How to Apply (Adjudicative)

Applications for adjudicative agencies, boards and commissions are accepted twice a year – in the spring and fall. The deadline for the spring 2017 campaign is Monday, May 29, 2017. Applications received after that date will be kept on file and considered together with applications submitted during the fall 2017 campaign.

If you are currently a member of an adjudicative agency, board or commission and wish to be reappointed, you must reapply on or before the deadline.

How to Prepare Your Application

  1. Review the adjudicative position profiles available on this site and consider which best match your interests, qualifications and experience. Click here to see the list of current opportunities with links to position profiles.

  2. Complete an Adjudicative Boards Application Form (PDF) (Word), or submit a cover letter and resume for each position that interests you. If you submit a cover letter and resume, please use the application form as a guide to ensure that you provide all of the required information. Note: If the Word link does not prompt for saving, but opens in your browser, select the Word icon on your tool bar (top / left). This will prompt you to save the template with a new file name in a directory of your choice.

  3. If you are applying to be a Chair or Vice-chair, be sure to include information that demonstrates you have a proven ability to lead groups in constructively solving problems and bringing about fair and consensus-based decision.

Submit Your Application

Submit completed applications to the Executive Council Office by:

Mail: Executive Council Office
One Government Place, 5th Floor
1700 Granville Street, P.O. Box 2125
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3B7
Fax: 902-424-0667

We thank you for your interest. All applicants will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your application. Only successful applicants will be notified when they have been appointed.

Advisory committees made up of volunteers, departmental staff and human resources professionals screen applications to determine which applicants are most qualified for appointment. The screening is based on an objective assessment of each applicant’s skills and qualifications and the current needs of the agency, board or commission. Advisory committees prepare shorts lists of the best qualified applicants for each position, and Ministers select appointees from amongst those lists.

Typically, it takes at least two months to determine an applicant’s eligibility for appointment. Applicants can be considered for appointment for up to two years following the date of their application.

You may contact the department responsible for the agency, board or commission directly for information on the status of your application.

Your application will only be kept on file for two years. After two years, you must reapply to ensure your application will be considered as vacancies arise.

For more detailed information on the selection process for adjudicative appointments, please see the Terms of Reference (PDF) for Advisory Committees on Adjudicative Boards. Click here to view a list of advisory committee members.

Please note that, if you are appointed to an agency, board or commission, information about your appointment will be publicly available.

The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy. We welcome applications from aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, women, and employment equity groups. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. The information will help us increase diversity on our agencies, boards and commissions.