New Job Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Grants & Contributions) (Designated) In Nova Scotia

Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Grants & Contributions) (Designated)
Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Grants & Contributions) (Designated)

Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Grants & Contributions) (Designated)

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

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 6/30/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as Indigenous Person, African Nova Scotian, or Person with a Disability.

African Nova Scotian- is any Nova Scotian who chooses to declare African ancestry, regardless of how long they have lived here and regardless of how much African ancestry they can declare.

Indigenous Peoples - persons who identify themselves as First Nation (Status and non-Status), Métis, or Inuit.

Persons with Disabilities - persons who, for the purposes of employment, identify themselves or believe that an employer is likely to consider that the workplace environment may create a barrier due to a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, hearing, neurological psychiatric or learning disability.

About Us

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration works to provide fairness, safety and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together we are responsible for workplace safety, fire safety, pensions, apprenticeship, adult education, and many other facets of everyday life.

About Our Opportunity

Under the supervision of the Director of Youth initiatives, the Program Officer is responsible for the delivery of programs on behalf of The Department of Labour and Advanced Education. The Program Officer is responsible for managing contribution agreements throughout the entire agreement life cycle, working with businesses, other employer organizations and individuals to submit applications, develop agreements, disburse funding, monitor agreements and close out.

Primary Accountabilities

The Youth Employment Programs unit at the department of Labour, Skills and Immigration is looking for a strong team player with a commitment to great client service to join our dynamic team.

Our four employment programs (Graduate to Opportunity, Innovate to Opportunity, the Co-operative Education Incentive and the Student Summer Skills Incentive) strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy by helping post-secondary students and graduates secure good jobs. Our work helps businesses thrive and young people to prepare for and land good jobs in their chosen careers.

In this role you will manage the full life cycle of funding agreements: everything from assessment to final financial calculation and payout; recommending approval or non-approval of program funding based on the relative merit of each application compared with other applications; interacting with business and not-for-profit clients; chasing information and ensuring the integrity of each agreement.

You will manage hundreds of agreements of varying complexity with overlapping milestones and deadlines.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience, or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

The ideal candidate will learn quickly, deal with multiple tasks and be very attentive to detail, and have experience reading, interpreting, and applying legislation, policy, or guidelines.

Files are managed in the province’s online labour market information system (called LaMPSS), so proficiency in an online database environment is required. (i.e. LaMPSS, Amanada, SAP, RJSC, etc)

Flexibility, the ability to work very well with a team and to perform well in a high-pressure environment are also required.

An interest in youth employment and the Nova Scotia labour market is considered an asset.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, 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.


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

Additional Information

This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 28, 2025. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

The position can be based out of an LSI office in Halifax, Dartmouth, Sydney, Truro, New Glasgow, Kentville, or Bridgewater.

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].