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Manager, Geomatics Partnerships and Policy (Designated)



Competition # : 30874 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/13/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as an Indigenous Person, African Nova Scotian or Other Racially Visible Person, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented and/or Person with a Disability.


If you are a member of one or more of these equity groups, you must self-identify during the application process, to be considered.

About Us


Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services (SNSIS) has a team of 1700+ employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together, we build relationships with every citizen, business, and municipality in Nova Scotia by understanding evolving client needs and balancing these needs with the public good. SNSIS provides client-focused services directly and enables other Departments to deliver programs and services quickly and easily. SNSIS carries out broad legislative mandates, being responsible for the administration and enforcement of a wide array of legislation and regulations.


Geomatics is one of the fastest growing technology sectors, and here in Nova Scotia, we are part of Canada’s world-class geomatics community. You will be working with a leading-edge team of geomatics and technology experts providing innovative services for government.

About Our Opportunity


As the Manager of Geomatics Partnerships and Policy, you provide a crucial role in building and maintaining partnerships, plus responsibility for establishing geomatics standards and practises.


This Manager role is highly collaborative by the nature of the work. As Manager, you will work with programs across government to ensure the effective use of GIS and geomatics technologies.


The Manager reports to the Director of Geographic Information Services.

As Manager, you will:


  • Collaborate closely with partners to coordinate geomatics communication efforts.
  • Act as liaison for partners and stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain partner and stakeholder relationships.
  • Organize partner and stakeholder events that highlight geomatics or create geomatics awareness.
  • Establish geomatics standards for government.
  • Facilitate and coordinate provincial geomatics training.
  • Document geomatics services, processes, and procedures.
  • Manage various projects and initiatives.
  • Be responsible for an operational budget.

Qualifications and Experience


As the ideal candidate for this role, you possess a post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university or a diploma from a relevant technical school. You also possess the following:


  • Several years of progressively responsible experience in the field of geomatics.
  • In depth knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, geographic data, and related principals.
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills to maintain positive and trusted partner relationships.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills to provide effective leadership and direction.
  • Experience delivering presentations to staff, stakeholders, and/or senior leadership.
  • Project management, budget administration and human resource management


This role requires an individual who possesses strong technical knowledge along with excellent interpersonal skills as you will work closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You are a natural communicator, both written and verbally with the demonstrated ability to articulate and relay complex problems and technical information to a wide range of non-technical audiences and non- geomatics practitioners.



An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be accepted in place of the education qualification requirements. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.




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.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  EC 12 

Salary Range:  $3,368.38 - $4,220.16 Bi-Weekly   



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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