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Risk Analyst (Manager)


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Competition # : 31125 

Department: Agriculture

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/30/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At the Department of Agriculture, our vision is to create a Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food industry that is diversified, market-focused and profitable. We work to support the development of competitive, sustainable, and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social prosperity of Nova Scotia.


Crown Lending Agencies is a group of Crown corporations composed of industry led Boards and consolidated staff, providing lending opportunities to Nova Scotia industries under the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board, Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board and the Timber Loan Board.


Departments websites are:


Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture:

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board and Timber Loan Board:

Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture Loan Board:

About Our Opportunity


As the Risk Analyst for Crown Lending Agencies, you will work as part of a dynamic team of professionals to respond to the lending needs of Nova Scotia’s agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture and forestry industries. You will assist with the risk analysis and mitigation strategies of the Board and work directly with staff and senior management in providing independent review and analysis to inform, support and make decisions.

Primary Accountabilities


Within the day to days tasks of this role, you will be responsible for:


  • Evaluating loan requests against the risk profile and strategies of Crown Lending Agencies
  • Providing learning opportunities and feedback to lending staff on their loan assessments/requests and servicing requests
  • Providing senior management and the Boards with written and verbal assessments and recommendations on requests
  • Staying informed on changes in industry and economic trends impacting the risk profile of the Boards
  • Assisting with the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Board’s risk management
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of loan products, policies and procedures, and special projects

Qualifications and Experience


You have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business or Commerce plus 8 years of relevant experience; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires experience in credit, lending and/or risk management. Requires a high level of understanding of the principles and practices of accounting, financial and risk assessment. Requires a general understanding of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and the social and economic forces involved, as well as the provincial mandate to support our industries.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Team Leadership, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.




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. 

Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Consistent decision making, communication with stakeholders (staff and senior management) and defending decisions may create some mental pressure

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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire: a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless career paths for Nova Scotians
  • Department specific flexible working schedules



Pay Grade:  EC 10 

Salary Range:  $2,783.77 - $3,487.73 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