Maintenance Worker/Housekeeping Supervisor

The Salvation Army
March 12, 2019
Halifax, Canada
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Todd Leblanc:
Closing date
March 21st, 2019



To oversee all areas of property its cleaning and maintenance by monitoring all operating and control systems within the facility. Responsible for assuring a comfortable, clean safe and secure environment for clients, volunteers, visitors and staff.



The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristic, or typical of the job class:

  • Check on a daily basis all maintenance items, i.e. plumbing, lights, boilers, ventilation water pumps, exit lights, windows, doors etc. and report all items requiring maintenance and proceed to carry out repairs unless outside repair services are required.
  • Carry out systematic checks and evaluations of the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing and heating systems.
  • Supervise a minimum of 3 cleaners, provide assistance as required including training if applicable.
  • Checks entire facility on a daily basis for cleanliness and addresses issues with those responsible.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of cleaning and maintenance supplies including placing orders as required.
  • Responsible for staying within budget for maintenance repairs and supplies.
  • Responsible for supervision of all snow clearing and to maintain liaison with snow removal contractor.
  • Responsible for ensuring the grounds of the facility are kept in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all internal maintenance requests are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Preferred recognized trade (i.e. carpenter) from a recognized trade school. NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.



The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Supervisory experience
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Carry out repairs that can be handled internally
  • Training or experience in building cleaning.
  • Driver’s License Class 5 with a Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work within the mandate of The Salvation Army’s Mission and Values.



The incumbent must have the following experience before hire:

One to two years prior related experience.


Working Conditions:     6 month contract position

                                                37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday

                                                8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

                                                One half hour unpaid lunch break

                                                Two fifteen minute paid breaks 


CLOSING DATE: Thursday March 21st, 2019

Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Hiring Committee

2044 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3A9

Fax: 902-492-0319



Please note any offer of employment will be conditional upon a criminal background check.


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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