Department: Environment and Climate Change
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 8/10/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
Nova Scotia Environment focuses on climate change, protecting our environment and advancing our ambitious environmental goals. We are responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of our environment and have a staff of more than 250 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Almost 70 per cent of the department's resources support inspections and monitoring activities. Among the items we are responsible for are air quality, drinking water and many other facets of everyday life.
Departments Website: Nova Scotia Environment - Department
About Our Opportunity
As an Environmental Engineer 1-3 (in training) you will be responsible for supporting the planning, development and implementation of environmental regulations, policies and programs to address key environmental, legislative and regulatory concerns and enforceable standards related to hydrogeology, water resources management, industrial activities, and wastewater.
Working as a team member of this multi-disciplinary Industrial, Wastewater and Water Management Branch, you will make recommendations and develop government policies and programs for industrial, water and wastewater management. This will include the identification of emerging issues and research needs.
You will support and facilitate:
program improvement projects;
the development and delivery of effective and efficient regulatory management;
analysis of complex environmental regulatory issues;
approval development and management; and
enforcement and protection of the environment through the provision of highly technical information, specialized knowledge, advice and interpretation of the Environment Act and associated regulations.
Qualifications and Experience
To be successful within this role, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and be registered with Engineers Nova Scotia as an Engineer-in-training. Relevant experience in environmental, civil, process or chemical engineering would be considered an asset.
As the successful candidate, you will:
have knowledge and/or experience in preventing and managing environmental issues;
possess strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (verbal, written) which are critical to interact with and communicate strategic and tactical concepts across a range of audiences; and
be administratively self-sufficient with strong computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing and presentation packages.
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 offerings and eligibility criteria.
Moderate travel will also be required.
Please note, this is a term position with an expected end date of August 31, 2023.
The following will be considered assets:
experience recording / writing detailed technical data and reports; and
knowledge of provincial and federal legislation, regulations policies and programs relevant to water management in Nova Scotia.
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 08 - PR 15
Salary Range: $1,955.09 - $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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.