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HALIFAX NS Permanent Posted: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Apply By: 3/28/2019

Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

Electrician, Permanent, HALIFAX

Competition # 18340

About Us

Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.

The Building Services Group at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal supports Nova Scotia's 2400 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. The Electricians are just one of our key team players who support the overall safety and efficiency of our provincial building infrastructure.

About Our Opportunity

As an Electrician, you will be inspecting, maintaining, repairing, renovating and/or installing electrical systems and related equipment in provincially owned and leased buildings serviced by the Department, under minimal supervision.

You will be responsible for:

  • electrical motors, distribution systems equipment, motor control centres; and
  • fire alarm, security, communication, and emergency power systems.

You have the important responsibility for ensuring that all work completed is in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code, National Building Code of Canada, National Fire Code of Canada and Department requirements.

About You

You have High School completion plus a Nova Scotia Certificate of Qualification (Construction Electrician).

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 communication systems, fire alarm systems, security systems, 0-750 V distribution and operational knowledge of 4160 V switch gear.

You demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the following:

  • Canadian Electrical Code, National Building Code of Canada, and National Fire Code of Canada;
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and General Regulation; 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, 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, Confined Space Awareness. Communications Cabling Specialist Certificate as well as a good knowledge of government procurement policy and tendering procedures are also 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.

Other Considerations

Must be able to distinguish all colours.

Pay Grade: TR 14

Salary Range: $28.69 - $30.39 Hourly

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.

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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For questions or concerns, please contact (see below) .

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Province of Nova Scotia
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2019-03-16 2:36:38 AM

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