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Property Mapper (Drafting & Illustration Technician 2(A-C))



Competition # : 36772 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: SYDNEY

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/6/2022 (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.  Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services’ 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. To learn more about our Department, please click on the following link:

About Our Opportunity

Under the supervision of the Senior Property Mapper, you maintain, and upgrade property mapping using information from the Registry (title documents and plans of survey or subdivision).

Primary Accountabilities

Key accountabilities include:

  • Approving, rejecting or requesting modification to parcel description certification applications;
  • Receiving payments for document submissions, products, services, and deed transfer tax and properly manage accounts for monies received;
  • Ensuring applications and documents are accurately prepared, approved, registered and indexed for future access in accordance with established policies and procedures, and maintaining a computerized information system (attribute database-LIN_NS);
  • Providing support to Property Valuation Services Corporation by resolving problem plans and documents and linkages between the LIN_NS and IASWorld databases;
  • Working collaboratively with other government agencies and the general public, you will help to improve the quality of the LIN_NS and IASWorld databases.

Qualifications and Experience


To be considered for this position, you have completed a Technical program in a related field, plus two (2) years related experience; or an acceptable equivalent. A solid working knowledge of mapping techniques (as it applies to property mapping) is essential. A working knowledge of Provincial Statutes relating to real and personal property is also required. In addition, you possess excellent communications skills, the ability to interact with people in a professional manner with a customer-focused approach and you are a collaborative team player. Completion of courses in computer/windows operating systems, computer software used in the digital mapping updating process is also important. Completion of approved courses in drafting or graphics, survey principles, property law, and experience working in a legal setting is also a requirement.


Direct knowledge of the LIN_NS and IASWorld databases, additional education/experience in software, and the handling and maintaining of files contained in a map library will be considered definite assets. A working knowledge of Departmental programs and related legislation as well as bilingualism in French and English would be considered assets.


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.




An equivalent combination of relevant training and experience will be considered. Related equivalencies include, but are not limited to:


  • A completed related bachelors degree
  • four (4) years of related experience


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. 

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 17 - TE 23  

Salary Range:  $1,731.76 - $2,591.91 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