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Chauffeur/Stewart to Lt Governor



Competition # : 32066 

Department: Intergovernmental Affairs

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/5/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Government House is the office which supports the constitutional and ceremonial role of the Lieutenant Governor as the Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia. Government House welcomes thousands of visitors per year and the office manages the Lieutenant Governor’s programme along with a number of award and outreach programmes.

About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Executive Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor, the Chauffeur/Steward is responsible for providing transportation for the Lieutenant Governor and Spouse when and where required in the discharge of their duties;

Primary Accountabilities


Responsibilities include: 


  • Preparation of travel plans and maintenance of a mileage/gasoline purchase log
  • Ensurie the vehicle is in sound mechanical order and clean
  • Providing assistance within Government House  in the setup of rooms for functions, assisting in the provision of hospitality.
  • Responsible for the Carriage House, its contents and setup of outdoor furniture.
  • Occasional transportation of visiting dignitaries will also be required.

Qualifications and Experience


As the successful applicant you have completed Grade X11 and at least five years related experience in automobile operation, and maintenance. Knowledge of traffic regulations and safe driving routes is essential.


Works well and adapts to changing situations and provide advice on driving routes etc. when required.


A valid first aid certificate or willingness to obtain is required.


Assets for this role include:


  • Experience in working in a hospitality environment
  • Experience in dealing with the public and senior officials in similar working environments  


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.

Working Conditions


  • Ability to work variable hours
  • Flexibility is essential

Additional Information


A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license with no infractions is required. 


As a precondition of employment all candidates are subject to complete and pass Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) background check along with a confidentiality clause.

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 for Nova Scotians
  • Department specific flexible working schedules


Pay Grade:  MOS 09  

Salary Range:  $1,620.52 - $1,659.36 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