Job title: Environmental Assessment Officer (Environmental Analyst 1(A)-(B)-2)

Company: Government of Nova Scotia

Job description: Competition # : 40968

Department: Environment and Climate Change

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Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: 21-Nov-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change (ECC) has a mandate to protect the environment, human health and animal welfare through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. As part of the Environmental Assessment branch, you will be a member of a small, tight-knit collaborative, collegial and accomplished group of professionals. Working within a fast-paced environment where collaboration is key, this group plays an integral role in the success of the department’s program and regulatory management.

About Our Opportunity

Managing and coordinating the department’s environmental assessment (EA) process, you work to ensure EA reviews are conducted in accordance with the Environment Act and Environmental Assessment Regulations. This involves administering all aspects of the pre-registration, registration and follow-up procedures.

Primary Accountabilities

You will provide advice to project proponents, other levels of government and the public on the environmental assessment process, and its proper implementation and interpretation. You will also solicit and coordinate the participation of the public, indigenous groups and government agencies at all levels throughout the review process. This position also analyses information related to the project on a range of subjects including technical, engineering, economic, scientific, and legal issues, and is responsible for preparing recommendations for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change as well as presenting this information and recommendations directly to the Minister who makes a decision based upon your report and recommendation. You will be responsible for coordinating the EA process in a manner that meets regulatory requirements, ensures a streamlined approach and clarity for business, and effectively engages internal and external stakeholders, the Mi’kmaq and the public. You will also communicate decisions to the proponent, government and the general public.

Qualifications and Experience

You have a post-secondary degree in a related field (i.e. environmental science) and a minimum of 2 years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. As the successful candidate, you have a general understanding of the principles of various scientific disciplines with direct experience in at least one related field (such as environmental science, biology, chemistry, or geology). You have experience in addressing environmental problems that span a range of disciplines and experience in project planning, coordination and management as well as knowledge of environmental impact assessment and mitigation methods. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sound judgement and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is key within this position as well as the ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Lastly, as the successful candidate, you will have great time management skills and an ability to balance numerous priorities.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Equivalent experience and training include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum 6 years of related experience in Environmental Sciences


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 to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • 35 hours/week
  • May be in office or work from home
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • May be requirement to work outside of normal hours to meet necessary deadlines

Additional Information

Please note, this is expected to be a term status position with an end date of September 30, 2024; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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

Pay Grade: PR 10 – PR 15

Salary Range: $2,251.48 – $3,348.16 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.

Location: Halifax, NS

Job date: Wed, 08 Nov 2023 23:43:54 GMT