NSCC - Facilities Support Assistant (FS4)

Facilities Support Assistant (FS4)


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) - Ivany Campus
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Facilities Support Assistant (FS4)


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) - Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Operational Support

Facilities Management

Continuing Full-Time Position: commencing approximately February 5, 2018

Salary range: $33,231 to $34,517 annually

Application deadline is midnight, January 30, 2018

Competition No. 2018-013

What you’ll be doing…

You will perform a full range of routine and special cleaning duties associated with maintaining the Ivany Campus in a safe and hygienic condition. These duties may include, but are not limited to dusting, sweeping, cleaning washrooms, striping and waxing floors, etc. You may also perform routine painting, snow removal, lawn care duties and room rental setups.

Maintaining a clear, welcoming environment is key to this position and you will be required to provide a clean and safe working environment. As part of cleaning duties, you will assist and respond to internal customer requests for assistance, inquiries, and/or other related requests; and respond to emergency situations as required to ensure the safety of students and staff.

What we’re looking for…

A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you?

You have:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or recognized equivalent (GED) or willingness to attain Grade 12 or GED within the probationary period.

  • Training in WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License.

Minimum experience:

  • A minimum of one years’ experience as a cleaner (including the operation of waxing and polishing machines and automatic scrubbers), preferably in a large post-secondary or commercial setting

  • Experience using machines for floor stripping and re-waxing floors, and carpet cleaning,

  • Experience maintaining a variety of logs, forms, and written communications of activities within assigned area of responsibility.

  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate safe work practices such as preventing trip hazards (cord use on vacuums and floor strippers), proper warning of wet or waxed floors, etc.

  • Related experience working in one or more of the trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical) would be considered an asset.

  • Day-to-day working knowledge of computers including familiarity with Microsoft Outlook email.

  • General maintenance experience in areas such as, changing bulbs, painting and small repairs would be considered an asset.

  • Experience with Building Environmental Systems would be considered an asset.

Skills and abilities

  • Enjoys working in a team environment, but can also function independently.

  • Standard First Aid, CPR preferred.

  • Ability to perform all physical duties of the job as required for operating and maintaining the campus.

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence with a high level of personal pride in your work.

  • Committed to life-long learning demonstrating a willingness to learn new skills and take appropriate courses as offered.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to interpret policies and procedures accurately with appropriate oral and written communication skills in addition to interpersonal skills to provide routine information and answer inquiries.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in addition to interpersonal skills to provide routine information and answer inquiries.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion would be preferred.

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives. You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career.

You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.

You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

To apply for College jobs, simply click on the Apply Now Online button. To serve you better, NSCC has a user-friendly on-line application process in partnership with Career Beacon. First time users will complete a basic registration and receive a username and password via email (NOTE: email may appear in "Junk Mail" folder depending upon your mail management configuration). You will then have the option of uploading your existing resume(s) and cover letter(s) in seconds or creating them on-the-spot in the "editor". For more information about working at the College, please visit us at http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/jobs_at_nscc/

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