Financial Services Officer 2 (Bible Hill)



Competition # : 43538 

Department: Public Works

Location: BIBLE HILL

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 22-Jul-24 ​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Maintaining and building our Provincial infrastructure is no small job.

The Infrastructure Management division at the Department of Public Works supports Nova Scotia’s 2400 buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings and other built assets, including museums, core buildings and office buildings supporting the work of government, correctional centres, and justice centres.

Without our Infrastructure Management staff’s proactive measures, equipment issues or failures could lead to an interruption of services provided. The Financial Services Officer is just one of our key team players who support the overall safety and efficiency of our provincial building infrastructure.

About Our Opportunity


As the Financial Services Officer 2 you will be responsible for the preparation and interpretive analysis of financial reports required by Senior Management.

Primary Accountabilities


You will provide advice and recommendations regarding the administration of project managers’ financial resources. You will also identify financial implications of proposed projects and activities and help with solutions and options of financial and accounting issues for the branch.

Most importantly, you will be responsible for providing a wide and varied range of financial support services including high level analysis, data gathering, budget and forecasting in order to support the division’s mandate, strategy and decision-making.

As the Financial Services Officer 2 you will report to the Manager, Business Services, Real Estate and Infrastructure Management.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have completed 3 years of post-secondary professional accounting training plus 5 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.

You are guided by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as Public Sector Account Board (PSAB) in your work. You possess exceptional time management skills and are detail orientated. You are comfortable working with minimal supervision, with demonstrated initiative.


Occasional travel within the Province is a component of this position, as such, you must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle.

You have previous experience providing advice and direction with regards to financial matters, using discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive information. You also possess exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), advanced Excel skills and are comfortable communicating with both internal and external stakeholders and clients.

While not required, it is considered an asset if you are currently enrolled in a professional accounting program (CPA) and have knowledge of the Corporate Financial Management System (CFMS/SAP), Tangible Capital Asset (TCA) Policy, Power Point and Ariba.

Working in an open concept office, you will have exposure to continual distractions and interruptions such as peripheral conversations and noise from equipment. As a point of contact, you will respond to regular and ongoing contact from staff in person, via telephone, email or other electronic means.


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. Related equivalencies may include, but are not limited to:


  • A related 2-year diploma along with six (6) years of related experience;
  • Eight (8) years of 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 a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Health, Dental, Life Insurance, General illness, Short and Long Term Disability, Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. For information on all our Benefit program offerings, click here: Benefits for government employees.

Working Conditions


Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting. Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.

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.


Pay Grade:  TE 22  

Salary Range:  $2,189.32 - $2,574.66 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