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Policy Analyst (Research & Statistics Officer 2)



Competition # : 32931 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/26/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, we impact every citizen, business and municipality and business in Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to design and deliver programs and services to meet the needs of our clients and the public good through a culture of excellence.  Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services’ vision is to be a recognized leader in service and public protection that delivers trusted, accessible, modern programs, and contributes to Nova Scotia as a safe and desirable place to live, work and do business.


To learn more about our Department, please click on the following link:


About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the, Director Residential Tenancies as the Research and Statistics Officer 2 (Policy Analyst), you will perform analytical, statistical and research work in the development of policy options and related background materials. As the officer, you are also responsible for developing and maintaining database and designing reports based on research and data collected to support the legislative and policy development, business planning and program evaluation of the Residential Tenancies Programs. You will be capable both of independently handling complex issues and  working on projects with other internal and external to the department.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Conducting research and collecting information and data related to projects to enhance the provisions of the Residential Tenancy Program and information related to business planning and quality assurance
  • Designing appropriate research methodologies and data collection techniques and analyzing data and prepares reports on the findings
  • Collaborating with other governments, internal departments, external stakeholders as well as the public and organizations across Canada to obtain the necessary information and data.
  • Developing and maintaining data bases that indicate program performance and generally contribute to effective policy and program development and decision making by senior management
  • Preparing briefing notes and responses to correspondence on specific topics for the Minister and senior management
  • Responding to inquiries from other government departments and the general public.

Qualifications and Experience

As the successful candidate, you will have a Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years related experience; or Master’s degree plus one (1) year experience.


The successful candidate will have experience with survey and statistical design methodologies, research techniques, and the ability to analyse data and information into a suitable form. They will also possess advanced computer skills, including experience in spreadsheets, word processing report writing with Adobe Acrobat and presentation publications. You are well versed with computer systems, database systems, internet-based applications, Microsoft Word and Excel. 


You must be a self-starter with a high degree of personal initiative and integrity, who is able work under minimal supervision, but also in a team environment. You must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.


You will also be exposed to confidential information. A high degree of judgement will be required on how that information will be used or presented.


In addition, you will have experience in:


  • Working within a consumer protection or adjudicative legislative, regulatory and policy environment
  • Managing online documentation, and other client-related information as required.
  • Creating, and maintaining procedural documentation and development of policies.
  • Participating in various stages of projects to provide technical, and procedural subject matter expertise


The following will be considered assets to the position:


  • Working knowledge of Tableau
  • Education/certification in process design/improvement


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.



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.

Working Conditions

Most of your time is spent in an office setting. Your normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day. Occasional need to deal directly with clientele in a diplomatic, professional manner.

Additional Information

This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of August 12, 2022. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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:  PR 10  

Salary Range:  $2,121.77 - $2,588.45 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.


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. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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