The Opportunity

Kentville, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 2425-099

Operational Support

Program Assistant 2 - Carpentry (TS10)


Kingstec Campus

Kentville, Nova Scotia

School of Trades and Transportation
Term Full-time Position: Commencing approximately August 26, 2024, and ending approximately May 9, 2025
Application deadline is 11:59PM, June 11, 2024Competition No. 2425-099
Salary range: $46,690.30 to $54,832.37 annually

What you'll do


Reporting to the Academic Chair, and taking functional direction from program Faculty, as the Program Assistant, you will:

  • Provide thorough cleaning and maintenance of the shop and maintain a safe work environment in all areas where students and staff are working.
  • Maintain inventory control in the shop as well as the timely ordering of materials to suit curriculum requirements.
  • Ensure preventative maintenance procedures are carried out on equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with shop safety and quality control requirements by following safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Assist Faculty in the preparation, dismantling and cleanup of shop demonstrations.
  • Maintain professional and courteous relationships with all staff and provide effective customer services for all users of the shop.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a Red Seal certification in Carpentry.
  • In addition, you possess training in WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety regulations as well as Standard First Aid and discipline relevant safety training or you have a willingness to obtain within the first year.
  • You have a minimum of five years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience in the carpentry industry.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail. Experience with Brightspace (or any other Learning Management System) would be considered an asset.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.
  • Experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation would be considered an asset.
  • Experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students would be considered an asset.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and anti-racism.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization.
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in planning and preparing and using carpentry materials/equipment.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to carpentry and carpentry shop safety.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Jaclynn Kelly, HR Generalist, at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.