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Manager, Health Project Planning and Oversight



Competition # : 32184 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/1/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Nova Scotia Digital Service (NSDS) is a new organization within the government of Nova Scotia, with a mission to change the way government interacts with citizens. Our team is large, diverse, and passionate about making a difference to citizens’ lives. We believe in user-centered, iterative service design and practice internet-era ways of working.


Health Partnerships and Service Excellence (HPSE) is a focused on managing the relationship with our health business partners across Nova Scotia. 


As the Manager, Health Project Planning Oversight, you play a lead role in ensuring our health business partners’ strategic projects are prioritized and delivered to meet the health care needs of Nova Scotians.   


About Our Opportunity


In the manager role you will be part of a team that assesses, prioritizes and manages the intake of health related projects. You will work with various and diverse IT and health stakeholders across government and health to build and manage a sustainable process to effectively handle large and small project intake work.


You will architect a new and improved intake process that aligns to appropriate governance and incorporates timely decision making and has effective prioritization. You will collaborate and seek input from all stakeholders to ensure the process equally serves everyone’s needs.


Promoting a culture of teamwork, you will ensure effective management of human resources, promote diversity and a healthy workplace, while considering the vision, strategic direction, and annual plans for the department and your business partners.


You are also responsible for creating and promoting a culture where idea generation and innovation is valued and encouraged, while still maintaining an excellent level of client service and compliance with Privacy and Security standards. 


Qualifications and Experience


As the successful candidate, you will possess a minimum of a university degree in a related field such as, Computer Science, Engineering or Business, with several years of related progressive experience in process management and supervision. 
You will have proven business acumen and judgement, experience managing stakeholder expectations, business process reengineering, delivering client-focused services, managing people and financial resources. You must demonstrate a strong people and process management background including the ability to coach and develop staff; experience in leading change; and an ability to build cohesive, effective partnerships and teams in a fast-paced environment.


You are a critical thinker who provides innovative solutions in a fast-paced environment, and quickly adapt to competing priorities, contentious issues, and challenging deadlines.  This position requires a high degree of problem-solving skills and requires you to deal effectively with problems that are broad in range. 

Candidate’s qualifications and competencies will be assessed using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.




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 offerings and eligibility criteria.


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 12 

Salary Range:  $3,368.38 - $4,220.16 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