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Senior Policy Analyst

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J2L6

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/21/2018  




Senior Policy Analyst, Term, HALIFAX  


Competition # 17529 



About Us


The Policy, Planning & Research Unit supports the Department of Justice by providing expertise in policy analysis and formulation; undertaking research and analytical studies; and leading the business planning function for the Department. Our team values diversity and innovative approaches to our work.


About Our Opportunity


The Senior Policy Analyst provides information, policy analysis and strategic advice to senior management of the Department while promoting effective planning, implementation and evaluation of programs, policies and legislation.  The incumbent coordinates research and policy analysis for the Department and leads multi-disciplinary teams to respond to critical justice issues.  Key challenges in this position are the increasingly diverse and complex issues facing the justice system.  The Senior Policy Analyst is required to take an integrated approach to research and policy development that involves individuals and organizations with disparate views.


About You


You possess a university degree in a related area (e.g. Social Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Psychology, Criminology, Law), plus 5 years progressive experience in a policy development role (or an acceptable combination of education and experience).  You as the successful candidate will have significant experience in project management, leading multi-disciplinary teams and conducting in-depth policy research and analysis.  You as the successful candidate must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with representatives of non-governmental and governmental organizations (both interdepartmentally and inter-jurisdictionally).  Sound knowledge of the policy development process is essential in this role.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


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.


Other Considerations


Knowledge of the Nova Scotia justice system including relevant legislation, policies and programs is an asset.


This is a term position, with an anticipated end date of December 6, 2019.



Pay Grade:  EC 11 


Salary Range:  $2,652.79 - $3,315.98 Bi-Weekly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact



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