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

   Program Manager (Permanent) (Truro) TruroAugust 24, 2016
   Engineer 1-3 (Highway Design Engineer) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 24, 2016
   Fleet Services - Mobile Service Mechanic [Year Round] (Tatamagouche) TatamagoucheAugust 24, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Term) (Truro) TruroAugust 24, 2016
   Manager, Consumer Protection (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 23, 2016
   Manager of Business Registration and Licensing (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 23, 2016
   Probation Officer 5 (Permanent) (Spryfield) SpryfieldAugust 23, 2016
   Public Health Officer 1-2 (Environmental Health and Food Safety Inspector) (Permanent) (Truro) TruroAugust 23, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Part Time - 40%) (Term) (Sackville) SackvilleAugust 23, 2016
   Research and Statistical Officer 1 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 22, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 4 (MIS Consultant) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 22, 2016
   Planning & Development Officer 3 (Contaminated Sites Specialist) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 22, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 3 (Term) (Truro) TruroAugust 19, 2016
   Audit Principal (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 19, 2016
   Caseworker 4 (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneyAugust 19, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 3 (2 Positions) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 19, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Operational Analyst) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 18, 2016
   Clerk 3 (40% Customer Service Representative) (Permanent) (Port Hawkesbury) Port HawkesburyAugust 18, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Bilingual Customer Service Representative) (Term) (Dartmouth) DartmouthAugust 18, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Business Operations Analyst) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 18, 2016
   Health Care Social Worker 3 (Permanent) (Truro) TruroAugust 18, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 1 (Permanent) (Bedford) BedfordAugust 18, 2016
   Research & Statistical Officer 3 (Senior Analyst) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 18, 2016
   Probation Officer 1-3 (Term) (Sydney) SydneyAugust 17, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Permanent) Dartmouth) DartmouthAugust 17, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) Information Services (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 17, 2016
   Information Management Co-op/Graduate Student (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 17, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Front Desk Clerk) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 16, 2016
   Supervisor of Judicial Support (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 16, 2016
   Senior Organizational Strategist (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 16, 2016
   Maintenance Worker 1 (Camping Park Attendant) (Seasonal) (Whycocomagh) WhycocomaghAugust 16, 2016
   Bilingual Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Temporary) (Two Positions) (Dartmouth)  DartmouthAugust 15, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 15, 2016
   Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deputy Minister (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 15, 2016
   Deputy Minister, Health and Wellness (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 15, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Temporary) (Dartmouth) DartmouthAugust 12, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative Registration) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 12, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Part Time - 40%) (Permanent) (Truro) TruroAugust 12, 2016
   Photographer 3 (Forensic Evidence Specialist) (Permanent) (Dartmouth) DartmouthAugust 12, 2016
   Deputy Sheriffs 2 (Casual Relief)(Pictou, Yarmouth, Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Digby, Truro, Halifax, Dartmouth, Thorburn, Kentville, Amherst) Multiple LocationsAugust 12, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Registration & Processing Clerk) (2 positions) (Permanent) (Halifax)  Halifax CityAugust 11, 2016
   Supervisor, Judicial Support (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneyAugust 11, 2016
   Youth Worker 1-4 (Term) (Sydney) SydneyAugust 11, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Permanent) (Baddeck) BaddeckAugust 11, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 1-2 (Collection Officer) (Bilingual French/English) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 11, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - Mobile Service Mechanic [6 Month Term] (Port Hawkesbury) Port HawkesburyAugust 11, 2016
   Policy Analyst (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 05, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Business Intelligence Data Analyst) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityAugust 05, 2016