The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Accounting and Financial
$25.49 - $28.33 / hour
Competition Number: MET 24069

Income Review Clerk
Metropolitan District
Location: Halifax, NS
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-time
Union Status: NSGEU Local 47
Competition # MET 24069
Closing Date: May 27, 2024

Under the general supervision of the Income Review Supervisor, the Income Review Clerk is responsible for the administration of public housing and special housing programs. The incumbent processes lease renewals, rent calculations and mid-term adjustments to maximize revenue for NSPHA - Metropolitan District.

What you'll do


  • Monitor the delivery of lease update packages and lease renewal reminders prior to the lease expiry date.
  • Create and maintain a follow-up system to ensure the timely and complete return of income documentation for rent adjustment purposes and other deadlines.
  • Prepare correspondence to tenants regarding rent calculations, lease renewals, abatements, or adjustments.
  • Process tenant transfers and all applicable data entry.
  • Process all lease renewals and mid-term adjustments, abatements, transfers, and move-in rent calculations in a timely manner to generate revenue in accordance with Chapter 14, 16, and 17 policy manual.
  • Setup electronic funds for new Move-In's.
  • Process vacate files and complete deposit accounting.
  • Identify and analyze income documentation and family compositions for accuracy and completeness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need


  • Business administration program in bookkeeping or accounting, plus three years' related experience.
  • Strong keyboarding skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent knowledge of office procedures and practices are required to maintain accurate and secure files, track and follow-up information/report requests and manage petty cash.


  • Experience in Yardi Property Management software.
  • Good knowledge of NSPHA policies, procedures and practices is required to respond accurately to inquiries from internal or external sources, applicants, and tenants.

Competencies required at this level of work are Client Service, Communication skills, Computer skills, Organizational skills, Interpersonal and Teamwork skills.

If you are a team player, who is passionate about improving the lives of Nova Scotians, you are the candidate we are looking for to join our team. We will assess qualifications using one of more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. Checks may include one or more of the following: criminal background checks, driver's abstract, and confirmation of education credentials.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Accounting Bookkeeping Leases Microsoft Office Rent Superior Client Service Tenant Yardi

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency (NSPHA) is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-income Nova Scotians.

We contribute to the prosperity of Nova Scotia by helping individuals and families find a home that's right for them, at a price they can afford, in a healthy and vibrant community that offers the services, support and opportunities they need. We accomplish this by working closely with other levels of government as well as private and community partners.

Across its districts, NSPHA provides more than 11,200 safe, affordable homes as part of its Housing Services to seniors and families. District offices manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia's housing stock. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Based on the employment status, eligibility and union agreement, the NSPHA offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs and flexible working schedules.

Classification: CL 20 P
Salary Range: $25.49 - $28.33 per hour
Work Week: 35 hours

Note: This is not a Civil Service position.

We are committed to employing staff who are representative of the diverse community we serve. If you are a member of one or more of the following designated groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume: Indigenous 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 these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

To Apply

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying. In the cover letter or resume, please quote the competition number and name.

Apply through Career Beacon.

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.