Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Government of Nova Scotia. Please note that:

As employees of the Government of Nova Scotia, we proudly serve the public needs of Nova Scotians. We value respect, integrity, diversity, accountability, and the public good. We stand by these values, and we believe that they are in the best interest of all Nova Scotians.

Public servants work in a wide variety of exciting fields. As one of the province's largest employers, we offer a range of opportunities for individuals at all stages of their professional lives. Whether you're looking for your first entry-level position or your next exciting challenge, the public service is a great place to build your career.

Working with the Government of Nova Scotia is one of the most rewarding career paths you can take. There are many opportunities for advancement and development, and one career can branch out into many. We offer our employees competitive salaries and benefits, as well as a safe and healthy workplace that is both welcoming and engaging.

To apply for any of our current openings, please submit a resumé and cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position. If you are applying to multiple positions, you must submit a separate resumé and cover letter for each. In your cover letter, please indicate the competition number for which you are applying. To be considered for positions with the Nova Scotia public service, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are experiencing technical difficulties in submitting your application, please click here. For more information on eligibility requirements and our application process, please click here. For members of the civil service bargaining unit, please ensure you include your employee number on your application and resumé for early consideration on bargaining unit competitions.

Refine your search by selecting an option from any drop-down menu. You may also type a keyword in the Full text search box and click Search Now. A keyword can be a department, location, job name, or job classification.

Examples:

  • To search for marketing-related positions, enter "marketing"
  • For all positions in Health and Wellness, enter "health"
  • For Excluded Classification Pay Plan (non-bargaining unit) positions, enter "EC " (EC and then space bar)

Need experience? Search for the keywords "internship" to find internship positions or "summer" to find summer jobs geared for students. Searching for "casual" or "relief" will also help you find positions that are great starting points for people who are new to government.

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  Career Title Location Date Posted Region

