Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 10-Oct-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) works to provide fairness, safety, and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn, and work to their highest potential. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working in offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together we are responsible for workplace safety, immigration, apprenticeship, adult education, to help people find and keep jobs in the province and to help employers find and train the people they need.
As the Senior Evaluation Consultant, you will be responsible for providing management and leadership in evaluation, performance measurement, monitoring, research, and data analysis to support evidence informed decisions regarding the programs, policies, and strategies of the Skills and Learning Branch.
Including the mentorship and oversight of other Evaluation and Planning and Excellence Consultants on various evaluation projects, the Senior Evaluation Consultant will work in collaboration with other Skills and Learning staff, managers, and stakeholders. In addition, you will be responsible to lead evaluation projects and activities within the Skills and Learning Branch.
This position will report to the Manager of Planning and Excellence.
This position will require you to:
- Work in collaboration with other evaluators, team members and Branch staff on various Branch evaluation initiatives and projects.
- Lead and supervise multidisciplinary project teams, evaluation projects and activities.
- Design and implement evaluation frameworks, logic models, research and leverage various evaluation methodologies to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Liaise with senior leadership on evaluation initiatives and projects.
- Lead and provide support for departmental program planning through evaluation and research activities.
- Collaborate with program areas and subject matter experts to define program performance.
- Provide evaluation guidance and advice to ensure programming is achieving program objectives while operating efficiently.
- Develop measures and outcomes to ensure alignment across the Skills and Learning Branch.
- Facilitate various meetings and working groups related to project and planning activities.
- Use project management principles in the implementation and oversight of internal program evaluations and new program design or revisions/reviews, when applicable.
- Prepare written correspondence including, but not limited to, summaries of findings, business cases, recommendations, risk analysis, project reports, evaluation results, frameworks, briefing notes, project charters and updates.
This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree plus 6 years’ experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of training, with progressive experience in planning, designing, and conducting program evaluations / research projects.
As the ideal candidate you have extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation, including the development of logic models, evaluation frameworks, data collection tool development, analysis, and reporting. Experience in project management including the use and adherence to established project management principles and experience in leading project teams.
You possess exceptional communication (written and verbal) skills and have experience providing advice, developing, and presenting recommendations to stakeholders including senior leadership, and in the preparation of evaluation reports. Experience in evaluation and research techniques with respect to information collection, qualitative analysis and interpretation is essential.
You also have strong time management skills with an ability to manage competing priorities and concurrent projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required.
While not required, it is considered an asset if you have:
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative software programs such as NVivo, SPSS, MAXQDA
- You possess a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation
- You have working knowledge of Nova Scotia’s economy
We will assess the 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 the 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.
- Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
- May be required to work overtime on occasion
- Some travel, within Nova Scotia, may be required
- 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 17
Salary Range: $3,091.70 - $3,631.17 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].