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Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent
$60,801.05 - $71,485.05 / year

Maintenance Supervisor

Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority

Location: Halifax, NS

Type of Employment: Permanent Full-time x 2 Positions

Union Status: Non-Union

Competition# 22065

Closing Date: September 27, 2022

About Us

It is an exciting time for the organization and a great opportunity to join us as we work to further meet the housing needs of Nova Scotians. Housing Nova Scotia (HNS) is working to advance the objectives of the National Housing Strategy and has developed a 3-year Action Plan. HNS is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-to modest income Nova Scotians. Through its five regional Housing Authorities, HNS provides more than 11,500 safe, affordable homes as part of its Public Housing program to more than 17,000 seniors and families. Housing Authorities manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia's public housing stock.

About Our Opportunity

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

What you'll do

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Building Services Operations Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor executes effective delivery of building programs and projects by meeting Key Performance Indicators that measure progress and success; monitoring and controlling outcomes; measuring, financial forecasting, and communicating status; supervising and holding employees and service contractors accountable; acquiring goods and services; administering contracts and inspecting deliverables for compliance.
  • Supervise staff including selection, training, Safety compliance assigning work, conducting performance reviews, and administering discipline. Promote training and skill development among staff.
  • Incumbent will also participate in after hours and other on-duty manager responsibilities
  • Perform and document monthly building inspections in accordance with established guidelines, property life safety systems inspections and compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable building codes, legislation, and regulations. Determine the appropriate course of action to ensure repairs are undertaken and to ensure the buildings are maintained in a safe and habitable condition.
  • Provide input into the capital and operating budgets through the identification of needs and required work.

What you'll need

Qualifications

  • Certificate of qualification under the Apprenticeship and Tradesman's Qualifications Act of the Province of Nova Scotia or interprovincial certification (Red Seal Journeyperson certification) with at least three years' supervising diverse employee groups, including non-unionized and unionized staff.
  • Experience in inspection of single and multi-unit residential construction, as well as a thorough knowledge of, and competency in, the interpretation and application of various building regulations and codes is required.
  • Good knowledge of building construction and maintenance repairs with specific knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, and electrical systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of planned maintenance procedures as well as an awareness of building codes, municipal by laws, Provincial Acts and Regulations such as Workers' Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and appropriate fire/life safety regulations and the Collective Agreement. 
  • Possess current Emergency First Aid and WHMIS certifications.

Assets

  • Working knowledge Yardi Property Management software.
  • Excellent knowledge of planned maintenance procedures as well as an awareness of building codes, municipal by laws, Provincial Acts and Regulations such as Workers'
  • Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and appropriate fire/life safety
  • regulations and the Collective Agreement.

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

Equivalency:

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

We're looking for

Core Skills

Inspection Building Construction Maintenance Procedures Maintenance Rpairs

A little bit about us

Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority

It is an exciting time for the organization and a great opportunity to join us as we work to further meet the housing needs of Nova Scotians. Housing Nova Scotia (HNS) is working to advance the objectives of the National Housing Strategy and has developed a 3-year Action Plan. HNS is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-to modest income Nova Scotians. Through its five regional Housing Authorities, HNS provides more than 11,500 safe, affordable homes as part of its Public Housing program to more than 17,000 seniors and families. Housing Authorities manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia's public housing stock. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties. 

Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority is responsible for the management of social housing units within the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The Housing Authorities 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.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Benefits:

Based on the employment status, eligibility and union agreement, the Nova Scotia Housing Authorities 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: $60,801.05 - $71,485.05 annually

Work Week: 35 hours

Note: These are not Civil Service positions.

The Housing Authorities 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, otherwise applications/ resumes should be sent directly to:

Housing Authority, Human Resources Services

Email: [email protected]

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.