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Date: Sep 10, 2019



Vacant position

New Minas Elementary School

               4 hours per day Custodian and 4 hours per day Janitor

                 Rate of Pay: As per CUPE Collective Agreement ($18.30)

                  Closing date for applications: September 24, 2019




Under the supervision of the Assistant Custodial Foreman and Custodial Foreman, the successful candidate for this position will be required to perform a wide variety of janitorial and minor maintenance tasks. 

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • The successful candidate must be physically able to perform duties.
  • Possess the knowledge and ability to apply modern cleaning methods and practices
  • Have a thorough knowledge of building systems
  • Be able to recognize safety hazards throughout the premises.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to perform the required duties.


  • Inspection of electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Inspection of playground equipment and sports facilities.
  • Maintain safety equipment and follow safety procedures.
  • Perform janitorial duties as required (indoors and outdoors).
  • Order and monitor proper use of custodial supplies.
  • Perform minor repairs as required including but not limited to window replacement, screens, desks, lockers, mechanical and electrical.
  • Arrange physical/facility requirements for school events, rentals, etc.
  • To identify and report major maintenance requirements.
  • Clean on a daily basis, all assigned areas of the school in accordance with the established practices and standards.
  • Obtain and maintain sufficient supplies on hand to carry out duties and responsibilities.
  • Report any breakdowns, accidents, damage or vandalism to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Secure all doors and windows whenever the building is vacated and activate security system if last person to vacate building.
  • Perform floor care duties, such as stripping, sealing, waxing, burnishing, etc.
  • Perform snow and ice control duties as needed.
  • Pick up litter and trash from yards, driveways, parking lots and walkways on an ongoing basis with general clean-ups.
  • Perform duties in compliance with school, Operations Department, and Board policies and procedures including Occupational Health and Safety, attendance, work routines, WHMIS, and evacuation plans and the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia.
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and a completed Child Abuse Registry-Request for a Search Form.  Qualified applicants from within the CUPE Bargaining Unit Local 3876 will be considered first. Should there be no qualified candidate from within the Bargaining Unit, new applicants will be considered.

Please include the names of three work-related references with telephone numbers, one of the references shall be your most recent immediate supervisor. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.