Department: Transportation and Active Transit
Location: BIBLE HILL
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 10/1/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
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Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.
The Building Services Group at the Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 2,400 buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings and other built assets, including museums, core buildings and office buildings supporting the work of government, correctional centres, and justice centres.
Without our Building Services staff’s proactive measures, equipment issues or failures could lead to an interruption of services provided. Carpenters are just one of our key team players who support the overall safety and efficiency of our provincial building infrastructure.
About Our Opportunity
As the Carpenter, you will inspect, maintain, repair, renovate and/or install architectural components and systems in provincially owned and leased buildings serviced by the Department.
You will be responsible for:
foundations, roofs, exterior finishes;
renovations and demolition;
doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, interior trim; and
You have the important responsibility for ensuring that all work completed is in compliance with the National Building Code of Canada, National Fire Code of Canada and Department requirements.
Qualifications and Experience
You have completed High School and have a Nova Scotia Certificate of Qualification (Carpenter).
Frequent travel is a component of this position; as such, a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.
You have experience with commercial/institutional construction, including the installation, trouble shooting and maintenance of various types of architectural systems. You are also experienced in operating a variety of power tools and machinery.
You demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the following:
the National Building Code of Canada, the National Fire Code of Canada;
Occupational Health and Safety Act and General Regulations; and
current construction safety practices and procedures.
Your ability to work within financial constraints, along with reading and interpreting specifications and drawings are essential to your success in this role. Also essential to this position are strong public relations skills and planning and organizational skills, as well as good verbal and written communications skills.
Safety training in the following are considered assets: First Aid certification and CPR, WHMIS, Scaffolding Safety, Fall Protection, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Confined Space Awareness. Knowledge of government procurement policy and tendering procedures are further assets to be considered.
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.
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.
Most of your work is completed indoors, but also occasionally outside where normal hazards of a construction site are present. Your safety is important to us, and we count on you to follow all safe work practices when handling machinery, tools, and materials. Some of your duties will require you to climb, work at heights, or within confined spaces.
There is one (1) position available in Truro.
This posting could also be used to fill any opportunities within the Halifax Regional Municipality that become available.
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.
Pay Grade: TR 11
Salary Range: $27.53 - $29.16 Hourly
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.