New Job Project Manager (Program Admin Officer 4) In Nova Scotia

Project Manager (Program Admin Officer 4)
Project Manager (Program Admin Officer 4)

Project Manager (Program Admin Officer 4)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $6,003–$7,051 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 2/28/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Valuing Diversity

We value a workplace where diversity, in all its forms, is encouraged and recognized for its contribution to a more creative, rewarding, and productive public service to our broader community.

Valuing diversity challenges is not only to be a public service that reflects the community we serve but also to create a more respectful and productive public service and to be a model for other employers in Nova Scotia.

We encourage applications from those that equally value diversity.

About Us

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services (SNSIS) has a team of 1700+ employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together, we build relationships with every citizen, business, and municipality in Nova Scotia by understanding evolving client needs and balancing these needs with the public good. Service excellence is at the heart of everything we do. As part of our core business, we provide a vast array of services to the citizens and businesses of Nova Scotia. We also provide the services, tools, and supports that enable other government departments and public sector entities to focus on providing quality services.

Public Safety and Field Communications (PSFC) are responsible for all public safety radio and data communications throughout the Provincial government, primarily focused on first responders, government departments, and also providing support for mobile radio services for municipalities, the federal government, public works providers, and utility providers. This is done through the operation and management of communications infrastructure, and both owned and contracted networks and services.

About Our Opportunity

The Project Manager is accountable for multiple public safety telecommunications projects on a strategic level within the department and horizontal delivery between other government departments and external clients. Projects may include topics such as: new technology implementation, deployment of equipment, software implementation, governance initiatives, contract development/negotiations, and regulatory work, among others.

The Project Manager identifies, defines, and manages overall projects that impact multiple internal and external stakeholders and is responsible for consultation, promotion, budgeting, contract management, communications, and/or development of the overall project and project plans.

The Project Manager may also provide operational support to the emergency operations of the department during major incidents such as forest fires, telecom failures, or major weather events, in support of client agencies and EMO.

About You

Advancing projects at Public Safety and Field Communications takes more than just good project management skills. In this environment, there are three keys to success:

  • Good strategic thinking
  • Developing relationships
  • Understanding and navigating process effectively

Public Safety and Field Communications is looking for a senior resource with experience in the public safety field who can lead and deliver strategic projects on behalf of the organization. In this role, you will work closely with the Manager and Director of PSFC on a daily basis, and will be tasked with leading or participating in multiple short and long term, highly strategic projects and initiatives related to public safety radio and data technology. You will work with a wide variety of stakeholders, vendors, regulators, and clients in both the public and private sector to turn vision into reality. No two days will be alike as projects arise and evolve.

Being a successful project manager in this context is not about formal project management principles, but more so about leveraging knowledge, skills, and most importantly, formal and informal relationships to help move the yard stick forward on important initiatives.

You are a strategic thinker with a track record of working through complex problems and challenges, and you excel at converting thought into the written word in developing business cases, strategy, and procedure documents. You are comfortable working with diverse stakeholders and have a knack for explaining complex concepts in simple ways.

Qualifications and Experience

You have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and eight years related experience.

  • You have experience in developing strategy and building formal and informal relationships across organizations.
  • You have superior oral and written communication skills.
  • You have experience leading project teams or other resources.
  • You have background and experience in public safety or emergency management in a Canadian or North American context.
  • Familiarity with modern public safety radio communications equipment or systems


  • Formal project management training such as PMP certification or project management courses, and experience leading projects

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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion, and during emergencies may be asked to work substantial overtime or unusual shifts for a time-limited period.

This position is based out of the PSFC head office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. While work will normally be performed during regular working hours from the office, given that our user community and infrastructure is spread across all areas of the province, travel (mostly within the Province) is regularly required with this position (normally less than 10%, and only occasionally requiring overnight stays). The Project Manager may also spend significant time with clients, vendors, or occasionally in the field with first responders.

This position can be considered for some flexible working arrangements, including flexible working hours and part-time remote work opportunities.

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: $3,001.65 - $3,525.41 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].