Property Mapper (Drafting & Illustration Tech 2(A-C))



Competition # : 41828 

Department: Service Nova Scotia

Location: BURNSIDE

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 26-Feb-24  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At Service Nova Scotia, we impact every citizen, business and municipality 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’s 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

Under the supervision of the Senior Property Mapper, you maintain, and upgrade property mapping using information from the Registry (title documents and plans of survey or subdivision).

Primary Accountabilities


Key accountabilities include:


•    Maintaining and revising property boundaries (as described in parcel descriptions and survey plans) and the Land Information Network (LIN-NS) database by interpreting and verifying property ownership information (from documents affecting title/ownership).
•    Maintaining Land Registration documents pertaining to subdivision/consolidation plans and instruments of subdivision, creating the required relations between new and existing PIDs.
•    Reviewing parcel descriptions (PDCA), verifying mapping graphics, and creating new parcels as required through interpretation of registered documents/plans (RPA) for Land Registration migration.
•    Providing support to Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) and Municipal Units by resolving linkages between the LIN-NS and IASWorld (PVSC) databases and maintaining the currency of land ownership, property location and lot size changes of real property accounts in the Provincial Property Assessment Roll and in Municipal databases.
•    Working collaboratively with other government agencies and the public, you will help to improve the quality of the NSPRD and IASWorld databases through daily processes and special projects as required.

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this position, you have completed a Technical program in a related field (approved courses in drafting or graphics, survey principles, or property law) 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 (Land Registration Act, Registry Act, Municipal Government Act) relating to real property is also required. Completion of courses in computer/windows operating systems, computer software used in the digital mapping updating process is also important. 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.  You also have excellent communication skills, attention to detail with superior analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.


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, and/or experience working in a legal setting (with title searching) as well as bilingualism 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.



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. 

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 17 - TE 23  

Salary Range:  $1,783.71 - $2,669.67 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