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New Job Materials Management Technician In Nova Scotia

Materials Management Technician
Materials Management Technician

Materials Management Technician

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,496 - $4,106 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Justice


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 1/28/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Correctional Services division of the Department of Justice is responsible for the administration and operation of community and custody-based programs and services for incarcerated adults and youth. Within the Correctional Services core business area there are two programs: Community Corrections and correctional facilities. Each of these program areas is broken down into closely related activities that have a specific impact on the program's target group.

About Our Opportunity

As the Materials Management Technician (MMT), you will report to the Coordinator of Administrative Services and are responsible for assisting in the maintenance and control of incoming and outgoing stock, inventory levels, issuing stock to the units, procurement for the correctional facility, and reconciliation functions in terms of invoices and purchase orders. The incumbent is responsible for coordination of the facility clothing program which includes purchasing, coordination, and issuing/distribution to staff. Security implications of all items being purchased must always be a priority. The Materials Management Technician may be called upon to act as back up for other positions within the Administration Team, as needed.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Maintain incoming and outgoing stock for the facility
  • Maintain supplies and conduct inventory audits as required
  • Maintain uniform inventory control, ordering and issuing/distribution
  • Maintain facility clothing program. Ensure consistent stock and supply as required
  • Perform security checks of items being ordered
  • Maintain records
  • Perform searches for materials, upon request
  • Verify information and account information
  • Maintain cleaning supply inventory for both facilities
  • Research and assist in the implementation of cost saving products and services
  • Responsible for managing stock level for the effective operation of the Canteen services for individuals in custody. This includes searching and sourcing out new items for the canteen.
  • Receiving deliveries daily, for facility and kitchen (requires heavy lifting).

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this opportunity, you must hold a High School Diploma and two (2) years of related material management experience. Previous experience with operating in a sales environment and interacting with members of the public is also required. You have some experience with file and/or records management. You have proficient keyboarding skills and a sound knowledge of general office procedures and computer programs, including MS Office, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and computerized stockroom and inventory programs. Certification in inventory control and materials management and knowledge of the provincial procurement policies would be an asset.

You are self-motivated, can work independently with minimal supervision as part of a larger team. Other competencies that must be demonstrated are strong communication skills, sound judgement, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and accuracy in their work, while working with sensitive, private information/records. You exercise tact and diplomacy and have good organizational and communication skills.

The Material Management Technician position is a physically demanding position, involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and bending.

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.

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 offering and eligibility criteria.

Additional Information

This competition has been opened to 1 full-time vacancy based in Dartmouth at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF).

The facility is a 24-hour operation and is a tobacco-free environment.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of appropriate background checks, which include a vulnerable sector check with fingerprints and employment references.

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View News Release

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: ACC 02

Salary Range: $1,748.12 - $2,052.93 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]