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Labour Board Officer (Designated)



Competition # : 35379 

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/19/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  Under the Government of Nova Scotia’s Employment Equity Policy, this position is designated and applicants from the following groups will be considered: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons and Persons with Disabilities.


We encourage students from Indigenous communities to apply for the position and ask that they clearly self-identify in their cover letter and resume.

About Us


The Labour Board is an independent adjudicative body established under the Labour Board Act. We are responsible for the fair and efficient administration and adjudication of responsibilities assigned to us under the Labour Board Act and sections of other Acts and Regulations.


Our mission is to adjudicate and resolve disputes under provincial labour and employment laws in an accessible, consistent, efficient, timely and impartial manner.  The Board and its staff embrace continuous learning and innovation and are guided by the following principles: neutrality and objectivity; ethics, integrity, and confidentiality; and responsiveness and accountability.


If you possess a positive and professional attitude, are exceptionally detailed oriented, with the ability to work as a member of a high-energy, results focused team, and are searching for a rewarding job opportunity, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore as a Labour Board Officer.

About Our Opportunity


As Labour Board Officer, you will play an important role in promoting and supporting positive employee and labour relations practices in the Province of Nova Scotia.


The Labour Board must be, and be seen to be, unbiased and have the confidence and trust of the citizens of Nova Scotia to ensure the province has a sound labour and employee relations forum in which to address disputes.  As a Labour Board Officer, you will be responsible for carrying out all duties in an unbiased, fair and impartial manner that ensures neutrality and supports the highest level of institutional independence required for adjudicative boards. You need to be sensitive to the impact that a positive and stable labour and employee relations setting has on economic and social development in the province.


As Labour Board Officer you will report to the Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Labour Board.

Primary Accountabilities


As Labour Board Officer you will be accountable for efficiently and effectively managing cases adjudicated by the Labour Board in a timely manner in accordance with the Trade Union Act, Labour Standards Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other labour and employment statutes within the jurisdiction of the Labour Board.   


You will be accountable for conducting and counting certification votes, as well as conducting interviews on matters involving inclusions and exclusion from bargaining units under the Trade Union Act. 


You will also be accountable for conducting research, gathering, analyzing, and summarizing information, and preparing reports and presentations, as required. 


You may also lead projects/initiatives under the supervision of the Executive Officer or Chief Administrator.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a university degree from a relevant field of study with 3 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education, work experience and training. You have previous experience in case management.


You have knowledge of labour and employment law as well as other workplace laws with a proven ability to analyze issues, facts and evidence in relation to relevant rules of procedures and law. You possess exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), with strong interpersonal and time management skills, often managing competing priorities. 


You possess a positive and professional attitude with the ability to work as a member of a high-energy, results focused team. You are exceptionally detailed oriented with the proven ability to handle numerous tasks and critical thinking skills. You have an ability to deal with difficult people in a multi-faceted and stressful environment, communicating with tact and discretion in a clear, concise manner. You are proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook). You are comfortable working with confidential/sensitive matters and diverse issues.


While not required, it is considered an asset if you have experience with adjudicative boards/courts in labour and employment law.


Competencies required at this level of work are:  Analytical Thinking, Adaptability and, Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Outcome Focus, Effective Interactive Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, 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 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 requires a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License.
  • The incumbent must be willing to drive to locations, sometimes remote, throughout the province, on short notice and in inclement weather conditions.
  • This position may require long and extended hours serving applications, conducting votes and/or interviews. The incumbent must be able to adjust working hours, including out of town travel for multi-day periods.

Additional Information


Please note this is a re-post of competition 32528, to be considered you are required to apply to this competition.


This competition will be used to fill a 9 – month Term employment opportunity.


You are encouraged to submit a cover letter with your application.  Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out. 

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:  EC 07 

Salary Range:  $2,091.49 - $2,620.36 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