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Project Leader (Program Admin Officer 3)

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2A8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 27948 

Department: Health and Wellness

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/4/2020

About Us


The Department of Health and Wellness offers opportunities to grow and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians.  Along with our partners, including the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre, we’re committed to continually improving our health care system. With a focus on collaborative primary health care, continuing care, improved supports for mental health and addictions, digital health, capital infrastructure, and more, the department is thinking differently about how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor to improve access and service delivery. To do this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace a challenge and believe in their ability to make a difference.


The Department of Health & Wellness (DHW) has undergone a significant transformation (including restructuring) to enable a provincial approach to planning to achieve better health, better care, better performance and better value.  Together with our partners in the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK, Continuing Care Division has many priority initiatives underway.

About Our Opportunity


Continuing Care is looking for a Project Leader under the direction of the Program Manager, Home & Community. The Project Leader is the primary point of contact for information and direction regarding Home and Community initiatives/projects that are being undertaken by DHW.  Through this process, this position is accountable to foster relationships with funded Department of Health and Wellness service providers, the Nova Scotia Health Authority/IWK, internal stakeholders and the general public.

Primary Accountabilities


As the Project Leader, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Budget monitoring.
  • Contract management.
  • Reporting and implementation of project plans.
  • Coordination with service providers to efficiently problem-solve and address potential risks, ensuring projects meet the outlined requirements.
  • Utilize lean principles and recommend action plans to address budget and/or operational business plan deviations as they occur throughout the fiscal year.
  • Provide ongoing, consistent communication and support to ensure program initiatives are meeting the project intent and goals.

Qualifications and Experience


You have a bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years related experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Experience in Continuing Care is considered an asset.


You also possess the following:


  • Computer proficiency (including knowledge of Microsoft Office automation suites).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build, foster and maintain effective relationships.
  • Time management.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



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 per week / 7 hour per day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Majority of time is spent in a comfortable office setting, with some site visits as required.

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:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,384.94 - $2,899.09 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


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