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Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Grants & Contributions)

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: KENTVILLE, NS, CA, B4N 0H2

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 2/22/2019  


Labour and Advanced Education 


Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Grants & Contributions), Term, KENTVILLE  


Competition # 18052  



About Us


The Department of Labour and Advanced Education works to provide fairness, safety and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential.  We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia.  Together we are responsible for workplace safety, fire safety, pensions, apprenticeship, adult education, and many other facets of everyday life.


Employment Nova Scotia is a Division within the Skills & Learning Branch of the Department of Labour & Advanced Education. Through various programs and services, we help Nova Scotians meet their employment potential; help employers find the employees they need to prosper; and help communities play an active role in developing well-balanced local labour markets.


If you are searching for a rewarding career opportunity, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore as a Program Officer, Grants & Contributions with Employment Nova Scotia.   


About Our Opportunity


As the Program Officer, Grants & Contributions, you will be responsible for the delivery of employment programs on behalf of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE).


You will be responsible for managing organization and individual agreements throughout the entire agreement life cycle, from receipt of application to close out of the agreement. You will also provide support to communities, employers and individuals in their efforts to understand how LAE programming can best fit with their labour market needs.


As the Program Officer, Grants & Contributions, you will report to the Regional Operations Manager and work under the supervision of the Team Leader.


About You


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree in a related field with 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Related experience is defined as: experience providing information, interpreting and applying policies, legislation, regulations and/or programs to citizens, employers or communities. 


You possess exceptional time management, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability to think clearly.  You have demonstrated judgement and problem-solving skills, being able to make difficult decisions within a short time frame.  You are comfortable working both independently as well as part of a team within a broad community and/or network partnership. 


Other requirements include previous experience or education in finance and accounting related to business and/or government operations; experience in negotiation; and knowledge and understanding of the various communities (e.g., African Nova Scotian, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Older Worker, Aboriginal, Francophone) that make up the labour market and the challenges they face in achieving full labour market integration.


While not required, the following will be considered assets:

  • Experience in delivering Employment Programs to individuals and/or communities;
  • Experience working with community stakeholders;
  • Experience with on-line databases such as LaMPSS (Labour Market Program Support System) or Advanced Excel;
  • Presentation skills; and
  • Bilingualism (French) is an asset and may be required depending on the communities serviced.


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


Must be able to travel periodically within the South Shore and Valley region. A Criminal Record Check will be required.



Pay Grade:  PR 06 - PR 10  


Salary Range:  $1,726.05 - $2,475.20 Bi-Weekly


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.


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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