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Organizational Development Consultant (Designated)



Competition # : 33050 

Department: Public Service Commission


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/27/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


This opportunity is designated to those who self-identify as Indigenous Persons, African Nova Scotian or Other Racially Visible Persons and/or Persons with Disabilities.  If you are a member of one or more of these equity groups, you must self-identify during the application process to be considered.


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
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Champion equitable access for workers from diverse backgrounds in attracting, hiring, retaining and promoting them in the public service
  • Psychological Health & Safety: Continue to support the psychological health and safety of Nova Scotia public service employees
  • Human Resources & Employee Relation Solutions: Continue to lead public service innovation by providing human resource and employee relation solutions


For more information on the Public Service Commission please visit the following link:


About Our Opportunity


If you consider yourself a problem solver, relationship builder and client-orientated business partner then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!


As the Organizational Development Consultant (ODC) you will be accountable for consultation, facilitation and design and delivery of HR related learning and development strategies, programs, services, and initiatives that support departmental leadership and corporate priorities.


Reporting to the Director, Organizational Development and Engagement you will be involved in building strong relationships with clients, working collaboratively and leveraging relationships with subject matter experts across the PSC, external partners, institutions and interjurisdictional teams to develop and deliver innovative OD solutions to address the strategic business needs of clients.


Primary Accountabilities


Some of the key areas of focus for you include consulting, leadership coaching, process facilitation, e-learning development and advising leaders on talent management, employee engagement, leadership and team development and the development of Organizational Development policies and guidelines.


Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline with experience or training in the areas of HR program/curriculum development, leadership development, training delivery, talent management, facilitation, consultation, and leadership coaching. 


The ability to design, implement and evaluate training and development programs with a good working knowledge of human resource management practices and adult education principles is required.


Essential to the role are strong relationship building, communication, partnership, coaching and organizational skills coupled with demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work with diverse groups. 


Assets for this role include:

  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in adult education and/or education
  • Certified administrator of recognized assessment tool(s) (i.e.: Insights, Emotional Intelligence, Situational Leadership etc.)

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




An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Equivalent experience and training include, but are not limited to:


  • Minimum 4 years of related experience with HR program/curriculum development, leadership development, training delivery, talent management, facilitation, consultation, and coaching.


Salary Information

EC 11 - EC 11 

$3,062.13 - $3,836.49 



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.
  • Majority of time is spent in an office setting in Halifax, with flexible working from home arrangements.


Additional Information


On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia has announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired.  View the news release.


This is a one-year Term opportunity with the possiblity of extension.


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 11 

Salary Range:  $3,062.13 - $3,836.49 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.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:



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