Research & Stat Officer - Designated



Competition # : 41428 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 26-Feb-24  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as [enter the applicable groups - Indigenous Person, African Nova Scotian or Other Racially Visible Person, Person with a Disability, Women in Occupations or Positions where they are Under-represented.

About Us

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation, and protection of energy, forests, minerals, parks, and wildlife resources. The optimum economic, social, and environmental value derived from our Province’s natural resources is the guiding principle behind our work.

The Strategic Priorities Division provides project management, analytical support, and advisory services to advance priority initiatives across the Department. 

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About Our Opportunity

As a member of the Strategic Priorities Division, the Research and Stats Officer will have an important role in advancing projects and supporting policy formation across a variety of subject areas. You will provide research and policy advice on emerging issues relating to clean energy, responsible natural resource development, and achieving the Province’s sustainability goals. You will play a key role in advancing emerging priority areas, including offshore wind energy and green hydrogen.

The Research and Stats Officer’s responsibilities require close coordination with other divisions in the Department, other provincial departments, and other levels of government.


Primary Accountabilities

The Research and Stats Officer will have an important role in facilitating cross-department policies, projects, and programs. In this role, you will:

•    Support policy development by providing research, analysis, and jurisdictional scans on a variety of complex issues relating to the Department’s mandate;
•    Prepare clear, accurate, and timely briefing materials;
•    Coordinate and track projects and the deliverables of project teams; 
•    Report on progress of project teams and other initiatives as required; and
•    Track, monitor, and report on Divisional budget, including procurements and related tasks. 

As Research and Stats Officer, you will report to the Manager of the Strategic Priorities Division. 


Qualifications and Experience

As a successful applicant, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree and an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

You are well-organized, capable of managing change and competing priorities. You can undertake work under tight deadlines and track a number of diverse projects simultaneously. 

You have experience conducting research and providing input into briefing notes, policies, and presentations. In addition, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge of and experience with general office software is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, etc.). Experience in SAP software systems is considered an asset.

Also, you will be able to work cohesively in multiple team environments and be able to take on complex assignments.

We will assess the above qualifications 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.
•    Mostly office-based work with occasional requirements to travel and attend meetings, within Nova Scotia and to other provinces. 


Additional Information

This is a TERM employment opportunity with anticipated end date of May 19, 2025.  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 04 - PR 07  

Salary Range:  $1,764.93 - $2,446.01 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