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Gaming Machine Analyst (Inspector (Specialist) 3)



Competition # : 37565 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: SYDNEY

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/31/2023​ (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 and business 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 Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco (AGFT) Division of Service Nova Scotia is the regulatory body charged with administering Part II of the Gaming Control Act, parts of the Liquor Control Act, and the Theatres and Amusements Act. The AGFT issues approximately 13,000 licenses annually and provides in counter service to approximately 3100 annually.

About Our Opportunity


Technology continues to play a more prominent role in everyday life, and the gaming industry within the province is no different.  As a member of the Investigations and Enforcement team, you will be instrumental in ensuring the honesty and integrity of gaming within the province to maintain the confidence and safety of the public.


The Gaming Analyst is responsible for providing technical support and advice to management and staff in matters relating to Video Lottery Terminal (VLT’s), slot machines, gaming machines, devices, and other related technologies.  They are responsible for ensuring that gaming equipment, gaming devices are in compliance with regulations.


The position reports to the Senior Gaming Analyst.

Primary Accountabilities


This position will require you to:

  • Perform appropriate inspections, tests, evaluations, and measurements of slot machines, VLT’s, gaming equipment and/or accessories, communications systems, and internet-based technologies which are submitted for approval for use with lottery schemes within the province.
  • Examine the integrity of gaming equipment to ensure that it cannot be tampered with.
  • Maintain reliable records of all approved gaming equipment within the province.
  • Maintain contacts with counterparts in other jurisdictions and liaise with other provincial, federal, and municipal agencies as required. 
  • Provides support enforcement of the Liquor Control Act, Theatres and Amusement Act, Smoke Free Places Act and their regulations.
  • Review change request submissions for accuracy and make recommendations to supervisor/manager on changes or approvals.
  • Provide assistance with researching and establishing appropriate testing standards, policies and procedures, and develop and implement recommendations and guidelines as required.
  • Carry out activities to increase knowledge in expertise of gaming in the province.
  • Provide support to management and compliance staff where appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience


As the successful candidate, you have High School completion + completion of a related trade or technical training in the area of specialty, + 7 years related experience after the course completion. 

In addition, you demonstrate:

  • Relevant technical expertise necessary to investigate/analyze and understand technical problems and can make realistic recommendations.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Proficiency in word processing, data management, presentation, report preparation and related skills including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and the ability to learn other software programs is essential.
  • The ability to manage and prioritize concurrent tasks within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


The following would be considered assets:

  • Experience in the gaming industry.
  • Familiar working in a regulated environment.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of MS Access (or other RMDB software).
  • Familiar with computer systems and networks.


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

Additional Information


As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Eligible for membership in TechNova (SCETTNS) or a similar trade organization.
  • Undergo a security clearance pursuant to Section 24 of the Casino Regulations
  • Must be able to be appointed as a Special Constable.
  • A valid driver's license is required.



An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. 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


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Comfortable working around live electronics.
  • Bending of knees and lifting electronic equipment.
  • Able and willing to travel within and outside of Nova Scotia

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:  TE 27  

Salary Range:  $2,591.91 - $3,010.49 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