New Job Supervisor, Support Services In Nova Scotia

Supervisor, Support Services
Supervisor, Support Services

Supervisor, Support Services

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,724–$5,905 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Public Prosecution Service


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 1/20/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS) was established in 1990 as the first statutorily based independent prosecution service in Canada. The Public Prosecution Service is responsible for all prosecutions and appeals within the jurisdiction of the Attorney General.

With the guiding mission of providing fair and equal treatment in the prosecution of offences, the PPS prosecutes charges laid under the Criminal Code and under Nova Scotia statutes such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Head Office is in Halifax and there are regional offices located throughout the province.

The core functions of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service are to:

  • Represent the Crown in the conduct of criminal trials and quasi criminal appeals before all levels of courts.
  • Participate in the development of criminal law and criminal prosecutions policy.
  • Provide advice to police in respect of prosecutions generally or in respect of specific investigations.

For more information on the Public Prosecution Service please visit the following link:

About Our Opportunity

The Supervisor, Support Services is accountable for the delivery of an extensive range of managerial responsibilities and legal operational activities to ensure the provision of effective and consistent legal operations within the PPS.

Primary Accountabilities

Under the leadership and direction of the Director, Legal Support Operations and at times, broad direction from the Chief Crown Attorney, the Supervisor, Support Services works as part of the department’s management team with significant independence and accountability to manage and support the efficient and effective operation of several offices within the Western Region. This is achieved through day-to-day management of a broad scope of business and financial processes including: legal operations, performance management, attendance and absence management, recruitment and selection, performance planning and development, special projects and initiatives, and the development of new and revised legal and business processes to support the smart deployment of resources with the PPS.

The Supervisor leads a team of legal support professionals tasked with supporting the varying operational needs of the Public Prosecution Service. The Supervisor is the main point of contact for all legal administration and corporate services needs of the Region, managing and monitoring all operational activities for staff while actively leading and implementing objectives and strategies to improve service efficiency and effectiveness, and ensuring alignment with core human resources, financial, business and administrative systems and processes.

Under the direction of the Director, Legal Support Operations, the Supervisor works with fellow Supervisors as a key partner in influencing the development of the Service’s overall mission, purpose and mandate of their Region and, more broadly, the Public Prosecution Service as a whole and is a critical part of ensuring the Service’s effective operation. There is a need for continual awareness of legal and legislative changes and ensuring these are communicated to staff in a timely and effective manner.

Qualifications and Experience

You have successfully completed a paralegal or legal assistant diploma or certificate from a recognized post secondary institution plus several years of directly related experience supervising a team. An acceptable combination of your education and experience may be considered.

You require proven ability successfully supervising a team including experience in recruitment and selection, training, performance and attendance management, coaching and developing staff to meet their fullest potential while ensuring service standards are upheld. You are required to manage a broad scope of business and financial processes including legal operations, special projects and initiatives, and the development of new and revised legal and business processes.

You are decisive and effective at prioritizing and delegating tasks, including ensuring deadlines are met with little margin for error. You have demonstrated abilities to perform with minimal supervision, including being able to balance demands and time management in competing priorities over multiple projects.

Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to provide sound guidance under stressful situations are required. Relationship building and interpersonal skills are critical, as you are required to interact tactfully and diplomatically with the management team, staff, the public, police agencies, accused persons, victims of crime, defence counsel and the legal community in general. This includes senior officials within the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, the Courts, and other government entities.

Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in problem solving, action management, team building, and staff motivation are required in this role. As the successful candidate, you possess strong analytical skills while working well under pressure. You are adept at processing large amounts of information using high attention to detail while meeting critical deadlines, and you thrive on balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Effective Interactive Communication, Interpersonal Understanding, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

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 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

  • Regular travel to offices throughout the Region is required
  • Pressure to meet deadlines and ensure accuracy of work
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Work is most often completed in a comfortable office environment, includes travel by car, sometimes long distances
  • Exposed to disturbances and high emotions, some danger of physical abuse when dealing with angry and irate individuals
  • Need to concentrate on a variety of sensory inputs requiring due diligence and attention to interpret effectively and accurately while under tight deadlines

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: EC 08

Salary Range: $2,361.99 - $2,952.48 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.

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:

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].