Department: Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 05-Oct-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is responsible for the promotion, development, preservation and celebration of Nova Scotia’s culture, heritage, identity and languages. The Special Places Program is responsible for the preservation, regulation, and study of archaeological, historical and paleontological sites and remains deemed to be important parts of our natural and cultural heritage.
The Special Places Assistant works closely with the Coordinator, Special Places to support the Special Place Program.
The Special Places Program is responsible for the preservation, regulation, and study of archaeological, historical, and paleontological sites and remains deemed to be important parts of our natural and cultural heritage. This work supports the protection and regulatory management of archaeological and historical sites, paleontological sites, and cemeteries, as well as land and marine areas of general heritage interest.
This position reports to the Coordinator, Special Places.
The Special Places Assistant responsibilities include:
- The assistant will complete the filing and disposition of administrative and operational records generated through the
- Special Places program.
- Administers, coordinates, and participates in the evaluation of Environmental Assessments and Screenings processes, including
- compiling and assimilating curatorial comments into a coordinated departmental response.
- Provide research, communication, and outreach support in all areas of the Special Places program.
- Works with Curatorial staff at the Nova Scotia Museum (archaeologists, biologists, botanists, and paleontologists) of the Collections Unit in support of the Special Places Program.
This may be the right opportunity for you if you have completed a bachelor’s degree, along with at least 2 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
As the ideal candidate you have previous experience providing support in an environment that requires processing of time sensitive information on a regular and timely basis.
You are a collaborator with strong people skills, as well as sensitive to the needs of clients and demonstrate tact, sound judgement, initiative, creativity, and exercising discretion and confidentiality. You thrive in a challenging environment and possess exceptional communication and time management skills and can manage and prioritize complex and competing deliverables while ensuring accuracy.
Exceptional MS Office Suite skills are required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
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.
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.
- Work is completed primarily in an office environment and on the Archives’ public Reference Floor.
- Some evening and weekend work may be required.
- Occasional lifting and use of ladders is required for accessing materials in archival storage areas.
This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 7, 2025. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.
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- Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade: PR 10
Salary Range: $2,251.48 - $2,746.69 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 [email protected].