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



Competition # : 32030 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 7/30/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Making this Province work is no small job.


The Environmental Services team of the Department of Transportation and Active Transit is growing. Our team plays a pivotal role in ensuring new and existing infrastructure in our Province is sustainably developed with minimal risk to our environment.


We have a rewarding opportunity available for an Environmental Analyst. This is the perfect opportunity for you to provide environmental management expertise in support of the maintenance and construction of our provincial infrastructure.


About Our Opportunity

As the Environmental Analyst, you have a broad understanding of environmental issues that impact our Province and offer a diversity of technical expertise.  Using your expertise, you will prepare information for environmental impact assessments and reports, and track environmental concerns on provincial infrastructure projects. You will evaluate the environmental sensitivity of potential construction sites and inspect the adequacy and environmental protection measures being used.


Primary Accountabilities

Consistently, you will be developing, promoting and delivering environmental programs and services. Your strong analytical skills will assist you in providing sound recommendations which will impact Nova Scotia’s natural environment. You will also participate in the development and formulation of operational policies and procedures, all the while ensuring compliance to federal and provincial environmental regulations and legislation.


You will be responsible for providing training and guidance to provincial government staff, public groups, and associations regarding environmental issues and policies including developing course material and conducting seminars and workshops.


We have a rewarding opportunity available for an Environmental Analyst. This is the perfect opportunity for you to provide environmental management expertise in support of the maintenance and construction of our provincial infrastructure, with a particular focus on highways.


Qualifications and Experience

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Science, the Arts, or Engineering and two (2) years of related experience with complex environmental risks associated with construction, operation and maintenance of provincial infrastructure; or a related Master’s Degree.


You are up-to-date on current environmental guidelines and regulations. You understand the principles of various scientific disciplines and are able to integrate this knowledge into a cohesive approach to resolving any problems arising before, during and after construction projects.  You are experienced with the procurement process including scope of work development, request for proposal preparation, submissions evaluation, project awards and subsequent contract management.


Proficiency in a computerized environment is necessary including spreadsheet, word processing, and email applications. You have strong project coordination skills to ensure timely completion of project goals and objectives in a fast paced environment.


Experience in adult learning and training is desirable. Experience managing species at risk, wetlands and fish habitat off-setting and permitting under provincial and federal legislation is desirable.


You are a self-motivated individual who works both independently with minimal supervision, and participates fully as an effective and engaged team player.  Consistently, you maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service. You are an effective team leader and your combined people and communication skills will promote an engaged workforce. Daily, you exercise a high degree of individual initiative, self-reliance, and resourcefulness.



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

During field assignments, you may be required to visit on-site locations where heavy equipment is in operation, visit remote locations, and work in areas where hazardous materials are in use.


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 for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  PR 10 - PR 15  

Salary Range:  $2,588.45 - $3,155.27 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