Project Coordinator (Program Admin Officer 1-2)

Province of Nova Scotia - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Competition # : 30628

Department: Health and Wellness

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 5/24/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Health and Wellness offers opportunities to grow and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians. Along with our partners, including Nova Scotia Health and the IWK Health Centre, we’re committed to continually improving our health care system. With a focus on collaborative primary health care, continuing care, improved supports for mental health and addictions, digital health, capital infrastructure, and more, the department is thinking differently about how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor to improve access and service delivery. To do this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace a challenge and believe in their ability to make a difference.

About Our Opportunity

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team. In this role you will be responsible for the coordination of the work of the branch, including project processes and activities that require innovative approaches. Duties include documentation, scheduling, tracking of a variety of projects, assessment, monitoring, reporting, and/or provision of information related to the project management in the branch.

Primary Accountabilities

Assist in managing projects and initiatives based on portfolio needs, including managing the agenda, planning, research, budget management, implementation, control, resource scheduling and organization of a broad range of activities.
Assist senior colleagues in managing internal and external stakeholder relationships by using client systems and other established project management processes, procedures, and protocols.
Perform contract management activities by following existing procedures to support others.
Coordinate and prepare documentation, meeting minutes, communications, agendas, and reports for approval, while following up on pending issues.
Produce accurate reports for others by collecting data from a variety of sources and inputting that data into standard formats. Support and enable others to use and benefit from existing data management systems.
Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of related experience.

You demonstrate strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. You also have excellent attention to detail, problem-solving skills, financial acumen, and work well in a team environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook) with the demonstrated ability to conduct independent research is required.


An equivalent combination or related training and experience may be accepted in place of education requirements. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

What We Offer

Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: PR 06 - PR 10

Salary Range: $1,805.02 - $2,588.45 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to