CO-OP: Clean Infrastructure Coordinator

  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Deadline: October 27, 2022

Competition # : 36777

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: Multiple Locations

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: ​10/27/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

Please note, this opportunity is designated to the following diversity groups: African Nova Scotian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Indigenous Persons. Please ensure you self-identify to be considered for this opportunity.

African Nova Scotian – is any Nova Scotian who chooses to declare African ancestry, regardless of how long they have lived here and regardless of how much African ancestry they can declare.
Indigenous Peoples – persons who identify themselves as First Nation (Status and non-Status), Métis, or Inuit.
Racially Visible Persons – persons, other than Aboriginal people or African Nova Scotians, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.

About Us

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation, and protection of energy, forests, minerals, parks, and wildlife resources. The optimum economic, social, and environmental value derived from our Province’s natural resources is the guiding principle behind our work.

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About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Project Manager of Clean Energy Infrastructure, the Clean Infrastructure Coordinator is responsible for program coordination and administration of clean electricity, buildings and transportation projects as part of a Federal-Provincial partnership programs and will support the Clean Energy Branch to focus on equity and inclusion in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Our team works with a variety of clients and partners such as provincial departments the federal government, municipalities, African Nova Scotian communities, Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia, and non-profit as well as private organizations.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Coordinate the program administration of Federal-Provincial partnership programs for climate change mitigation
  • Provide support on African Nova Scotian (ANS) and Indigenous clean energy projects, as well as work with department staff and our partners to improve equity and inclusion for historically excluded communities in ongoing or new projects
  • Develop and coordinate information and engagement sessions on program opportunities or changes
  • Help program applicants develop projects to meet eligibility requirements for specific programs.
  • Develop and/or improve project intake and review processes
  • Coordinate the submission of projects in federal intake system
  • Support the development, delivery, monitoring and reporting on projects
  • Coordinate internal working group across clean electricity, buildings, and transportation sectors needed to advance projects.
  • Support project implementation oversight by tracking budgets and cash flows and other reporting requirements
  • Manage program data, monitor project outcomes and perform analysis to support evaluation and decision making.
  • Develop, define, and maintain the standards, processes, and tools with guidance from senior colleagues. Monitor implementation of those procedures within the department.
  • Identify shortcomings, suggesting improvements, and implementing approved revisions to current compliance processes, systems, and procedures
  • Write briefing notes and reports, and provide presentations to senior officials

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5 years of related experience that includes climate change work; or a master in a related field, plus 3 years related work or lived experience. Related experience can also include working in project management, program administration, community development, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas quantification and mitigation, renewable energy development or other related fields or lived experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may also be considered.

As the successful candidate you have strong skills in program design and evaluation, stakeholder relations, public engagement and consultation.

In addition to the above you will:

Have excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, presentation and consultation skills
Be able to work independently and perform research and analysis
Be proficient in engaging with external stakeholders; and
Work well under pressure and in complex situations where diverse groups may have different positions.
Course work or experience in policy analysis is considered an asset.  An interest in climate policy is essential.


The above qualifications will be assessed using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


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.



An equivalent combination of training, education and lived experience may also be considered.


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


Salary Information


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 offerings and eligibility criteria.


Additional Information

This is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of July 31, 2024.


Please note the office location for this opportunity is dependent on the location of the successful candidate.


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 schedules.

Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,469.30 – $3,001.65 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