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Clerk 3 (Assessor)


Competition # 11164  


Clerk 3 (Assessor), Term, HALIFAX   


Labour and Advanced Education 


Posting Closing Date: 4/20/2018   


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.



Under the direction of the Manager, Assessing and Computer Production, the Clerk (Assessor) processes applications for Canada and Nova Scotia Student Loans in accordance with established policies, procedures and criteria, and completes re-assessments when additional information is received.  The Assessor will be required to review completed loan assessments to ensure policy compliance and accuracy, and to advise students of any change in the review.  The Student Assistance Office assesses approximately 20, 000 applications annually, applying detailed guidelines, policies and procedures, completing loan withdrawals, determining overawards and verifying financial information.  The Assessor reviews pre-study reports and completes assessments based on income reported.



Four years of related experience is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.  Experience working in a computerized environment using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook (e-mail) is required.


The successful candidate will posess a thorough knowledge of the Canada and Nova Scotia Student Loan Programs, and other programs related to the student loan process.  These include the Income Tax system, Canada Pension Program, assistance programs offered through the Department of Community Services, Post Secondary Disability Services and other sources.  The Assessor must also have knowledge of the Private Career Colleges Regulation Act as it relates to the student loan process, as well as familiarity with the Immigration Act, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act as they relate to student loan issues.  The Assessor requires superior mathematical and communication skills, and be able to demonstrate good judgement, problem solving skills and attention to detail.   


The Student Assistance Office can be a stressful working environment, with a heavy workload and many stringent deadlines.  The Assessor must have good stress management skills and the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities.

Special Statement


This is a term position with an anticipated end date of April 2019.


Overtime may be required in this position.



Pay Grade:  CL 18  


Salary Range:  $1,510.00 - $1,689.00 Bi-Weekly


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.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

Province of Nova Scotia
Full time