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Director, Corporate Development and Support Services



Competition # : 38088 

Department: Agriculture

Location: BIBLE HILL

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/31/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At the Department of Agriculture, our vision is to create a Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food industry that is diversified, market-focused and profitable. We work to support the development of competitive, sustainable, and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia. 

To know more, please visit our website here: Department of Agriculture.

About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Executive Director of Policy and Corporate Services, the Director of Corporate Development and Support services will lead the design and implementation of legislative and corporate requirements for key support services for the Department of Agriculture.  

As the Director of Corporate Development and Support services, you will be responsible for: 
•    Leading departmental quality improvement and safety initiatives including, process  improvement, quality assurance, business continuity management, occupational health and safety and building access and security. 

•    Facilities and project management, space planning, leases, asset inventory, mail distribution  and corporate supply distribution.

•    Oversight of information assets and records management.


As the Director, you will work with Senior Management, other government departments, and external clients to identify needs and ensure projects and initiatives are completed on time and within budget.

The Director and Corporate Services unit also provides services to the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture through a service agreement.

About You


As a successful Director of Corporate Development and Support services, you will have proven experience in corporate and project planning in a government environment, as well as exceptional client service skills. You are an innovative and positive leader who possesses highly developed communication skills, knowledge of human resources and financial systems, and has strong problem-solving abilities. 

You are well organized and capable of prioritizing and delegating high volumes of work under tight timelines, as well as exercising sound judgement under pressure.

A broad understanding of corporate and government issues and priorities, as well as demonstratable quality improvement knowledge are considered assets.

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.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, or a professional designation a related discipline i.e.: Lean Management and or Project Management. This role requires extensive experience as a leader and a manager of people and projects. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.



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 offering and eligibility criteria. 

Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • Will be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Located in Bible Hill but will require travel to regional offices of the Department of Agriculture

Additional Information

This is a Permanent status position.

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 13 

Salary Range:  $3,804.02 - $4,755.01 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