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New Job Workplace Initiatives Program Support And Assessment Officer (Program Admin Officer 1-2) In Nova Scotia

Workplace Initiatives Program Support and Assessment Officer (Program Admin Officer 1-2)
Workplace Initiatives Program Support and Assessment Officer (Program Admin Officer 1-2)

Workplace Initiatives Program Support and Assessment Officer (Program Admin Officer 1-2)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,719–$5,333 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 11/21/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Workplace Initiatives is dedicated to building a productive, innovative and competitive Nova Scotia workforce by partnering with employers and industry to ensure they have the skilled workforce needed to foster a thriving economy.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to explore as Workplace Initiatives Program Support and Assessment Officer.

About Our Opportunity

As the Workplace Initiatives Program Support and Assessment Officer, You will work collaboratively with the Sector Initiatives and Workplace Education and Training teams to achieve daily goals and ensure effective program delivery including developing strong relationships with business, industry sectors and associations, to understand how LSI programming can best fit with their labour market needs.

This position reports to the Manager, Workplace Education and Training in the Workplace Initiatives Division, Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI).

Primary Accountabilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Information database management;
  • Using assessment criteria to evaluate and recommend projects
  • Information gathering to ensure evidence-based decision making;
  • Project budget administration;
  • Project monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Working collaboratively with other program areas within LSI to maximize program effectiveness.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a university degree with three (3) years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You must have skills in proposal assessment and recommendation, especially related to assessment of business training needs and requirements. In addition, you possess the following: experience in project evaluation; experience working in partnership with employers and business associations; strong decision-making skills; experience in developing and presenting written recommendations; skills in database management and project budget management; and excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure and collaboratively in a team environment.

You must have strong communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to understand and explain programs policies & procedures. Knowledge of and experience with general office software is required (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Outlook, Internet etc.).Experience using LaMPSS and developing processes/procedures would be considered an asset.

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.


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.

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 06 - PR 10

Salary Range: $1,859.58 - $2,666.69 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 [email protected]