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Property Mapper (Drafting & Illustration Technician 1-2)

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: BRIDGEWATER, NS, CA, B4V 3T3

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 3/27/2019  


Office of Service Nova Scotia 


Property Mapper (Drafting & Illustration Technician 1-2), Permanent, BRIDGEWATER  


Competition # 18325  



About Us


Putting yourself in the shoes of customers, understanding their needs and creating a good first impression are important elements in delivering excellent customer service. We all know the power of first impressions. How people perceive us during the first few seconds of an encounter has a major influence on whether they will trust us, or want to do business with us. To create a positive first impression, we need to provide our clients with an exceptional interaction.


At Service Nova Scotia, we touch every citizen, business and municipality in Nova Scotia. We conduct over five million client interactions each year through the various programs and services we deliver on behalf of government. We continuously strive to make our programs and services more responsive to the needs and expectations of Nova Scotians.


About Our Opportunity


Under the supervision of the Senior Property Mapper, you maintain, and upgrade property maps using information from the Registry (title documents and plans of survey or subdivision). You will also be responsible for approving, rejecting or requesting modification to parcel description certification applications. You will receive payments for document submissions, products, services, and deed transfer tax and properly accounts for monies received.


Other responsibilities include: ensuring applications and documents are accurately prepared, approved, registered and indexed for future access in accordance with established policies and procedures, and maintaining a computerized information system (attribute database-LIN_NS). You provide support to Property Valuation Services Corporation by resolving problem plans and documents and linkages between the LIN_NS and IASWorld databases. Working collaboratively with other government agencies and the general public, you will help to improve the quality of the LIN_NS and IASWorld databases.


About You


To be successful in this position, you have completed a Technical program in a related field or an acceptable equivalent. A solid working knowledge of mapping techniques (as it applies to property mapping) is essential. A working knowledge of Provincial Statutes relating to real and personal property is also required. In addition, you possess excellent communications skills, the ability to interact with people in a professional manner with a customer-focused approach and you are a collaborative team player. Completion of Courses in computer/windows operating systems, computer software used in the digital mapping updating process is also important. Completion of approved courses in drafting or graphics, survey principles, property law, and experience working in a legal setting is also a requirement. 


Direct knowledge of the LIN_NS and IASWorld databases, additional education/experience in software, and the handling and maintaining of files contained in a map library will be considered definite assets. A working knowledge of Departmental programs and related legislation as well as an ability in French and English would be considered assets.


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.


Other Considerations


This is a full-time permanent position based in Bridgewater.



Pay Grade:  TE 17 - TE 23  


Salary Range:  $1,607.00 - $2,405.00 Bi-Weekly


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.


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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