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Director Governance and Accountability

Province of Nova Scotia

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted November 24, 2022.

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Union Status: Exclusion
– Non Union
– NSPG Closing Date: 12/2/2022 ( Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time) About Us The Executive Council Office (ECO) acts as a secretariat to the Executive Council (Cabinet) and its Committees.

ECO administers government’s decision-making process, develops and advances corporate priorities and plans, and provides advice and support on the governance of appointments, to agencies, boards and commissions.

About Our Opportunity The Director of Governance and Accountability is responsible for leading the governance and accountability framework between central government, various departments and the government’s consolidated entitles and overseeing the day-to-day management of the Governance and Accountability Unit (GAU) within the Executive Council Office.

The incumbent develops and maintains formal partnerships and collaborative relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders internal to government and across the broader public and private sectors and engages with senior leaders to understand long-term strategic challenges and takes responsibility for developing and delivering change management plans and achieving outcomes that support the overall strategy for government and for the GAU.

Primary Accountabilities Lead the corporate oversight of governance and accountability to ensure government agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) are integrated into government’s overall strategic priorities and maintain fiscal accountability.

Anticipate trends and influences on public sector governance to provide policy advice to senior officials in central agencies, government departments, agencies boards and commissions.

Develop initiatives and strategies intended to improve the internal operations of government ABCs and to strengthen governance and accountability leadership.

Lead the governance and accountability framework between central government, line departments and government’s consolidated entities, improving accountability to Ministers on fiscal, policy and operational issues.

Ensures the effective management of human and financial resources.

Ensure that central processes of executive government are maintained and oversee the internal FOIPOP process and procedures for the Executive Council Office.

Qualifications and Experience As the successful candidate, you have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA) or a Bachelor of Laws (LLB/JD) coupled with considerable years of progressive policy and management experience at a senior level (or acceptable equivalent).

An equivalent combination of training or experience may be considered.

You will have extensive knowledge of governance and accountability practices in both the public and private sector, legislation, regulations, polices and corporate issues facing the government.

You will have experience in policy analysis and research including analyzingtrends, processes and procedures employed in governance and accountability practice.

You have good communication skills and political acumen to be able to advice senior leaders in the government, as well as proven leadership skills to lead and develop a high performing team.

You have strong interpersonal communication (both written and verbal); facilitation skills; excellent research support capabilities, and well-developed organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.

The nature of the position requires the ability to exercise sound judgement, make reasoned decisions within strict deadlines, and prioritize competing tasks.

The successful candidate will have effective partnering and relationship building skills and display intercultural and diversity proficiency.

You will be a conceptual thinker with a strategic orientation and thrive in an environment which requires taking initiative and being outcome focused.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Innovativeness, Adaptability and Flexibility, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

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.

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

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 her to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

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 for Nova Scotians.

Pay Grade: EC 14 Salary Range: $4,184.42
– $5,230.52 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.

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below: 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