New Job Recovery Program Officer (2 Opportunities) In Nova Scotia

Recovery Program Officer (2 opportunities)
Recovery Program Officer (2 opportunities)

Recovery Program Officer (2 opportunities)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,831–$5,493 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Municipal Affairs and Housing


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 5/31/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office works in collaboration with other federal, and provincial departments, critical infrastructure partners and Nova Scotian Municipalities to strengthen local and provincial emergency preparedness, through planning, training, and exercising.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to a Senior Manager within the Incident Management Division, the Recovery Program Officer is responsible for supporting NSEMO Disaster Assistance Programs. This includes the development, updating and execution of policies, programs, and procedures for the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of all emergencies affecting, or having the potential to affect the province. The incumbent will also be responsible to work in the Provincial Coordination Centre (PCC) during emergencies, work overtime, and be on standby on a rotational basis.

Primary Accountabilities

Since 2000, the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (NSEMO) in the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing (DMAH) has delivered 19 disaster financial assistance recovery programs. Due to climate change, the increasing severity of storms and there is a need to deliver more and larger disaster recovery programs. As the Recovery Program Officer, you are responsible for supporting the Incident Management Division. Using strong coordination and communication abilities, you will:

  • Support effective program delivery and implementation
  • Coordinate program recommendations with staff, stakeholders, and program users
  • Review, analyze and report on data.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and support to senior management.
  • Process transactions related to disaster assistance and claims.
  • Coordinate the preparation of weekly disaster assistance stats.

You may also assist with coordinating the division’s budget, monitoring forecast documents, ordering and receiving goods and processing invoices, financial transactions and ensuring proper procurement procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and one (1) year experience in disaster assistance programs.
  • You must be comfortable and able to work effectively in stressful/emergency situations, which could affect the safety and security of Nova Scotians.
  • You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite and can verify and process financial information.
  • You have demonstrated excellent client service skills and a proven ability to effectively deal with people both in person and by phone.
  • You can work effectively under pressure and independently in this fast-paced environment. A working knowledge of services and programs offered by the Department along with government policies, procedures, and procurement processes is ideal.
  • You must be a team player capable of working under stressful conditions for extended periods of time.

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. Equivalencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Completion of a 2-year diploma and 3 years of related experience
  • Five (5) years related experience

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 offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

This role is in a fast-paced decision-making environment, and you may be working at your computer for extended periods of time. You may be required to travel to remote worksite locations, load vehicles, carry and set up equipment in a variety of locations, and travel during inclement weather conditions.

Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day. This role does entail a high volume of work which may require longer than normal working hours and overtime. Due to the multiple spheres of action and scope of responsibilities that this position requires, there is significant mental pressure, requiring your resilience. Must be available to participate in the on-call Duty Officer stand-by rotation and available to support the response and recovery of emergency events as required.

Additional Information

This position requires the successful candidate to work on-site.

Two (2) opportunities are available. These are term opportunities with anticipated end dates of March 31, 2024. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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

Salary Range: $1,915.37 - $2,746.69 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].