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Job Offer – Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection

April 6, 2006 – Application Deadline: April 11, 2006 Starting Date: May 1, 2006
Position: Program Administration Officer IV (Sport Consultant, Hosting)

Job Description:
Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection Please Quote Competition #165311-CB


Reporting to the Director of Sport, the Sport Consultant, Hosting is accountable to provide policy and program development and implementation related to physical activity, sport and recreation. He/she will provide advice to the Minister and senior management on issues, legislation, regulations, policies and programs related to physical activity, sport and recreation and to community, provincial and national organizations; other governments; and representatives of the physical activity, sport and recreation community. He/she will be responsible for researching and analyzing relevant trends impacting policies and programs.


A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Master’s preferred) with a minimum 6 years related and diverse experience in the sport sector. The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge and understanding of community, provincial, national and international trends in sport and physical activity as well as be adept in the concepts of business and strategic planning, policy and project/strategy planning and management. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to prepare well-written policies and briefing notes. The successful candidate must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of government priorities concerning health promotion and the enhancement, promotion and development of physical activity, sport and recreation strategies, initiatives and partnerships to realize these priorities and goals. This position requires a strategic thinker who has demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and municipal, provincial and federal government officials.

Extensive experience within the Canadian sport system at the national or provincial sport organization level, in a combination of roles as administrator, coach or athlete is preferred. Experience in managing bid processes (including evaluation) of major event and experience in planning and hosting international events or large, national multi-sport events.

Preference will be given to candidates with an awareness of government and a working knowledge of protocol, guidelines involving senior officials, experience in policy development and analysis, program/strategy management and knowledge of financial operational policies as related to program budgeting/accountability.

Classification: PR 17

Closing Date: April 11, 2006

Note: This is a bargaining unit position. Please forward application/resume to:

Department of Health Human Resources Division P.O. Box 488 1690 Hollis Street Halifax, NS B3J 2R8 or Fax (902) 424-5667

Applications can also be forwarded to the Department of Health e-address at HEALTHhr@gov.ns.ca. Please quote competition number.

This is a bargaining unit position restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. All current employees applying for job competitions are required to include their employee ID number in order to be considered as a bargaining unit applicant. External applicants will be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit applicants.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range: $53,123 – $62,393

Type of Position:
Full Time – Employee

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