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Records & Compliance (Clerk 3)


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Competition # : 31250 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/25/2021​ (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 Transportation and Active Transit (TAT), 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 TAT, which falls under the umbrella of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 


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. 


About Our Opportunity


We operate in a fast-paced environment where the decisions you make have a direct impact on clients. Your focus, productivity, and ability to multitask and deal with changing priorities will help 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 other Registry of Motor Vehicle staff with regard to driver record matters. These are supportive and busy teams. 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.


Primary Accountabilities


You are responsible for the accurate and timely posting of transactions and information to driver records including posting of roadside administrative impairment suspensions and initiating driver reviews, as appropriate.


Responsibilities include initiating appropriate follow-up action for drivers as required under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act including the suspension of license privileges. In this capacity, strong data accuracy, verification and analysis of information are essential as the information you deal with is often complex and timely.


Qualifications and Experience


You have four (4) years of related experience in an administrative or customer service 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. You consistently 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.




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


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Typically located in comfortable office environment.
  • Much of the time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • Regularly reads and interprets multiple sources of information, regular requirement to type, read and work on a computer.
  • May experience pressure with deadlines and need for accuracy.


Additional Information


This opportunity is for a term position with an end date of June 30, 2022.


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:  CL 18  

Salary Range:  $1,579.09 - $1,766.79 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:


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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