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Senior Director of Vehicle Transportation Inspection (VTI)

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: 0, NS, CA, B2T 1J6

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/25/2019  


Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


Senior Director of Vehicle Transportation Inspection (VTI), Permanent,   


Competition # 17765 



About Us


Building and maintaining our provincial highway infrastructure is no small job. 


The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries. The Vehicle Transportation Inspection Division of TIR is responsible for inspection and compliance of all vehicles that use our highways. We inspire public confidence in the public passenger transportation service through education and enforcement of Acts and Regulations that pertain to all road users in our province.


If you have a desire to improve compliance and increase safety in the province's public passenger transportation and commercial vehicle industry, then we want to hear from you.


About Our Opportunity


As the Senior Director of Vehicle Transportation Inspection (VTI), you lead the vehicle enforcement, inspection, and compliance divisions in the Province. The decisions you make directly impact the safe and efficient movement of people and goods under the jurisdiction of the various regulations and acts which guide the industry. We count on your leadership and technical expertise to guide the Motor Carrier, Vehicle Compliance, Motor Vehicle Inspection and National Safety Code (NSC) Audit Divisions at TIR. Your leadership will aid in increasing the safety of road users and protect the highway infrastructure of Nova Scotia.


You are key in providing the strategic orientation, direction and vision for the four Vehicle Transportation Inspection (VTI) divisions at TIR. You will forge partnerships and relationships with senior government, industry officials, and jurisdictional representatives to enhance and the industry, promote harmonization, and education. You will provide extensive technical advice and recommendations on all matters relating to commercial vehicle, passenger vehicle and public passenger transportation industry in Nova Scotia; including recommendations on amendments to legislation, regulations and standards.


You are critical in building a strong and cohesive team, as well as inspire innovation and change in the industry. You will also aid the development of the annual operational/business plan, strategic goals, and annual budgets. As the Senior Director, you represent the Province of Nova Scotia's interests by serving on and contributing to various provincial and federal boards, committees and national associations.


About You


You have a high degree of diplomacy and an understanding of the needs of the public passenger, passenger and commercial vehicle industry, along with progressive leadership experience. You must be familiar with the various acts and regulations that guide the industry including the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, Public Highways Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Motor Carrier Act.


Travel throughout the province is required; as such you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.


Strong critical thinking and analytical skills are essential to your success as you often balance multi-dimensional problems involving diverse stakeholders. You must promote strong relationships and foster collaboration with other Provinces to identify benefits and opportunities to advance the industry. You are known for your creativity and innovative ways of thinking to lead change and develop strategies in the industry.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.


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.



Pay Grade:  EC 13 


Salary Range:  $3,209.87 - $4,012.34 Bi-Weekly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact



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