Director, Gaming Operations



Competition # : 40482 

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 02-Oct-23  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Province of Nova Scotia is committed to offering a gaming industry that is well regulated, while providing tangible benefits and contributions to the province, its people, and good causes that are important to Nova Scotians.


The Gaming Division ensures gambling in Nova Scotia is socially responsible while making reasonable profits for the Government.  In performing this role, staff oversee the gaming operators, Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) and Casino Nova Scotia (CNS), who carry out the day-to-day business.  The Government, and ultimately the people of Nova Scotia, are the shareholders and owners of the industry.

About Our Opportunity

This position reports to the Executive Director, Gaming, and has three direct reports.

The Director, Gaming Operations is responsible for the conduct and manage functions related to lottery and casino operations; and coaching and leading the daily activities of the Gaming Operations team. They provide direction to gaming operators to ensure alignment with strategic objectives and gaming policy, and that contractual requirements, annual business plan commitments, and budgets are achieved.

Primary Accountabilities

Some of the specific responsibilities in this role include:

  • Ensuring the effective management of human and financial resources.
  • Achieving operating and financial targets, while managing risk.
  • Ensuring legislative and contractual compliance.
  • Contributing to sound decision making through input, guidance, and direction.
  • Developing strategic projects in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Promoting a sustainable regulated gaming industry.

About You

As the ideal candidate, you have a university degree in business and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.  This includes extensive experience in project management and involvement in one or a combination of contract negotiation or management, financial management, business planning or strategic planning.  An acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


You are results oriented and well organized, capable of managing multiple priorities.  Your excellent analytical skills enable you to solve problems and make sound business decisions. 


You are a strong written and verbal communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, who interacts effectively with a variety of stakeholders and positively influences relationships. Your leadership skills have fostered high-performing teams and led to proven success in achieving results through others. 


You possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Gaming industry knowledge would be an asset. 


Successful completion of a security clearance application process will be required as a condition of your employment.


The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework.  During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities: Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.  Please follow LEADS ( for more information.

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.


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.

Working Conditions

Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting. The normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.

Additional Information

This competition will be used to fill One (1) permanent position.

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 within Government.
  • Department-specific flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  EC 14 

Salary Range:  $4,309.95 - $5,387.44 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.


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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