Careers that make a difference
A municipal public servant makes a difference in the lives of over 400,000 people in the Halifax region. The municipality employs between 3,600-5,000 people annually. You could be one of them.
Mechanics, accountants, bus operators, planners, police and fire services: municipal careers are diverse and hands-on and offer exciting and dynamic opportunities. Municipalities are the closest level of government to the public and employees take pride in making Halifax the best it can be.
Covid-19 Measures for Job Applicants
HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access requirements or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com
If your in-person attendance is required for any phase of the recruitment process, measures will be put in place to protect you and prevent the spread of COVID-19. A detailed outline of physical distancing, ways to prevent infection, provincial health, and a self-assessment will be provided to you if you are invited to participate in-person. Please note: Candidates are required to wear a non-medical mask inside all municipal buildings.
Out-of-province job applicants must make their own arrangements to attend in-person meetings and they must follow all provincial travel guidelines. Any applicant who has traveled outside of the area, will be required to self-isolate for 14-days prior to attending testing and interviews.
If you have tested positive, have been exposed to, or are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, please contact 811 and please notify your human resource representative prior to attending any in-person assessment or interview. Your representative will work with you to reschedule your appointment.
Failure to comply with these protocols may result in being removed from the competition. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
811 Health Link
If you develop COVID-19 like symptoms, call 811.
311 Halifax Regional Municipality
For questions about Municipal services, call 311.
211 Nova Scotia
For questions on community and social services available in NS, call 211.
COVID-19 Related Information
Halifax Regional Municipality
Information on service updates from the Municipality in response to COVID-19
Government of Nova Scotia
Current information on public health orders, COVID-19 cases, updates from the Chief Medical Officer and support available
Government of Canada
Information on travel advisories, Canadian borders, economic and financial support
Why working for the municipality could work for you
If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, have a desire to learn, grow, and give back to the community through your work, you may be the right fit for our organization.
We also offer:
- competitive salaries and benefit packages
- diverse career opportunities
- professional development
See common questions about applying for municipal jobs.