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Income Assistance, Research & Stat Officer 3

 

 

Competition # : 34060 

Department: Community Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/27/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Department of Community Services (DCS) works collaboratively with community, social enterprise, other departments of government, and not-for-profits to ensure vulnerable children, families and individuals receive the supports they need to live safe, healthy, and productive lives. We are committed to a social service system that helps people be as independent and healthy as possible, and to reach their full potential.


We offer various programs including Child, Youth & Family Support, Employment Support & Income Assistance, and Disability Support Programs.


For more information on our Department please click here: https://novascotia.ca/coms/.

 

About Our Opportunity

 

Reporting to the Manager, Income Assistance, the Research and Statistical Officer 3 (RSO3) will conduct research, analysis and evaluation  that will drive the development of program policies to be responsive to the needs of Nova Scotians receiving supports under the Income Assistance program.

 

This will be accomplished through identifying and developing opportunities to improve existing program policies, partnerships from within the Department and with other governmental and non- governmental service providers/organizations (i.e. Federal, provincial, municipal), and supporting large scale initiatives/projects.

 

Primary Accountabilities

 

Using your understanding and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, a few of your key responsibilities will include:
 

  • Conducting thorough research and analysis
  • Participating in the development of policy standards and the formulation of new and on-going initiatives informed by legislation, regulations, and established policies
  • Conducting jurisdictional research and environmental scans to inform on program and policy development and new opportunities
  • Coordinating and collaborating with various staff and stakeholders to meet and measure program outcomes, business cases, presentations, decision requests and information notes
  • Analyzing statistical information and reports to ensure the effective and appropriate implementation of the Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA) policy and regulations
  • Preparing and providing information through briefing notes, information notes, and ministerial letters.

 

This is a great development opportunity as you participate in special projects, committees, and new initiatives as a lead or participant. The work you do has a direct impact the income assistance program, policies and services of the Department.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

You have a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years related experience; or a Master’s degree and three (3) years related experience.

 

As the ideal candidate you demonstrate innovation and creativity in your work as you support the development and delivery of Income Assistance programs and services for the Department. Familiarity with the Department and ESIA program is considered an asset. You are analytical in nature and can identify opportunities, determine program requirements, evaluate alternatives, and provide sound recommendations to senior management.

 

You must be able to work and participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. This role also requires ability to work independently with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and able to follow-up pro-actively and address issues as they arise. You must have excellent written and oral communications skills and presentation skills along with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills.

 

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

 

An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. 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 offering and eligibility criteria. 

 

Working Conditions

 

Most of your work is spent located in a comfortable office environment. Some travel maybe necessary in this role. There may also be opportunities for flexible working options.

 

Additional Information

 

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release here.

 

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 13 - PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 - $2,913.59 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.