New Job Manager, Human Centered Service Design In Nova Scotia

Manager, Human Centered Service Design
Manager, Human Centered Service Design

Manager, Human Centered Service Design

Company : Public Service Commission, Government of Nova Scotia
Salary : $84,191–$115,763 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Competition: 39018
Salary: $6,476.20 - $8,904.86 per month / $84,190.60- $115,763.18 Annually (EC12)
Type: Full-Time Permanent (35 hours a week)
Benefits: Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick/Family Leave, Health, Dental, and Defined Benefits Pension
Location: Halifax with Flexible and Hybrid Work Arrangements
Department: Nova Scotia Digital Service / Government of Nova Scotia
Closing Date: 5/18/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About the Role
The Nova Scotia Digital Service is hiring a Service Design Manager to lead a team of Service Designers. Your team will focus on digital healthcare as part of the One Patient, One Record (OPOR) project and also play a role in designing other government services. In this role, you'll empower your team to collaborate across departments and work with project leads in policy and technology.

You'll be responsible for delivering services that put Nova Scotians at the centre through a human-centred user research approach. As manager, you'll remove barriers to user research and be a mentor for your team as they navigate service design challenges. You'll support your team as they interpret research and prototype solutions by leading alignment activities with stakeholders.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Managing a team of professional Service Designers
  • Promoting a culture of trust, teamwork, and psychological safety
  • Working with stakeholders across government and healthcare to build collaborative business relationships
  • Finding new ways to approach problem solving in an ambiguous environment
  • Managing the delivery of projects and keeping people informed by working in the open.
  • Empowering your team by removing barriers so they can do their best work.
  • Setting measurable goals and reporting metrics for your team
  • Contributing to service design best practices documentation for the Nova Scotia Digital Service

To be successful in this role, you have relevant experience

  • Leading multidisciplinary design projects and teams
  • Delivering high quality digital services from design research to launch and continuous improvement
  • Being responsible for design decisions in development and management of digital services
  • Creating influence at senior levels (e.g. with senior executive teams and deputies)
  • Leading change by encouraging collaboration across a matrix organization in a fluid environment
  • Building empowered teams by delegating authority and providing coaching and support to your team
  • Adopting internet-era practices, and ability to engage with multidisciplinary teams to achieve business/policy outcomes.

We recognize that everyone brings different skills and experiences to the table. Not everyone "checks all the boxes". We encourage you to apply anyway! Tell us why you're the right fit for the job.

Education & Experience

  • A relevant bachelor's degree and work experience leading teams and projects
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered

Benefits Package

  • Excellent worklife harmony
  • 35-hour work weeks
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Modified work weeks
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Defined benefits pension plan (transferable across governments)
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and family leave
  • Employee and family assistance programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • Career development training is offered and encouraged
  • Diverse career paths and opportunities across government
  • Excellent job security and collective bargaining agreement

About The Nova Scotia Digital Service (NSDS)
We're a division of over 600 professionals within Service Nova Scotia & Internal Services (SNS-IS). As a leader in human-centered service design, we build and support digital products across the government. Our portfolio includes health, education, public works, justice, community services, and more. We're one of the largest technology employers east of Montreal, delivering services to over 11,000 clients.

The scale and scope of our work means we have endless career paths.

We focus on looking forward by following technology trends and industry best practices. The NSDS is open-minded, flexible and iterative in our approach. We continue to identify new opportunities to collaborate across other levels of government.

Additional Information

  • About the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU)
  • NSGEU Civil Service Agreement (Holiday, Vacation, Sick Leave, Family Leave)
  • Health, Dental, Life Insurance Benefits
  • Defined Benefits Pension Plan

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.