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Coordinator, Housing & Municipal Strategy (Research & Stat Officer 4)

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3K5

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 28585 

Department: Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/22/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing is dedicated to working with municipalities to build healthy, vibrant, and safe communities throughout Nova Scotia. Municipal Affairs provides programs, grants, and funding opportunities for municipalities and community groups. The Department also provides services and guidance to municipalities in many areas including land use planning, budget planning and finance, infrastructure development, policy and program development, and support for economic development through the management of the Regional Enterprise Network program.


The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing is also responsible for ensuring the availability of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for all Nova Scotians. Our work involves making strategic investments, leveraging new funding, and building on critical partnerships to help further position ourselves to meet current and future housing challenges.


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About Our Opportunity


The Province is entering a period of major transformation and modernization of housing and municipal programs to ensure that residents have vibrant, healthy communities and access to affordable housing into the future.


Reporting to the Manager, Transformation and Strategy, this position plays a key role in implementing the new ten-year Bilateral Agreement with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and advancing large strategic projects across the Department within a broader transformation framework. The position participates in multidisciplinary, interdepartmental, and intergovernmental teams, and coordinates intergovernmental housing work, including providing strategic advice and support to decision-makers about housing-related federal/provincial relations.


Primary Accountabilities


You will have a direct impact on a strong strategic housing strategy for the Province.  As the subject matter expert for the Department on the NHS Bilateral Agreement, a few of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Developing and implementing organizational processes to ensure compliance with the Agreement.
  • Leading the coordination of cross-departmental activities to develop new strategic approaches to complex programs and initiatives.
  • Providing advice and recommendations to senior leadership about strategies to ensure provincial housing and municipal outcomes are advanced
  • Conducting research and analysis on current housing and municipal issues.
  • Coordinating intergovernmental housing work and providing strategic advice and support to housing-related federal-provincial relations.


Qualifications and Experience


You have a bachelor’s degree plus seven (7) years of related experience with qualitative and quantitative research; or a related master’s degree and five (5) years of experience.


You must be experienced with project management techniques to lead the coordination of projects focused on design, implementation and evaluation of housing programs and initiatives. This position requires you to have effective interpersonal, communication and exceptional leadership skills as well as demonstrated ability in organizing and/or executing multiple responsibilities. Knowledge and ability to navigate Government processes and a strong understanding of the decision- making process are essential.


You must have a high degree of initiative, the ability to work independently, and ability to prioritize workload effectively and efficiently at times of competing deadlines. Proficiency in computer applications, databases and MS Office Suite products are essential.


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.




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


The majority of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting, with some site visits as required.


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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  PR 15  

Salary Range:  $2,575.57 - $3,139.57 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