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Policy Analyst 1-2 ( Safety)
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Competition # : 32353 
Department: Labour and Advanced Education
Location: HALIFAX
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG 
Closing Date: 8/19/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
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 Analyst, in the Policy team of the Strategic Planning and Accountability division, you will work on and support policy development, implementation, and evaluation/monitoring within the Safety Branch. You will use formal processes and tools to develop policy documents, reports and recommendations, as well as regulations/legislation. You will conduct policy research and work with colleagues to inform policy initiatives that support departmental projects and initiatives.
The Policy Analyst uses formal processes and tools to develop policy documents, reports, and recommendations, as well as regulations/legislation.  As the Analyst, you conduct policy research, and work with colleagues to inform policy initiatives that support departmental projects and initiatives.
This position reports to the Manager of Policy in the Safety Branch.
Primary Accountabilities
The position is responsible for:
Providing comprehensive policy support and advice in the administration of the regulatory framework for Safety, including legislation, regulations, policies and procedures, and appointments.
Analytical policy research and analysis, applying proactive and innovative approaches to problem solving and development of recommendations to support decision making.
Leading the design and implementation of department-wide and divisional initiatives that improve effectiveness, increase consistency and contribute to continuous improvement of regulatory programs. This may involve participation on committees or liaise with other departments. 
Providing policy support for project design, policy tool development, planning, management, tracking and reporting; stakeholder consultation; policy development; presentations, briefing and communications materials. 
Provide expert advice in the assessment and development of regulatory management tools for achieving safety goals and performance measurement systems.
May perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2 years of related experience an equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
You have experience and understand the public policy development process and thrive on being innovative in policy analysis and development.  
As the ideal candidate you have a proven track record of innovation and demonstrate experience generating and implementing creative solutions based on solid business analysis and understanding that contributes to both business competitiveness and regulatory compliance.
You have strong facilitation skills, highly motivated and possesses strong organizational skills, research, and analytical skills.  You can build, establish, and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with peers, clients, and a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally.  You demonstrate above average verbal and written communication skills and be able to navigate complex and often conflicting situations with the capabilities to perform under tight timelines and changing priorities.
Well-developed presentation skills are also required.
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.
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. 
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 for Nova Scotians.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade:  PR 10 – PR 15  
Salary Range:  $2,121.77 – $3,155.27 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 [email protected]
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