The Opportunity

Ingonish Beach, NS | Dingwall, NS
$22.39 - $25.61 / hour
Competition Number: CB 24059

Property Maintenance
Cape Breton Island District
Location: Ingonish/Dingwall
Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent
Union Status: CUPE Local 4840
Competition # CB 24059
Closing Date: Open untill filled

About Our Opportunity

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining buildings and grounds in clean and proper order and for carrying out material and equipment installations, renovations, repairs, and servicing in the following areas - painting and basic carpentry and basic plumbing on properties, under the jurisdiction of the Housing Agency in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures.

What you'll do


  • Assist in cleaning and refurbishing units after tenant move outs and in preparation for re-occupancy; occasionally assist with tenant move outs.
  • Maintain properties under the jurisdiction of the Housing Agency, including maintenance and repairs of walks, driveways and parking areas, drainage systems, curbs and gutters, swales, culverts, manholes, catch basins, etc.
  • Repair foundation including, crack repairs, parging, flashing and related mortar installations.
  • Repair wall frames, floors and partitions, and roofs and sheathing.
  • 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.
  • Install and maintain waterproofing, damp-proofing, caulking, thermal insulation, and vapor barriers, weather-stripping and sound insulation.
  • Restore and install finishes such as drywall, including taping and filling, suspended ceilings, barker board, ceramic tile, flooring including tile, sheet-vinyl, stair nosing's and rubber mats.
  • Remove, replace, or repair locksets and change locks when required.
  • Perform winter snow and ice clearance duties such as but not limited to, salting, or shoveling of snow from steps, landings, emergency exits, ramps and walkways as assigned.
  • Operate motorized equipment such as snow blowers, small tractors, lawn mowers, cement mixers, salt spreaders, etc.
  • Report unsafe conditions or practices and take corrective measures if possible.
  • Actively participate in safety programs and group safety discussions.
  • Respond to after-hours maintenance calls while participating on the call-back roster.
  • Carry out routine cleaning, inspection and servicing of equipment and report defects to the supervisor; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need


  • Grade 12 or high school equivalent plus five years of experience in building and property maintenance or a related field is required. Must be able to perform basic tasks in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting and drywall.
  • Knowledge of residential building technology, basic knowledge of National Building Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to accept responsibility for achieving the expectations of the job/role.
  • Work cooperatively with others and display a positive attitude to further the goals of the organization.
  • Adaptable to change as the job requires, is receptive to new ideas and willing to try new methods and approaches.
  • Ability to interact with the public and tenants in an appropriate manner on job sites.
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, sound judgment and initiative when investigating, questioning, and dealing with inquiries, requests, and submissions; and
  • Possess a valid Nova Scotia driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.


  • Possess current Emergency First Aid and WHMIS certifications.
  • Knowledge of computer systems.

Competencies required at this level of work are Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork, Adaptability, and Problem Solving.

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.

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 13
Salary Range: $22.39 to $25.61 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.