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HALIFAX NS Permanent Posted: Saturday, 16 March 2019
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Apply By: 3/28/2019

Health and Wellness

Project Manager (Planning & Development Officer 3), Permanent, HALIFAX

Competition # 18331

About Our Opportunity

The Department of Health and Wellness is continuously looking for ways to improve. Within this position, you will project manage significant province wide, multi-stakeholder, multi-year initiatives that are provincial in scope and will improve the programs and services we provide to Nova Scotians. You will be involved in a all phases of this work, from strategic planning and policy/program development through to successful implementation.

In addition to the above, you can expect to:

  • develop and maintain a project management methodology and associated processes, including templates for the Continuing Care Division that are in accordance with the DHW project management approach
  • develop and track the Continuing Care Division's work commitments and resource availability,
  • prepare and update project plans/schedules, identify project risks and develop mitigation plans,
  • complete status tracking and reporting within the branch and to senior leadership provide Project Management expertise/leadership/methodology to other staff and Continuing Care leadership
  • identify and recommend Continuing care project priorities for action
  • lead branch business planning processes

About You

You will have bachelor's degree in a related field (such as health, public administration, project management) and 8 years of related experience or a master's degree and 6 years of related experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. Education or experience in social research, and/or system planning in health sectors and/or a Project Management Professional designation would also be considered an asset.

As the successful candidate, you have experience in project management as well as in the preparation of business cases, policy briefing material and report writing which will require well refined writing skills. . These tasks will also require you to have excellent computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and Excel

In addition to the technical skills above, you are a skilled communicator with experience in project-related communications to senior officials and have experience conducting project-related public and stakeholder consultations and committees.You are a team player who excels at building strong relationships and facilitating the work of cross functional teams as well as an innovative thinker who thinks outside of the box when developing projects and putting systems in place to proactively monitor risk. In this position, you will also work with an extensive stakeholder community, which is why tact, diplomacy, strong negotiation, consultation and facilitation skills are required. Additionally, organizational skills and the ability to work independently will be key in producing reliable, valid and accurate research/policies to a professional standard. Maintaining confidentiality and discretion when dealing with sensitive or controversial issues is also required.

Pay Grade: PR 17

Salary Range: $2,786.00 - $3,272.00 Bi-Weekly

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.

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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2019-03-16 12:57:25 AM

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