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Print Services Specialist (Computer Services Officer 3)

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3H 2Y9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 28622 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/25/2021​ (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 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.  Our 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.


The Nova Scotia Digital Service (NSDS) is a new organization within the government of Nova Scotia, with a mission to change the way government interacts with citizens. Our team is large, diverse, and passionate about making a difference to citizens’ lives. We believe in user-centered iterative digital service design, and practice internet-era ways of working.

About Our Opportunity


The Print Services Specialist reports directly to the Manager of Client Services. The Print Services Specialist ensures the effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, testing and of the print services vendor hardware and software.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Project & Operational Services - Lead Print Projects during initial implementation period and into steady state. Ensures replacement and upgrades of print devices as new print services contracts are rolled out.
  • Vendor Support: Ensure that vendor hardware and software issues are addressed in a timely manner. Print Services Specialist, in conjunction with the Manager of Client Services, is the prime contact with vendor support.
  • Leads Technical Initiatives: Manages and leads other small printer-related projects and initiatives to ensure they are coordinated and planned with minimal client impacts. Acts as the core Technical IT contact for numerous Clinical projects in terms of printing.
  • Tier 3 Support: A technical advisor to desktop technicians.  Assists with the triaging and diagnosing of complex technical issues related to printing, and print accounting software and processes.
  • Access and Print Accounting: Responsible for managing access control for client printing and supporting NSHA billing process. Oversees upgrades to the print accounting software and backend services.
  • Validation testing: Work with Print Services Architect to support implementation and testing of new device models or applications.
  • Escalation Contact: Senior point of contact for print service escalations.

Other Responsibilities Include


  • Collaborate with and support the operations team with various tasks & project work.
  • Work with end users, vendors, and other support organizations to provide solutions meeting business needs.
  • Monitor service availability and provide root cause analysis for reoccurring outages.
  • Adhere to change management process.
  • Strong communication between the IT Operations team, business teams and other IT entities.
  • Support continuous improvement of service delivery.
  • Create process documentation.
  • Ensure clients are updated on progress/status of problem resolution and/or service request fulfillment
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and support the implementation and administration of ITIL processes as well as other standardization initiatives to ensure the standardization objectives are achieved.


Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or graduation from a recognized Information Technology or Information Management program.


The ideal candidate will have the following skills, training and work experience:


  • 3+ years’ experience working hands on in a technology infrastructure role.
  • 3+ years’ experience installing, configuring, testing and troubleshooting printers and MFPs
    • Generating print files
    • Configuring and supporting print servers and queues
    • Executing test plans
  • 2+ years of experience with scripting languages (PCL 5/6, PS)
  • Strong understanding of various Print Protocols (TCP/IP, LPR, LPD etc.)
  • Strong understanding of Windows Group Policy administration
  • Familiar with LDAP, SMTP and SNTP network protocols
  • Knowledge of Health care client operations as it relates to print services
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Tools Suite (Active Directory Services, DNS, DHCP, SCCM, Intune)
  • Understanding of networking routing and switching
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Well organized with great attention to details
  • Ability to work within a larger team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style based on the audience.
  • Provide on-call support as required to ensure appropriate application availability in accordance with predefined on call schedules and processes.
  • Good understanding of ITIL framework
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.




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.
  • 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:  PR 14  

Salary Range:  $2,476.14 - $3,015.17 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