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Labour Board Clerk (Clerk 4)

 

 

Competition # : 37291 

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 11/29/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Labour Board is an independent adjudicative body established under the Labour Board Act. We are responsible for the fair and efficient administration and adjudication of responsibilities assigned to us under the Labour Board Act and sections of other Acts and Regulations.

 

Our mission is to adjudicate and resolve disputes under provincial labour and employment laws in an accessible, consistent, efficient, timely and impartial manner.  The Board and its staff embrace continuous learning and innovation and are guided by the following principles: neutrality and objectivity; ethics, integrity and confidentiality; and responsiveness and accountability.

 

If you possess a positive and professional attitude, are exceptionally detailed oriented, with the ability to work as a member of a high-energy, results focused team, and are searching for a rewarding job, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore as a Labour Board Clerk.

About Our Opportunity

 

As the Labour Board Clerk, you will be accountable for providing administrative and clerical support to the Chair, Chief Administrator, Board Officers, and Vice-Chair/Members of the Labour Board, and will be accountable for efficiently and effectively processing applications and managing case information and proceeding activities, adjudicated by the Labour Board, in a timely manner in accordance with the Trade Union Act, Labour Standards Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other labour and employment statutes within the jurisdiction of the Board.

 

You will report to the Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Labour Board.

Primary Accountabilities

 

As Labour Board Clerk you will be accountable for:

  • Processing applications filed with the Labour Board in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
  • Creating and maintaining case files in accordance with document and records management policies and practices.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for hearings and other proceedings, including utilizing technology to facilitate video hearings.
  • Accurately maintaining hearing exhibits in accordance with document and records management policies and practices.
  • Accurately typing, formatting and proofreading Board orders/reasoned legal decisions from drafts prepared by the Chair/Vice-Chairs.
  • Preparing a copy of Board records for court appeals/judicial reviews in accordance with rules and procedures of the Nova Scotia Courts.
  • Providing professional public inquiry services by phone, email and in person.
  • Conducting union representation votes at workplace locations throughout Nova Scotia.

Qualifications and Experience

 

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have 5 years of related experience working in a professional environment, an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

 

You possess strong time management skills and can manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines.  You bring an innovative approach to your work, offering creative solutions while operating within applicable policies, rules, and practices.

 

You are exceptionally detail oriented possessing strong grammar and editing abilities.

 

You have advanced skills and familiarity with the entire Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new computer applications.

 

As the first line of contact with the public, you possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.  You have demonstrated history of working independently, require minimum supervision, exercising sound judgment, identifying urgent requests, and recognizing when issues need to be escalated.

 

While not required, the following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience with adjudicative boards/courts in labour and employment law.
  • Working knowledge of provincial government’s STAR/STOR system.

 

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

Equivalency

 

Include, but not limited to:

  • Bachelor degree in a related field and 1 year related work experience
  • Two year diploma and 3 years related work experience

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits

 

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

 

  • This position requires a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License.
  • You must be willing to drive to locations, sometimes remote, throughout the province, on short notice and in inclement weather conditions.
  • You may be required to work long and extended hours conducting votes.
  • You must be able to adjust working hours, including out of town travel for multi-day periods.

Additional Information

 

This is a term employment opportunity with anticipated end date of October 31, 2024.  The appointment status (‘term’ or ‘temporary’) 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 22  

Salary Range:  $1,868.53 - $2,066.70 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.