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Project Coordinator, Corporate Services

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J2V9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 27702 

Department: Public Service Commission

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 11/23/2020

About Us


The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians.  We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service.  Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership and continuous improvement.


The PSC has four key deliverables:

- Younger Workers: Continue to champion youth hiring and participation of younger workers aged 35 and under in the public service

- Diversity & Equity: Lead efforts to attract, retain, and celebrate diversity and equity within the public service and maintain focus on attracting, hiring, and promoting workers from diverse backgrounds

- Psychological Health & Safety: Continue to support the psychological health and safety of the Nova Scotia public service

- Human Resources & Employee Relation Solutions: Continue to lead public service innovation by providing human resource and employee relation solutions


For more information on the Public Service Commission please visit the following link:


About Our Opportunity


As the Project Coordinator you are responsible for the coordination/administration of programs/project processes and/or activities that require innovative approaches, that have an impact on multiple functions and/or overall business results within the division or department. Duties may include promotion, interpretation of a variety of programs, assessment, monitoring, promoting, and/or provision of information related to project management.


Primary Accountabilities


  • Delivers required outcomes by working within an established project management plan
  • Assists senior colleague(s) manage procurement activities
  • Performs prescribed contract management activities
  • Coordinates and prepares documentation, and reports for approval
  • Produces accurate reports for others
  • Reviews project documentation to ensure all deliverables required are present, complete, and archived appropriately
  • Assists managers with day-to-day budgeting requests
  • Coordinates asset management and manages related databases


Qualifications and Experience


As the successful applicant, you will have a post-secondary degree in a related field with several years of related experience.  An acceptable equivalency of education, training and experience may also be considered.


You will possess the following:


  • Ability to use sound judgement and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge and experience in project management, procurement, and budgeting
  • The capacity to manage various tasks while maintaining task deadlines and multiple competing priorities
  • Strong organizational, analytical thinking, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience completing and compiling research findings, conducting business analysis and preparing business cases, and/or formal report writing (including a strong working knowledge of Excel, word, and other Microsoft products)
  • Experience in drafting communication messaging
  • Lean Six Sigma training is considered an asset


Additionally, you are an individual looking to actively contribute to an innovative environment, are a self-motivated individual who wants to learn, and able to produce results when working independently or within a team environment.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Adaptability and, Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Outcome Focus, Effective Interactive Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, 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.




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 offering and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Works in a comfortable office environment with the opportunity to move about
  • May sit for long periods of time and occasionally moves/lifts light objects such as office supplies, equipment, and boxes of files
  • Regularly needs to read/interpret written materials and interpret data requiring a high degree of concentration and accuracy
  • Must be able to work calmly and effectively under stress due to frequent demands to meet numerous deadlines and client requests


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 07 

Salary Range:  $2,003.20 - $2,498.10 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



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