2022-287 – Program Assistant 2 (TS10) – Ivany Campus – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

2022-287 – Program Assistant 2 (TS10) – Ivany Campus

Ivany Campus
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

School of Technology and Environment
Term Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately August 2, 2022, and ending approximately June 2, 2023
Application deadline is 11:59PM, August 2, 2022
Competition No. 2022-287
Salary range: $45,104.86 to $52,970.46 annually

NSCC firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our friends, families and communities protected from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. As such, we recommend that NSCC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


What you will be doing…

Reporting to the Academic Chair, Civil & Building Technologies, and under the direct supervision of the program faculty, you will provide laboratory/shop, program, and administrative support primarily for the Civil Engineering Technology program and other programs in the department. You will maintain and manage the lab environment, equipment preparation for surveying and geotechnical/civil materials lab, and maintenance of the inventory system for lab/shop supplies. Additionally, you will assist with lab and equipment demonstrations in the areas of surveying with a total station; provide administrative preparation for the lab/shop, assist with technology needs, including 2D and 3D CAD; and work directly with students, faculty, and staff in a laboratory/shop setting. You will also assist in classroom and lab/shop demonstrations and prepare projects and mock-ups in advance of the need. You will assist faculty with the safe operation of tools and equipment and safe work practices.


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission. You bring a learning-centred perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a relevant post-secondary diploma or certification in Civil Engineering Technology, or other Construction Technology discipline at a Technologist level.
  • In addition, you possess training in WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety regulations as well as Standard First Aid, CPR, and discipline-relevant safety training or are willing to obtain within the first year.
  • You have a minimum of five years (full-time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience in the construction industry.
  • You have experience with modern surveying methods and are proficient in surveying using a total station.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology in the construction industry including Building Information Modelling (BIM), and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work.
  • You are a strong user of AutoCAD and Civil 3D. Experience with Revit including Revit Structure is considered an asset.
  • You have experience maintaining equipment and implementing safety policies, practices and procedures associated with the safe operation of tools/equipment and safe work practices.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, and Excel.
  • Training and/or occupational experience that includes materials testing in a Civil Materials Lab is considered an asset.
  • Experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students is considered an asset.
  • Experience with inventory control associated with hardware, software and electronic media is considered an asset

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in surveying with total stations, civil materials testing, and CAD)
  • You are known for your problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator both written and oral
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to managing inventory and supplies, coordinating schedules, and maintaining civil engineering equipment including surveying equipment.
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to safety.)
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities
  • You are dedicated to lifelong learning and have maintained currency in civil engineering practices including CAD and other Civil Engineering software

Work With Us

You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Jaclynn Kelly, HR Generalist, at jaclynn.kelly@nscc.ca. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here: https://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/policies_procedures/index.asp.

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