The Opportunity

Inverness, NS | Port Hawkesbury, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Full-time - Permanent
$33.40 - $39.27 / hour
Competition Number: 23094

Maintenance Supervisor
Cape Breton District
Location: Inverness/Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time
Union Status: NSGEU Local 23
Competition # CB 23094
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

About Our Opportunity

Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that their assigned units of the Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency are maintained in a good state of repair. Furthermore, the incumbent must provide supervision to their work unit through planning daily work schedules; coaching where appropriate; conducting performance reviews and administering discipline, when appropriate.

What you'll do


  • Plan daily work schedules and assign work to maintenance staff as well as external contractors.
  • Perform and document regular inspections to buildings and properties for deficiencies, determining appropriate course of action to ensure repairs are undertaken and to ensure the buildings are maintained in a safe and habitable conditions (routine maintenance, major renovations, retrofit and repair programs).
  • Direct and inspect routine work and workmanship of Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency staff and contractors to ensure performance is in accordance with specifications and quality standards.
  • Ensure equipment of Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency is adequately maintained through regular scheduled inspections, and replacements as required.
  • Ensure that all employees and contractors carry out their duties and responsibilities in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant provisions of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and the NSPHA Health and Safety Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need


  • Certificate of Qualification under the Apprenticeship and Tradesman's Qualification Act of the Province of Nova Scotia or interprovincial certification (Red Seal Journeyperson certification) with at least three years' experience supervising diverse employee groups, including unionized and non-unionized staff.
  • Good knowledge of planned maintenance procedures as well as an awareness of building codes, municipal by-laws, Provincial Acts and Regulations such as Worker's Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and appropriate fire regulations and the Collective Agreement.
  • Experience in inspection of single and multi-unit residential construction, as well as thorough knowledge of, and competency in, the interpretation and application of various building regulations and codes as required.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Possess a valid Nova Scotia Driver's License with access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.


  • Experience in Yardi Property Management software.
  • Possess Emergency First Aid and WHMIS Certifications

Competencies required at this level of work are Organization, Leadership Skills, Detail-Oriented, and Communication.

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

Communication Detail oriented Organization Strong leadership skills

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: TE 25
Salary Range: $33.40 to $39.27 hourly
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.

Our preferred method of applying is 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.