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

   Supply Technician 3 (Permanent) (Miller Lake) Miller LakeJuly 28, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 3 (Web Technical Specialist)(Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 28, 2016
   Manager Financial Services (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 28, 2016
   Probation Officer 5 (Term) Kentville KentvilleJuly 28, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Justice Officer 2) (Casual Relief) Amherst AmherstJuly 27, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Coordinator) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 27, 2016
   Research & Stat Officer 4 (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 27, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 27, 2016
   Secretary 1 (Term) (Truro) TruroJuly 27, 2016
   Education Officer 3 (Career Exploration and Experiential Learning Consultant) (2 Positions)  Halifax CityJuly 27, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - CENTRELINE CREWPERSON (Centreline Painting, Provincial Outfits) Miller Lake, Multiple LocationsJuly 27, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 1-2 (2 positions) (Sydney) SydneyJuly 27, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - AREA INSPECTOR (SAFETY) (Beechville/ Burnside) Beechville, BurnsideJuly 27, 2016
   Clerk 5 (Justice Officer 3) (Permanent) (Pictou) PictouJuly 27, 2016
   Research & Statistics Officer 3 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 27, 2016
   Clerk 5 (Justice Officer 3) (Permanent) (Antigonish) AntigonishJuly 26, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Part-time 50%) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 26, 2016
   Clerk 3 (OPIP NROP Claim Coordinator) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 26, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Records Clerk) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 26, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Legal Assistant) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 26, 2016
   Counsellor 3 (Term) (Port Hawkesbury) Port HawkesburyJuly 26, 2016
   Regional Manager, Service Nova Scotia (Permanent) Kentville KentvilleJuly 25, 2016
   Social Worker 3 (3 Positions) (2 Permanent; 1 Term) (Kentville) KentvilleJuly 25, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Antigonish) AntigonishJuly 25, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (2 Positions) (Permanent and Term) (Kentville) KentvilleJuly 25, 2016
   Cook (Casual Relief) Sydney SydneyJuly 25, 2016
   Social Worker 1-2 (SchoolsPlus Assistant Coordinator)(Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 25, 2016
   Director, Programs (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 22, 2016
   Director French Program Partnerships (Permanent) (Halifax)  Halifax CityJuly 22, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Licensing Officer) (Permanent) (Yarmouth) YarmouthJuly 22, 2016
   Park Attendant (Summer Student) 2 Positions Martinique Beach, East Petpeswick, Halifax County East PetpeswickJuly 22, 2016
   Education Officer 3 (Permanent) Halifax Halifax CityJuly 21, 2016
   Care Coordinator (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 21, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Permanent) (Antigonish) AntigonishJuly 21, 2016
   Occupational Health and Safety Consultant (Term) (Halifax)  Halifax CityJuly 21, 2016
   Fleet Services - Mobile Service Mechanic [Year Round] (Tatamagouche) TatamagoucheJuly 21, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - BASEPERSON II (Spare) (Milford/Noel) Milford, NoelJuly 21, 2016
   Social Worker Protection Temporary Care and Custody EskasoniJuly 20, 2016
   Drafting & Illustration Technician 2 A-C (Property Mapper) (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneyJuly 20, 2016
   Inspector (Specialist) 1(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Miller Lake) Miller LakeJuly 20, 2016
   Social Worker 1(A)-(B)-2 (Term) (Sydney) SydneyJuly 19, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Land Registration Officer) (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneyJuly 19, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 19, 2016
   Manager, Business and Technology (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 19, 2016
   Environmental Analyst 1(A)-(B)-2 (Environmental Monitoring Program Supervisor) (Term) (Shelburne) ShelburneJuly 19, 2016
   Records Analyst 1 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 19, 2016
   Tuition Support Program Reviewer (2 year Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 19, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 4 (Senior Technical Architect) (Permanent) (Halifax or TBD) Halifax City, To be determinedJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Risk Mitigation Continuing Care (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Risk Mitigation Primary and Acute Care (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Risk Management Health Promotion (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Health Human Resource Supply Management (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Contract Management (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Advanced Analytics (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Transition Leader (2-year Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Executive Director, Business Analytics and Information Management (permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Caseworker 1 2 Child Care Subsidy Program (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 18, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Legal Assistant) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 15, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Records Clerk) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 15, 2016
   Business Relationship Director (Director Client Relations) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 15, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Part-Time 40%) (Term) (Dartmouth) DartmouthJuly 15, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 15, 2016
   Biologist 3, Shellfish Aquaculture Advisor (Permanent) (Shelburne) ShelburneJuly 15, 2016
   Hydrogeologist 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C) (Temporary) (Kentville) KentvilleJuly 15, 2016
   Manager, Operations Support (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 15, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 4 (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 15, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Term) (New Waterford) New WaterfordJuly 14, 2016
   Investigator (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 14, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Service Representative) (Term) (Dartmouth) DartmouthJuly 14, 2016
   Drafting & Illustration Tech 3 (Sr. Property Mapper, SNSMR) (Permanent) (Amherst) AmherstJuly 14, 2016
   Manager, Information Access and Privacy (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 14, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Justice Officer 2) (2 Positions) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 14, 2016
   Marine Engineer 1 (Permanent) (Digby) DigbyJuly 14, 2016
   Caseworker 4(A) (Permanent) (Sydney) SydneyJuly 14, 2016
   Solicitor 1-3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 14, 2016
   Director Policy & Media Relations (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityJuly 07, 2016