Apply By: 9/24/2019
Labour and Advanced Education
Research and Awareness Officer (Research & Stat Officer 1(A)-(B)), Term, HALIFAX
Competition # 20319
The Labour Standards team is responsible for administering the Labour Standards Code and related regulations, which set out the basic rights and responsibilities of provincially regulated employers and workers in Nova Scotia. The legislation also establishes a licensing and registration framework to protect vulnerable foreign workers recruited for employment in Nova Scotia.
We help people understand and comply with our legislation and provide a fair, accessible and responsive dispute resolution system.
We know our work can be challenging and often deals with people in difficult situations we strive to create a safe, supportive and inclusive workplace culture.
About Our Opportunity
As a Research and Awareness Officer, you will support the Labour Standards Division’s proactive compliance and awareness work, contribute to policy decisions, and support other initiatives and activities of the division, including the division’s inquiries and dispute resolution functions.
You will be responsible for planning and implementing outreach and awareness activities to help people understand our legislation and the work of the division. This includes developing and maintaining awareness materials, identifying and pursuing outreach opportunities, and delivering presentations to diverse groups.
You will conduct research, including literature reviews, legal research and jurisdictional scans; develop and implement data collection tools, such as surveys; analyze information/data; and prepare written reports.
In addition, you will be responsible for responding in a manner that promotes understanding and compliance to telephone and email inquiries regarding the application of the legislation.
This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree.
As the ideal candidate, you understand, and have experience with, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.
You have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and can explain complex information in an accessible manner. You have experience designing and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences. You have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, and consistently maintain a respectful, professional and courteous disposition with colleagues and clients.
You are conscientious about, and accurate with, your work and have well developed time management and organizational skills to effectively manage competing priorities in a busy work environment. You are a critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative to identify opportunities to improve the way things are done. You are flexible and adaptable and demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills and take on any task required to help the team provide timely quality service to the public.
You have experience designing and implementing surveys using online survey tools. You are proficient at using Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
It is considered an asset if you have experience using Adobe and Microsoft Publisher. It is also considered an asset if you are familiar with employment rights law.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
This position will occasionally be required to travel to do presentations. A valid driver’s licence and the ability to travel within the province is required.
You are encouraged to submit a cover letter with your application. Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.
This is a term position with an anticipated end date of April 27, 2021. However, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.
Pay Grade: PR 04 - PR 07
Salary Range: $1,622.00 - $2,248.00 Bi-Weekly
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).
If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
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.
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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For questions or concerns, please contact Competitions@novascotia.ca.
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