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Junior Policy and Performance Analyst (Summer Student)



Competition # : 38459 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/29/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, we impact every citizen, business and municipality in Nova Scotia. We conduct millions of client interactions each year through the various programs and services we deliver on behalf of government. We continuously strive to make our programs and services more responsive to the needs and expectations of Nova Scotians.


Are you interested in joining a team that makes a difference? If so, we hope to hear from you.


To learn more about SNS-IS, please click here:


The Strategy and Corporate Services division of SNS-IS has a vast array of responsibilities, including but not limited to:


  • Leading SNS-IS’s business planning cycle;
  • Developing corporate reports, policies, procedures and processes for the organization and clients;
  • Providing advice and leadership to the Senior Executive Team on a variety of complex and politically sensitive issues related to policy and legislation; and ensuring that SNS-IS’s legislative and regulatory cabinet submissions to the Executive Council are of the highest quality;
  • Providing consultations, training, and support for leaders and employees across SNS-IS on a variety of topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility; and
  • Providing the infrastructure, tools, and technology to support SNS-IS’s staff to work safely and effectively.
  • Supporting the engagement and development of staff that leads to organizational success for SNS-IS;

What You Will Do


As the Junior Policy and Performance Analyst with the Strategy and Performance team, you will:


  • Undertake cross jurisdictional research and analysis to identify best practices and trends on issues related to corporate strategy, policy, and performance in the public sector;
  • Assist with performance measurement approaches and outcome-based evaluation activities to ensure proper and accurate reporting of accomplishments across SNS-IS’s divisions;
  • Provide support on key initiatives to ensure the Strategy and Performance team achieves its divisional business planning objectives;
  • Engage in supporting program areas and subject matter experts across SNS-IS with legislative and regulatory cabinet submissions to the Executive Council;
  • Assist in the preparation of corporate reports, briefing notes, presentations, and project status reports; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this summer student opportunity, you are currently a full-time Post-Graduate university student entering or returning to study in the fall or next applicable semester. 


As the ideal candidate, you are well-organized with high energy, effective communication, as well as problem solving skills. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and is highly professional. You are able to manage multiple priorities and demonstrate high initiative and resourcefulness with a strong attention to detail. You value the concepts of diversity and inclusion in your workplace, and this allows you to foster positive relationships. You are a team player with a desire to consistently create a positive work environment. Although not required, previous experience working in a public administration environment and/or a public service industry would be considered an asset.


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.



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $24.29 - $28.12 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.


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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