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Government managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of health care policies, social policies and related programs designed to protect and promote the health and social welfare of individuals and communities. These managers are employed by government departments and agencies.
city medical officer of health, director, health information and promotion, director, housing policy and development, immigration and settlement director, manager, health program operations, manager, social services planning, social services director – government services.
- Participate in the development of health or social policies by providing advice to senior government managers
- Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental objectives set by senior management
- Direct and advise health or social policy researchers, consultants or program officers who conduct research, prepare documents or administer programs for individuals and communities in areas such as health and social services, employment and immigration, labour or housing
- Plan, administer and control budgets for research and administration, support services and equipment and supplies
- Organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate health and social services projects and programs
- Interview, hire and provide training for staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Government Managers – Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-07|
Currently the chances of qualified Government Managers in Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Even though both the number of potential employers and people employed locally in this occupation is relatively small advertised positions do appear in the local area each year. Qualifications usually include a minimum of a Bachelor degree, sometimes a Masters, effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to lead a team. Also, in depth experience/knowledge in a healthcare environment, program delivery and other qualifications were requested based on the position and employer. An aging population, out-migration to other provinces and increasing life expectancy has made the population of Nova Scotia one of the oldest in Canada. In 2006, people aged 65 and over made up 15.1% of the population. This proportion is the second highest in Canada and is the highest proportion ever seen in Nova Scotia. This aging trend is expected to accelerate when the first baby-boomers turn 65 in 2011. This is expected to maintain a steady demand for health care services for the foreseeable future, which includes administration of these services by government. Existing workers in the healthcare field are also aging and moving towards retirement leading to openings at all levels for replacement workers.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Government Managers in Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Government Managers in Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The province of Nova Scotia will provide a loan to Pollycello, an Amherst-based packaging manufacturer, to help maintain the 300 jobs at the plant
- Moir’s Costumes & Events will open on Provost Street in New Glasgow this month
- Giant Tiger will open its New Glasgow store in the fall of 2013 at the former Zellers location
- Scotsburn Co-operative Services will close the Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn in June 2013
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Construction is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 on a new recreational and competitive rowing centre on Lochaber Lake
- Marinus Verhagen Enterprises Ltd. will begin building an asbestos disposal facility in McLellans Brook this spring and open it later in 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Nova Scotia government will loan more than $20M to the pulp mill in Abercrombie Point in part to build a chipping facility. This will create 20 permanent jobs. The mill employs 250 people directly.
- The union representing skilled trades and other workers and StFX University have settled on a three-year collective agreement that will include raises
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