New Job Inspector (Specialist) 2 In Nova Scotia

Inspector (Specialist) 2
Inspector (Specialist) 2

Inspector (Specialist) 2

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,716–$5,555 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/22/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, we impact every citizen, business and municipality and business in Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to design and deliver programs and services to meet the needs of our clients and the public good through a culture of excellence. Our vision is to be a recognized leader in service and public protection that delivers trusted, accessible, modern programs, and contributes to Nova Scotia as a safe and desirable place to live, work and do business.

The Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco (AGFT) Division of Service Nova Scotia is the regulatory body charged with administering Part II of the Gaming Control Act, parts of the Liquor Control Act, and the Theatres and Amusements Act. The AGFT issues approximately 13,000 licenses annually, and provides in counter service to approximately 3100 annually.

Primary Accountabilities

Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will perform inspections for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Gaming Control, Liquor Control, Theatre & Amusements and the Smoke Free Places Acts, and their associated regulations. This will include conducting complex investigations, and thorough inspections of premises and gaming devices. In addition, you will review business and financial records, verify applications for licenses, and complete thorough reports, including recommendations. You will also provide advice and guidance to clients and respond to enquiries relating to regulatory compliance and adherence to the regulations. Building a strong working relationship with the public, licensees, other compliance agencies, police agencies and other levels of government is essential.

Qualifications and Experience

You have completed training in a trade or technical area, with a minimum of six years of related experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable. You have experience analyzing and interpreting legislation, extracting and applying licensing requirements, and applying legislative provisions to various business operators. In addition, you demonstrate:

  • A high degree of judgment and accuracy;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);
  • Diplomacy, resourcefulness with a focus on clients;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • A professional attitude at all times.

The following would be considered assets: experience within the regulated areas of Liquor, Gaming, Smoke, Theatres and Amusement, and a good working knowledge of data spreadsheet and work processing software.

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.

Working Conditions

The primary hours of work will be determined by the employer and the hours of operation of premises and events licensed by the Alcohol Gaming Fuel & Tobacco Division and will include varied hours of shift work to include evenings, nights and weekends.

Additional Information

A valid Nova Scotia driver’s License and daily access to a reliable motor vehicle are essential as the position requires extensive travel.

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 24

Salary Range: $2,358.22 - $2,777.49 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].