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Computer Services Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C)

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 1M7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/24/2019  


Internal Services 


Computer Services Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C), Permanent, HALIFAX  


Competition # 17699  



About Us


Tell us your story. Don't go unnoticed. Explain why you're a winning candidate. Think "ICT Services" if you crave meaningful work and want to create change like we do.


The Information, Communication and Technology Services branch (ICT Services) of the Department of Internal Services is a leader in client focused service delivery. This branch is responsible for all NS Government departments, agencies, boards and commissions’ technology services and support as well as supporting the NS Health Authority and IWK.


The scale and scope of what ICT Services does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. The Province’s technology and business teams become more intertwined as new opportunities present themselves.


About Our Opportunity


As a member of the Nova Scotia Business Registry (NSBR) Development Team, you will analyze, design and implement enhancements to existing applications, as well as develop new applications.  You will formulate detailed program specifications, incorporate modifications and enhancements and evaluate and implement solutions to rectify system problems.  You will develop technically and/or logically complex computer programs, fully document systems and ensure conformity with developed program standards.  You may provide specialized technical support to other programmers and members of the user community and may be solely responsible for the development and/or maintenance of small computer systems.


About You


To be successful in this role, you will have successful completion of an Information Technology Program.


You will have excellent communication (both verbal and written), and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders, in a manner that strengthens and builds the collaborative relationships that are necessary for the continued success of the Nova Scotia Business Registry and supportive applications.  You will possess strong analytical, risk mitigation, change management and project management skills to effectively support and evolve applications. 


The following skills, knowledge or experience will help you in this role:


Experience in business systems analysis, systems development life cycle methodologies and documenting business requirements.


Experience writing complex or technically sophisticated computer programs from specifications prepared personally or by others; creating test data, carrying out comprehensive testing. 


Knowledge & experience in the following technologies:  PL/SQL, SQL, Enterprise Reporting Tools such as Crystal Reports or Cognos, Java, J2EE. Knowledge of any of the following would be a definite asset: Mail Merge, SOA, WebServices, ITIL, JSP, XML, POS, Oracle Application Server (OAS), Tomcat/Apache, FileNet, Adobe eForms, AMANDA.  



Pay Grade:  PR 01 - PR 11  


Salary Range:  $1,423.22 - $2,570.87 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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