Assistant Coordinator, Forest Nursery Operations

Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development

Engineering & Field Level 6

Assistant Coordinator, Forest Nursery Operations


The Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is seeking an individual to join the Forest Operations and Development Branch as the Assistant Coordinator of Forest Nursery Operations, in Island View.

As a member of the Forest Nursery Operations team and reporting to the Coordinator, Forest Nursery Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for seedling production to successfully produce the targeted number of seedings (currently at 14.5 million). Responsibilities will include the following: developing a comprehensive seeding plan to meet production levels; overseeing all seeding and growing activities; developing a crop management plan to direct crop movement into greenhouse complexes and holding areas to optimize germination success and seedling growth and health; ensuring quality control targets are met and supported with a rigorous inspection and sampling program; ensuring necessary supplies are maintained by direct ordering or procurement and in consultation with the Nursery Operations Coordinator and Maintenance Supervisor; supervising seasonal, casual and student employees, including scheduling and assigning casual and student staff resources, work planning, completing performance appraisals, monitoring leaves and hours worked; ensuring health and safety procedures are followed; and ensuring compliance of department and nursery policies; participating with management team in short and long term planning and strategic planning when required; and participating in Daily Management with identified teams. Other related duties may be assigned as required.


A diploma from a recognized two-year Forest Technology Program or a two-year Horticulture and Landscape Technology Program, or equivalent; a minimum of five (5) years of progressively more responsible related post-diploma experience in a nursery environment; and a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience. 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 a minimum of five (5) years of progressively more responsible related post-diploma experience in a forest nursery environment. 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
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Results Orientation
  • Team Leadership

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

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge, including knowledge of forest nursery operations;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and the Department's policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures;
  • Ability to use office technology, software and applications;
  • Planning and organizing skills.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to: work a 40-hour week; work extended hours and weekends when necessary to meet operational requirements; travel within and outside of the province as required; work with a high degree of independence and judgement; possess a valid class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick, or equivalent.

SALARY: $56,238 to $70,720 per annum

PLEASE NOTE as of Sept 7, 2021: Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.


We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by September 30, 2021 indicating competition number: DNRED-21-11.

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

E-mail :
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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