[ad_1] Job title: Acquisition & Disposal Officer (Planning Technician 3)
Company: Government of Nova Scotia
Expected salary: $2222.35 – 2617.48 per month
Location: Nova Scotia
Job description:
Competition # : 31366

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: Flexible

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: ​7/6/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job. We’re recruiting for people like you to help our Province achieve big things.

The Department of Transportation and Active Transit (TAT) manages 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries. Our District Highway Operations Division plays a critical role in managing various programs, functions and activities throughout our province, including snow and ice control services, road maintenance and repair services, and approval of various permits.

Primary Accountabilities

As an Acquisition and Disposal officer, you are engaged in real property transactions for TAT. The Acquisition and Disposal Officer is responsible for investigating, appraising and negotiating land purchases in connection with new construction/maintenance for highways, school sites, justice centers, etc., preparing tenders for disposal of surplus real property, budgeting preparation and control, as well as researching and developing an opinion as to status of roads and property.

The position will require a large proportion of field work inclusive of property and right of way identification, communications with internal and external parties, and onsite and offsite land agent negotiations. You will often meet with landowners to assess their concerns, and to negotiate the terms of land agreements. This may require you to attend evening appointments.

You conduct negotiations in a timely manner to ensure possession dates for land, efficiently and effectively meeting established departmental construction schedules. You will perform property research pertaining to deeds, legal surveys, burdens and benefits. You will review appraisals, provide recommendations for compensation, and prepare all draft agreements and consent forms as necessary.

This position provides you with the opportunity to work with a diverse group of stakeholders such as the Minister and other senior government Officials, the public, surveyors, real estate appraisers, law firms and other government departments.

Qualifications and Experience

High school completion, plus a two (2) year Planning Technician course and six (6) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.

A University Degree and certification in, or training related to any of the following designations are considered assets: AACI Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute – Appraisal Institute of Canada, CRA Certified Residential Appraiser – Appraisal Institute of Canada, SR/WA Senior Right of Way Professional – International Right of Way Association, NSLS Nova Scotia Land Surveyor, CET Certified Engineering Technologist.

As travel is a component of this position, you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.

The Acquisition and Disposal Officer should have knowledge of legal aspects of real estate and land titles, the appraisal process, highway engineering, surveying, and have negotiation skills specifically related to land acquisition and disposal. Candidates should be familiar with the current government regulations and statutes such as, but not limited to, the Public Highways Act, Expropriation Act, Crown Disposal Act, Nova Scotia Land Surveyor’s Act and Environment Act.

Your communication style, both oral and written, will allow you to conduct detailed research, prepare, process and sign reports and recommendations. You work well independently and in a team environment. You also utilize sound judgement and tact when dealing with a variety of stakeholders. You have organizational and planning skills that allow you to multi-task while adapting to a fast-paced environment staying in line with the Department’s goals and objectives.

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.


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 to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions
  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Typically located in comfortable office environment.
  • Much of the time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • Regularly reads and interprets multiple sources of information, regular requirement to type, read and work on a computer.
  • May experience pressure with deadlines and need for accuracy.
Additional Information

The Acquisition and Disposal Officer will report to the District Director at the District Office in Bridgewater, however the actual work location is flexible to other TAT offices within the Western District which includes the Kings, Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg Counties.

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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
Pay Grade: TE 24

Salary Range: $2,222.35 – $2,617.48 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. [ad_2]
Job date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:20:07 GMT


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