Share this Job

District Manager

Date: Feb 12, 2021


Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 29141 

Department: Environment


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/26/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Nova Scotia Environment’s role is to protect the environment, human health and animal health through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise.


Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, animal, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.

About Our Opportunity


Leading a team of professional engineers, hydrogeologists, clerical staff, inspectors, and Public Health Officers you will oversee the effective regulatory management of the District office in Bridgewater.  As the District Manager, you will ensure the timely and effective administration of the Environment Act and Regulations, Public Health legislation, Food Safety regulations, Meat, Fur and Animal Welfare regulations.


You will develop and maintain strong relationships with officials in federal, provincial and municipal jurisdictions and act as the key liaison with all environmental regulatory authorities.  With this, you will also act as the first point of contact regarding regulatory approvals and/or ministerial orders.


Using strategic decision-making skills, you will implement changes based on principles, values and business cases, to proactively monitor risks and determine risk tolerances while integrating risk management into program management and organizational planning. You will also manage the issuance of approvals, inspections, monitoring and audits including compliance and enforcement procedures for all site activities regulated under the legislation for the District.

Qualifications and Experience


You have completed a Bachelors’ Degree in a related field (such as Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, etc.), as well as several years of progressive experience in a similar field with some experience at a supervisory level.  An equivalent combination or training and experience will also be considered.


As the successful candidate, a thorough knowledge of department legislation, regulations and standards is required. You will have experience leading diverse groups of staff for the inspection, compliance and enforcement of regulations in many different programs using the appropriate tool such as a directive, warning, summary offence ticket, long form prosecution or Ministerial Order.


To be successful within this position, you will also have knowledge/experience in motivation and coaching techniques, as well as sound judgment, strong problem-solving skills, and decision-making abilities. You will possess effective management and leadership skills to ensure adequate staff development as well as demonstrated administrative skills in the areas of financial management, time management, project and policy development, and human resources management.  Previous experience working within various levels of Government (Federal, Provincial, and Municipal), public presentation, and responding to media inquiries is also required.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


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.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



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.

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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  EC 12 

Salary Range:  $3,226.17 - $4,023.23 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.


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