The Opportunity

New Minas, NS
$18.24 - $20.07 / hour
Competition Number: WES 24070

Property Maintenance
Western District
Location: New Minas
Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU Local 25
Competition #: WES 24070
Closing Date: June 20, 2024

About Our Opportunity

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Property Maintenance is responsible for providing grounds care, maintenance, and housekeeping services for all exterior and interior areas of Housing Authority properties that are not the responsibility of individual tenants. Completion of work assignments given by the Maintenance Supervisor must be kept within the standards and safe practices adopted by Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency.

What you'll do


  • Ensure all exteriors and public entrances are safe and open.
  • Clean up any debris or garbage, refuse or trash from the grounds and surrounding areas.
  • 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.
  • Prepare soil, plants flowerbeds, trees, bushes etc., prunes trees and shrubs, grass cutting, hedge trimming, and other general landscaping duties as required.
  • Complete work orders and material requisitions as required.
  • Carry out routine cleaning, inspection and servicing of equipment and report defects to the supervisor.
  • Report maintenance requirements and any usual events to the supervisor, and report unsafe conditions or practices and take corrective measures if possible.
  • Transporting and moving appliances in and out of tenant units as directed.
  • Pre-cleaning and final cleaning of vacant units as directed.
  • Removing unwanted furniture, garbage and any other such items left behind in vacant units.
  • General laborer duties as directed by maintenance supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need


  • Grade 12 or high school equivalency plus two years' related experience.
  • Ability to communicate with tenants, ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety, performing tasks in a safe manner according to the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and NSPHA safety standards and policies.
  • 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.

Competencies required at this level of work are Organizational, Time-management, Teamwork and Adaptability to change.

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 05
Salary Range: $18.24 to $20.07 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.