New job Risk Analyst (Manager) in Nova Scotia

Risk Analyst (Manager)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $5,568 - $6,975 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

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Competition # : 31125

Department: Agriculture

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 6/30/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At the Department of Agriculture, our vision is to create a Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food industry that is diversified, market-focused and profitable. We work to support the development of competitive, sustainable, and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social prosperity of Nova Scotia.

Crown Lending Agencies is a group of Crown corporations composed of industry led Boards and consolidated staff, providing lending opportunities to Nova Scotia industries under the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board, Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board and the Timber Loan Board.

Departments websites are:

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture:

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board and Timber Loan Board:

Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture Loan Board:

About Our Opportunity

As the Risk Analyst for Crown Lending Agencies, you will work as part of a dynamic team of professionals to respond to the lending needs of Nova Scotia’s agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture and forestry industries. You will assist with the risk analysis and mitigation strategies of the Board and work directly with staff and senior management in providing independent review and analysis to inform, support and make decisions.

Primary Accountabilities

Within the day to days tasks of this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Evaluating loan requests against the risk profile and strategies of Crown Lending Agencies
  • Providing learning opportunities and feedback to lending staff on their loan assessments/requests and servicing requests
  • Providing senior management and the Boards with written and verbal assessments and recommendations on requests
  • Staying informed on changes in industry and economic trends impacting the risk profile of the Boards
  • Assisting with the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Board’s risk management
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of loan products, policies and procedures, and special projects

Qualifications and Experience

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business or Commerce plus 8 years of relevant experience; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires experience in credit, lending and/or risk management. Requires a high level of understanding of the principles and practices of accounting, financial and risk assessment. Requires a general understanding of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and the social and economic forces involved, as well as the provincial mandate to support our industries.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Team Leadership, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


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.

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