New Job Clerk 4 (Medical Fitness) In Nova Scotia

Clerk 4 (Medical Fitness)
Clerk 4 (Medical Fitness)

Clerk 4 (Medical Fitness)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $3,737–$4,133 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 12/27/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Road Safety Division at the Department of Public Works is responsible for the administration of drivers and vehicles in the province. We are responsible for the policies, legislation, and regulations that guide Road Safety in our province. We operate in a proactive regulatory environment. We maintain records regarding driver licensing, medical fitness, driver competency, and compliance, all working together to ensure a safe road network.

If you have a passion for delivering great service, a commitment to safety, the drive to make a difference, and the willingness to go the extra mile, then we want to hear from you.

About Our Opportunity

Under the direction of the Coordinators of Driver Medical Fitness, Driver Licensing, the Clerk 4 is responsible for supporting the team and administration of the Driver Medical Fitness program. This position oversees the timely and accurate processing of the Deputy Registrar’s decisions respecting a person’s medical fitness to drive. These decisions are captured electronically on the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) information system, the Road Safety Medical System (RSMS) and associated databases. The Clerk 4 is the designated contact person for all driver medical fitness administrative matters and systems training. The position must work under pressure, time limits, and on occasion deal with hostile clients.

Primary Accountabilities

With your sound knowledge of applicable Medical Fitness legislation, regulations and department policies, you lead the day-to-day administrative functions and ensure all information is entered and processed accurately in the RMV and RSMS systems.

Your focus, productivity, and ability to multitask and deal with changing priorities will help keep team objectives on track. Working with IT, you will support the ongoing medical fitness system modernization project by identifying technology requirements and making recommendations for the development of the new database. You will also be responsible to facilitate implementation of the new system including preparation of required training material in collaboration with the IT team.

The Clerk 4 investigates and responds to all administrative and operational concerns regarding the Driver Medical Fitness section. This includes inquiries and escalations from individuals and internal and external stakeholders with respect to specific cases and departmental policies/procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

You have at least five (5) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. This includes sound knowledge of the medical fitness programs and knowledge/experience with applicable legislation, regulations, and department policies. You must also have a good understanding of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The ability to make decisions based on analysis of information, ambiguous or conflicting situations, and when there is an associated risk is essential. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential to your success. You also utilize a high degree of tact and diplomacy and work effectively under pressure. You have an awareness of oneself and use this insight to effectively manage your actions in the best interest of the organization.

You are outcome focused, promote best practices, evaluate performance and make adjustments to improve both efficiency and effectiveness. You adapt quickly to change and will modify your approach to achieve objectives.

It is essential that you have a high level of competence and comfort in using computers, software packages (such as Microsoft Office Suite), as well as experience using databases. Proficiency and accuracy in keyboarding and data entry is required, along with your ability to use spreadsheets.

Though not required, the following would be considered an asset:

  • Supervisory/Leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of Government structure and public agencies
  • Experience with case management systems

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.


An equivalent combination of relevant training and experience will be considered. Related equivalencies include, but are not limited to:

  • A completed related bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of experience
  • A completed related diploma and three (3) years of experience

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

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Typically located in comfortable office environment.
  • Much of the time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • Regularly reads and interprets multiple sources of information, regular requirement to type, read and work on a computer.
  • May experience pressure with deadlines and need for accuracy.

Additional Information

This position requires the successful candidate to primarily work on site.

This is a Temporary employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2023. The appointment status (‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: CL 22

Salary Range: $1,868.53 - $2,066.70 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].