Contract Management Specialist (Computer Services Officer 3)



Competition:          #43562


Salary:                    $2,653.85- $3,231.58 Bi-Weekly / $69,000.10 - $84,021.08 Annually (PR 14)


Position Type:        Full-Time Permanent (35 hours a week)


Benefits:                 Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick/Family Leave, Health, Dental, and Defined Benefits Pension


Location:                Halifax


Department:           Cyber Security and Digital Solutions


Union Status:         NSGEU-NSPG


Closing Date:         July 23, 2024 @ 11:59PM Atlantic Time



At the Department of Cyber Security and Digital Solutions (CSDS), we prioritize people and are dedicated to driving digital transformation that meets modern expectations. Our mission is to support government departments and partners in their digital transformation journeys, ensuring that digital services are user-centered, efficient, and impactful for all Nova Scotians. 


We don’t just implement digital solutions; we navigate the complexities of digital transformation by modernizing outdated systems and ways of working. Our role is to make a real difference by ensuring that our digital services are accessible and user-friendly. 


At CSDS, we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recognize that the people who use government programs and services come from all walks of life, and it’s essential that we reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to creating an environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are valued, and where all talent can thrive. By embracing these values, we deliver better, more accessible, and inclusive public services. 

The Mission


The Contract Management team is a diverse team of highly skilled subject matter experts who thrive on providing quality services and supports that enable other government departments to deliver the programs and services to the Public we serve. Following contract management and procurement best practices, we partner with our clients to find the best solutions to support their success.


As the Contract Management Specialist (CS03), you will report to the Client Services Manager, Contract Management. In this role, you are responsible to lead and support contract and vendor management efforts following Government procurement policies and processes.


This leadership role includes advice, consultation, services in procurement related matters, as well as financial management and modeling, cost recoveries, service design, value realization, and contract management.


Primary Accountabilities


In this role, you will lead projects and support the Associates within our team and Contract Management Architects. As the Contract Management Specialist, you will work closely with management and contract management staff to support all contract and vendor management activities, which may include:


  • Contract Management processes and activities


  • Vendor Management processes and activities Assessment of legal language and contract terms and conditions


  • Administering and supporting department's information systems;


  • Advising clients on contract management methods, practices, and policies.


  • Assisting clients through support and training in using current processes and tools, and help the team develop new, improved processes and tools.


  • Analyze and interpret data, verbally or through report writing support efficiencies and support those who make decisions based on the facts provided: Project Management:


  • Service Design and Program Administration;


  • Financial Modeling and Management.


  • Tender Management.


  • Contract Lifecyle management.

Qualifications and Experience


As the ideal candidate, you will have a bachelor's degree plus five (5) related experience working with procurement procedures, policies and guidelines or an equivalent combination of training and experience. In addition, will also possess the following qualities:


  • Work experience with procurement procedures, policies, and guidelines, specifically related to Information and Communications.


  • Technology goods and services.


  • Strong collaboration and facilitation skills.


  • Superior communication skills, interpersonal, verbal, and written; including the ability to write effectively (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.)


  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders and staff Effective time management skills, particularly in relation to managing multiple priorities , effectively.


  • Attention to detail, to interpret terms and conditions, and interpret and apply policy and process.


  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting large amounts of data and the ability to provide verbal or written documentation on results and recommendations


  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and also independently.




The following  will be considered and an asset:


  • ITIL Certification.


  • PSPP (Public Sector Procurement Program) Diploma.


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.



An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits & Perks


At the CSDS with the Government of Nova Scotia, we are committed to providing a fulfilling work environment with numerous benefits and opportunities: 


  • Work-Life Balance: Maintain a healthy work-life balance with a 35-hour work week.                   


  • Secure Your Future: Take advantage of our defined benefits pension plan for a stable retirement. 


  • Generous Time Off: Enjoy all national/civic holidays, 18 sick days, and family leave provisions.                     


  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Accommodate your needs with various options for flexibility, such as hybrid schedules. 


  • Employee and Family Support: Access our Employee and Family Assistance Programs for resources and guidance.   


  • Support in Times of Need: Receive short- and long-term disability assistance when required. 


  • Cross-Sector Collaboration: Experience the power of collaboration as you engage with various government departments. Unlock a world of knowledge, expertise, and connections, contributing to the betterment of our province. 


  • Growth & Development: Open doors to professional growth within the CDSD and beyond. Explore diverse career paths in specialized areas such as digital service design, cybersecurity, enterprise risk, digital platform services, and mission IT. 


  • Lifelong Learning: Continuously expand your knowledge and skills through training and development programs. 


  • Professional Advancement: Immerse yourself in the government landscape and discover endless opportunities for learning, advancement, and making a meaningful impact. 


Join the Department of Cyber Security & Digital Solutions and experience the benefits of a fulfilling career, supported by comprehensive perks, career development opportunities, and a diverse range of paths to explore within our department and across the government. 


Pay Grade:  PR 14  

Salary Range:  $2,653.85 - $3,231.58 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