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

   Caseworker 1-2(AB) (Permanent) (HALIFAX) Halifax CityDecember 08, 2016
   Environmental Analyst 1(A)-(B)-2 (Term) (Shelburne) ShelburneDecember 08, 2016
   Coordinator, Children in Care (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 08, 2016
   FLEET SERVICES - MECHANIC II (Antigonish/ Port Hawkesbury) Antigonish, Port HawkesburyDecember 08, 2016
   Finance Clerk for the Eskasoni office EskasoniDecember 08, 2016
   Inspector (Specialist) 2 (Permanent) (Port Hawkesbury) Port HawkesburyDecember 07, 2016
   Inspector (Specialist) 3 (Permanent) (Mainland/Metro Region Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 07, 2016
   Photographer 1-2 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 07, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Justice Officer 2) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 06, 2016
   Corporate Strategist (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 06, 2016
   Social Worker 3 (Permanent) (New Glasgow) New GlasgowDecember 06, 2016
   Education Officer 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 05, 2016
   Education Officer 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 05, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Winter Works Period (Parrsboro) ParrsboroDecember 05, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - DIVISION CREWPERSON - YEAR ROUND Temporary Backfill (Parrsboro) ParrsboroDecember 05, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Winter Works Period (Oxford/ Pugwash)  Oxford, PugwashDecember 05, 2016
   Planning & Development Officer 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Temporary) (TRURO) TruroDecember 02, 2016
   Executive Director (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 4 (Change Manager) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Senior Customer Service Representative) (Permanent) (MIDDLETON) MiddletonDecember 02, 2016
   Field Assessment Officer(Term) (HALIFAX) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 4 (Senior GeoNOVA Program Administrator) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Records Analyst (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Information Access & Privacy Administrator (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 4 (Regulatory Strategist) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 2 (Term 2 positions) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 1A-2C (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 02, 2016
   Supervisor Highway Maintenance (Permanent)(Lequille) LequilleDecember 02, 2016
   Social Worker 1(A)-(B)-2 (Permanent) (NEW GLASGOW) New GlasgowDecember 01, 2016
   GIS Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C) (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 01, 2016
   Assistant Registrar (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityDecember 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Term) (HALIFAX) Halifax CityDecember 01, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Term) (MIDDLETON) MiddletonDecember 01, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 3 (Term) (Halifax) Department of Finance and Treasury Board Halifax CityDecember 01, 2016
   Crown Attorney (Permanent) (Central Region - Antigonish) AntigonishDecember 01, 2016
   Executive Secretary 1 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 30, 2016
   Supply Technician 1 (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 30, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C) (Multiple Positions - Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 30, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Spare Winter Operator(s) (Milford/Noel) Milford, NoelNovember 30, 2016
   Regional Director (Permanent) (Lunenburg) LunenburgNovember 29, 2016
   Manager Transformation (Permanent) (Halifax)  Halifax CityNovember 25, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Cole Harbour) Cole HarbourNovember 25, 2016
   Director Capital Markets Administration and Compliance (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 25, 2016
   Environmental Analyst 1(A)-(B)-2 (Environmental Assessment Officer) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 25, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Spare Winter Operator(s) BeechvilleNovember 25, 2016
   Public Health Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B) (Permanent) (Antigonish) AntigonishNovember 25, 2016
   HIGHWAY WORKER BASEPERSON I [Winter Works]  YarmouthNovember 25, 2016
   Manager, Water Management (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 25, 2016
   Bilingual Program Administration Officer 1-2 (Term) (Halifax) Agent de gestion de programmes 1-2 bilingue (poste de durée déterminée) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 24, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3(Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 24, 2016
   Director, Early Childhood Development Services (18-month Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 24, 2016
   Secretary 3 (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 24, 2016
   Clerk 3 (PERMANENT) (HALIFAX) Halifax CityNovember 24, 2016
   Manager, Enterprise Architecture (Permanent) (Halifax) Halifax CityNovember 23, 2016
   Director, Service Delivery (Residential Services) (Term) (Halifax or Truro) Halifax City, TruroNovember 22, 2016
   Assistant- Public Hearings (Halifax-1 full-time permanent position) Halifax CityNovember 18, 2016