Director, Landscape Protection, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, Government of Saskatchewan

Employment Type:  Permanent Full-time
Location(s):  SK-Rgna-Regina   
Ministry:  027 Parks Culture and Sport
Salary Range:  $7,755-$10,080 Monthly
Grade:  MCP.08.

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport’s strategic focus is on quality of life and economic growth and we do this by working with diverse groups and communities to enhance the province’s cultural, artistic, recreational and social life. We promote excellence in the arts, culture, heritage, and sports and represent the interests of the province’s French-language population. The ministry also manages and enhances Saskatchewan’s provincial parks system and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, conserving ecosystems and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretive opportunities for visitors.

The ministry is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced leader for the position of Director, Landscape Protection Unit. The Director will:

  • Elevate the awareness of the work of the Landscape Protection Unit, highlighting its importance and impact on the public.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the ministry’s strategy to achieve its mandate of conserving the ecosystems within the provincial park system.
  • Lead the implementation of the Park Ecosystem Health Index.
  • Direct and oversee the development of ecosystem-based management planning and implementation for the provincial parks, including internal and external stakeholder consultation, duty to consult requirements, and collaboration with the Ministry of Environment.
  • Lead a team with significant expertise in grasslands, forests, ecosystem-based management, invasive species, and environmental reviews and oversee each of these areas, providing strategic direction and management. 
  • Direct and lead the development and implementation of wildland fire management program services for the provincial parks.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience managing land for the dual purpose of conservation and recreation.
  • Have experience developing projects and policies based on legislation, regulations, and the government’s strategic direction would be an asset.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to manage human and financial resources as well as contracts and procurement processes.
  • Be experienced in working with and responding to a variety of stakeholders during project planning and implementation.
  • Have demonstrated excellent communication skills, having the ability to build multi-organization teams and to communicate technical/scientific information plainly for those without a scientific background.

Formal education is typically obtained with a graduate degree in ecology, environmental or natural sciences, landscape architecture or planning, or similar. A combination of skills, training and experiences providing an equivalent background will be considered.

If you want to ensure parkland and ecosystems are maintained for the benefit of future generations’ enjoyment and education, you are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the Saskatchewan Public Service core values of respect and integrity; serving citizens, practicing excellence and innovation; and acting as One Team, including participating in and contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.

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