Project Manager, Enterprise Project Delivery Unit



Competition # : 41761 

Department: Community Services

Location: Flexible

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 26-Feb-24  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At the Department of Community Services (DCS), we are a large and diverse department providing a broad portfolio of programs and services including Disability Support Program(DSP) Child and Family well-being (CFW), Employment Support Services(ESS), Income Assistance (IA), and Homelessness and Supportive Housing.


Through our services, we advocate and help vulnerable Nova Scotians be independent, self-reliant, and secure. We work collaboratively across the province with a strong, dedicated network of support and staff to achieve desired and shared outcomes for all.


About Our Opportunity


The Enterprise Project Delivery Unit is looking for a Project Manager to work as part of a dynamic team within the Strategic Operations & Innovation division. We need our next Project Manager to manage the design, build, and implementation of significant projects across the Department. Under the direction of a Project Director, the Project Manager identifies, defines, and manages projects that impact internal and external partners, interest holders, and assists the Department in delivering its vision, mission, and mandate.


You have a knack for delivering projects according to their scope/time/budget and strive to continually improve by measuring success through ongoing monitoring and reporting of projects. You will work with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and/or deliver on a plan for significant change management and communications, with guidance from senior colleagues.


As a Project Manager for the Enterprise Project Delivery Unit, you will act as a leader responsible for managing the completion of work products, efficient allocation and utilization of resources, and maintaining a collaborative, motivated, and successful team. You will also work to develop project plans and/or provide direction in their development. Other activities may include scope development, identification and analysis of business requirements, policy analysis, change management, communications, and management of any direct or indirect project resources.


Primary Accountabilities


As Project Manager, your primary accountabilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing project management and team leadership in identifying, designing, planning, implementing, integrating, and evaluating multi-function, cross-departmental projects.
  • Building strong collaborative relationships within the unit, across the department, other teams, and interest holders.
  • Managing multidisciplinary project teams comprising of internal and external resources and cross-departmental subject matter experts to deliver on key initiatives.
  • Coordinating project/business activities (often carried out by others) that establish how and when the department will deliver products and services.
  • Developing and delivering change management plans and achieving outcomes that support the departments and government’s overall strategy.


Qualifications and Experience


You possess a university degree from a recognized school plus several years of related management experience or an equivalent level of direct and relevant experience will be considered.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven leadership abilities in managing projects that achieve results in a complex and changing organization, influenced by a wide range of internal and external demands.
  • Proven leadership experience in a matrix organization, effectively managing multidisciplinary teams whose members did not directly report to the Project Manager.
  • Proven experience in leading projects aimed at social change and supporting vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders and incorporate community feedback into project planning. Stakeholders will be from various sectors, including, but not limited to, healthcare, municipal officials, social services, Information Technology and urban planning, to deliver integrated solutions.
  • Previous experience managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines and the ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines, and changing priorities.
  • Effective, articulate, and persuasive communication abilities (written and verbal), along with attention to detail in terms of reading and disseminating information.
  • An understanding and experience of change management at the individual and project levels.
  • Familiar with accessibility and inclusive design principles to ensure services are accessible.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and a commitment to respectful and inclusive project execution.


The following will be considered assets:  experience in the public sector and social policy experience, experience leading engagements, experience working with diverse communities, crisis management and resilience, and digital transformation.




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: oral presentations, written assignments, interview(s), and reference checks.




We recognize equivalent combinations of training, education, and experience, providing opportunities for individuals with diverse backgrounds to contribute their skills and expertise. 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 offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


This role is based in a comfortable office environment, and you may be working at your computer for extended periods of time. You may be required to travel to worksite locations.


Your worksite location is flexible.  The Department of Community Services has offices across all regions, and the team is located throughout the province. You may also be eligible to participate in a hybrid work model. Our Head office is in Halifax, and it is expected that you will have a presence in Halifax on a need basis. We can discuss your worksite location at the offer negotiation stage.

Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day. This role does entail a high volume of work which may require longer than normal working hours and overtime. Due to the multiple spheres of action and scope of responsibilities that this position requires, there is significant mental pressure, requiring your resilience.


Additional Information


This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2025. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.


This competition may be used to fill multiple vacancies.


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 11 

Salary Range:  $3,238.10 - $4,047.67 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