SCCF Coordinator (Program Admin Officer 4) (HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2V9)

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Competition # : 34117 

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/27/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership, and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. 

Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We proactively respond to environmental, conservation, farm animal welfare, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.

Nova Scotia Environment - Department

About Our Opportunity

As the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund Coordinator, you will support the development and oversight of the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund (SCCF).  The SCCF is a commitment of the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act (EGCCRA). 

Primary Accountabilities

Meaningful action on climate change involves collaboration and partnerships with diverse communities and stakeholders. The purpose of the SCCF is to support communities and municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. You will lead and work collaboratively with a non-government organization and staff across multiple government departments on program design, project management, program evaluation, tendering, contract negotiation and oversight and reporting. 

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful within this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience.  An MPA or MBA or degree in business, finance, planning, economics, engineering, or accounting would be considered an asset. 

As the successful candidate, you will have demonstrated experience in project management, budget management, contract development and oversight, public reporting, and stakeholder engagement. You will have demonstrated experience in program and project funding preferably at a municipal and or community level. You will also have demonstrated experience in the climate change sector and a proven ability to distill complex issues into actionable policies and programs. 

Knowledge of the provincial climate change policy context, the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act and the Province’s climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and funding programs would be considered an asset. Knowledge and/or experience with climate change programs, policies and projects that can be pursued at a local level (e.g., by municipalities) would be considered an asset.  Knowledge and/or experience with community-led initiatives in racialized and marginalized communities would be considered an asset.

In addition to the above you will:

  • have excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, presentation and consultation skills.
  • be able to work independently and engage effectively with senior decision makers. 
  • work well under pressure and provide fast turn around when immediate results are required by senior decision makers.
  • have the ability and desire to forge strong relationships of trust and collaboration across all levels of government and communities.

Equivalency

An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Equivalent experience and training include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum 10 years of related experience in Business, Finance, Planning, Economics, Engineering or Accounting.

Benefits

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Some travel may be required but most of the work can be completed remotely. 

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 the news release.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless career paths. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade:  PR 17  

Salary Range:  $2,913.59 - $3,421.98 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.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.

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