Public Employment Opportunity

Labourer II

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Road Operations Division - Central Region
Position Group
NAPE - Maintenance and Operations Services
Department of Transportation and Works
Northern Arm
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$18.52- $19.99 per hour (CG-19)

Position Details (What is this?)

The Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the administration, supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works. As such, the Department oversees the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers; and construction and management of provincial government buildings. The vision of the Department of Transportation and Works is of safe, reliable and sustainable transportation and public works infrastructure and services, demonstrating a commitment to service excellence in supporting the social and economic needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.   
 This is manual, at times physically demanding, semi-skilled work required in the operations and maintenance of government roads and bridges within the Central Region. Work may involve the safe operation of various tools and equipment used for highway maintenance, including the incidental operation of a motor vehicle. Work is often labour intensive, and may involve heavy lifting. Work is performed both inside and outside, sometimes in adverse weather conditions. Examples of work include - pothole patching; ditching; repairs to road signs; shovels snow from doorways and walkways; picks up parts and materials; loads and unloads trucks; keeps job sites clean and free of debris; digs fence post holes; cleans and maintains tools and equipment; acts as flag person in the direction of highway traffic, where required. Performs other related duties   

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of high school. Equivalencies will be considered
  2. Experience in grounds maintenance, and the tools and equipment used in the performance of such work
  3. Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  4. Valid Flag person certificate
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of grounds maintenance and tools and equipment used in the performance of such work
  2. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and safe work practices
  3. Ability to solve problems
  4. Ability to manage time and tasks
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Works independently
  7. Relationship building

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  2. Recent Driver’s Abstract that is acceptable to the Employer
  3. Valid Flag person certificate
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Lifting and moving bags of cold patch (66 lbs) and highway signage, guide rails and posts weighing up to and beyond 50 lbs occurs occasionally
  2. Work requires standing for prolonged periods, climbing over terrain and working in awkward positions, sometimes in adverse weather conditions


Applicant Information

Applicants are asked to submit copies of valid certificate(s) with their application.

For more information about this opportunity, please call Chris Hiscock at (709) 535-6854. 

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • 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.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number TW.19.20.R0611, 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

Applicants are asked to submit copies of valid certificate(s) with their application.

For more information about this opportunity, please call Chris Hiscock at (709) 535-6854.