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Stakeholder Liaison Officer (Planning & Develop Off 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B))

 

 

Competition # : 37124 

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: PICTOU COUNTY

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 11/28/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

Immigration and Population Growth Branch (IPG) of Labour Skills and Immigration (LSI) has a large mandate. We are responsible for attracting, integrating, and retaining newcomers to our province. The impact of our work is felt both on a macro level as we are helping businesses succeed and our population grow, as well as a micro level as we make decisions every day that change the lives of people choosing to make Nova Scotia home. A small but passionate team, we are continually evolving to ensure we are meeting the needs of the province.

About Our Opportunity

 

We are looking for energetic individuals who have a passion for our province and the ability to share this knowledge and enthusiasm with individuals interested in making Nova Scotia their home.  Under the supervision of the Manager of Navigator Services, the Stakeholder Liaison Officer is a key member of the Attraction and Engagement team.

 

In this position, you are responsible to recruit, develop and cultivate productive working relationships with newcomers interested in migrating to Nova Scotia. You will provide the direct contact with individuals seeking more information on working and living in our province, providing timely and knowledgeable responses. This will involve proactively reaching out to stakeholders, including municipal, provincial, and federal representatives and maintain support networks to advance population growth priorities. 

 

The position is critical to meeting the mandate and objectives for population growth in supporting the attraction and retention of newcomers, contributing to the positive perception of Nova Scotia. 

 

The position reports to the Manager of Navigator Services.

Primary Accountabilities

 

The work of the Stakeholder Liaison Officer includes:

 

  • The Officer has excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in providing timely, quality advice to newcomers and other stakeholder in responding to inquiries.  You provide exceptional client service and accurate information based on individual needs and/or questions.
  • Strong relationship building and partnering skills are required, using knowledge of Nova Scotia to build, maintain and leverage relationships with subject matter experts within the public, private and community sectors to secure the critical resources and information quickly and accurately to meet individualized newcomer needs.
  • You have experience in researching, data collection and analysis, including the preparation of reports, briefing materials and other correspondence.
  • You are able to work with minimal supervision, demonstrating excellent initiative with highly developed interpersonal skills
  • You may represent the department on various working groups and committees at both local and provincial levels, to support program and departmental priorities.
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this position, you hold an undergraduate degree in a related field such as commerce, in addition to a minimum of 1 year of directly related experience in gathering, researching, and analyzing information. You have gained expertise in interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines. You also possess strong interviewing skills allowing you to engage and communicate effectively with diverse groups. You are proficient in various computer software programs such as Microsoft Suite. You display a passion for our purpose with your general knowledge of government departments and organizations involved in citizenship and immigration.  Objective decision making, as it pertains to the assessment of applications, is a must. Strong English speaking, writing, reading and oral comprehension skills are required for this position.
 

An understanding of the Nova Scotia economic conditions, and our labour market priorities would be viewed as assets. The ability to speak French or other language(s) would also be an asset.


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.

Equivalency


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

Benefits


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. 

Working Conditions


Ability to travel in and outside Nova Scotia may be required.

Additional Information

 

This is a term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of November 1, 2023. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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:  PR 05 - PR 13  

Salary Range:  $1,782.32 - $3,001.65 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.

 

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. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.