's  mandate with respect to hunting, fishing, use of Crown lands, and resource development such as forestry, mining, and oil and gas exploration and development; and developing proactive strategies, programs and processes that support cooperation and relationships among First Nations communities, resource sectors and industry. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing recommendations and advice to departmental leaders and staff; establishing branch priorities, key performance indicators, and objectives; managing branch budget; and providing leadership to branch staff including developing work plans, supporting developmental opportunities, managing performance, establishing priorities and succession planning; and performing other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences, or another related discipline; a minimum of six (6) years of related work experience; a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience or one (1) year of supervisory experience and successful completion of a recognized management training/development program such as Management Development Program, Human Resources Management or Leadership Program. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

ASSET QUALIFICATION(S): Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate experience in public engagement and relationship development. Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Creative thinking/Innovation
  • Developing Others
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Relationship/Network Building
  • Results Orientation
  • Team Leadership

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:  The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and the Department's policies and procedures;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Written communication.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate must be prepared to travel throughout the Province and work extended hours and weekends as required.

SALARY:  $65,650 to $87,360 per annum

We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by December 11, 2020 indicating competition number: DNRED-20-11.

Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB  E3C 2G6

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Telephone: 506-453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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