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Fuel & Tobacco Officer (Fuel and Tobacco Officer 2(A)-2(C))



Competition # : 37301 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/6/2022 (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.  Our 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.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Compliance and Special Investigations, you are involved in inspections and investigations to ultimately determine the appropriate action to be taken under the Revenue Act, the Petroleum Products Pricing Act, the Sales Tax Act, and Regulations made pursuant to these Acts. You collaborate regularly with other provincial departments and/or law enforcement agencies.

Primary Accountabilities

Key accountabilities include:

  • Conducting investigations into complaints received by the Compliance & Special Investigations section. This includes conducting routine investigations and compliance inspections of corporations, businesses, and individuals engaged in the importation, distribution, sale and consumption of petroleum and tobacco products in Nova Scotia. This may include informal tasking or assignments with other provincial departments or law enforcement agencies for short periods of time
  • Participating in both mobile and stationary surveillance and sample purchases of evidence pursuant to the provisions of the Revenue Act and Regulations, and under the provisions of Section 25 of the Criminal Code;
  • Ensuring excellent documentation on any investigation and that the appropriate forms are completed. Preparing and submitting Operational Plans dealing with the operational effectiveness of personnel involved in the operation is also required. Ensuring that all safety concerns as identified in the plan are enforced;
  • On more complex assignments, consulting with others to determine whether investigational evidence justifies the seizure of records, either by statutory authority, or whether a search warrant is required under the appropriate legislation. If so, preparing and obtaining search warrants, in accordance with the appropriate statutes and assisting in the planning and execution of the search, seizure and securing of exhibits. Submitting the search warrants for review and approval. Ensuring that the Report to Justice and Retention Orders are prepared and filed with the applicable court in a timely manner. Reviewing evidence to ensure applicable charges are prepared and laid within the appropriate limitation of action period. When prosecution action is warranted, ensuring Crown briefs are completed, witnesses are subpoenaed, accused persons summoned, and all are served with the necessary documentation. Ensuring that exhibits are prepared for admission into evidence. May be required to testify in court.


Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this opportunity, you have successfully completed Police Training and in addition you hold three (3) years related experience or acceptable combination of training and experience. Training must include investigation or forensic accounting/auditing.

The position requires a significant amount of computer usage; therefore, you must be proficient in Excel, MS Word, Outlook and Internet and you have the aptitude to learn other work-related programs.

Due to the nature of the work, you must not possess a Criminal Record within Canada and you must be eligible to be appointed as a Special Constable (Peace Officer) under the Nova Scotia Police Act.


In addition, you possess:



  • A high degree of initiative and objectivity, and the ability to manage assigned tasks or projects to ensure they are completed in a timely manner;
  • The ability to work independently;
  • Attention to detail to remain current on all aspects of ongoing files;
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills;   
  • The ability to respect confidentiality

Due to the nature of the investigations under the Revenue Act (tobacco and fuel products), you must be able to obtain a valid WHIMS certification and a basic knowledge of relevant dangerous goods. An enhanced Security level screening as required by the RCMP, Municipal Police Forces and or Federal/ Provincial agencies as it relates to the sharing of confidential, or above confidential level information may be required.


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. 

Additional Information


This competition will be used to fill two (2) term positions. 

The Term employment opportunities have anticipated end dates of March 31, 2024. The appointment 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:  TE 21 - TE 25  

Salary Range:  $2,033.56 - $2,801.16 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