Province of NS – Real Property Coordinator

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Real Property Coordinator (Program Admin Officer 4)

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Date: Sep 22, 2020



Competition # : 26949

Department: Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: ​10/6/2020​

About Us


The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing is dedicated to working with municipalities to build healthy, vibrant, and safe communities throughout Nova Scotia. Municipal Affairs provides programs, grants, and funding opportunities for municipalities and community groups. The Department also provides services and guidance to municipalities in many areas including land use planning, budget planning and finance, infrastructure development, policy and program development, and support for economic development through the management of the Regional Enterprise Network program.


The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing is also responsible for ensuring the availability of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for all Nova Scotians. Our work involves making strategic investments, leveraging new funding, and building on critical partnerships to help further position ourselves to meet current and future housing challenges.


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About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Manager, Real Property, the Real Property Coordinator is responsible for a variety of real estate services that support the operations of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing (DMAH).  The Coordinator supports various programs within DMAH and manages inquiries and requests from other government departments, municipalities, developers, and the public concerning real estate aspects of property owned or controlled by DMAH.


Primary Accountabilities


As the Real Property Coordinator, you will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating real property related proposals, completing necessary research and analysis, and preparing business cases with well supported recommendations that require executive level approvals.  You will maintain an inventory of the vacant land assets for the Department and are also responsible for the appraisal and sale of surplus properties which typically include vacant land, single family and multiple unit residential dwellings.


You are a vital member of the team who provides valuation expertise and contributes towards the review of property assessment values across the Department’s real property portfolio.


Qualifications and Experience


You have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. Business Administration, Commerce, Mathematics, Economics) with a minimum of 6 years of related experience.


You must be a Registered member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) with a designation as an Accredited Appraiser, Canadian Institute; Professional Appraiser (AACI P. App). You must also be eligible to apply for appointment as Commissioner of Oaths pursuant to the Notaries and Commissioners Act.


You demonstrate experience with and knowledge of:


  • applicable provincial legislation and municipal land-use-bylaws;
  • the principles of valuation, appraisal and/or realty tax segments of the industry; and
  • thorough awareness of real estate and property law.


A High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. You also have a proven ability to negotiate acceptable market value transactions. Superior communication skills, both written and verbal are essential. You have a high degree of independent judgement and initiative, along with the ability to develop concepts and communicate effectively with industry, government, and the community. You are known for your collaborations and relationship building skills; utilizing teamworking abilities to respond to problems and seek opportunity for solutions.


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.




An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. 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 here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office environment. Occasionally travel by car for site visits is required, which might require the use of protective gear such as a hard hat, safety boots, eyewear and gloves.


Additional Information


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


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.


  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  PR 17  

Salary Range:  $2,899.09 – $3,404.96 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

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