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

   Senior Audit Officer (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 05, 2016
   Audit Officer (2 Positions)(Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 05, 2016
   Senior Executive Director, Corporate Service and Asset Management (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 04, 2016
   Senior Executive Director, System Strategy and Performance (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 04, 2016
   Senior Executive Director, Investment and Decision Support (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 04, 2016
   Senior Executive Director, Client Service and Contract Management (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 04, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Truro) TruroFebruary 04, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Amherst) AmherstFebruary 04, 2016
   Ombudsman (Halifax)  Halifax CityFebruary 03, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (3 Metro Access Centres: Halifax, Sackville, Dartmouth) (Seasonal) Dartmouth, Halifax City, SackvilleFebruary 03, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 1-2 (Collection Officer) (2 positions) (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 03, 2016
   Social Worker 1-2 (Hiring Pool) (Permanent, Term, Temporary) (Central Region - Halifax, Dartmouth and Sackville) Dartmouth, Halifax City, SackvilleFebruary 03, 2016
   Drafting & Illustration Technician 3 (Senior Mapper) (Dartmouth) DartmouthFebruary 03, 2016
   Education Officer 3 (Temporary)(Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 03, 2016
   Legal Services Technician 1(A)(B)-2 (Term) (Halifax & Dartmouth) Dartmouth, Halifax CityFebruary 02, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 2 (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 02, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Procurement Specialist) (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 02, 2016
   Records Analyst 1 (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 02, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Enforcement Officer) (Casual Roster) (New Waterford) New WaterfordFebruary 02, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 4 (Senior Enterprise Architect) (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 02, 2016
   Director, Strategy and Performance (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 02, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Bible Hill)(Casual) Bible HillFebruary 02, 2016
   Financial Services Officer 2 (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 01, 2016
   Caseworker 1A-2B (Pictou) PictouFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Justice Officer 2) (Dartmouth) DartmouthFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (Sydney) (Seasonal) SydneyFebruary 01, 2016
   Communications Director (Halifax) Halifax CityFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (Bridgewater) (Seasonal) BridgewaterFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (Kentville) (Seasonal) KentvilleFebruary 01, 2016
   Caseworker 1A-2B (Term) (Truro) TruroFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (Stellarton) (Seasonal) StellartonFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (Truro) (Seasonal) TruroFebruary 01, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative) (Amherst) (Seasonal) AmherstFebruary 01, 2016
   Secretary 2 (80% Part-time)(Bedford) BedfordJanuary 29, 2016
   Supervisor, Research and Records Management (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 29, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Engineering Aide) (Middleton) MiddletonJanuary 29, 2016
   Clerk 2 (Naturalist Interpreter) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 29, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 3 (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 29, 2016
   Planning & Development Officer 1(A)(B)-2(A)(B) (Settlement Officer) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 29, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Justice Officer 2)(Temporary)(Antigonish) AntigonishJanuary 28, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Casual Roster) (New Waterford) New WaterfordJanuary 28, 2016
   Research & Statistical Officer 3 (Regulatory Planning Officer) (Truro) TruroJanuary 28, 2016
   Captain (Unit Manager)(Sydney) SydneyJanuary 28, 2016
   Clerk 5 (Justice Officer 3) (Bridgewater) BridgewaterJanuary 28, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Casual Relief) (Dartmouth) DartmouthJanuary 28, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Casual Relief) (Multiple positions) (Port Hawkesbury) Port HawkesburyJanuary 28, 2016
   Solicitor 1-3 (Halifax)  Halifax CityJanuary 28, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Legal Assistant) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 28, 2016
   Caseworker 1A-2B (Sydney) SydneyJanuary 28, 2016
   Computer Services Officer 3 (Senior GIS Programming Analyst) (Amherst) AmherstJanuary 28, 2016
   Secretary 3 (Office Manager) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 28, 2016
   Research & Statistical Officer 3 (Data Manager) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 28, 2016
   Care Coordinator (2 Term Positions & 1 Temporary Position) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 28, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 1-2 (ThinkFarm Coordinator) (Temporary) (Truro) TruroJanuary 27, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Program Clerk) (Amherst) AmherstJanuary 27, 2016
   Program Administration Officer 3 (Road Safety Research and Policy Analyst) (Temporary) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 27, 2016
   Planning & Development Officer 1A-2B (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 27, 2016
   Caseworker 1(A)(B)-2(A)(B) (Shelburne) ShelburneJanuary 26, 2016
   Inspector Specialist 3 (Occupational Health and Safety Officer) (Dartmouth)  DartmouthJanuary 26, 2016
   Planning & Development Officer 1(A)(B)-2(A)(B) (Nova Scotia Nominee Officer) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 26, 2016
   Clerk 5 (Justice Officer 3) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 25, 2016
   Caseworker 1A-2B (North Sydney) North SydneyJanuary 25, 2016
   Manager, Accounting & Financial Standards (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 25, 2016
   Program Admin Officer 3 (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 25, 2016
    Water Resources Research Assistant (Casual) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 25, 2016
   Counsellor 2 A-B (50% Part-Time) (Kentville) KentvilleJanuary 25, 2016
   Building Operator 3 (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 25, 2016
   Clerk 3 (Customer Services Representative)(60% - Part Time)(Shelburne)  ShelburneJanuary 25, 2016
   Clerk 4 (Senior Clerk) (Term) (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 25, 2016
   Secretary 2 (Term) (Shelburne) ShelburneJanuary 25, 2016
   Crown Attorney (Port Hawkesbury)  Port HawkesburyJanuary 19, 2016
   Director, Mineral Management Division (Halifax) Halifax CityJanuary 14, 2016