SRCE-24-528, MOC, Term General Maintenance

Strait Regional Centre for Education

The Strait Regional (0052) invites applications from qualified candidates for the posted vacancy.  In accordance with the CUPE (3100) Collective Agreement , senior qualified candidates will be given preference. Candidates who apply for more than one position, may rank their applications in order of preference. Please also indicate if you wish to be considered for subsequent arising vacancies.

As part of the public education system in Nova Scotia, the Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE) was established on April 1, 2018, to deliver the public school program focusing on supporting student learning, achievement, well-being and overall success.  The Strait Regional Centre for Education, with the support of approximately 1,050 employees, works diligently to achieve its mission “to empower our children and youth, within safe, equitable and inclusive environments to embrace a changing world as responsible, contributing and successful lifelong learners.”  In 2023-2024, the SRCE operates 20 schools with approximately 5,954 students; and approximately 393 children are attending pre-primary programs at 14 school locations.  Located in the northeastern part of Nova Scotia, the Strait Regional Centre for Education’s jurisdiction encompasses the counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond, an area of approximately 11,000 square kilometres with a population of 53,742 (Census 2021).

The Teacher Assistant falls within the CUPE Local 955 job classification. Salary and Benefits information for this position can be accessed by clicking this link CUPE Collective Agreement 2023-24.indd (


Work Schedule: 8 hr/day 

Deadline for Applications:  05/28/2024,  at 11:59 pm.

Effective Dates:   07/02/2024   to  08/30/2024 



Job Description:


General maintenance duties as required to execute the Strait Regional Centre for Education Summer Maintenance ProgramThe primary focus for these positions will be painting, although other duties may be assigned.  The successful applicants will be required to move to various building sites for the duration of this employment, and will be responsible for transportation to and from the work site.




  • Perform semi-skilled maintenance, repair and construction work in the basic trades such as carpentry, plumbing and heating, painting, minor electrical, glazing, roofing and locksmithing as required in accordance with established practices and standards;
  • Provide labour, assist with maintenance, construction and demolition of school buildings and grounds in compliance with established practices and standards;
  • Receive and/or pick up materials and goods from suppliers;
  • Maintain accurate records of work performance through use of approved work order system;
  • Responsible for assigned vehicles and equipment in compliance with established practices and standards;
  • Perform duties in compliance with school, Operations Department and SRCE policies and procedures, including occupational health, safety, work routines, WHMIS and evacuation plans and the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia ;
  • Other related duties as assigned.




  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in a building construction and maintenance environment;
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Physical and mechanical aptitude to perform a full range of construction, maintenance and manual tasks;
  • Ability and dexterity in the use of various manual and powered hand tools
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of OHS regulations and safety procedures
  • Current WHMIS certification.
  • The successful applicant MUST demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the preparation and application of paint finishes in a commercial environment. It will be expected that the individuals selected will demonstrate this proficiency through the work they are assigned to carry out.
  • Fall arrest certification is required (or willingness to acquire prior to commencing the term assignment).



Your application must include at least three (3) work-related references; one must be your most recent supervisor.    The Strait Regional Centre for Education appreciates your expression of interest for employment.  Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. All candidates short listed for interviews will have references check prior to being interviewed.  Candidates can check on the status of their applications in Successfactors under My Applications.

 All employees of the Strait Regional Centre for Education must provide a current (within the last 3 months), and clear Criminal Record Check-Vulnerable Sector and Child Abuse Registry prior to employment with the Strait Regional Centre for Education