Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Program Standards Planner Full Time in Halifax, NS

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

Branch Halifax NS CA

Program Standards Planner
Halifax, NS

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group…

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent position of Program Standards Planner (Data Analyst) with Parks, Recreation & Communities Recreation, Program Support Services. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. HRM encourages all applicants to self-identify.
Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Planning, the Program Standards Planner will provide leadership, subject matter expertise, and support the Business Unit in the creation of a Parks and Recreation database for evidence-based decision making. The Program Standards Planner is responsible for developing strategic policy and procedures for the collection and management of Parks and Recreation data, and to provide effective communication to coordinate collection efforts across the Business Unit.
  • Improves the Business Unit’s operating performance and quality assurance through development of service efficiencies, operational and service standards, standardization of policies, and researching and evaluating service delivery system
  • Conducts research and data analysis that takes into account developments within the field, technical standards and procedures, corporate policies and practices, legislation, and initiatives by all levels of government
  • Interprets data, analyses results using statistical techniques, investigates spatial distribution of data and emerging trends to inform decision-making
  • Develops and updates strategies and policies as they relate to emerging priorities, trends, land-use and demographic changes
  • Coordinates the collection, storage and documentation of various data requirements across the Business Unit
  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies and strategies regarding specific data requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Urban Planning, Public Recreation Management, Public Administration or a related Social Science field from a recognized institution. A graduate degree is an asset.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated knowledge of research/program evaluation methodology, trends/analysis presentation and interpretation, project management and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience in park, recreation and environment policy and program research and analysis specifically relating to current-term and long-term range planning
  • Thorough understanding of data collection techniques, database management, and spatial data including Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Demonstrated leadership in the utilization of Public Recreation to advance social goals of Regional Council, or other levels of government is considered an asset

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills in statistical methods, data analysis and interpretation, applied research, conducting literature reviews and current related best practices
  • Familiarity with extracting and interpreting Statistics Canada Census and National Household Survey data, and other data sources with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills with the ability to meet competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, communicate effectively, prepare written reports, and make oral presentations with a logical presentation of facts and analysis to diverse audiences
  • A good working knowledge of the HRM Regulations pertaining to land planning and development, municipal bylaws and a good understanding of their interrelationships
  • Ability to work effectively under the pressure of tight time frames and rigid deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental regulations, and other applicable municipal, provincial, and federal legislation.

Please note: Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.
Competencies: Values and Ethics, Organizational Awareness, Customer Service, Communications, Valuing Diversity, Analytical Thinking, Organization and Planning
WORK STATUS: Permanent Fulltime
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30am-4:30pm 35 hours/week
SALARY: NSUPE Level 6 – $28.50/hour
WORK LOCATION: 88 Alderney Drive, 3rd Floor
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight Sunday, May 27, 2018
This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.
Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview/ testing will be contacted.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require an accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.
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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-24
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