The Opportunity

Inverness, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Entry Level
$27.10 / hour
Competition Number: CB 24036

Maintenance Worker/Painter
Cape Breton Island District
Location: Inverness
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: UFCW Local 864
Competition: CB 24036
Closing Date: May 28, 2024

About Our Opportunity

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker / Painter is responsible for carrying out material and equipment installations, renovations, repairs, and servicing in the following areas - carpentry, plumbing, heating, basic electrical, painting and ventilation on properties under the jurisdiction of Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency.

What you'll do


• Maintain and repair buildings and properties under the jurisdiction of Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency, including maintenance and repairs of walks, driveways, and parking areas.
• Install, maintain, and repair the following finished carpentry components: door jambs, doors, exterior fascia, soffits, railings and wood trim, counters, cupboards, shelving, windows, glass, and screening.
• Replace and repair asphalt and wood shingles, siding, building paper, gable, eave and roof vents, eaves trough, conductor pipe and flashing.
• Restore and install finishes such as drywall, including taping and filling, suspended ceilings, barker board, ceramic tile, flooring including tile, sheet-vinyl, stair nosings and rubber mats.
• Maintain and repair sanitary drainage and venting systems, domestic hot and cold-water systems, exhaust and air supply systems, heating systems components, domestic hot water heating systems and plumbing fixtures and trim.
• Prepare interior and exterior surfaces and apply paint, stain, varnish, and associated sealers.
• Prepare and complete documentation such as work orders, vehicle reports, maintenance logs, inspection reports, and inventory records.
• Repair vacant units to make them rent-ready.

What you'll need


• Grade 12 or equivalent, plus five years' experience in building and property maintenance or a related field. Must be able to perform basic tasks in carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrical, painting and drywall.
• Knowledge of residential building technology, basic knowledge of National Building Code and Occupational Health & Safety Act.
• Ability to operate electrical and mechanical tools and equipment.
• Knowledge of computer systems.
• Possess excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities.
• Detail oriented, accurate, and able to analyze data and trouble shoot as required.
• Ability to interact with the public and tenants in an appropriate manner on job sites.
• Possess a valid Nova Scotia driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.


• Preference will be given to candidates who possess a minimum of five years' experience in painting.

Competencies required at this level of work are Detail Oriented, Communication skills, Teamwork, and Intercultural & Diversity Proficiency.

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

Carpentry Home Repairs Painting

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: MAINTENANCE
Salary: $27.10 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.

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.