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Policy Analyst (PAO 3)

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3K5

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/21/2018  


Labour and Advanced Education 


Policy Analyst (PAO 3), Term, HALIFAX 


Competition # 17600  



About Us


At the Policy and Planning Division of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, we are responsible for the coordination of corporate policy and planning for the department, including legislative review and policy development; preparation of ministerial and deputy briefing material; research and policy analysis and departmental liaison activities.


If you are detail oriented and are searching for a dynamic organization to work for, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore as a Policy Analyst.


About Our Opportunity


As the Policy Analyst, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive policy and decision support, policy and legislative research and collaborating on the analysis, development and coordination of a range of initiatives and projects as well as the development and coordination of legislative review and regulatory development related to the policy responsibilities of the Division.


You will provide policy support including project planning, tracking and reporting. You will coordinate corporate requests, policy research and the design and implementation of stakeholder consultation processes and ongoing liaison with stakeholders.


Policy support you will provide includes project planning, tracking, and reporting; coordinating corporate requests; policy research; design and implementation of stakeholder consultation processes and ongoing liaison with stakeholders; development of policy proposals including discussion papers on proposed legislative/regulatory/policy reforms, as well as reports, presentations, briefing and communications materials, and submissions to Executive Council.


As the Policy Analyst, you will report to the Manager of Policy in the Corporate Policy and Services Branch.


About You


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 


You have experience, and well-developed skills, in policy analysis and the preparation of briefing materials and supporting documents. You possess exceptional interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal) with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences including individual stakeholders and stakeholder associations, as well as officials at all levels of government and other jurisdictions.  


You have strong facilitation and coordination skills due to the corporate function of the division and can work in a highly complex and dynamic organizational context. You also have excellent research support capabilities and strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. 


Other Considerations


This is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 29, 2019.


This is a repost of competition #15961, previous applicants need not re-apply. 



Pay Grade:  PR 13  


Salary Range:  $2,291.00 - $2,786.00 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).


If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


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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