New Job Senior Corporate Policy Analyst In Nova Scotia

Senior Corporate Policy Analyst
Senior Corporate Policy Analyst

Senior Corporate Policy Analyst

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $6,476–$8,095 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 22-Aug-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At Service Nova Scotia, we impact every citizen, business, and municipality in Nova Scotia. We conduct over five million client interactions each year through the various programs and services we deliver on behalf of government. We continuously strive to make our programs and services more responsive to the needs and expectations of Nova Scotians.

Are you a collaborative team player who is effective at building strong relationships? Do you thrive in a continuously evolving environment where you need to manage competing priorities? Are you interested in joining a team that makes a difference? If so, we hope to hear from you.

To learn more about our department, please click here.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Strategy and Performance while working on initiatives that are cross departmental and cross Government, you will provide corporate and project leadership and lead ongoing strategic analysis and review of Service Nova Scotia's programs to achieve organisational effectiveness and efficiency targets as outlined by the Senior Executive Team.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Provide strategic analysis, planning and advice to senior officials within the department to ensure that operational plans/processes are aligned with government priorities and objectives.
  • Manage key critical initiatives and ensure that all corporate reporting obligations of the department are met.
  • Develop, implement, and administer policies to address objectives and support informed decisions made within the department.
  • Coordinate and implement major initiatives and policies based on options and recommendations to senior executives and to the minister on regarding priorities and emerging issues.
  • Provide leadership in the communication of significant initiatives and their impacts on organisational goals and outcomes and ensures initiatives are understood and embedded across the department.
  • Effectively communicate and engage with partners and stakeholders to facilitate solutions that take into consideration feedback from various perspectives.

Responsibilities also include: coordinating and preparing clear, accurate, and timely ministerial briefing materials and cabinet submissions, presentations, and other correspondence; researching, planning and drafting policy and related documents; participating in and/or leading work groups on specific issues; and providing insightful advice on an on-going basis.

Qualifications and Experience

As the successful candidate, you have a Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of related experience; or a Master’s Degree plus 1 years of related experience. A Degree in public administration, business, law, or a related discipline would be an asset.

Research, analytical, and presentation skills, as well as organizational and relationship building skills are required. You demonstrate an aptitude for understanding and writing complex documentation and have experience with preparation and presentation of briefing materials.

You bring leadership, diplomacy, project management, and communication skills, with a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion; along with strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and demand.

Well-developed technical skills in a variety of software applications including the Microsoft 365 and internet applications are required.

This position requires high productivity and ability to work under pressure due to volume and deadlines. You are required to be effective in working in a team orientated environment; and must also have attention to detail and the ability to undertake complex assignments without supervision.

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

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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.


Based on the employment status, 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

The ability to travel periodically may be required.

Additional Information

Please note, this is expected to be a Term status position with an end date of March 31, 2025; however, the position 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: EC 11

Salary Range: $3,238.10 - $4,047.67 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.

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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].