Manager, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Labour Mobility (Temporary) (Halifax) in Halifax, NS

Department of Labour and Advanced Education

Branch Halifax NS CA

Manager, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Labour Mobility (Temporary) (Halifax)
Halifax, NS

supply challenges and support the attachment and/or… alignment and success of government programs that support and advance RPL. These programs are fundamental…


Please quote Competition # BT-1293SH-CB

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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.

Reporting to the Director, Adult Education, this position manages the unit responsible for labour mobility initiatives such as RPL, Foreign Qualifications Recognition (FQR) and the Nova Scotia Fair Registration Practices Act (FRPA). The manager plays a leadership role in the department’s creation and management of RPL policies and practices to address labour supply challenges and support the attachment and/or reattachment of Nova Scotian’s to employment.

The manager develops strong relationships across government, with education and training providers, and the private sector to position RPL as a means of addressing labour shortages and engaging under represented populations. This includes managing negotiation of funding agreements and sharing the unit’s expertise to assist stakeholders (inside and outside of government) to develop their capacity with respect to RPL. The manager is responsible for the design, implementation, alignment and success of government programs that support and advance RPL. These programs are fundamental and foundational elements of the provincial direction on moving citizens toward self sufficiency and creating a vibrant economy. S/he also ensures that these programs support the province’s social and economic agenda, and are outcome focused.

A post-secondary degree in a related discipline such as but not limited to education or public administration, plus 5 years of related experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in management and administration in the field of adult education is required. The Manager must have a broad understanding of adult learning and labour market issues, and demonstrate substantial knowledge of educational systems and recognition of learning frameworks within Nova Scotia and beyond. The incumbent must demonstrate experience in program development, implementation and evaluation in adult education and skills development.

He/she must have broad knowledge interpreting government programs and policies, and must be able to formulate policy and provide strategic advice on RPL and labour mobility matters to Senior Management.

Excellent communication skills are essential. He/she must have the ability to lead consultations and establish effective working relations with a broad range of stakeholders, including community-based organizations, special interest groups, publicly funded institutions, government agencies, adult learners and practitioners, and members of the general public. Experience in financial management, as well as human resource management is essential.

Specialty statements:
Thit is a temporary position with an anticipated end date of May 5, 2015

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 or will result in termination of your employment.

Pay Grade: EC 12

Salary Range: $71,852 – $89,815

Closing Date: September 24, 2014

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID. Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self-Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior to applying for this restricted position.

External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.

To Apply:

  • Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. In your cover letter identify the competition number, position and department.
  • To apply for this position, simply click on the “Apply Online Now” button. To serve you better, we are using a user-friendly on-line application system through Career Beacon. Online applications are required and will provide benefits for you, as outlined below. All submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date.
  • First time users to this on-line application system simply need to complete a quick basic registration to receive a username and password. If an email is not immediately received, please check your junk mail folder to ensure that it did not get directed there. Once registered, you will be able to upload your resume and cover letter in seconds or create them using the editor option in the system. Clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button will bring you to the registration or sign on screen. If you encounter any difficulties with your registration or technical issues, simply call 1-888-878-7637 for assistance (Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30).
  • If after speaking with Career Beacon you are still unable to apply using this online system (check with your local library or CAP (Community Access Program www.nscap.ca) site for free computer/internet access), please call (902) 424-8180 to make other arrangements to submit your application. It is important that you contact us prior to the closing date
  • Benefits of applying online – The system will allow us to send an immediate confirmation email that your application was received. In addition, you can store your application on the system and access a copy of it as well as the posting at a later date if needed.

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

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2014-09-11
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