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Manager of Operational and Financial Management Information Systems (OFMIS)

                                                                                                           

 

Competition # : 33833 

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/19/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

Making the Province work is no small job.

 

Become part of the team today that helps to bridge the gap between the Department of Public Works SAP end users and the SAP service provider.  The Operational/Financial Management Information Systems (OFMIS) team is part of the backbone of Public Works.  As the OFMIS team, we provide training and hands-on support to the users of the SAP system; working to consistently analyze business issues and identify opportunities to implement improvements and support business enhancements for Public Works users.

 

SAP is an enterprise resource system which provides enhanced decision making, improved cost control, fosters empowerment of employees, and balances the Government’s need for sound corporate financial management with the operational specific needs of individual lines of business.

 

About Our Opportunity

 

The Manager of Operational and Financial Management Information Systems (OFMIS) leads a service delivery group of specialists within the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Entities (i.e. NSLI) to strategically ensure the corporate integrity and effective use of the Operational Financial Management Information Systems (OFMIS) and the associated software (SAP).  Also supports all provincial capital projects, in excess of $1 million (including Health and Education major construction projects).

 

SAP is an enterprise resource system which provides enhanced decision making, improved cost control, fosters empowerment of employees, and balances the Government’s need for sound corporate financial management with the operational specific needs of individual lines of business.

 

As the OFMIS team, we provide training, and hands-on support to the users of the SAP system; working to consistently analyze business issues and identify opportunities to implement improvements and support business enhancements for Public Works users.

 

Primary Accountabilities

 

As the Manager of OFMIS, your primary accountabilities will include (but not be limited to):

 

  • Identifying, designing, and implementing functional enhancements and business processes that utilize SAP efficiently and effectively.
  • Consulting with stakeholder groups and collaborating with the NS Service Management Team and the Service Provider (currently IBM) to ensure the effective delivery of recommendations, enhancements, and implementations.
  • Managing and leading a team of System Support Specialists, including performance goal setting, coaching and training staff.
  • Overseeing, developing, and maintaining corporate documentation and training materials for SAP modules.
  • Supporting government accounting requirements and year-end financial activities.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

At a minimum, you will possess a university degree in a related field such as, Computer Science / Business, with several years of related progressive experience in Information Technology and supervision. SAP certification would be an asset for this position.  An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Also, preference would be given to qualified candidates who identify as a member of one of the equity groups.

 

As the successful candidate you will have proven experience in delivering client focused services delivery, planning and managing projects, and managing human and financial resources. You must demonstrate a strong human resource 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 information technology 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.

 

Must be able to meet deadlines while balancing competing priorities.

 

Knowledge of information technology issues and public policies that may affect the information technology industry would be considered an asset.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Equivalency

 

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.

 

Benefits

 

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.

 

Working Conditions

 

This role is based in a comfortable office environment, and you may be working at your computer for extended periods of time. You may be required to travel to worksite locations.

 

Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day. This role does entail a high volume of work which may require longer than normal working hours and overtime. Due to the multiple spheres of action and scope of responsibilities that this position requires, there is significant mental pressure, requiring your resilience.

 

Additional Information

 

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release here.

 

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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.