The Opportunity

Guysborough, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Entry Level
$18.23 - $20.08 / hour
Competition Number: NOR 24049

Property Maintenance
Northern District
Location: Guysborough, NS
Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent
Union Status: USW Local 3172-09
Competition # NOR 24049
Closing Date: May 20, 2024

Under the direction of the Supervisor Client Service, the Property Maintenance is responsible to provide property maintenance housekeeping services, adhering to the standards and practices established by Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency.

What you'll do


  • Under routine supervision maintain a high standard of cleanliness, orderliness, and safety in the area(s) to which they are assigned.
  • Perform inspections throughout the entire building to determine the cleanliness and security of the building.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of common areas such as elevators, laundry rooms, public washrooms, lounges, recreation areas, storage rooms, etc.
  • Prepare garbage and refuse for removal from properties and vacated premises, clean garbage rooms/chutes.
  • Clean appliances in laundry rooms. Sweep and wash down stairwells and stair railings. Clean storm sewers and catch pits etc.
  • Advise elevator maintenance service immediately if there is any breakdown of elevator service and advise Maintenance as to action taken or required.
  • Wash, spray buff or strip and wax all flooring as required or directed etc.
  • Clean vacant units throughout county as assigned.
  • Other assigned duties.

What you'll need


  • Grade 12 or high school equivalent plus two years' related experience.
  • Ability to understand and operate equipment involved in cleaning and tools related to ground maintenance appropriately and safely. Ability to properly handle cleaning chemicals.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Report unsafe conditions or practices and take corrective measures if possible.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, sound judgment and initiative when investigating, questioning, and dealing with inquiries, requests and submissions that are sensitive and confidential in nature.


  • Possess current Emergency First Aid and WHMIS certifications.
  • Perform tasks in a safe manner according to the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and EMHA safety standards and policies.
  • Possess a valid Nova Scotia driver's license and a good driving record.

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.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Building Maintenance Cleaning Housekeeping Maintenance Property Maintenance

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 05
Salary Range: $18.23 - $20.08 per hour
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.

Applying 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.