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Talent Acquisition Coordinator



Competition # : 37857 

Department: Public Service Commission

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/6/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies, and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians. We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service. Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership, and continuous improvement.


The PSC has four key deliverables:


  • Younger Workers: Continue to champion youth hiring and participation of younger workers aged 35 and under in the public service
  • Diversity & Equity: Lead efforts to attract, retain, and celebrate diversity and equity within the public service and maintain focus on attracting, hiring, and promoting workers from diverse backgrounds
  • Psychological Health & Safety: Continue to support the psychological health and safety of the Nova Scotia public service
  • Human Resources & Employee Relation Solutions: Continue to lead public service innovation by providing human resource and employee relation solutions


About Our Opportunity


The Talent Acquisition Team works collaboratively with other service areas within the PSC and managers to lead talent acquisition strategy and planning as well as operational recruitment support.


Under the supervision of the Talent Acquisition Operation Lead, the Talent Acquisition Coordinator is part of a team responsible for delivery of recruitment services to a multi-department client assignment. The position provides coordination and administrative support on the recruitment cycle from start to finish, coordinating the various activities of the requisition until recruitment is complete and the requisition is closed.


The Coordinator supports the TA Consultant in their clients assignment and assists in a variety of projects related to service improvement initiatives, policies and procedures, training, etc.


Primary Accountabilities


  • Support the full cycle recruitment and selection process including:
    • Competing the requisition to generate the competition
    • Post job ads and execute the marketing plan developed by the TA Consultant and Hiring Manager
    • Review applications to confirm application status (BU, non-BU, international, etc.)
    • Administer online assessments and compile results
    • Prepare and finalize offer letters
    • Review competition timelines and follow up with Hiring Managers as needed
    • Monitor offer acceptance and onboarding process to ensure completion in a timely basis
    • Complete audit of competition at closing
  • Support and promote EDI principles throughout the recruitment and selection process
  • In conjunction with the TA Consultant, provide support and training to the Hiring Managers throughout the recruitment and selection process
  • Produce accurate and complex reports by collecting data from a variety of sources
  • Under the guidance of senior staff perform outreach and candidate care; establish new and maintain existing recruiting networks
  • Proactively identify areas of improvement that can be made to our internal processes which will improve efficiencies in service


Qualifications and Experience


The perfect fit for us would be someone with interest, energy, and enthusiasm for recruitment work. If you are creative, client-service focused and you are excited by change, you’re probably our person!


On the practical side, we’re looking for candidates with post-secondary education in Human Resources. Experience in recruitment and other areas of human resources in a unionized environment would be ideal.


You will:


  • Have previous experience using an applicant tracking system and HR information system (i.e., SAP / SuccessFactors)
  • Have strong organizational and administration skills and are detail oriented
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and work under tight time constraints while maintaining a high degree of accuracy in your work
  • Be highly flexible and adaptable
  • Have superior writing and analytical skills
  • Be proficient in the Windows environment, including Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and email (i.e., Outlook)
  • Be able to work under minimum supervision
  • Previous experience providing advice, guidance, and training to managers would be an asset


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Adaptability & Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Client Orientation, Effective Interactive Communication, Initiative, and Intercultural 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.




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




Based on the employment status 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 offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • This position allows for flexible work arrangements (generally two days a week in office)


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:  EC 05 

Salary Range:  $1,820.12 - $2,275.14 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.


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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