Grounds Person (Casual)
Note: This is not a Civil Service position.
Cape Breton Island Housing Authority is recruiting for a casual, full-time Grounds Person until December 13, 2019 for seasonal work. This is not a bargaining unit position.
Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Grounds Person provides grounds care services while adhering to the standards and practices established by Cape Breton Island Housing Authority (CBIHA). This includes maintenance of the grounds to provide safe and visually appealing property surroundings.
Specific accountabilities include, but not limited to:
- Maintain a high standard of cleanliness, orderliness and safety in the area(s) to which s/he is assigned.
- Ensure that exteriors and public entrances are safe and clean.
- Clean up any debris or garbage, refuse or trash from the grounds and surrounding areas.
- Paint parking lots, sheds, railings, foundations, basements, and fences.
- Perform winter snow and ice clearance duties such as but not limited to, salting or shovelling 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.
- Remove any dirt or debris from entrances, exits, walkways and grounds within a 20-foot distance from all points around the perimeter of the exterior of the building.
- Prepare soil, plants flowerbeds, trees, bushes etc., prunes trees and shrubs, grass cutting, hedge trimming, and other general landscaping duties as required.
- Spread gravel, sod or seed lawns and perform general laborer duties.
- Complete work orders and material requisitions as required.
- Deliver and pickup appliances and materials such as flowerbeds, trees, etc.
- Actively participate in CBIHA safety programs and group safety discussions.
- Carry out routine cleaning, inspection and servicing of equipment and report defects to supervisor.
- Grade 12 or high school equivalent plus two years' related experience.
- Ability to operate equipment and tools related to ground maintenance appropriately and safely.
- Knowledge of occupational health and safety.
- Ability to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
- Perform tasks in a safe manner according to the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and CBIHA safety standards and policies.
- Possess interpersonal skills to deal with co-workers, tenants, contractors and vendors, other departments, and the public in a positive, tactful, courteous and cooperative manner.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as in a team environment.
- 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; 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.
Work With Us
Housing Nova Scotia relies on the expertise and professionalism of its Housing Authority's employees for the management and maintenance of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for the benefit of low-income Nova Scotians. Located across the province, the five housing authorities are responsible for the administration, operation, and maintenance of Nova Scotia's 12,000 social housing units.
Cape Breton Island Housing Authority is responsible for the management of social housing units within the Cape Breton Island region of the province.
The Housing Authorities are committed to employing staff that is 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: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.
This competition will remain open until the position is filled.
Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying. In the cover letter or resume, please quote the competition number, competition name, the source of posting, and (if applicable) self-identify in one or more of the designated groups.
Our preferred method of applying is through Career Beacon, otherwise all applications/ resumes should be sent directly to:
Housing Authority, Human Resources Services
Fax: (902) 420-6599
Mail: Human Resources, Housing Authority HR Services, 3770 Kempt Road, Suite 3, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 4X8
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.