Air Quality Data & Research Analyst(Research & Stat Officer 3)



Competition # : 39309 

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/16/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal welfare 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, farm animal welfare, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas. Our departmental website can be found at (

About Our Opportunity


Working with a team of professionals, you will be responsible for implementing provincial commitments relating to monitoring & mitigating air pollution and enhancing the long-term environmental and economic stability of the Province.


In this role you will support the administration of applicable regulations and guidelines under the Environment Act. You will support policy and program reviews and formulate recommendations and solutions based on research, jurisdictional scans, and statistical analysis.


Primary Accountabilities


This work will include data management and analysis, as well as the promotion, enhancement and/or facilitation of air quality related science. You will ensure the accurate ambient air quality data of a uniform national standard are available continuously to fulfill Nova Scotia's commitments under local, national, and international agreements and to support efforts to protect human health and the environment. You will oversee the set up, operation and maintenance of the Air Quality Unit’s data collection network and software. You will also assist with some standard sample setting in downtown Halifax on occasion. In addition to the above, you will collaborate with and disseminate information to various air quality stakeholders including federal government, academic, environmental and industrial organizations.



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

Qualifications and Experience


You have a bachelor’s degree in a related field with five years of relevant experience focused in data management. An equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered. 


As the successful candidate, knowledge and understanding of ambient air quality monitoring, basic scientific principles involving air chemistry, health, science, and technology, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis is essential. You will also have strong data management and information technology skills and have a solid understanding of sampling and analytical methods.


Experience in conducting, interpreting and or facilitating scientific research will be key, as will a strong understanding of validation and statistical analysis of air quality data.


In addition to the technical skills above, you are detail oriented, accurate, and organized within your work and possess strong mathematical, analytical, and statistical skills with the ability to make independent judgement calls, when necessary.


You will also be technically adept at complex problem solving, troubleshooting issues with data management systems, adjusting, collecting, processing, and analyzing data from equipment and writing standard operating procedures.


You have effective Interactive communication skills (speaking, listening, writing, presenting), and knowledge and ability to interpret provincial and federal regulations governing compliance with air quality standards and protocols. Lastly, you are self-motivated, able to work independently, and have the ability to lead and/or work effectively in teams.


Experience working with GIS would be considered an asset.

Salary Information


PR 13 


$2,543.38 - $3,091.70 



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


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion



Additional Information


This posting is for a permanent position based in Halifax


Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,543.38 - $3,091.70 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