The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
$1,017.43 - $1,220.92 / week

In this role you will support the administration, development, implementation, and evaluation of community transportation grant programs as well as related initiatives undertaken in collaboration with other departments, governments, and organizations. As the Development Officer, you will review applications for community transportation grants for completeness and eligibility; recommend, develop, and implement process improvements; lead, participate as a team member, monitor transit projects, and review final reports; and liaise with community stakeholders during the application process and during the project.

You will also provide advice and support to sector-led bodies on initiatives that support the Government's Action Plan for Community Transportation and participate in intergovernmental and sector-led working groups. Importantly, you will support the coordination of and undertake community engagement activities through individual conversations, focus group sessions and site visits and provide advice and guidance as a liaison to government resources.

In province travel will be required to attend meetings or make presentations.

What you'll do


Administers, promotes, and interprets a variety of new and existing programs. Assists in the development of program objectives, guidelines, and the implementation processes in line with government standards. Promotes initiatives and programs using current and emerging technology.

Assists in improving processes to support effective program delivery and implementation. Manages priorities and works effectively to reach expected service standards for clients.

Assesses applicant and project eligibility for various transit programs. Based on eligibility and program criteria, makes recommendation for funding.

Advises and mediates complaints. Identifies needs and responds to questions and concerns from program users.

Coordinates the implementation of program recommendations with staff, stakeholders, and program users through the development of program plans, reviewing and updating programs and assisting with program evaluation.

Under direction of senior management, develops information materials (guides, manuals, etc.) related to program requirements and procedures for both public and internal use.

Works collaboratively with government and sector partners on projects/initiatives that will grow transportation options in rural Nova Scotia.

What you'll need


You hold a Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of two years related experience; A diploma plus four years of experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience as demonstrated in the application

As the successful applicant you have excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both written and verbal), experience in reviewing or writing grant applications, as well as a strong focus on client service delivery and relationship-building. You possess a strong attention to detail and possess the ability to analyze data and identify trends and opportunities.

You can work independently with sound judgement and professionalism. A high level of proficiency with Microsoft applications is required.

Previous experience in community engagement, systems implementation, and knowledge of community transportation and other areas of the transportation sector would be considered asset.

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Advice Community Evaluation Support

A little bit about us

Joint Regional Transportation Agency

The Joint Regional Transportation Agency (JRTA) provides a collaborative forum responsible for long-range strategic transportation planning across the Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding communities. A key deliverable for the JRTA is the development and execution of the Regional Transportation Plan.

The plan will establish a coordinated and strategic vision for a regional transportation system that makes sustainable growth and development possible and improve the safe and efficient flow of people (walking/rolling, cycling, buses, ferries, trains, vehicles), and goods (trucks, trains, ships, planes), and the necessary infrastructure (streets, transportation facilities, highways, bridges, rail corridors, ports - marine, ground, air) into, out of, and throughout Halifax and surrounding communities.

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Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. The Employment Equity Policy welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.