New Job Compliance Safety Officer (Fuel) (Inspector (Specialist) 4) In Nova Scotia

Compliance Safety Officer (Fuel) (Inspector (Specialist) 4)
Compliance Safety Officer (Fuel) (Inspector (Specialist) 4)

Compliance Safety Officer (Fuel) (Inspector (Specialist) 4)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,602–$6,510 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/10/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education works to provide fairness, safety and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together we are responsible for workplace safety, technical safety, pensions, apprenticeship, adult education, and many other facets of everyday life.

About Our Opportunity

The Compliance Safety Officer (Fuel) is responsible for safety inspections and audits in an assigned territory, using the Fuel Safety Regulations, Technical Safety Standards Regulations, Technical Safety Fees Regulations, and the Technical Safety General Regulations under the provisions of the Technical Safety Act. The Compliance Safety Officer will also conduct incident investigations to determine cause and/or to prepare for prosecution for non-compliance. Inspections can include a wide variety of specialized equipment using propane, natural gas, compressed natural gas, digester gas, or fuel oil. The Compliance Safety Officer is seen as a subject matter expert regarding the regulated fuels and may be called upon by other inspection agencies, insurance companies, licensed contractors, or other government departments to provide compliance information related to the use of these fuels. May perform other duties as required.

The Compliance Safety Officer reports to the Manager, Pressure Equipment and Fuel Safety, and is supervised by the Program Lead (Chief Inspector), Fuel Safety

Primary Accountabilities

  • Conducts compliance inspections of buildings, facilities, and equipment using the regulated fuels throughout the province
  • Conducts, as lead or as subject matter expert, incident investigations in order to determine the cause.
  • Prepares files and collects evidence for prosecution of non-compliant work or individuals
  • Testifies in court regarding prosecution of non-compliant offences
  • Provides information regarding the regulated fuels and related regulations and codes to internal and external stakeholders as a subject matter expert.

Qualifications and Experience

High School completion and extensive training in gas technology plus 8 years related experience. Must be the holder of, or eligible for, a valid Nova Scotia Gas Technician 1 Fuel Safety license with LP endorsement. Certification and experience as an Oil Heat Systems Technician will be considered an asset. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.

To be successful in this role you must have thorough knowledge and comprehension of the applicable propane, natural gas, and fuel oil codes. You have a good general knowledge of all gases and flammable liquids.

You must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team, exhibiting collaborative behaviors, valuing an inclusive workforce. You maintain and build effective stakeholder relationships. You must be comfortable, and able to communicate effectively, in a variety of settings including one-on-one and larger gatherings.

Demonstrated proficiency in various computer programs, (i.e. Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook) as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, is required.

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


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.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion

Additional Information

This is a term employment opportunity with anticipated end date of December 31, 2025.

  • Must have a Nova Scotia Gas Technician 1 Fuel Safety license with LP endorsement
  • Must be eligible for appointment as a special constable under the NS Police Act
  • This position requires frequent travel. A valid driver’s license, and daily access to a motor vehicle is required

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: TE 29

Salary Range: $2,801.16 - $3,254.83 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].