(Clean Energy Strategist) Research & Stat Officer 2 (HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3P7)

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Competition # : 34109 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/27/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation, and protection of our province’s natural resources. 

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of the Clean Transportation and Climate Change Division, the Clean Energy Strategist will be part of a passionate and dynamic team that supports the provincial government’s efforts to develop clean energy resources, reduce Nova Scotia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, create jobs and transition to a low carbon economy.

Our work includes a focus on inclusive participation in low carbon solutions that increase equity and energy affordability for all Nova Scotians.

Our team works with a variety of clients and partners such as provincial departments (including the Office of L’nu Affairs and African Nova Scotian Affairs), the federal government, municipalities, African Nova Scotian communities, First Nation communities in Nova Scotia, and non-profit as well as private organizations.

Primary Accountabilities

This position will focus on programs and policy research and analysis to support low carbon policies, programs, and projects that mitigate climate change and benefit communities across the province, with an emphasis on clean transportation initiatives.

The Clean Energy Strategist will work collaboratively with all levels of government as well as communities across Nova Scotia to support the development and delivery of clean energy and GHG reduction initiatives and funding programs.

This position will manage program data, monitor project outcomes and perform analysis to support evaluation and decision making.  The Clean Energy Strategist will work across the Department to integrate efforts and enable analysis of key themes and trends, as well as share information and best practices.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful within this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as Environmental Science, Economics, Business etc.) and 3 years of related experience; or a master of resource and environmental management degree, or similar, plus 1 year of related experience. Related experience can include working in greenhouse gas mitigation, clean transportation, energy efficiency, renewable energy development or similar fields.

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate knowledge of national and provincial energy policy context and the Province’s clean transportation, efficiency, electricity and climate change mitigation strategies and funding programs. You will have strong skills in program design and coordination, stakeholder relations, and public engagement.

In addition to the above you will:

  • have excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, presentation and consultation skills;
  • be able to engage effectively with senior decision makers;
  • be able to work independently and perform research and analysis; and
  • work well under pressure and provide fast turnaround when immediate results are required by senior decision makers.

Course work or experience in policy analysis and preparation of briefing materials is considered an asset.  An interest in climate policy is essential.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience may also be considered.

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, 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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Work within an office environment.

Additional Information

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release here.

Please note this is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of February 17, 2023; however, the status of the opportunity is dependent on the start date of the successful applicant.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade:  PR 10 - PR 10  

Salary Range:  $2,121.77 - $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). 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. 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.

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