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Inspector (Specialist) 3

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Multiple Locations, NS, CA, B4V 3T3

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/20/2018  




Inspector (Specialist) 3, Permanent, Multiple Locations 


Competition # 17482  



About Us


Nova Scotia Environment’s role is to protect the environment, human health and animal health through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. 


Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, animal, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.


About our Opportunity


As an Inspector Specialist with the Inspection, Compliance, and Enforcement Division you will work to protect and promote the sustainable use of our air, land, and water resources within Nova Scotia. Working in a fast-paced and changing environment our Inspector Specialists are independently responsible for enforcing regulations and responding to complaints relating to the protection of the environment and public health.  As an Inspector Specialist, you will also:


  • conduct inspections and audits of facilities to enforce regulations and compliance with approvals,
  • respond to environmental emergencies during and after normal working hours,
  • conduct investigations of complaints gathering detailed information for reports,
  • testify and gather evidence for court appearances,
  • promote compliance by holding educational sessions in the community,
  • write letters, reports and prepare ministerial briefings,
  • explain technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences,
  • write terms and conditions for approvals,
  • other duties as assigned.


About You


To be successful within this role, you will have completed related trade or technical training in the specialty area (environmental technology, environmental studies, environmental engineering, and/or environmental health) as well as possess 7 years of related experience after course completion or an acceptable equivalent. Related experience and /or training in several of the core areas will be required which includes: well construction; water treatment; water quality; waste water treatment; on-site sewage disposal systems; contaminated sites; watercourse and wetlands; air emissions; industrial activities; pesticides, solid waste; compliance; inspection and enforcement.


Equivalencies will be determined based on education and/or a combination of education and experience.


As the successful candidate you will also:

  • be proficient in computer applications and report writing,
  • possess excellent interpersonal skills,
  • have the ability to plan and demonstrate strong organizational skills,
  • be able to interpret and explain legislation and technical matters,
  • demonstrate the ability to solve complex issues and make decisions,
  • be self-motivated and versatile in the work environment,
  • work well independently as well as in a team environment, 
  • manage difficult or confrontational situations in a calm and efficient manner.

Experience in the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • enforcement and compliance matters (which includes gathering evidence for use in legal prosecutions),
  • monitoring and conducting inspections for compliance,
  • dealing with the public and media,
  • education and outreach programs,
  • working with electronic tracking systems and databases,
  • responding to environmental emergencies,
  • interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, standards, policies, bacterial and chemical reports.

Other Considerations


Must be eligible for Special Constable Status, which requires a criminal record check. Must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle.


Please note, three positions are available as below:

  • 2 permanent one located in Bridgewater and one in Yarmouth.
  • 1 term in Kentville with an expected end date of September 30, 2019.



Pay Grade:  TE 27  


Salary Range:  $2,405.00 - $2,794.00 Bi-Weekly


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.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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