Competition # :
Labour, Skills and ImmigrationLocation:
HALIFAXType of Employment:
NSGEU - NSPGClosing Date:
5/23/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)About Us
The Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration (LSI) works to provide fairness, safety, and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn, and work to their highest potential.
We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together we are responsible for safety, labour standards, apprenticeship, immigration and population growth, and many other facets of everyday life.
Safety makes a difference in everyone’s lives. The LSI Safety Branch is the lead for achieving compliance in health and safety in workplaces, and technical safety of regulated equipment in public places.About Our Opportunity
The Research and Stats Officer (Policy Analyst) provides dedicated policy support to the Safety Branch and is accountable for identifying and analyzing policy issues and options arising from major strategic initiatives and business and operational plans in the branch.
As the Research and Statistics Officer, you will be responsible for conducting research, jurisdictional scans and developing briefing and issues notes to support decision making. You will also coordinate the development of updates on progress of policy files in the branch. You will collaborate with internal and external partners and engage with jurisdictional counterparts on safety matters.
The Research and Stats Officer attends workplace safety strategy implementation committees and planning committees to identify, advise and report on policy issues arising from program development initiatives that may impact existing policy or require new policy development in priority areas such as leadership, safety culture, small and medium-sized businesses, education and training, inspection and enforcement and performance management and measurement.Primary Accountabilities
With broad guidance, the Research and Statistical Officer leads specialized and complex statistical research and program analysis resulting in the development of outcome evaluation frameworks, and policy and program options. The position ensures the department has reliable and relevant data, research and evaluation information to inform the department’s strategic policy and program objectives.Key Responsibilities
Qualifications And Experience
- Formulate policy and program recommendations and solutions based on expertise in research and analysis. This includes determining and designing research approach.
- Provide analysis of policy options and present summaries, analysis, recommendations, and reports on a variety of complex issues, programs and services.
- Prepare reports, presentations, and briefing materials for senior leadership.
- Determine data requirements and design collection procedures to gather and analyze data, ensuring accurate and privacy compliant collections, storage, access, and retrieval. Support policy and program review through statistical analysis.
- Lead the design of performance and system outcome measures, accountability reports and key performance indicators.
- Prepare high quality written documents that capture the essence of complex issues and distill that information into materials that can support decision making.
- Conduct best practice research on trends, impact analysis and tools that can be applied to analytics and options development.
- Demonstrated creativity and a collaborative approach in working with inter-departmental teams, key partners e.g. WCB and other jurisdictions on various current and emerging safety issues.
As the successful candidate you have demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge of the public policy development process, including policy analysis.
To be successful in this role you have a Bachelors Degree plus 5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Related experience is defined as undertaking focused policy research, analysis and policy development.
You have demonstrated research and analytical skills.
You have strong communication skills both written and verbal, and well-developed presentation and facilitation skills.
You demonstrate the ability to establish solid working relationships and experience working collaboratively with a diverse group of community partners.
You are curious and enjoy learning.
You are proficient using Microsoft Office programs, specifically with Microsoft Project, PowerPoint and Excel and extremely comfortable with a wide variety of software and adept at learning new software packages.
While not required, it is considered an asset if you have previous experience in:
- Design programs such as Canva, Venngage
- Evaluation, measurement, risk, change management
- Understanding and experience in innovation and human-centred design
- Knowledge of regulatory and non-regulatory tools and their application
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: Interview(s), reference checks, oral presentations, and written exercises.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 offerings and eligibility criteria.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.
PR 13Salary Range:
$2,543.38 - $3,091.70 Bi-WeeklyEmployment 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.If Applying From Outside a Government Office, Employees Must Apply Correctly Via This Link
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).
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.