New Job Associate Hr Business Partner In Nova Scotia

Associate HR Business Partner
Associate HR Business Partner

Associate HR Business Partner

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $4,423–$5,529 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Public Service Commission

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 5/3/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians. We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service. Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership and continuous improvement.

The PSC is responsible for determining the human-resource management policies, programs, standards and procedures necessary for the public service; and provides direction, advice and assistance regarding implementation. It is committed to developing a responsive HR system and strives to improve client experience.

Some of our exciting initiatives include:

  • Supporting employee well-being, resilience, and engagement;
  • Supporting welcoming and inclusive workplace cultures;
  • Advancing the capacity of the Province of Nova Scotia to meet the current and future needs of Nova Scotians through a diverse workforce with the necessary talents, experience, and skills; and,
  • Developing client-focused, person-centred approaches to HR service delivery.

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

About Our Opportunity

If you are a Human Resources Professional looking to develop your generalist skills and have an impact on the future of the Province of Nova Scotia this is the opportunity for you!

In this entry level position, you will provide advice and assistance on a broad range of human resources programs and services; create and analyze reports; advise clients on policies and procedures; terms and conditions of employment; provisions of the collective agreement; and consult with senior HR Business Partners to determine best business practices when dealing with HR related issues.

Primary Accountabilities

You will provide input into the development of human resources strategies and services to meet our client’s needs by participating in working groups and committees. In addition, you will assist clients in navigating available services, identifying issues, and determining appropriate courses of action. As well, you will gather information and provide basic review and analysis.

To assist in your development, you will be provided guidance and leadership from an experienced HR Business Partner and the Client Service Director.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful you will have a post-secondary education in Human Resources. Being familiar with provisions of the collective agreement is considered an asset.

Your willingness to work under the guidance of others to learn and develop in all areas of human resources will be an important factor, as will your client-service focused approach and experience and/or training in creating reports and analyzing data. Your strong computer skills, including telecommunication, software and business applications will also be important in this role.

Experience and / or training in electronic human resources information systems (i.e. SAP) will be an asset.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Adaptability and Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Outcome Focus, Effective Interactive Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, 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.


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 includes, but is not limited to:

  • A minimum of four (4) years' combination of education and related experience.

Related experience may include providing advice and assistance on a broad range of human resources programs and services (such as relevant employment and human rights legislation or terms and conditions of employment) and working in a unionized environment.


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

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Majority of time is spent in an office setting in Halifax, with flexible working from home arrangements

Additional Information

This is a term employment opportunity with anticipated end date of September 29, 2023.

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 07

Salary Range: $2,211.68 - $2,764.61 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].