The Opportunity

Halifax, NS | Dartmouth, NS
Real Estate and Property Management
$53,150.77 - $88,040.09 / year
Competition Number: MET 24023

Property Manager
Metropolitan District
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Full Time, Term up to 1 year
Union Status: Excluded (Non-Union)
Competition # MET 24023
Closing Date: April 16, 2024

Under the direction of the Senior Property Manager, the Property Manager is accountable for the processing of housing applications and the allocation of rental units. The Property Manager directs staff, contractors, and service organizations in the application of housing policies and procedures to support client service objectives.

What you'll do


  • Ensure the effective management of human and financial resources by setting and evaluating staff performance targets, promoting diversity and a healthy, respectful workplace, demonstrating the leadership competencies, respecting corporate human resources practices, promoting teamwork and individual development, maintaining internal communication, monitoring revenues and expenditures, adhering to procurement guidelines, acquiring goods and services in the most cost effective manner, and accurately forecasting budget requirements for the fiscal year.
  • Maintain client service excellence and foster client engagement by adhering to and ensuring tenant engagement initiatives are met, maintaining aesthetic property upkeep both internally and externally, soliciting and managing client requests and expectations, exchanging in respectful and timely communications, and forging professional and respectful relationships with stakeholders.
  • Uphold the integrity of the unit allocation process by ensuring compliance with programs, policies, procedures, and the Residential Tenancies Act relating to applications, placement, transfers, arrears, and evictions. Administer appropriate timeline and record maintenance expectations.
  • Ensure unit vacancy rates and unit turnaround processes are completed within identified targets by consistent monitoring, performance managing, implementing, and communicating expectations, bringing forward recommendations for process improvement and working collaboratively with the maintenance team.
  • Accountable for full compliance with fire safety standards by ensuring emergency preparedness plans, resident assessments and tenant information materials are up to date; and residents are trained in emergency procedures.
  • Manage portfolio budget by remaining within approved spending revenues and arrears targets.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need


  • Post-secondary education in related field, with a Degree/Diploma desired, including experience in leading and/or coordinating teams.
  • Knowledge of relevant acts and legislation such as Workers' Compensation, the Occupational Health, and Safety Act, as well as appropriate fire regulations.
  • Understanding of budgets and financial statements.
  • Competency in desktop software including Microsoft Office.
  • Dependable and consistently delivers high quality, professional service.
  • Collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve desired outcomes that support organizational objectives.
  • Identify, assess, and manage risk while promoting a proactive safety conscious culture.
  • Possess a valid Nova Scotia driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.


  • Supervisory experience with diverse employee groups, including non-unionized and unionized staff.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act.
  • Knowledge of various government assistance programs, such as Old Age Pension, Canada Pension, Income Assistance, Service for Persons with Disabilities, Adult Supports, Employment Insurance, Department of Health for Pharmacare, and Caregiver Programs, etc.
  • Yardi Property Management software experience

Competencies required at this level of work are Leadership, Decision Making, Problem-Solving, Client Service, Diversity & Inclusion, 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 may be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Property Management

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: MC 11-17
Salary Range: $53,150.77 to $88,040.09 yearly
Work Week: 35 hours (occasionally overtime may be required)

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.