How to apply
Please submit your application through www.careerbeacon.com, address your cover letter to the Selection Committee. It is important to quote the competition number on your application.
When you submit your application via Career Beacon, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.
We use a competitive process based on screening and selection criteria related to the job requirements. Our screening process can take up to three weeks after the closing date to complete. We review all applications we receive but we will only contact individuals who have been selected for an interview.
- All positions are full-time unless otherwise stated. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility prior to an offer of employment.
- If you hold an undergraduate degree from another country, you must have it evaluated for equivalency in Canada. One credential evaluation service is the International Credential Evaluation Service at www.bcit.ca/ices. We consider a candidate’s education and experience both at the initial screening stages and as part of the salary determination process, for the successful candidate. You will be asked to provide proof of equivalency to Human Resources. Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation does not reimburse fees for this service.
- We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and clients feel valued, respected and supported. If you are unable or limited in your ability to complete the application, testing or interview process as a result of a physical or mental impairment, we would be happy to assist you. Please call 902-429-7752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, phone number, and the position you are applying for and the type of accommodation you are requesting.
Our interview process
Our interviews generally involve a selection committee of three people; however, this can vary depending on the advertised position.
You will be provided with the interview questions to review for twenty minutes, prior to the interview. We believe this helps better prepare candidates for the interview.
For some positions we will schedule a test as a part of our screening process, for example in Microsoft Word or Excel. If testing is a requirement in the screening process, we will always include this information in the job posting.
If you are contacted for a test, please ensure you prepared by practicing in advance. For example, if the position description states advanced Excel skills, be sure you have advanced Excel skills. We urge you to research what types of Excel functions are considered advanced, e.g. Vlookups, pivot tables, conditional formulas, etc.
Tips on how to prepare for an interview
If you haven’t already looked at our website, now is the time to check us out. Find out:
- What do we do
- Who are our clients
- What are our mission and values
Once we contact you for an interview you will be provided with the position description. Try to anticipate what questions you will be asked in the interview. Our interview process will likely involve two types of questions – technical and competency based.
a) The technical questions will be based on the technical skills listed in the job posting. For example, some of our jobs require that the candidate have database skills. Be prepared to tell us about your experience with databases, what software you are experienced with and how you have used databases in the past.
b) The competency questions will also be based on the information in the job posting. Be prepared to describe real examples with handling certain situations to show how your skills and experience are a clear match for the requirements for the role. For example, if the job posting states that strong time management and prioritizing skills are required, come prepared to tell us about a time that you displayed these skills – what was the situation, what did YOU do and what was the outcome. Be prepared for follow-up questions from the interview panel – they may be interested in more details.
Come prepared to ask questions about us. We are more than willing to share information about the organization and the job to ensure it is the right fit for you.