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Director of Capital Projects

Halifax, NS

Competition # : 42426

Department: Finance and Treasury Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 11-Apr-24 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At the Department of Finance and Treasury Board we strive to provide financial leadership, analysis and policies that strengthen Nova Scotia. As stewards of the province’s financial affairs, we deliver a wide range of corporate fiscal and management services – including the preparation of the provincial budget – as well as ensure government plans are coordinated and fiscally responsible.

About Our Opportunity

As the Director of Capital, reporting to the Executive Director, Financial Advisory Services you are responsible for providing strategic direction and technical leadership in the development of the province’s tangible capital asset (TCA) requirements and objectives. Capital projects include roads and buildings, as well as provincial capital in excess of $1.0 million managed by the Department of Public Works.

Primary Accountabilities

Primary accountabilities in this role include:

  • Leads and directs a team responsible for TCA budgeting, forecasting, year-end audit requirements, business plans and accountability reporting .
  • Oversees the annual TCA budget submissions to Finance and Treasury Board within the objectives of departmental statement of mandates and government business plans.
  • Ensures that third party TCA cost sharing arrangements are properly reflected in budgets, forecasted and accounted for.
  • Provides analysis and support for funding grants.
  • Leads and directs the SAP Operational/ Financial Management Information Systems (OFMIS) group which is responsible for supporting various modules of SAP.
  • Provides advice, recommendations and assistance to senior management, capital program staff, client departments, and entities.
  • Leads, participates and advises on various projects and other assignments as required.

Qualifications And Experience

A university degree in business, commerce, or public administration and a professional accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA) plus a minimum of 5 years progressive financial management experience, preferably in a large public sector organization is required.

As the ideal candidate you will have a broad base of experience in budget development, forecasting and providing financial advice. Knowledge and experience in government financial policies and procedures including TCA and third party cost sharing is highly preferred.

You have a demonstrated history of effectively fostering trust and collaboration among colleagues and other stakeholders.

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

Please go to the following link for more information: LEADS ( .

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.

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
  • Department specific flexible working schedul es

Pay Grade: EC 13

Salary Range: $4,055.86 - $5,069.81 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.

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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].

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