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Recreation Consultant (Program Admin Officer 3)(Designated)

 

 

Competition # : 32762 

Department: Communities, Culture & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/22/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  Under the Government of Nova Scotia’s Employment Equity Policy, this position is designated and therefore, only applicants from one of the following groups will be considered: Indigenous Persons, African Nova Scotians or 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 must clearly identify in your cover letter and self-identify during the application process, to be considered.

About Us

 

The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage (CCTH) supports communities across the province to be welcoming, inclusive and accessible, providing a great quality of life for Nova Scotians.  We value the collective diversity of our heritage and our people and believe in the transformative nature of culture to help create healthy, active, growing communities.

 

 For more information visit https://cch.novascotia.ca/

About Our Opportunity

 

As the Recreation Consultant, you will work with and report to the Manager of Recreation in the Community, Sport and Recreation Division. You will coordinate programs, services and collaborate on policies and strategies that support recreation and the recreation sector in Nova Scotia.

 

We are seeking a champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in recreation and sport and beyond.  The Recreation Consultant has working relationships with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders and supports CCTH’s goal of being an equitable and inclusive workplace that, at all levels, reflects and respects the diversity of Nova Scotia’s population, where all employees feel welcome and valued.

 

As the Recreation Consultant, you will work horizontally across government to ensure your work is aligned with key government priorities such as Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and the work of the Accessibility Directorate.

Primary Accountabilities

 

You will lead and collaborate on the planning, development, administration and evaluation of provincial policies, strategies and programs that aim to support and expand the capacity of the recreation delivery system. You will also provide guidance, support and expertise to provincial organizations, branch staff, other government departments, municipalities, and communities in the development of recreation policies, plans, and initiatives.

 

You will lead/coordinate and participate in appropriate committees and initiatives that advance the promotion and delivery of recreation opportunities. You will also work to advance Nova Scotia’s implementation of the Framework for Recreation in Canada, through the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia.

 

As the Recreation Consultant you will also:

 

  • Play a lead role in identifying and removing barriers that prevent applicants of equity-deserving groups from accessing programs and services.
  • Bring missing voices to the table and identify gaps.
  • Help ensure the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion is woven into policy, operations and service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with CCTH partners to advance goals related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Facilitate difficult conversations between stakeholders.
  • Articulate the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Qualifications and Experience

 

To be successful in this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation/sport management, health promotion or community development plus five (5) years of related experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience in recreation, physical activity and sport and community development.

 

You will also have the following:

 

  • Experience working within the Canadian recreation, physical activity and / or sport systems in a leadership role at a community, regional, provincial or national level.
  • Comprehensive understanding of community, provincial, national and international trends in physical activity, sport and recreation.
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges facing Nova Scotia’s communities and provincial organizations related to the provision of recreation, sport and physical activity.
  • Understanding of the development of recreation, physical activity and sport strategies, initiatives, promotion and partnerships required to realize government priorities and goals.

 

Qualifications & Experience Cont'd

  • You have demonstrated experience working with and in diverse communities, particularly racialized communities including Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities.
  • You demonstrate the ability to effectively build and develop strong relationships and maintain collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders (internal and external).
  • You are collaborative, creative and forward thinking, challenge the status quo and provide ideas for future directions.
  • Ability to identify issues, challenges and system gaps; formulate strategy; and operationalize sound implementation plans to address areas of priority.
  • Strong group facilitation skills.
  • Exceptional writing, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to utilize information technology and online applications to capture, process, manage and share data and information.
  • Strong understanding of government and sector, processes and networks are considered assets.

 

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.

Equivalency


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

Benefits


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

 

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 13  

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 - $2,913.59 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. 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.