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

   Computer Services Officer 1-2 (Technical Support Analyst-NS Online) (2 Positions) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 23, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (2 Positions) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 23, 2016
   Secretary 1 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 22, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Permanent) (Yarmouth) YarmouthSeptember 22, 2016
   Manager, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 22, 2016
   Crown Attorney (Term) (Dartmouth) DartmouthSeptember 22, 2016
   Crown Attorney (2 Permanent) (Halifax, Dartmouth) Dartmouth, Halifax CitySeptember 22, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Permanent) (New Minas) New MinasSeptember 22, 2016
   Secretary 2(Term) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 21, 2016
   Secretary 2(Permanent) (HALIFAX) Halifax CitySeptember 21, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Business Analyst) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 21, 2016
   Manager, Risk Services (Permanent) (Shubenacadie) ShubenacadieSeptember 21, 2016
   Planning and Development Officer (PDO3)(Permanent) (HALIFAX) Halifax CitySeptember 21, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Legal Assistant) (2 Positions) (Permanent) (Dartmouth) DartmouthSeptember 20, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Asset Management Officer)Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 20, 2016
   Forester 3 (Provincial Forest Entomologist) (Permanent) (Shubenacadie) ShubenacadieSeptember 20, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Driver Records Clerk) (2 positions) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 19, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 3 (Technical Specialist)(Term) (Halifax or TBD) Halifax City, Open/UndisclosedSeptember 19, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Administrative Assistant) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 19, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Justice Officer 4) (Permanent) (Pictou) PictouSeptember 16, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Land Registration Officer) (Term) (Lawrencetown, Annapolis County) Lawrencetown-Annapolis CountySeptember 16, 2016
   Supervisor Highway Maintenance (Permanent) (Beechville) BeechvilleSeptember 16, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Bridgewater) BridgewaterSeptember 16, 2016
   Probation Officer 1-2(A)-(B)-3 (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneySeptember 15, 2016
   Manager, Food Safety Programs (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 15, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - Mechanic II (Truck and Transport)[Year Round] (Miller Lake) Miller LakeSeptember 15, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR [Year Round] (Digby) DigbySeptember 15, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR [Year Round] (Middleton) MiddletonSeptember 15, 2016
   Assistant Deputy Superintendent Operations (Term) (Pictou) PictouSeptember 14, 2016
   Marine Engineer 1 (Permanent) (Country Harbour Ferry)  Country HarbourSeptember 14, 2016
   Planning Technician 1-2(A)-(B) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 14, 2016
   Motor Vehicle Officer 2 (Driver Examiner) (Permanent) (Truro) TruroSeptember 14, 2016
   Motor Vehicle Officer 2 (Driver Examiner) (Permanent) (Bridgewater) BridgewaterSeptember 14, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - MOBILE SERVICE MECHANIC (Milford) MilfordSeptember 14, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - MOBILE SERVICE MECHANIC (Spry Bay) Spry BaySeptember 14, 2016
   Labour Standards Officer 3 (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 14, 2016
   Research & Statistical Officer 4 (Information Management Specialist) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 13, 2016
   Maintenance Worker 2B (Flood Control Operator) (Term) (Windsor) WindsorSeptember 13, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 13, 2016
   Municipal Advisor (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 13, 2016
   Inspector Specialist 2 (Meat Inspector) (Casual Relief) (Kentville) KentvilleSeptember 13, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Enrollment Clerk) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CitySeptember 12, 2016
   Deputy Superintendent (Permanent) (Pictou) PictouSeptember 12, 2016
   Secretary 1 (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneySeptember 12, 2016
   Teacher Academic 1(A)-(B)-5(A)-(B) (Permanent) (50% Part Time) (Yarmouth) YarmouthSeptember 07, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - Equipment Operator [Spare Winter Operators] (Oxford, Amherst, Parrsboro) Amherst, Oxford, ParrsboroSeptember 06, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - Equipment Operator [Spare Winter Operators] (New Glasgow, Lyons Brook) New Glasgow, Pictou CountySeptember 06, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - Equipment Operator [Spare Winter Operators] (Bible Hill, Tatamagouche, Londonderry)  Bible Hill, Colchester County, TatamagoucheSeptember 06, 2016
   Deputy Minister, Health and Wellness (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 15, 2016