Public Employment Opportunity

Highway Enforcement Officer I

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Motor Registration Division
Position Group
NAPE - Maintenance and Operations Services
Service NL
Channel-Port aux Basques
Closing Date
22 Jul 2018
Salary (scale)
$29.83-$33.28 per hour (CG-35)

Position Details (What is this?)

Service NL is a diverse department acting as a single access point for many of the licensing, permitting, inspecting, and regulating functions within government. Service NL is comprised of two branches delivering a wide range of quality programs and services to protect the health and safety of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians; regulate and enforce workplace safety and health practices with initiatives that protect and inform the province’s workforce and regulation and information to protect the interests of consumers in a wide range financial activities taking place throughout the province. With such a broad scope of functions, Service NL offers a vast array of dynamic employment opportunities that focus on serving and protecting the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Reporting to the Manager of Traffic Safety Programs, the Highway Enforcement Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance of commercial vehicles, ambulances, school buses and public passenger vehicles with the legislation and standards governing the maintenance, weights, dimensions and operation of these vehicles on provincial roads. Specifically, this position ensures compliance through on-road enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and the Motor Carrier Act; operates fixed and portable weigh scales; conducts bus, ambulance and commercial vehicle inspections; conducts inspections of Official Inspection Stations; conducts investigations on complaints within the related field; audits carriers to ensure compliance with vehicle and driver record keeping requirements; issues required citations or Summary Offense Tickets and/or initiates prosecutions; and other related duties.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Experience performing regulatory compliance monitoring activities (i.e. conducting inspections, performing patrols, etc.)
  2. Experience performing regulatory compliance enforcement activities (i.e. issuing tickets, issuing orders, initiating prosecutions, etc.)
  3. Completion of a post secondary program in law enforcement (equivalencies will be considered)
  4. Completion of a diploma program in heavy equipment or vehicle repair (asset)
  5. Completion of formal training in inspections (asset)
  6. Completion of formal training in investigations (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of the tools and methods of regulatory enforcement
  2. Knowledge of the relevant legislation; Highway Traffic Act, Transportation of Goods Act
  3. Knowledge of heavy equipment and vehicle inspections (asset)
  4. Conflict resolution skills
  5. Compliance monitoring skills
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  7. Ability to make decisions
  8. Professionalism
  9. Accountability

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Proof of valid Class 5 driver’s license
  2. Recent and satisfactory Driver’s Abstract; with no suspensions in the last five years (all classes)
  3. Recent and satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from RCMP (or equivalent)
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Acknowledges requirement for performing work outside
  2. Acknowledges requirement for exposure to physical dangers
  3. Willing to accept day travel (significant)
  4. Willing to accept overtime (occasional)
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity please call: Geoff Ewing at (709)729-7201

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number SNL.18.19.R0310, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity please call: Geoff Ewing at (709)729-7201