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ICT Consultant (Education Officer 3)

 

 

Competition # : 32764 

Department: Education & Early Childhood Development

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 9/29/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is leading the transformation of the early years and public education system in Nova Scotia. We are doing this by designing an innovative curriculum, facilitating excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our partners in education. This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success. This department is a perfect fit for those that want to be part of the future of public education in the province by supporting student learning in a progressive and responsive policy environment.

About Our Opportunity

 

As the Information & Communication Technology Consultant (Education Officer 3), you will provide leadership in the curricular integration of information and communication technology primarily to public schools but also within the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Your main focus will be Mathematics and Science but you will have the opportunity to work on other exciting areas of education development.

 

If you are creative and your passion lies in the area of designing, evaluating and delivering strategic technology integration to compliment both professional development and the resources which support P-12 education, then this is the job for you.

 

With the range of informational and communication technology requirements within the public-school curriculum at all grade levels, this position will make a meaningful contribution to teachers and students. You’ll have the challenge of working within current learning theories in curriculum and assessment and developing materials and resources for the next generation. You may be called upon to provide high quality professional development experiences, both on-line and face to face, to support public education.

Primary Accountabilities

 

You will work in collaboration with others to perform duties which may include:

 

  • Lead and/or co-lead in the design of curriculum with subject area leads;
  • Identify and evaluate software/apps and digital resources for classroom use;
  • Provide evaluative information about software and digital resources to RCEs/CSAP and schools to support timely and effective instructional decision making, as teachers and schools determine how to best meet individual student learning needs;
  • Participate in the review process for Authorized Learning Resources;
  • Liaise with vendors, as well as pedagogical and technical experts to evaluate new technologies;
  • Consult with Nova Scotia Virtual School, Regional Centres for Education and school staff in their planning for the specification, acquisition, implementation, support, and integration of technology within the curriculum; and,
  • Work within online environments for both collaboration and learning.

Qualifications and Experience

 

This is a perfect fit for someone who also has demonstrated expert knowledge and highly effective demonstration of the integration of information and communications technology in the classroom and instructional and assessment practices.  You also have extensive knowledge of Mathematics and/or Science curriculum and exemplary teaching experiences. To be successful in this role, you will have a master’s degree in Education or an equivalent teacher certification, plus eight years of recent or related experience and expertise in curriculum and sound knowledge of, and practice within, the Inclusive Education Policy.

 

You have experience as an educational leader with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with groups and individuals with diverse or competing interests or perspectives.  You have outstanding, communication skills (verbal and written), proficient using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-Point) and presentation skills. You are also well organized, detailed-oriented and can multi-task while balancing multiple priorities with strong decision-making and leadership capabilities. 

 

You also have:

  • Experience using Moodle and Google Workspace for Education in the classroom setting
  • Exceptional skills in integrating technology to support teaching and learning within the classroom
  • Highly developed research skills necessary for conducting in-depth literature scans

 

Assets for this position include:

  • Educational background in curriculum design and instructional design
  • Bilingualism (English and French)

 

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.

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application, an equivalent Teacher Certification will be considered. 

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 offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

 

This position may require travel within the province to conduct, model and support technology integration in schools and regions.

Additional Information

 

This is a term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of July 31, 2022. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate. 

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 20  

Salary Range:  $3,288.59 - $3,872.05 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.