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Environmental Analyst 1(A)-(B)-2 - 90002434

 

 

Competition # : 37776 

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/7/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

Through legislation, regulation and enforcement, the Department of Environment and Climate Change has a mandate to support a clean and healthy environment, protect land, advance a clean economy, address the climate crisis, and guide the province towards a sustainable and clean future where all Nova Scotians can thrive.

About Our Opportunity

 

Managing and coordinating the department’s environmental assessment (EA) process, you work to ensure EA reviews are conducted in accordance with the Environment Act and Environmental Assessment Regulations. This involves administering all aspects of the pre-registration, registration and follow-up procedures.

Primary Accountabilities

 

You will provide clear advice and guidance to project proponents, other levels of government on the environmental assessment process, and its proper implementation and interpretation. You will also solicit and coordinate the participation of the public, indigenous groups and government agencies at all levels throughout the review process. This position also analyses information related to the project on a range of subjects including technical, engineering, economic, scientific, and legal issues, and is responsible for preparing recommendations for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change as well as presenting this information and recommendations directly to the Minister who makes a decision based upon your report and recommendation. It will be your responsibility to communicate decisions to the proponent, government, the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia and the general public.

Qualifications and Experience

 

You have a post-secondary degree in a related field (i.e. environmental science) and a minimum of 2 years' related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. As the successful candidate, you have a general understanding of the principles of various scientific disciplines with direct experience in at least one related field (such as environmental science, biology, chemistry, or geology). You have experience in addressing environmental problems that span a range of disciplines and experience in project planning, coordination and management as well as knowledge of environmental impact assessment and mitigation methods. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sound judgement and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is key within this position as well as the ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Lastly, as the successful candidate, you will have great time management skills and an ability to balance numerous priorities.

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits

 

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.

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. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

Pay Grade:  PR 10  

Salary Range:  $2,185.90 - $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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.