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Driver Records Assessment Clerk (Clerk 3)



Competition # : 37790 

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/1/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Making our Province work is no small job. We’re recruiting people like you to help our Province achieve big things.

At the Department of Public Works, we do more than maintain and build our provincial road network. In fact, we have a variety of Divisions. Our Records and Compliance group is another area within TIR, which falls under the umbrella of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. We are recruiting for a Clerk 3 Position to join this team.

As the Clerk, you will be primarily responsible for maintaining and managing Driver Records. This work is conducted within a regulatory environment with decisions and actions being governed by the provincial Motor Vehicle Act and associated regulations. We are a supportive and busy team; daily, there is never a dull moment with interesting experiences to encounter.


About Our Opportunity


As the Clerk, you are critical in contributing to the overall road safety within our Province.

You are responsible for the accurate and timely posting of transactions and information to driver records including posting of convictions, defaults, driver improvement training and interview requirements. You are also responsible for initiating appropriate follow-up action for drivers as required under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act including the suspension of license privileges for non-compliance.


Primary Accountabilities


You will provide clients, by telephone, with information regarding their driver’s record, license status, reinstatement requirements, and/or vehicle registration issues. In this capacity, strong analytical and communication skills are essential as the information you deal with is often complex and a timely response is required.

We operate in a fast-paced environment where the decisions you make have a direct impact on clients. We need your accuracy, and ability to multitask and deal with changing priorities to keep objectives on track. Confidentiality is of utmost importance too, given the sensitive information you will encounter on a regular basis.

This position provides the opportunity to work in conjunction with the Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Contact Center, Access Nova Scotia, and other Registry of Motor Vehicle staff with regards to driver record matters. You will also have exposure to sources of external information including the Provincial Courts, Law Enforcement, Department of Justice, and information from other Canadian provinces and territories.


Qualifications and Experience


You have four (4) years of related experience in a customer service and/or administrative environment. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

You must have a working knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Act and an understanding of the rules of the road. You are proficient in data entry and have well developed computer skills. You must have high attention to detail and be accurate in your work; the data you input will have a direct impact on clients. You have the ability to interpret and analyze driver records and make recommendations in alignment and accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act and legislation.

Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) System, and the Justice Enterprise Information Network (JEIN) are considered assets.

You are a self-motivated individual who works both independently with minimal supervision and participates fully as an effective team player. Consistently you maintain confidentiality in all you do. You possess problem solving abilities and can analyze and present information in a clear, concise manner. Your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential when responding to client inquiries. You consistently maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service; particularly when assisting clients who are experiencing a stressful situation.




An equivalent combination of relevant training and experience will be considered. Related equivalencies include, but are not limited to:


  • A completed related bachelors degree
  • A completed related 2-year diploma and two (2) years of experience

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.


Working Conditions


Work is performed in an office environment. Occasionally you may need to move or lift objects such as boxes or files. You will have daily contact with the public, staff, various Government Departments as well as other local Agencies and Institutions.


Additional Information


This position requires the successful candidate to work on-site.


This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of January 26, 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:  CL 18  

Salary Range:  $1,626.82 - $1,820.19 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