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Scheduling Coordinator



Competition # : 37311 

Department: Justice


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/5/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Correctional Services Division of the Department of Justice is responsible for the administration and operation of community and custody-based programs and services for incarcerated adults and youth. Within the Correctional Services’ core business area there are two programs: Community Corrections and correctional facilities. Each of these program areas is broken down into closely related activities that have a specific impact on the program's target group.

About Our Opportunity

The Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for all scheduling duties for full-time and relief-staff at the facility, as well as ensuring adequate coverage when faced with unscheduled absences such as illness or injury.  In addition, the Scheduling Coordinator reports case management information to outside agencies such as the Worker's Compensation Board and Insurers and coordinates the Return to Work of employees previously absent due to illness or injury. The Scheduling Coordinator maintains and monitors attendance records, and inputs leave data into a provincial tracking database. The Scheduling Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy of Administration.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Create and maintain the schedule of full time and relief staff 
  • Create and maintain accurate and updated employee files 
  • Coordinate with the Deputy of Administration for processes regarding Return to Work and Absence management 
  • Administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this opportunity, you must hold a college diploma or post-secondary studies in a related field in addition to several years of directly related experience. The Scheduling Coordinator role typically aligns with a university degree with relevant coursework (i.e., mathematics/finance, data analysis). An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.


Experience scheduling full-time and relief-staff in a 24-hour operation is required, as well as an understanding of and the ability to adhere to and interpret collective agreements, policy, and guidelines.  You have proficient keyboarding skills and a sound knowledge of general office procedures and computer programs, including MS Office, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and SAP. You must have experience with file and/or records management.


The successful candidate will also demonstrate:


  • A high level of motivation.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a larger team. 
  • Evidence of strong communication skills and sound judgement.
  • The ability to ensure a high level of security and confidentiality at all times.
  • Good organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Close attention to detail and timelines while maintaining accuracy.
  • The ability to manage challenging/emotional situations and/or emergencies that arise in the context of a correctional environment.
  • Knowledge of a records management system would be an asset.


Competencies required for this vacancy: Analytical Thinking, Adaptability & Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Outcome Focus, Effective Interactive Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration, 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 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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Additional Information


This competition has been opened to a 12-month full time term employment opportunity based in PRIESTVILLE at the North-East Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (NNSCF) with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2023. The status (term/temp) of the position is dependent on the start date of the candidate and the overall duration of the assignment, in accordance with the collective agreement.


The facility is a 24-hour operation and is a tobacco-free environment.


Employment is contingent on successful completion of appropriate background checks, which include a vulnerable sector check with fingerprints and employment references. 


In accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings full vaccination is a condition of employment for this opportunity.

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



Pay Grade:  EC 07 

Salary Range:  $2,147.26 - $2,684.09 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