Summer Student (Forest Resource Worker) – Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources & Renewables

  • Location: Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: January 18, 2022

Summer Student (Forest Resource Worker)

Competition # : 33974 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables


Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 1/18/2022 (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.

About Our Opportunity

We are looking for University or College students to assist with projects related to forestry activities.

Primary Accountabilities

As a Forest Resource Worker you will be involved primarily in forest research and related field activities in one or more of these areas: (i) forest and landscape ecology, (ii) soils and site productivity, (iii) tree improvement, and (iv) silviculture and timber management.

You will provide timely, efficient, and accurate information and support to existing staff on a variety of natural resource matters. Some independent field work and office work will be required.

You will work as part of a passionate team of resource professionals and technicians working throughout the Province, based out of Truro. The work may include extended overnight stays away from the home office.

The student positions will report to Forestry Division in Truro where the focus is forest research across the Province.

Qualifications and Experience

You must be a full-time university or college student in the field of natural resource management returning to school in the fall (or in the next applicable semester for the education program).

You demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and problem-solving ability.  You are also capable of conducting field work both independently and as part of a team. You will be familiar with using a personal computer with standard office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, and email.

Knowledge or experience with Arcview/ArcMap, hand-held data collectors, and the ability to navigate using GPS and compass are an asset.  A valid driver’s license is required.

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.

Working Conditions

Combination of office and field work.

Additional Information

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View News Release

Please note there are currently 10 positions available in Truro.

Employees are expected to provide their own safety boots.

Pay Grade:  HOURLY

Salary Range:  $16.50 – $26.90 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