New job Winter Supervisor, Maintenance (Richmond) in Nova Scotia

Winter Supervisor, Maintenance (Richmond)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $4,271 - $4,407 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: Multiple Locations

Type of Employment: Seasonal

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 10/11/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

With the introduction of the new cabinet on August 31st, 2021, some Nova Scotia Government departments are going through name changes and structural transitions. Until administrative & system updates are made, the name of these departments, as it appears in the posting, might be impacted. Meanwhile, if you require clarification, please contact [email protected].

Maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.

The Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges. During the winter season, our Highway Operations Division operates 24/7; managing various programs and activities throughout our province, including snow and ice control services.

This is your opportunity to support and ensure safe road network conditions throughout your assigned area.

Primary Accountabilities

As the Winter Supervisor of Maintenance, you are responsible for supervising snow and ice control activities. We rely on your expert planning and organizational skills to assist with the effective use of equipment and resources.

You provide direction, technical support, and daily supervision, all the while monitoring and maintaining department levels of service. You will assist in the planning and coordination of routes, staffing, equipment assignments and repair, and oversee work on job sites. You ensure stocks of road salt and traction sand are replenished daily. In addition, you may also conduct preliminary site investigations, prepare cost estimates, and inspect maintenance contracts.

You are solutions and client orientated; providing excellent service to the public and stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will meet one of the following requirements:

  • High School and 4 years of related experience (2 of the 4 years must be in snow and ice control services);
  • A Civil Engineering Technology Diploma plus 2 years of experience in snow and ice control services;
  • An acceptable equivalent of education, training, and experience.

You have successfully supervised a team to achieve operational requirements by gaining their trust and respect. This aligns with your background in promoting a safe, healthy and engaged work culture.

Consistently, you maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service. Your professional communication skills, both oral and written, are critical in this role.

Experience in a unionized environment and working with time reporting systems and/or work order generation would be considered assets.

As a multi-tasker, you effectively problem solve and make sound decisions in fast-paced environments with competing priorities.


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

These positions may be subject to shift work and frequent travel.

You will regularly work in excess of scheduled hours and on weekends, often during extreme winter weather conditions.

You may be required to be on 24-hour call during snow and ice control season.

Additional Information

These opportunities are for 17 weeks with an anticipated employment period of December 5, 2021 – April 2, 2022.

Please Note: Successful applicants who are current CUPE regular employees will be appointed as Term employees under the NSGEU Collective Agreement to maintain group benefit entitlements as provided under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

We have opportunities in the following location:

  • Richmond

A valid driver’s license is required. Please attach a current driver’s abstract with your application.

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.

Pay Grade: MOS 18

Salary Range: $2,135.52 - $2,203.62 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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