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Clerk 3 (Land Registration Officer)



Competition # : 35441 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: BURNSIDE

Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/23/2022​ (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.  Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services’ 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. To learn more about our Department, please click here.

About Our Opportunity


As a Land Registration Officer, you are accountable for ensuring that all documents submitted to the Land Registration Office are in proper legal form and meet all requirements of the Land Registration Act and the Registry Act and other statutes.


Primary Accountabilities


Key accountabilities include:

  • Receiving payments for document submissions, products, services, and deed transfer tax and property accounts for monies received;
  • Ensuring that applications and documents are accurately prepared, approved, registered and indexed for future access in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Approving or rejecting draft applications for registration of parcels into the land registration system and for maintaining ownership and other interests in land parcel registers;
  • Ensuring that documents are scanned and filed in an organized and timely manner;
  • Providing the public with information related to land and personal property registration.


Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this position, you hold a minimum of four years of experience in a customer service environment. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable. In addition, you have strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), superior word processing skills, and a keen attention to detail. You are a flexible, well-organized team player with excellent problem-solving skills.


The following would be viewed as assets: experience handling financial transactions, accounting for payments and balancing day end transactions; related experience preparing and viewing documents using applications such as Word, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, Microsoft Explorer; completion of a paralegal course, with experience in a legal environment; a working knowledge of departmental programs (such as Property Online and LIN-NS) and related legislation;  bilingualism in French and English. Knowledge of programs, policies, procedures and legislative requirements of the Land Registration Office, with emphasis on the land registration system and LR Act would be viewed as assets as well. 


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.


Additional Information


Please note, this is expected to be a temporary status position with an end date of November 30, 2022; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.


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:  CL 18  

Salary Range:  $1,579.09 - $1,766.79 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