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Deputy Registrar General - Registry (Program Admin Officer 4)



Competition # : 31647 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/3/2021​ (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 on the following link:

About Our Opportunity

As the Deputy Registrar General-Registry you will report to the Land Registry Manager and are accountable for the exercise of delegated authority in compliance with the Land Registration Act and performs the duties of the Registrar General pursuant to the appropriate legislative

You will be responsible for overseeing the process of continuous improvement to the legislative infrastructure and program policies and procedures of Land Programs in furtherance of Service Nova Scotia & Internal Service’s (SNS-IS) mandate.

You are recognized as an expert on land titles matters with a particular emphasis on registry procedure and policy and you make recommendations on compensation claims. Your are also responsible for monitoring and responding to RG appeals and general questions to the RGLandTitles email.

As the Deputy Registrar General-Registry, you are responsible for overall co-ordination and administration of three land programs. You are responsible for consulting with senior staff on major policy or procedural matters. You will have extensive real property paralegal, registry and mapping experience, and provide leadership in two key areas, issue resolution and stakeholder liaison.

Another aspect of this role is issue resolution and risk mitigation with a particular emphasis on mapping issues on behalf of the land titles system. You will support the Deputy Registrar General-Mapping in the overall co-ordination and administration of the following programs:

Land Records Reform program (including E-Registry), Property Online, Land Registration and Registry of Deeds.

About You

As the ideal candidate, you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or post secondary education in paralegal studies, plus a minimum of six (6) years experience in the area of land registration, mapping, surveying or planning related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Must have knowledge of legislation, regulations, standards and polices governing land transactions in Nova Scotia including (but not limited to) the:

  • Land Registration Act,
  • Vendor’s and Purchaser’s Act,
  • Marketable Titles Act,
  • Municipal Government Act,
  • Limitation of Actions Act,
  • conveyancing Act,
  • Real Property Act,
  • Registry Act,
  • Land Surveyor’s Act, and,
  • the Nova Scotia Barrister Society Practice Standards for Real Property Transactions in Nova Scotia.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and manage relationships with senior members of the real estate bar, other stakeholders and staff.

The ability to interact with a wide cross-section of people performing various functions within the carious levels of government and the private sector, for the purposes of presentation, training and issue resolution.

The ability to work under pressure, to meet deadlines and solve problems.

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 offerings 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:  PR 17  

Salary Range:  $2,913.59 - $3,421.98 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