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Senior Policy Analyst (Research and Stats Officer 4)


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Competition # : 30966 

Department: Energy and Mines

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/22/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Branch of the Department of Energy and Mines develops plans and strategies relating to energy use in buildings, clean transportation, as well as the development of renewable energy in Nova Scotia.  The Department works closely with industry, our universities, non-government organizations, and Nova Scotians to implement policies and programs to decarbonize the electricity system and help homes and businesses to use less energy

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About Our Opportunity


The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic person to join our Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy team.


As a senior member of the team, you will have the unique opportunity to help shape, guide and support the development of climate change mitigation policy and programs in the buildings sector. This includes energy efficiency, beneficial electrification, demand response, distributed energy resources, green workforce development and other energy efficiency and buildings related initiatives. 

Primary Accountabilities


  • Develop and advise on policies, programs, regulatory development, and major initiatives related to energy efficiency and buildings.
  • Conduct environmental scans and research policy directions, regulations, and best practices in other jurisdictions within the context of energy efficiency and the built environment.
  • Provide analytical and evaluative expertise to inform and provide leadership in the development and implementation of policy options, strategies, and activities with a primary focus on energy efficiency and buildings.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and consult with other departments, other levels of government, environmental and community groups, and businesses on matters relating to energy efficiency and buildings.
  • Manage funding agreements and program delivery agreements with our partners.

Qualifications and Experience

You will have a Bachelor’s degree plus seven years of privacy related experience; or Master’s degree plus five years of privacy related experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.


As the successful candidate you must have:


  • Demonstrated knowledge of key stakeholders involved in the buildings sector relevant to energy performance and greenhouse gas mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design and evaluation, stakeholder relations, facilitation, and public engagement.
  • Experience in negotiation, development, and oversight of project and/or program funding agreements.
  • Experience in pursuing federal and private-sector program funding opportunities to amplify and strengthen the effect of provincial public-sector funds.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) skills with the ability to maintain effective internal and external stakeholder relationships.


The following would be an asset:


  • Demonstrated knowledge of beneficial electrification, demand response and distributed energy resource technologies, as well as policy and program options to encourage adoption.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and action work under tight timelines.
  • Self-direction and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to develop practical options to address complex issues.


As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate knowledge of provincial energy initiatives, with specific knowledge of the Province’s energy efficiency and climate change policies and programs.


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. 

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.


Pay Grade:  PR 15  

Salary Range:  $2,588.45 - $3,155.27 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:


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 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