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Audio Visual Technician 2(A)-(B)

Date: Dec 31, 2020

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 1V9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 28386 

Department: Communications Nova Scotia

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/18/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotians rely on government programs and services to support their health, education and economic well-being. Communications Nova Scotia (CNS) plays an important role in ensuring information about how to access and use these programs is accessible to everyone.  We are seeking an Audio-Visual Technician to help communicate and inform through audio, video and digital platforms.

About Our Opportunity

The Audio-Visual Technician is responsible for audio-visual operations in The Provincial Government’s Media Room. This includes live sound mixing, presentation support, video playback, archive recording, live captioning (ie. CART), support for media (TV cameras and recorders) as well as the overall maintenance of the audio-visual installation.

Primary Accountabilities

This position provides audio-visual consultation and support to government departments for location events. The Audio-Visual Technician also provides production assistance to the CNS Images Services team on location video shoots, photo shoots and live broadcasts.


The Audio-Visual technician has a strong understanding of audio mixing, live sound support, audio and video signal flow. They provide advice to the Director regarding maintenance, repair and upgrades of audio-visual hardware and software.  The Audio-Visual Technician is also accountable for on-site technical management of special or emergency events. 


Self-motivation and creativity are required to meet client needs, as well as a strong ability to problem-solve and to adapt to ensure all events are completed with high quality and within frequently changing schedules, which may include work outside regular business hours.  The Audio-Visual technician must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and implement appropriately tight security measures when working with sensitive or confidential information.

Qualifications and Experience

1-year course in electronics/audio production + 4 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.

The successful candidate must have detailed knowledge and skill in the operation of all professional broadcast and audio-visual equipment and a detailed knowledge of audio and video signal flow.

You must have experience in providing excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment.


We will assess the qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.




An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. 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 offerings and eligibility criteria.

Additional Information

This is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2021; 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.
  • 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.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  TE 18 - TE 20  

Salary Range:  $1,739.43 - $2,211.29 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.


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