Department: Lands and Forestry
Type of Employment: Temporary
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 10/5/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, 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.
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About Our Opportunity
As the Welder, you will be responsible for providing welding and fabrication services for the Forest Protection Division and other sections by fabricating items from existing plans, or by developing new plans, through communication with the Wildfire Equipment Officer and the client requesting the service. This includes performing numerous and varied repairs on existing items throughout the province.
Some of the primary accountabilities in this role includes:
Maintaining an inventory of replacement parts, fasteners, fittings and supplies to ensure there is an adequate supply on hand.
During the fire season, you will be required to be part of a rotating shift to provide support services for the supplying of fire equipment during times of high fire activity and to also be part of rotating shift that operates the muskeg tracked fire fighting vehicle that can be deployed to anywhere in the province in support of fire suppression activities.
Assisting in the provision of support services for the Wildlife Management section.
As the Welder, you will work under the general direction of the Equipment Officer, Wildfire Management.
Qualifications and Experience
This may be the right opportunity for you if you have high school with 4 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. You must also hold a Department of Labour Certificate in Welding (Level A) or equivalency, a valid Nova Scotia Class 5 Driver’s License and a forklift operation course.
As the ideal candidate you have a good working knowledge of the principles and practices of welding, metal fabrication, pipe fitting, small engine repair, auto electric, fire equipment and inventory systems. You have sound knowledge and application of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations.
You possess a cooperative attitude, strong initiative, excellent judgement, thoroughness, good work habits and willingness to be a team player. You have excellent communications and organizational skills and display innovativeness and initiative. Sound time management practices is essential to plan, organize and prioritize various activities and to complete required tasks and reports within scheduled timelines.
Computer skills to use software normally found in an automated office environment (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, databases, electronic mail, graphics). You can operate vehicles, including off-road vehicles on unimproved roads and in forested conditions; operate and promote the safe operation of various pieces of welding and metal fabrication equipment.
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 offering and eligibility criteria.
This is a temporary opportunity with an anticipated end date of April 1, 2022; however, the status of the opportunity is dependent on the start date of the successful applicant and operational requirements.
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 for Nova Scotians.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade: MOS 14
Salary Range: $1,844.03 - $1,902.38 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). 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.