RALP Coordinator



Competition # : 39230 

Department: Agriculture

Location: BIBLE HILL

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/9/2023​ (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.


About Our Opportunity


The objective of the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP) is to increase the environmental resiliency of agricultural landscapes by accelerating the adoption of on-farm land use and management practices that maximize the provision of multiple ecological goods and services (EG&S).  Ecological goods and services are the benefits society derives from healthy functioning ecosystems.  This includes the maintenance and provision of healthy soil and water resources, wildlife habitat and biodiversity, as well as adapting to the impacts of climate change (e.g. increasing carbon storage and resilience to floods and droughts).


As the RALP Coordinator, you will lead the administration and coordination of the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP) within the Department of Agriculture and support the agricultural sector and the Department to develop projects that provide an incremental benefit in ecological goods and services.


Primary Accountabilities


As the successful candidate, your primary accountabilities will be:


  • Providing navigation and coordination of the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program.
  • Developing and providing expertise, communication, and extension resources on agricultural beneficial management practices that support ecological goods and services.
  • Building partnerships and collaborating internally and externally.
  • Coordinating program development, budget tracking, outcome assessment, reporting, and audit coordination. As well as administration through the development and use of a GIS based client system, GIS data gathering, site visits and inspections.


You will also provide departmental representation for ecological goods and services initiatives (Federal, provincial and Industry).


Qualifications and Experience


To be successful in this role, you must have a University degree in Agriculture or Environmental Sciences (equivalencies will be considered), and either be a member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists or be eligible for membership. You must understand agricultural beneficial management practices that support ecological goods and services in NS.


A minimum of six (6) years of related work experience in agronomy services associated with primary agriculture and/or agri-environmental conservation. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


You also possess the following:


  • Partnership and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to break complex information down into understandable messages;
  • Ability to use office technology, software and applications.
  • Communication skills, including report writing, proposal development, and briefing materials; as well as presentation skills;
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • ArcGIS experience and training is required.
  • Membership with the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists is required.
  • Written and spoken competence in English is required.
  • A valid class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of Nova Scotia, or equivalent is required.




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


This position will require travel within the Province and may require travel outside the Province as required. The position is located in Bible Hill, Colchester County.


Additional Information


This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of June 2026. 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 17  

Salary Range:  $3,091.70 - $3,631.17 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.