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Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development

Pay Band 8

Director, Fish and Wildlife Branch

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Fredericton

The Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is seeking an individual to join the Fish and Wildlife Branch as Director, in Fredericton.

As a member of the senior management team and reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Lands and Resources, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the following program areas: big game population assessment, license quota determination, nuisance wildlife control, fish population assessment, fish stocking, Crown Reserve Waters Angling Program, fish habitat protection, licence draws and sales, client education, training and testing, and guide testing. The branch is also tasked with building strong relationships with user groups to create opportunities for better client experience. The successful candidate will also be responsible for: managing and providing leadership to branch staff, including developing work plans, supporting developmental opportunities and training, managing performance, establishing priorities and succession planning; participating in activities and issues related to recruitment, labour relations, classification, grievances, discipline, and safety; preparing and monitoring the branch budget; promoting the sustainable management of Fish and Wildlife; reviewing and recommending regulatory and legislative changes; developing and reviewing related policies and procedures; liaising with and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of clients and stakeholders. Other related duties may be assigned as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A University degree in Biology or another natural resource related discipline; a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively more responsible work experience with fish and wildlife programs and activities, including a minimum of three (3) years at the manager level with human resources and financial management responsibilities. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French 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 QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively more responsible work experience with fish and wildlife programs and activities, including a minimum of five (5) years at the manager level with human resources and financial management responsibilities. 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:

  • Coaching and Team Development
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Relationship Building
  • Results Orientation
  • Strategic Thinking

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

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge of fish and wildlife management and protection activities;
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and the Department's policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of conflict management practices;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Planning and organizing skills.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to work outside of the standard work hours and travel within and outside of the Province as required.

SALARY: $101,790 to $114,634 per annum

APPLY TO: We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by January 31, 2023, indicating competition number: DNRED-22-29.

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

Email : brenda.nicholson@gnb.ca

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

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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https://www.ere.gnb.ca/competition.aspx?compno=21693&lang=E