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Clean Transportation Analyst (Research & Stat Officer 4)



Competition # : 38380 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/31/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources & Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation, and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. This includes providing support to the solar, wind and energy storage industries, clean transportation sector, energy efficiency sectors. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province. 


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About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Manager of Climate Change Investments, the Policy Analyst - Clean Transportation is responsible for supporting the development of zero-emission / electric transportation projects and the transportation efficiency approach within the Clean Energy branch. This will include developing strategic policies, programs, and projects for the deployment of clean energy in areas such as:

  •  Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) including electric vehicles, fleets, and charging infrastructure
  • Bus and medium to heavy duty vehicle fleet electrification projects 
  • Marine sector electrification (ferries, tourism, and fishing vessels)
  • Vehicle to load and vehicle to grid technology
  • Transportation efficiency (transportation demand management)

Primary Accountabilities


Some of the primary accountabilities in the role include:

  • Supporting the development of zero-emission / electric transportation projects, policies, and programs critical to the clean energy economy, provincial GHG reduction commitments, and energy affordability in Nova Scotia. 
  • Participating in inter-governmental working groups related to zero-emission vehicle policies, light and medium to heavy duty vehicle fleets, and technology adoption.
  • Coordinating projects, managing timelines, and coordinating partners across provincial departments, different levels of government and private sector.
  • Monitoring project budget and plans to ensure initiatives are on track and progressing effectively. 
  • Working with cross functional teams from within the Branch, across various government departments and other organizations, and reporting to senior leaders on progress. 
  • Identifying shortcomings, suggesting improvements, and implementing approved revisions to current processes, systems, and procedures. 
  • Researching and recommending policies and programs to advance new or innovative zero-emissions transportation solutions in Nova Scotia, such as shared and on-demand mobility.
  • Developing and coordinating transportation efficiency programs.
  • Preparing briefing notes and correspondence for senior departmental staff on clean transportation and transportation electrification.

Qualifications and Experience


You will have graduated from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Planning, Sustainable Resource Management or a related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years’ related experience, a Master's degree in a related field and five (5) years' related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


In addition, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working in the zero-emissions transportation sector, including electrification, active transportation, micro-mobility, and/or transportation efficiency.
  • Demonstrated experience in development and policies related to zero-emission vehicles, electrification of marine sector and/or transit systems. 
  • Skilled at engaging with people, building networks, and collaborating with a wide variety of industry, government and non-profit partners.
  • Knowledge of the public policy development process and experience in policy analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing and preparation of briefing materials
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative working relationships
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in software packages such as Microsoft Office, including SharePoint and Teams.


As the successful candidate, you require independent judgement and initiative, the ability to manage work independently and communicate effectively. You apply an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens to your work, and encourage colleagues to do the same. You will need to be effective in working in a team-oriented environment but can also undertake assignments with limited supervision.
The following are considered assets:

  • Knowledge of structure, processes, and key players in Government
  • Understanding of zero-emission / electric vehicle technology and policy approaches in Canada, the US and beyond
  • Familiarity with policy and processes for advancing active transportation, transportation efficiency and innovations in zero-emissions transportation. 


We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: interview(s) and reference checks, written examination, presentations.



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 offering and eligibility criteria. 

Additional Information


This is a term employment opportunity with anticipated end date of November 30, 2024.  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 for Nova Scotians
  • Department specific flexible working schedules


Pay Grade:  PR 15  

Salary Range:  $2,666.69 - $3,250.64 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