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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant (Designated)



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Competition # : 30633 

Department: Public Service Commission

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/18/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


This opportunity is designated to applicants who identify as Mi'kmaw.  Please ensure you complete the self-identifying questions in your application.


About Us


The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians.  We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service.  Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership and continuous improvement.


The PSC has four key deliverables:


  • Younger Workers: Continue to champion youth hiring and participation of younger workers aged 35 and under in the public service
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI): Champion equitable access for workers from diverse backgrounds in attracting, hiring, retaining and promoting them in the public service
  • Psychological Health & Safety: Continue to support the psychological health and safety of Nova Scotia public service employees
  • Human Resources & Employee Relation Solutions: Continue to lead public service innovation by providing human resource and employee relation solutions


For more information on the Public Service Commission please visit the following link:


Our Opportunity


Are you a passionate champion for equity, diversity and inclusion? Do you enjoy strategy implementation and developing others?  Do you thrive in building and fostering positive relationships?


If you answered yes to these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore with the Public Service Commission as a Consultant, Equity Diversity & Inclusion.


Our Story


If you are a natural leader who actively supports change through effective communication and planning, this job is the perfect fit for you. The Consultant, Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) reports to the Director of the unit and is part of a team that provides strategic leadership, advice and support to the Nova Scotia Government on EDI and respectful workplaces.


As the Consultant, you will provide subject matter expertise, advice, and support on a wide range of EDI issues, with a focus on Mi’kmaw and other Indigenous people throughout government.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Advising and supporting client departments in the implementation of the corporate strategy, All Together: An Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service.
  • Increasing awareness of and building capacity for EDI across government.  This includes facilitating a range of EDI training courses for employees and leaders across the public service.
  • Partnering with colleagues from the Office of L’Nu Affairs and the Treaty Education Implementation Committee in the development and delivery of Treaty Education for public servants.
  • Fostering positive partnerships with various groups and stakeholders, including departmental EDI resources and champions, employee-led diversity networks, the Diversity Round Table, the Accessibility Directorate, the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives, and others.
  • Playing a lead role in the identification and removal of barriers, including systemic barriers preventing members of equity-seeking groups from participating to their full potential in the workplace; and
  • Contributing to the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of policies, guidelines and programs designed to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.


Your Story


This could be the right job for you if you have the following skills and experience:


  • Project management experience, i.e. developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, guidelines and/or programs
  • Effective facilitation, presentation, and training skills
  • Extensive experience partnering and building positive relationships, including stakeholder engagement and consultation processes, particularly with Mi’kmaw and other Indigenous communities
  • A high level of intercultural competence and a strong diversity lens when reviewing policies, programs and practices
  • Experience working on anti-racism policies and issues around systemic discrimination affecting marginalized groups
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field plus several years of related community and/or work experience. This may include advocacy, organizing or research on Mi’kmaw and Indigenous rights including the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


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.




Based on the employment status, 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


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Majority of time is spent in a comfortable office setting with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • High concentration of visual demands for proof reading and entering data into a computer database, giving close attention to detail.
  • Pressures to meet deadlines with attention to accuracy.


Additional Information


Please note, this is a 1-year Term opportunity.


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 for Nova Scotians
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules




Pay Grade:  EC 11 

Salary Range:  $3,062.13 - $3,836.49 Bi-Weekly   


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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