New job Motor Vehicle Officer 2 (Motor Vehicle Inspection) in Nova Scotia

Motor Vehicle Officer 2 (Motor Vehicle Inspection)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $4,264 - $5,032 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Competition # : 30121

Department: Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

Location: Flexible

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 4/28/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Maintaining our Provincial built infrastructure is no small job. We’re recruiting for people like you, to help our Province achieve big things.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries. The Vehicle Transportation Inspection Division of TIR is responsible for inspection and compliance of all vehicles that use 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 supervision of a Manager of Vehicle Transportation Inspection the Inspector is responsible to ensure automobile dealers, motor vehicle inspection stations and motor vehicle inspection testers comply with the various requirements contained within the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.

Primary Accountabilities

The Inspector is responsible for dealer premise inspections, complaint investigations at auto dealerships and inspection stations throughout the province and auditing the records of these businesses. The Inspector may apply penalties for infractions found, appear in court as an expert witness, and provide recommendations to the Deputy Registrar of Motor Vehicles for suspension of business license and or testers licenses. As part of the Vehicle Transportation Inspection team, Inspector provides expert subject knowledge to stakeholders and plays a significant role in the licensing of these businesses.

Qualifications and Experience

High School completion and graduation from an enforcement training program plus 4 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable. Must hold a Truck and Transport certificate or an Auto Service Technician certificate and be able to be appointed as a Special Constable and a Peace Officer. Accepted related experience would include experience in the transportation industry including, but, not limited to commercial and passenger vehicle equipment maintenance and repairs.

Strong analytical skills are required to read, interpret and understand various service and repair manuals, Acts, Regulations and technical standards governing the public passenger industry.

You must be familiar with the Nova Scotia Motor Carrier and Motor Vehicle Acts and Regulations, the Motor Vehicle Transport Act of Canada, and specifications of the Canadian Standards Association as they relate to public passenger vehicles and their operation.

As the ideal candidate, you demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills; all the while remaining objective and tactful when dealing with a diversity of situations. You apply sound independent judgement to resolve complex issues. You bring energy to your role, embrace the Department’s values in all aspects of your work, and provide leadership to motivate and inspire others to meet the various technical standards and laws governing the industry.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


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.

Working Conditions

This job is 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.

Additional Information

You must have a clean driving record and will be required to submit a driver abstract upon interview.

The territory for this position is Dartmouth East.

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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: TE 23

Salary Range: $2,132.05 - $2,515.87 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).

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

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