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Manager, Air Quality

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2P8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/25/2019  




Manager, Air Quality, Permanent, HALIFAX  


Competition # 17676 



About Us


Nova Scotia Environment’s role is to protect the environment, human health and animal health through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise.



More specifically, the Air Quality Unit at Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) drives the development and delivery of Nova Scotia's response to air quality issues and opportunities. This also includes administering NSE’s Air Quality Regulations.


About Our Opportunity


As the Manager of Air Quality, you will strive to modernize and streamline the collection, analysis and reporting of ambient air quality data through the operation and maintenance of a comprehensive network of pollutant monitors across the province. This important work ensures that better decisions can be made relative to air-related issues: e.g., The National Air Quality Management System (AQMS) & the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI).  You will create a team-based approach in the design, implementation and ongoing evaluation of effective air quality management programs, strategies and plans. As a subject matter expert within the field of air quality, you will make recommendations on legislative, regulatory and policy development as well as provide expert advice to senior management.

Representing the Province’s position, responsibilities and actions at interdepartmental, regional, national and international related venues you will initiate and foster positive relationships with industry, integrating environmental and economic factors in decision-making and promoting occupational health and safety as a top priority in the work of the Air Quality unit.  You will also have the opportunity to lead and participate in inter-jurisdictional air quality committee work.

Day-to-day activities will also include:

-financial planning and budget management
-recruitment and performance management
-staff development and implementation of work planning procedures
-managing contracts with organizations that deliver services and/or goods to the department in accordance with all relevant procurement procedures

As Manager, you will also ensure the work of the Air Quality Unit is integrated with the work of Nova Scotia Environment and the Province of Nova Scotia as a whole.


About You


As the successful candidate, you will possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field plus several years of progressive experience in research, analysis and policy development specific to air quality as well as team leadership; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.


To be successful in the role you will need:

-knowledge of provincial, national, and international air quality science, issues, and policies

-information technology skills, including knowledge of PC-based office systems

- critical evaluation and problem-solving skills

-experience successfully developing and navigating complex multi-jurisdictional relationships

-highly effective communication and stakeholder engagement skills

-the ability to identify and articulate key strategic issues, opportunities, and risks

-the ability to adapt and effectively adjust your work to changing circumstances


The Manager remains current with broadly based scientific knowledge on air quality and is aware of new and emerging science, especially where there is potential application or impact in Nova Scotia. Experience working with key air quality stakeholders, including municipalities, academia, and other provincial departments is considered an asset.  


Other Considerations


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, 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.


Pay Grade:  EC 12 


Salary Range:  $2,918.05 - $3,647.00 Bi-Weekly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


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 electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact



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