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Area Manager (Bible Hill)


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Competition # : 31199 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: BIBLE HILL

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/18/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Transportation and Active Transit (TAT) is responsible to build and maintain provincial infrastructure across Nova Scotia; we are currently recruiting for an Area Manager to lead our District Highway Operations, in Bible Hill, Colchester County, Nova Scotia.


TAT manages 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, 9 provincial ferries, and 2,400 buildings and infrastructure assets.  Our District Highway Operations Division plays a critical role in managing various programs, functions and activities throughout our province, including snow and ice control services, road maintenance and repair services and approval of various permits.


Primary Accountabilities


Reporting to the District Director, the Area Manager is directly involved in creating and designing new programs to meet the demands of our growing infrastructure and ever-changing work environment. Area Managers are pivotal in helping achieve Department objectives for highway maintenance, snow and ice control, and infrastructure expansion projects.


Through the effective leadership of staff, and coordination of technical and equipment resources, the Area Manager provides opportunities for safe traffic movement and economic development across the Province.


You will manage such areas as:


  • the delivery of highway and bridge maintenance;
  • traffic safety and acceptable roadway services; and
  • the implementation of cost sharing agreements and other Department programs.


You will interact regularly with municipal, provincial and federal department representatives, along with utilities, developers, the public and other external stakeholders regarding highway maintenance, access management, and commercial/residential development.


Qualifications and Experience


A Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering plus several years of directly related experience in construction and/or maintenance of public infrastructure is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (or eligible for membership) with Engineers Nova Scotia is required. Other engineering disciplines will be considered based on relevant experience.


Frequent travel across the province is a component of this position; as such, a valid driver’s license is required.


You must demonstrate knowledge of heavy equipment, along with proficiency in a computerized environment; including spreadsheet software and creation, word processing and email applications.


You must have previous experience with:


  • managing staff performance;
  • budgets and financial reporting; and
  • administering acts, regulations, policies and procedures, collective agreements, and specifications containing technical elements.


The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing are key components of this position. You will be required to build relationships and demonstrate leadership qualities which promote teamwork; communicating vision and fostering a safe work culture that encourages new ideas and innovative solutions.


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.


Assessment of the above qualifications and competencies will involve 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 offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


Your time will be split between an office environment and travel throughout your area visiting work sites, reviewing roads and bridges, and travel for meetings in various weather conditions.


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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.




Pay Grade:  EC 13 

Salary Range:  $3,705.20 - $4,642.15 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.


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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