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Project Leader (Program Admin Officer 3)



Competition # : 37789 

Department: Seniors and Long-Term Care

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/8/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Seniors and Long-term Care (SLTC) offers opportunities to grow and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians.  The Department is being innovative to improve how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor service delivery across the sector. To achieve this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace challenge and can make a difference.

About Our Opportunity


Our Mandate at Seniors and Long-term Care includes to renovate and build 2500 new single-bed rooms, development of a Long-term Care Infrastructure Renewal Plan and supporting aging infrastructure.  This includes over 130 independently run homes providing care, totalling approximately 4.8 million square feet.  The Department supports this infrastructure through annual funding to ensure they are properly maintained and operated.  We are looking for a Project Leader to support this program.  Reporting to Senior Leadership, this position will be directly involved in the development, monitoring and execution of key performance indicators for the management and maintenance of existing infrastructure supporting the sector.   This position will require application of technical knowledge, communication and documentation skills during independent visits to homes across the province.  This term position is an excellent opportunity to apply your experience with building systems and make an impact on this sector.

Primary Accountabilities


Reporting to the Project Manager Infrastructure, you will work independently to develop and improve a system to monitor key performance indicators for the maintenance of existing long-term care facilities.  This work will be executed through close work with the operators of the facilities to understand the maintenance programs, systems conditions, and help predict future funding requirements.  The work will be supported through knowledge of the SLTC Maintenance Standards and includes forming a rating system for quality.  You will be able to review both documentation and onsite conditions to assist operators and SLTC better understand their preventative maintenance needs. Independent work on site will require excellent coordination, communication, and documentation skills. 

Qualifications and Experience


As the successful candidate you have a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 


An Engineering degree or a technology diploma in a related field such as Engineering or Architecture and 3 years buildings experience.  Demonstrated experience with the equipment, operation, and maintenance of building systems is required. 


In addition to the above, you also possess the following experience:

  • You demonstrate sound judgement and good interpersonal skills.
  • You demonstrate an ability to achieve results while working independently
  • You can communicate well through written and verbal formats


The following will be considered assets:

  • Experience with and knowledge of building codes and commonly used design standards
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Revit, MSProject and database management software



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


This role is based in a comfortable office environment, and you may be working at your computer for extended periods of time. You will also be required to travel independently within the province.

Additional Information


Travel throughout the province will be required, as such you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel for work. 


Emergency Fist Aid training is required, you must possess or be willing to complete Emergency First Aid training


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.

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.


Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,469.30 - $3,001.65 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