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Enrollment Clerk (Clerk 3)



Competition # : 37824 

Department: Justice


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/6/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Maintenance Enforcement and Victim Services Division of the Department of Justice is responsible for providing support to victims of crime, including their families and children, including assistance with benefits owed to them through a maintenance support order and ensuring that there is improved access to these critical programs for vulnerable groups who need them.


The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) is a free service of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice that helps you make or receive court-ordered maintenance payments when your court order is enrolled with the program and can take steps to enforce maintenance orders when payments are not made. The MEP operates under the laws set out in the Maintenance Enforcement Act.  Benefits of enrolling in the MEP include: we keep an accurate record of all payments made and received; we protect your personal information; we act as a buffer between payors and recipients; we work with the MEPs in other provinces if the payor or recipient live outside Nova Scotia; and we can take enforcement action if payments are not made. No one other than MEP can enforce an order to pay maintenance.

About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Coordinator, the Enrollment Clerk is responsible for the registration of maintenance orders and separation agreements.  The Clerk establishes payment schedules for each case utilizing information from Court orders, and updates and maintains the Maintenance Enforcement Program database in accordance with legislation, policy, and procedures.  The incumbent is required to extrapolate information from source documents, and ensure the integrity of information contained in the database.  The Clerk acts as a referral source to the Program client group, responds to general enquiries, provides assistance as needed, and processes correspondence.

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this opportunity, you have four years related experience (in an office environment with alphanumeric data entry); or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.  Experience and competency in an automated environment are required. 


You can calculate various types of payment schedules, prioritize, and manage a demanding and diverse workload, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.  Experience in the interpretation of Court orders and knowledge of legal documents, forms, procedures, and terminology would be an asset.  Solid organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to use sound judgement and exercise discretion is required.


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



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 offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions


  • Work is completed in an office environment.
  • This position requires a high demand for accuracy and attention to detail.

Additional Information


This competition has been opened to fill 2 Term vacancies based in New Waterford with an anticipated end date of January 31, 2024. The position type (term/temporary/casual) will depend on the start date of the candidates.

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