Department: Transportation and Active Transit
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 10/18/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
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Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.
The Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges. Our District Highway Operations Division plays a critical role in managing snow and ice control services, road maintenance and repair services throughout the province.
This is your next opportunity to directly support the maintenance of Highway Operations in the District of the Province through providing technical advice and guidance, managing and motivating your crew, ensuring quality of work, and helping to achieve the work priorities of your assigned area.
About Our Opportunity
As the Operations Supervisor, you will supervise and coordinate the safe and effective day-to-day highway construction maintenance operations including staff supervision and performance, and the repair and rehabilitation of the road network and its elements.
Using your expertise and experience, you will identify, plan, and control Department maintenance, repair, restoration, and construction, along with snow and ice activities. You will schedule staff and equipment, all the while ensuring the overall geographical area you are responsible for is properly serviced. Your technical advice will be utilized to support management and aid in establishing priorities and budgets for your area. You are responsible to administer human resource and departmental policies, procedures and collective agreements, and oversee and monitor the planning process by ensuring Department plans, specifications and acts and regulations are adhered to.
Qualifications and Experience
High school completion plus a two (2) year technical diploma in Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Technology, or University level pre-engineering diploma, and six (6) years of related experience in road construction and maintenance is required. You must be a member in good standing with TechNova or eligible to become a member in good standing.
Experience in cost estimation, financial management, budgeting and expenditure control and technical accomplishment, and financial reporting is necessary. You have the ability to understand and administer acts, regulations, policies and procedures, collective agreements, and specifications containing technical elements, and possess a working knowledge of the capabilities of heavy equipment. Proficiency in a computerized environment is necessary including knowledge of spreadsheet software and creation, word processing, and email applications.
You are a motivational leader with strong supervisory skills; providing input to the performance management and training needs of your crew. You are a problem solver and innovator who generates, promotes and implements new ideas, and resolves concerns. You adhere to and promote a safe, healthy and engaged work culture where innovation is encouraged. You have proven and professional communication skills, both oral and written, for collaborating with Department personnel, other government agencies, consultants, contractors and members of the public. You have well-developed planning and organizational skills, coupled with the ability to multi-task and adapt in this fast-paced environment with competing priorities and strict deadlines. Consistently, you maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service.
Knowledge of snow and ice removal operations along with the operations and maintenance of heavy equipment is desirable. Previous experience administering collective agreements would be considered an asset. Familiarity with the Motor Vehicle Act and associated trucking relations, Environmental and Fisheries regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Public Highways Act and Department policies and procedures are further assets to 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 offerings and eligibility criteria.
Frequent travel throughout the Province is essential to this position, a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required.
We will assess all qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
What We Offer
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Countless Career Paths.
Pay Grade: TE 26
Salary Range: $2,414.26 - $2,820.66 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.