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.


  • 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

   Clerk 5 (Court Administration) (Term) (Bridgewater) BridgewaterOctober 27, 2016
   Adult Protection Worker (2 Positions) (Permanent) (Sydney & Halifax) Halifax City, SydneyOctober 27, 2016
   Clerk 5 (Term) (Court Administration) (Kentville) KentvilleOctober 27, 2016
   Executive Director, Risk Mitigation Primary and Acute Care (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 27, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Permanent) (Jeddore) Head of JeddoreOctober 27, 2016
   Planning & Development Officer 3 (Senior Policy Analyst) (Term) (HALIFAX) Halifax CityOctober 27, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Temporary) (Dartmouth) DartmouthOctober 27, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 4 (Service Management Lead) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 26, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 3 (Senior Systems Analyst) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 26, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Scanning/Mail Clerk) (Multiple Positions - Permanent & Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 26, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 4 (Digital Operations Coordinator) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 25, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Permanent) (Truro) TruroOctober 25, 2016
   Marine History Curatorial Intern (Internship) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 25, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Health Care Decision Consultant) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 25, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 2 (Data Analyst) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 25, 2016
   Public Health Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Environmental Health and Safety Inspector) (Term) (Sydney) SydneyOctober 24, 2016
   Occupational Health & Safety Consultant (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 24, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 2 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 21, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Temporary) (New Glasgow) New GlasgowOctober 21, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Clinical Procurement Specialist) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 21, 2016
   Secretary 1 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 21, 2016
   Inspector Specialist 1(A)-(B) (Term) (Middleton) MiddletonOctober 21, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 21, 2016
   Counsellor 2 (A)-(B) (Temporary) (Kentville) KentvilleOctober 21, 2016
   Clerk 3 (2 Positions) (1 Permanent & 1 Term) (Sydney) SydneyOctober 21, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 1-2 (2 Positions) (1 Permanent & 1 Term) (Sydney) SydneyOctober 21, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Program Assistant) (Permanent) (Truro) TruroOctober 21, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Term) (Glace Bay) Glace BayOctober 21, 2016
   Social Worker 3 (Permanent) (Antigonish) AntigonishOctober 20, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 20, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Program Clerk) (Term) (Middleton)  MiddletonOctober 20, 2016
   Human Resources Manager  EskasoniOctober 20, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Permanent) (Dartmouth) DartmouthOctober 19, 2016
   Education Officer 3 (Permanent) (Truro) TruroOctober 18, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR [Spare Winter Operators] (Shelburne, Yarmouth & Saulnierville) Saulnierville, Shelburne, YarmouthOctober 18, 2016
   Associate Deputy Minister, Communications Nova Scotia (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 18, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Part Time - 40%) (Temporary) (Bridgewater) BridgewaterOctober 18, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Elmsdale) ElmsdaleOctober 18, 2016
   Caseworker 4(A) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 18, 2016
   Administrative Support Clerk (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 18, 2016
   Occupational Therapist 1(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Truro) TruroOctober 18, 2016
   Clerk 3 (2 Positions) (1 Permanent & 1 Temporary) (New Waterford) New WaterfordOctober 18, 2016
   Policy Analyst (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 18, 2016
   Cook (Casual Relief) (Sydney) SydneyOctober 18, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - BASEPERSON I [Spare] (Lequille) LequilleOctober 17, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR [Winter Works Period] (Digby) DigbyOctober 17, 2016
   Clerk 3 (50%)(Permanent)(Shelburne) ShelburneOctober 14, 2016
   Auditor 1-3 (Permanent)(Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 14, 2016
   Clerk 3 Operations Support Clerk (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 14, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES-MECHANIC II (Automotive Service Technician)(Bible Hill) Bible HillOctober 14, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES-MECHANIC II (Antigonish) AntigonishOctober 14, 2016
   Manager Financial Planning and Budgets (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 12, 2016
   Executive Director, Correctional Services (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityOctober 11, 2016
   Administrative Assistant (Halifax - 1 full-time permanent position) Halifax CityOctober 04, 2016