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  • Salary to negotiate


Apply By: 12/17/2019

Labour and Advanced Education

Manager, Policy, Permanent, HALIFAX

Competition # 21921

About Us At the Safety Branch of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, we are responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of the public and workers' safety through education, outreach, inspection and enforcement, equipment registration, permits, and licenses. Our staff of over 115 employees, located throughout Nova Scotia, do this by using the Pathways to Compliance to enhance compliance of provincially-regulated employees, employers and contractors through setting, promoting, verifying and enforcing requirements under various pieces of legislation.

About Our Opportunity As the Policy Manager, you will be leading policy work of the Safety branch that will contribute to shaping and enhancing safety outcomes in Nova Scotia. You will develop policy options and recommendations on safety related matters for both Occupational Health & Safety and Technical Safety.

As the Manager of Policy, you will work closely with the Operational Managers and Directors in the Safety Branch and lead, promote and support effective policy analysis, evaluation and implementation. You will lead the integration of policy into business planning and establishing priorities in consultation with branch leadership. You will lead key engagement initiatives on safety related policy initiatives.

You will develop and ensure effective management of a team of professional staff responsible for providing information, policy options, analysis and evidence-based advice on a broad range of issues to Senior Management, resulting in professional policy documentation, recommendations.

About You You are a demonstrated team player and collaborative leader with exceptional planning and relationship competency, capable of prioritizing and delegating high level work under tight timelines and you possess sound judgement under pressure. You are known to be organized and flexible, with the ability to motivate and manage resources.

You have a post-secondary degree in a related discipline with several years of experience in senior policy roles in government, as well as possessing experience in supervision or management; an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

You have exceptional facilitation skills. You also have experience in effectively and efficiently delivering on corporate change initiatives and projects. You are a proven leader in introducing and implementing change.

Experience in project management is considered an asset.

Other Considerations Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency

Pay Grade: EC 12

Salary Range: $3,051.06 - $3,832.44 Bi-Weekly

All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here .

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 (see below) .

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