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Internship - Junior Developer

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 1Y6

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia


Competition # 17467  


Internship - Junior Developer, Internship, HALIFAX   


Internal Services 


Posting Closing Date: 12/20/2018   


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.

About Us


Internal Services supports the public sector as it delivers programs and services that Nova Scotians rely on.   We deliver services to government and beyond by processing a million financial transactions each year, auditing government operations, optimizing information and technology, managing major purchases for the public sector and helping public bodies administer the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act and the Records Act.

About our Opportunity


The Application Support team within ICTS provides business solutions through the application of information technologies for our business clients. We work with our business partners to align their business requirements with the appropriate technology solutions. There are several initiatives requiring the need for an intern Computer Programmer / Developer to join our team to meet the demand of the workload.  Specifically, we are looking for an intern with .Net training.


As the Junior Programmer/Developer, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and support of computer applications and/or the identification and recommendation of appropriate business solutions/technologies in accordance with government or departmentally prescribed standards, guidelines, methodologies and procedures.  You will be part of a team that is responsible for application design and development activities and defect resolution identified in computer applications, be they with software, data, or the environment. 


About You


To be successful in this internship, you will have graduated within the past 3 years from a University or Community College, as well, you will possess the following education or experience:

  • Working as a .NET developer
  • Software development training for web browser applications (i.e. .NET)
  • Developing system functionality per design specifications
  • Performing and supporting testing efforts, including developing and executing unit tests to ensure software will perform as expected
  • Ability to work independently or with a team


Desired Technical Assets (Not required but considered additional training assets)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012
  • C# .NET and/or VB.NET programming language
  • SQL skills, Microsoft and/or Oracle databases
  • Creating TSQL and/or Oracle stored procedures
  • Working with SQL Server and/or Oracle databases
  • Developing reports with Microsoft Reporting Services and/or Crystal
  • Team Foundation Server
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence tools
  • Data warehouse design and/or development (i.e. experience designing Key Performance Indicator Dashboards)
  • Creating both standard and ad hoc reports in IBM Cognos Report Studio and Query


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.


Special Statement


Please note, this is a term internship with an expected end date of  March 31, 2020.



Pay Grade:  PR 06  


Salary Range:  $1,797.80 - $1,869.54 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID.  Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self-Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior to applying for this restricted position.


External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.


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 or will result in termination of your employment.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact