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Fleet Maintenance Coordinator (Fleet Service Coordinator)

Date: Jan 31, 2019


Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 2/26/2019  


Lands and Forestry 


Fleet Maintenance Coordinator (Fleet Service Coordinator), Permanent, SHUBENACADIE 


Competition # 17914  



About Us


Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.


About Our Opportunity


As the Fleet Maintenance Coordinator, you will be responsible for the day to day safe operation of the Fleet Maintenance Facility located in Shubenacadie. This opportunity will allow you to use your leadership skills and technical knowledge to inspire a team of technical staff and help us effectively and efficiently maintain our fleet.

In this role, you will lead the vehicle maintenance program, oversee quality mechanical services and supervise the work of five mechanical staff and one supply technician. You will act as the key contact for all vehicle and equipment repairs that are completed in-house or at outside vendors. You will combine innovative thinking when generating and implementing creative solutions in order to achieve Department goals and addressing any challenges.

You will oversee vehicle and equipment expenses related to repairs and maintenance. This includes ensuring that repairs completed outside department comply with provincial and federal policies and procedures. In addition, you will monitor and coordinate vehicle recall notices and ensure vehicle records are complete, accurate and filed for future use. You will also work closely with the fleet manager with regards to vehicle replacement, staff or vendor performance issues and aids the decision-making process with vehicle replacement.

The work you and your team do ensures the efficient and effective flow of equipment repairs and that our fleet is available, dependable, and safe at all times.


About You


Typically, candidates have a minimum of one (1) year of proven supervisory experience in fleet maintenance and at least three (3) years of hands on experience in a fleet maintenance environment performing mechanic work. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

You must also have an inter-provincial Red Seal or provincial certification in Automotive Service Repair, Truck and Transport Repair or Heavy Equipment Repair.

You have a valid class 5 (minimum) drivers license with a clean Driver’s Abstract. Candidates are asked to please include a current Driver's Abstract with their application.

To be successful in this role, you must have demonstrated initiative and the ability to determine the best course of action regarding vehicle repairs while following associated policies and procedures. A good understanding of preventative maintenance planning and programs is also required. You are focused on promoting best practices and adjusting goals and objectives to improve both efficiency and effectiveness of fleet service delivery.

You have strong organizational skills (including attention to detail and accuracy) and a demonstrated ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision to complete multiples tasks in a timely manner.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role and will enable you to positively and effectively interact with staff, management and clients to help diagnose and resolve equipment issues.

You will also have working knowledge of computer systems and applications including spreadsheets and related programs/databases. Knowledge of computer controlled diagnostic technology would be considered an asset.

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. 


Other Considerations


This position is a vital component of the Fleet Management Team and is a full-time permanent position covering 80 hours bi-weekly.

This role requires considerable lifting, shoving and handling parts. Work may be performed in a repair/service environment which is prone to higher levels of noise, dust and fumes and interruptions.



Pay Grade:  MOS 24  


Salary Range:  $2,492.00 - $2,598.00 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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