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Manager, Policing and Public Safety

Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3J9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 29289 

Department: Justice

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/10/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Public Safety and Security Division is responsible for public safety initiatives in the province, including oversight, governance and advice to police, private security services and firearms license holders, as well as enforcement of community safety processes and security intelligence management services.


We are dedicated to providing service based on mutual respect, consultation, and collaboration with Government, our stakeholders, and the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to continuous improvement and to being just and fair in our efforts to reduce crime and its effects. We strive to enhance public confidence in the justice system.


For more information on the Department of Justice Public Safety and Security Division please visit the following link:


About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Director, you are accountable for providing direct human resource and budget management in the delivery of the broad range of audit and inspection, policing governance, and consultative services offered, ensuring planned outcomes are achieved.  You manage and lead a team consisting of client services, policing consultants and administrative support.


Primary Accountabilities


  • providing advice, assistance and support to ensure quality service to stakeholders, clients, the offices of the Minister and Deputy Minister, as well as all divisions of the Department of Justice and multiple government departments and agencies, and the federal/provincial/territorial community, involved in public safety and policing issues.
  • representing the Minister and Deputy Minister, and ensuring adequate and effective policing is delivered to communities across Nova Scotia.
  • ensuring the development, implementation and effectiveness of the auditing and inspection review process, and approving training for core policing responsibilities and facilitating policing reviews, when municipalities across Nova Scotia are considering new policing service providers.
  • managing multi-year projects, partnering with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, responding to public inquires, and facilitating crime prevention initiatives to reduce or prevent crime in partnership with communities.


Qualifications and Experience


To be successful in this role, you will have a university degree, such as social sciences, business, or administration, with several years of progressively more responsible experience in a related field, which includes experience in a leadership or supervisory role, or an acceptable combination of education and experience. A graduate degree will be considered an asset.


You have experience managing multiple large projects including budget monitoring, workplan development, and evaluation. You have significant experience providing strategic direction to senior leadership including briefing notes, presentations, reports and recommendations. Experience managing a multi-sectoral project will be considered an asset.


You have significant research experience and are able to articulate findings through clear and concise reporting. You will have experience developing policy and procedures, auditing and inspection reviews.


You will have strong leadership skills with effective team-building abilities, including experience developing and training staff. You have strong community awareness, with effective partnering and relationship building to communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including marginalized communities.


You have a professional approach to responsibilities, effective interpersonal communication, organizational skills and the ability to set priorities, as well as tact and independent judgement. You have a meticulous attention to detail.


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.




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.


Additional Information


This is a permanent, full-time position based in Halifax.


Requirement for Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) security clearance, as approved by the Province.


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.
  • 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:  $3,226.17 - $4,023.23 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.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:



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