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



Competition # : 36786 

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/6/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal welfare through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. 


Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, farm animal, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.

About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Manager of Policy and Planning, the Environmental Analyst position provides comprehensive policy support and advice in the administration of the regulatory framework for Environment and Climate Change. The position undertakes policy research and analysis and applies proactive and innovative approaches to problem solving. They take a lead role in the design and implementation of department-wide and divisional initiatives that improve effectiveness, increase consistency, and contribute to continuous improvement of regulatory programs.

Primary Accountabilities


The position leads or participates in committees of departmental and/or non-departmental professionals to support ongoing management of the department’s regulatory framework.  They work closely with staff at all levels within the department as well as with staff from other departments. This position provides policy support for: project design, planning, management, tracking and reporting; jurisdictional research and analysis; stakeholder consultation process design and implementation; policy proposal development (including discussion papers, reports, presentations, briefing and communications materials on proposed legislative/regulatory/policy reforms); and legislative and regulatory proposal coordination (including closely working with department of Justice legal staff, and drafting submissions to Executive Council.)

Qualifications and Experience


You have a post-secondary degree in a related field and a minimum of 2 years' related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

As the successful candidate, you will have significant experience and demonstrated skills in policy research and analysis and the preparation of recommendations, briefing materials and supporting documents.

You will possess the ability to think conceptually, to grasp and apply highly technical information on many topics, and to develop practical and effective solutions to an extensive range of issues falling within the department’s broad mandate.

In this role, you must demonstrate excellent project design and project management skills and possess a good understanding of the operation and management of government.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sound judgement and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment are 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.



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.

Additional Information


This competition is to fill a Permanent employment opportunity based in Halifax.


The candidate in this position is expected to work on-site, however, if required, options for flexible working may be discussed at the time of interview.

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 - PR 15  

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