The Policy Analyst develops and implements programs, policies and regulations related to carbon pricing programs and Nova Scotia’s climate change mitigation goals. They will contribute to this work through their knowledge and experience with carbon pricing systems including carbon markets, carbon offsets, GHG inventories, cap and trade programs and industrial GHG regulations. The Policy Analyst is able to analyze and make recommendations on program development while considering the wide scope of issues including environmental and economic impacts, innovative opportunities and national and international trends.
They will build collaborative teams and networks, which can be called upon to advance provincial climate change goals. They will conduct, commission and communicate research, synthesize data, carry out complex analysis and use strategic planning and evaluation to inform, develop and monitor policy frameworks and strategies for Nova Scotia’s climate change mitigation policies. They will utilize this information to assess and enhance the capacity of the provincial and local governments, NGOs, industries and communities to contribute to Nova Scotia’s climate change targets.
They independently develop and lead interdepartmental, divisional and regional team projects and represents the Province and Department on intra- and inter-provincial committees and at regional, national and international meetings. They will occasionally be called upon to apply for external grant funding to support these projects and is regularly called upon to advise senior executives, provincial, municipal and federal government departments, communities and industry.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Economics, Business or other relevant post-secondary concentration plus 6 years related experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
Demonstrated experience in the field of carbon pricing and climate change policy is mandatory. Knowledge of current key provincial, national and international climate change policies, programs and plans as well as a good understanding of how regulation, policies and programs may affect industry, NGO and community sectors is also required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of climate science and policy GHG accounting and, monitoring, reporting and verification are required. They will also have experience in research, planning, project management, critical thinking and analysis. Experience in economic analysis and impacts of climate change programs and policy will be considered an asset.
The ability to apply theory and best practice to identify creative, practical and defensible approaches to overcome challenges is an asset as is the ability to recognize and articulate appropriate approaches to policy issues.
In addition to knowledge and skills, the incumbent must have demonstrated experience with and a proven track record in effectively engaging and building alliances with stakeholders who hold disparate views on contentious issues. Experience building, empowering and leading multi-disciplinary, interdepartmental and/ or interdivisional problem-solving teams is required.
Excellent verbal and written communication and persuasion skills are required. The willingness and ability to share data, ideas and experiences with colleagues that may assist with policy planning or partnership building is a strong asset, as is the ability and desire to forge strong relationships of trust and collaboration across all levels of government and all sectors.
Pay Grade: PR 17
Salary Range: $2,717.00 – $3,191.00 Bi-Weekly
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID. Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self-Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior to applying for this restricted position.
External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.
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 or will result in termination of your employment.
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