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Competition # : 28365

Department : Communities, Culture & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion

  • Non Union
  • NSPG

Closing Date: 12/29/2020 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)


The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage contributes to building a province which enhances pride in our creative and diverse communities and people, allowing us to embrace our past and influence our future. Our vision is for Nova Scotia to be an acknowledged leader as a place where cultural identity, expression, and economy prosper. A place where all people honour and embrace diversity and heritage.

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As the Manager of Information, Risk and Corporate Services, you lead a team that helps design, develop, implement, administer, monitor and evaluate programs, strategies, policies, standards, guidelines, processes, and technical solutions to support new strategic directions, innovation and best practice in the areas of Information and Risk Management.

As the subject matter expert and key advisor, you will help clarify and strengthen the importance of managing information, data, technical systems, business requirements and solutions, capital assets, and risks across the department to support our strategic and operational activities, in addition to the delivery and continuous improvement of human-centered designed programs and services that Nova Scotians rely upon.

You will make a difference in our current and future states by helping to shape our services to ensure they continuously evolve to meet client needs.

This position reports to and is supported by the Director of Corporate Initiatives.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Responsible for a wide range of key functions and initiatives, including the implementation and administration of technical solutions, business and privacy impact assessments, threat risk assessments, auditing, records management, computer/device refresh, emergency planning and response, business continuity, contract management, occupational health and safety, security, administrative support, office leases, and space management.
  • Lead cross-divisional teams and manage projects and team performance.
  • Develop business cases and tangible capital asset submissions for new information and risk services including financial analysis and project funding
  • Develop requests for purchase and statements of work for supporting services and manage the work of consultants or liaise with vendors.


To be successful in this role, you will have a university degree and specialization applicable to the information management discipline or other relevant degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience. An acceptable combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

Considerable initiative is required to manage, control, and facilitate the completion of projects in this role. You will find this work meaningful if you are a self-starter who can operate independently at a high level with general direction only and be able to dynamically switch focus based on priorities. You will work and participate as a member of a multi-disciplined team. In this role, you will leverage your judgement to provide direction and support to develop strategies, policies, standards, and guidelines.

You will also have the following skills and work experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to work with and maintain the respect and confidence of colleagues and clients at all levels within government as well as with external stakeholders and provide information and risk services with a client-centric focus.
  • Ability to develop strategies that support the value of information as a corporate asset that contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of government.
  • Understanding and knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion, and a demonstrated ability to apply these concepts to your areas of responsibility.
  • Strong technical, research, project management, problem solving, time management, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), organization, and planning skills.
  • A good understanding of current technologies and service delivery models; and
  • You are familiar and have knowledge of government structure and policies.


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

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.


The following would be considered assets for this position:

  • Specific experience with coding and scripting, workflows, open data, business intelligence, analytics, and privacy.
  • Knowledge or experience with SAP, web applications and services, SharePoint and FileNet or other ECM technologies.
  • A good understanding of government's IM-related legislation and current IM policies and framework.

Please provide details in your cover letter explaining how you qualify for the position based on the qualifications listed above.

We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: interview(s), oral presentations, written exercises, and reference checks.

The following are competencies for this position:

Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Team Leadership, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering & Relationship Building, Intercultural & Diversity Proficiency.

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: $2,666.26

  • $3,324.99 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.

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 Via Isarta.