Public Employment Opportunity

Financial Officer

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Road Operations Division - Labrador Region
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Transportation and Works
Happy Valley - Goose Bay
Closing Date
14 Nov 2019
Salary (scale)
$28.78 - $32.06 per hour (CG-34)

Labrador Allowance: with dependent $5,878, without $2,939.

Travel Allowance: $911 for employee and $702 per dependent.


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.
The primary responsibilities of the Financial Officer include: overseeing compliance of policies and financial controls regarding operational revenue and expenditures relevant to programs and services delivered by the division; budget monitoring of the division and providing regular updates to the director; developing a zero based budget submission with consultation from director and regional managers  completing financial analysis on divisional programs annually or upon request; reviewing monthly detailed transaction reports and ensuring all expenditures are accurate and assigned to correct accounts; processing financial payments in the division; working with regional managers to ensure centers meet financial accountability requirements; monitoring and assessing financial and information systems to support operations, record keeping and financial reporting and other related duties.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of a diploma in Business Management (Accounting) (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Experience with financial analysis
  3. Experience with financial reporting
  4. Experience with budget monitoring
  5. Proficient in Excel and computer programs such MS Office Suite
  6. Experience with financial management systems
  7. Experience with Oracle FMS (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of financial management practices
  2. Proficiency with financial management systems
  3. Proficiency with Oracle FMS (asset)
  4. Budget monitoring skills
  5. Ability to manage time and tasks
  6. Ability to think critically and make independent decisions
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of Acceptance
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dion Tee, Director of Roads, at (709) 896-7842. 

  • 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.R0757, 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 contact Dion Tee, Director of Roads, at (709) 896-7842.