Competition # : 32546
Department: Transportation and Active Transit
Location: Amherst, Auld’s Cove, Enfield, Kelly Lake
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Closing Date: 8/31/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
Ensuring road safety for the Province of Nova Scotia is our goal. We are recruiting for people who can help us achieve this goal.
The Department of Transportation and Active Transit (TAT) supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries. The Vehicle Transportation Inspection is a Division of TAT and are responsible for safety and compliance through education, inspections and enforcement for all road users that operate on our highways.
We inspire public confidence in the public passenger transportation service through education and enforcement of Acts and Regulations that pertain to all road users in our province.
About Our Opportunity
Under the general supervision of the Regional Manager, the Motor Vehicle Inspector 2 interacts with the commercial trucking industry with the view of ensuring the safety of all road users and protecting the highway infrastructure of Nova Scotia.
The Compliance Station Inspector is expected to verify vehicle compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act and any Regulations that deal with commercial vehicles. They also do vehicle mechanical and document inspections, under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance guidelines. Applicants must be physically able to check commercial vehicles and loads for safety and mechanical fitness. Also, as a Special Constable, this position ensures compliance with National Safety Code requirements and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Standards.
Qualifications and Experience
High School plus seven years of related experience in commercial transportation, vehicle repair or vehicle inspection is required; or appropriate accreditation such as truck/bus transport repair certificate or automobile service technician certification plus four years of related experience as a licensed tradesperson is required; an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable. Candidates must be willing to undergo a criminal records check, be able to be appointed a Special Constable by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, have a valid driver’s license and provide a current driver’s license abstract.
To be considered, applicants must demonstrate a good working knowledge of computer use including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other applications. Candidates must also demonstrate an understanding of quality customer service principles, possess sound judgement and the ability to act independently or as part of a team in accordance with established policies, practices and regulations. Candidates must possess effective communication skills both verbal and in writing.
Successful candidates must pass all components of training provided by the Department including, but not limited to, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance North America Standard Level 1 Inspector’s Course. This position involves shift work including evenings, back-shifts, and weekends. A pre-screening aptitude test is mandatory for all qualified candidates who wish to be considered for an interview.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.
This job can be stressful! The successful candidate must have a proven track record of managing highly stressful situations in an extremely fast paced environment. You may also be exposed to fumes, scents, allergens, and adverse weather conditions. May include long hours driving including highway patrol activities. Frequent pulling, prying and lifting involving medium to heavy weight; working in difficult and/or awkward positions.
Nine (9) opportunities are available. The locations of the positions will depend on the home address of the successful candidates. The locations that will be available to choose from are Enfield, Kelly Lake, Auld’s Cove and Amherst. This will be discussed further at the interview stage.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
Pay Grade: TE 22
Salary Range: $2,052.93 – $2,414.26 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]
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