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Summer Student (Program of Learning Assessment)



Competition # : 38406 

Department: Education & Early Childhood Development

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 4/5/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is leading the transformation of the early years and public education system in Nova Scotia. We are doing this by designing an innovative curriculum, facilitating excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our partners in education. This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success. This department is a perfect fit for those that want to be part of the future of public education in the province by supporting student learning in a progressive and responsive policy environment.

About Our Opportunity


Supporting the Program of Learning Assessment in Nova Scotia (PLANS), you are responsible for materials (shipping/receiving, inventory, sorting, cross-referencing, tracking) within strict timeframes for provincial assessments and examinations. You will work as part of a team to reconcile thousands of assessments and examinations booklets and account for all returns and record any issues, followed by scoring session preparation, and cutting and scanning booklets.


You will maintain security and confidentiality of student materials according to strict guidelines in accordance with the Privacy Act. You’ll work with a range of specialized technology and software in order to organize shipping and receiving, as well as programming and working with data, ensuring accuracy of data. You’ll provide professional client service with internal and external clients in the administration of division operations. You will also support staff with various daily tasks, and perform other duties, as assigned.


Please include a cover letter which includes how you meet the job qualifications.   

Qualifications and Experience


You are currently a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution and are returning to school in the fall of 2023.


You have good organizational skills and are accurate and efficient with the ability to multi-task.  You work well in individual settings and in team environments. You have a keen eye for attention to detail and the ability to trouble shoot issues when they arise. You have experience using computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and other similar applications) and are familiar with photocopiers, scanners, paper cutters. 

Assets include:


  • Occupational Health and Safety courses
  • Experience in an inventory and office environment
  • Experience with manual labour and lifting
  • Experience with pallet lifters


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: interview(s), physical skills test, and reference check. 

Working Conditions


  • You must be able to lift, move, and stack boxes and bins up to 25 kg (55 lbs) each
  • Be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time
  • Maintain a clean shipping/receiving area and a safe working environment

Additional Information


  • 2021 Brunswick Street, 2nd floor, Halifax, NS
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • CSA approved steel-toed footwear
  • Casual work attire, business-casual when working at off-site sessions



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $17.25 - $28.12 Hourly   


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.


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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