   Court Administrator (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 29, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (40% - Part-time) (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneyApril 29, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Permanent) (Dartmouth)  DartmouthApril 29, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Customer Service Leader) (Term) (Sackville) SackvilleApril 28, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Records Administration) (Term) (Dartmouth) DartmouthApril 28, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Administrative Assistant) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 28, 2016
   Caseworker 1A-2B (Liverpool) LiverpoolApril 27, 2016
   Probation Officer 1-2(A)-(B)-3 (Permanent) (Dartmouth) DartmouthApril 27, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Radio Operator) (Temporary) (Milton) MiltonApril 27, 2016
   Director, Air Quality, Climate Change, and Resource Management (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 27, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 3 (2 Positions) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 27, 2016
   Forestry Technician 5 (District Supervisor) (St. Peter's) St. Peter'sApril 27, 2016
   Social Worker 1-2 (Temporary) (Truro) TruroApril 26, 2016
   Cooks Helper (Casual Relief) (2 positions) Dartmouth DartmouthApril 26, 2016
   Health Care Social Worker 3 (Permanent) (Truro) TruroApril 26, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Part-time 50%) Dartmouth DartmouthApril 26, 2016
   Laboratory Technologist 1(A)-(C) (Term) (Truro) TruroApril 26, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 4 (Senior Analyst - Sustainable and Renewable Energy) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 26, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - BRIDGE TENDER (SPARE) (Sydney River) Sydney RiverApril 26, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 3 (3 Positions) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 26, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 3 (Policy Analyst - Marine Renewables) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 26, 2016
   Human Resources Business Partner (Permanent or Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 25, 2016
   Associate Human Resources Business Partner (Permanent or Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 25, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 1-2, (Technical Analyst) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 25, 2016
   Counsellor 2 A-B (Casual Relief Roster) (Nexus, Kentville) KentvilleApril 25, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Temporary – Special Work Crew (Beechville/Burnside) Beechville, BurnsideApril 25, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - DIVISION CREWPERSON - Temporary – Special Work Crew (Beechville/ Burnside) Beechville, BurnsideApril 25, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Temporary (Spare) – Special Work Crew (Beechville/ Burnside) Beechville, BurnsideApril 25, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - DIVISION CREWPERSON - Temporary (Spare) – Special Work Crew (Beechville/ Burnside) Beechville, BurnsideApril 25, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - MECHANIC II (Truck and Transport) (Hebbville) HebbvilleApril 25, 2016
   Sentence Administrator (Casual Relief) (Yarmouth) YarmouthApril 25, 2016
   Veterinarian 1 (A)-2(B) (Temporary) (Truro) TruroApril 22, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 1-2 (Permanent) (Truro) TruroApril 22, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 1-2 (Permanent) (New Glasgow) New GlasgowApril 22, 2016
   ICTS Client Services Manager (Term) (Flexible Location)  Colchester County, Cumberland County, Pictou County, To be determinedApril 22, 2016
   Agrologist 1A-2B Term (Cornwallis) CornwallisApril 22, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (40% Part-time) (Permanent) (Yarmouth)  YarmouthApril 22, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative – In-person Transaction Services) (Permanent) Yarmouth YarmouthApril 22, 2016
   Secretary 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 22, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Career Assessment Counsellor) (Permanent) (Windsor) WindsorApril 22, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 22, 2016
   Appeal Commissioner (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 22, 2016
   Secretary 3 (Permanent) (Kentville) KentvilleApril 22, 2016
   Correctional Officers - Casual Relief Pool (Dartmouth, Yarmouth and Sydney) Dartmouth, Sydney, YarmouthApril 22, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Temporary) Halifax Halifax CityApril 22, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (40% Part-time) (Temporary) (Truro) TruroApril 21, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - MECHANIC II (Truck and Transport)(Sydney) SydneyApril 21, 2016
   Biologist 3 (Hatchery Supervisor) (Permanent) (Margaree) MargareeApril 21, 2016
   Office Manager (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 21, 2016
   Fisheries Technician 1 (Hatchery Technician) (2 Seasonal Positions and 1 Temporary Position) (Fraser’s Mills, Antigonish County) Antigonish County, Fraser's MillsApril 21, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Term) (Truro) TruroApril 21, 2016
   Economist 1-2 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 21, 2016
   Sentence Administrator (Permanent) (Dartmouth) DartmouthApril 20, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 3 (Budget Coordinator) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 20, 2016
   Finance Manager Indian BrookApril 20, 2016
   Sentence Administrator (Casual Relief) (Pictou) PictouApril 20, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Radio Operator) (Seasonal) (Oxford) OxfordApril 20, 2016
   Crown Attorney (Term) (Sydney) SydneyApril 20, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Winter Operations Coordinator) (Permanent) Halifax Halifax CityApril 20, 2016
   Secretary 1 (Permanent) (Truro) Halifax CityApril 20, 2016
   Manager, Appeals and Evaluation (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 20, 2016
   Research & Stat. Officer 1A-B (Policy Analyst) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 20, 2016
   Cook’s Helper (Permanent) Dartmouth DartmouthApril 19, 2016
   Cook (Casual Relief) (Dartmouth) DartmouthApril 19, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 1A-2C (Programmer Analyst/ Developer) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 19, 2016
   Victim Services Officer 1 (Casual Relief) (2 Positions) (Dartmouth) Halifax CityApril 19, 2016
   Victim Services Officer 1 (Term) (Dartmouth) DartmouthApril 19, 2016
   Service Assistant (Summer Student) (Yarmouth) YarmouthApril 19, 2016
   Care Coordinator (Permanent) (New Glasgow) New GlasgowApril 19, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Program Assistant) (Term) (Truro) TruroApril 19, 2016
   Inspector Specialist 3 (Occupational Health and Safety Officer) (Permanent) (New Glasgow)  New GlasgowApril 19, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 19, 2016
   Manager, Fleet Services (Permanent) (Shubenacadie) ShubenacadieApril 19, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Legal Assistant) (Term) (Port Hawkesbury) Port HawkesburyApril 18, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 2 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 18, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Senior Customer Service Representative) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 18, 2016
   Caseworker 4A (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 18, 2016
   Director, Conservation Enforcement & Fisheries Inspection (Permanent) (Flexible) To be determinedApril 18, 2016
   Manager, Industrial Management (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 18, 2016
   Manager of Policy and Planning (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 18, 2016
   District Manager (Multiple Positions) (Term and Permanent) (Multiple Locations) Bedford, Kentville, Multiple LocationsApril 18, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Consultation and Outreach Coordinator) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 18, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - BASEPERSON II [Year Round] (Digby) DigbyApril 18, 2016
   Deputy Minister Justice (Halifax) Halifax CityApril 13, 2016