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Senior Policy Analyst (Program Admin Officer 4)

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: BIBLE HILL, NS, CA, B2N 6N2

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/21/2018  




Senior Policy Analyst (Program Admin Officer 4), Term, BIBLE HILL 


Competition # 17605  



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. Agriculture’s Policy unit also serves the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

About Our Opportunity


Playing a lead role in planning, policy research, analysis, evaluation and document development, you will support the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture in the areas of policy, economic development and legislation.

You will spearhead the development of policy tools relating to key issues and opportunities affecting both departments and the agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture industries. This will be done through your leadership of individual projects, cross-departmental teams, and participation in internal and external working groups.

In this position, you can expect to:


  • Collaborate with government departments and agencies, industry groups and associations to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies
  • Develop reports, recommendations, ministerial briefings and Memoranda to Executive Council
  • Provide policy advice, briefing and background material, reports and presentations related to public policy

About You


A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (such as public administration, business, law, etc.) is required as well as six (6) years’ relevant experience; or an equivalent combination.

As the successful candidate, you will have experience in and knowledge of policy and legislative development in a government environment. You will deal with complex processes, ideally through application of formal project management tools, as well as possess excellent interpersonal skills, which includes strong client service orientation and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

Candidates must be able to communicate complex topics effectively in both written and oral forms; experience with public consultations would be an asset. This role will require you to be fully proficient in a Microsoft Office environment, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation tools.  Key skills utilized in this position include: thinking analytically; a client focus mindset; the ability to adapt and be flexible; effective communication and a drive for results.

Other Considerations

This is a Term opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2021.


Pay Grade:  PR 17  


Salary Range:  $2,786.00 - $3,272.00 Bi-Weekly


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.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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