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Building Superintendent

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Housing Branch
Status: Casual/On-Call
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: September 24, 2019
Date Closing: October 07, 2019
Number Of Positions: 1


$31.38 to $34.12 per hour. This is a Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours

As Required and Varied

Operational Hours

0830 – 1630

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Operations HYI, is responsible for maintaining the interior and/or exterior of one or more residential and/or emergency housing location including routine and preventative maintenance programs and strategies; promoting good tenant relations, making repairs and ensuring the safety of the residents by monitoring the building(s) and site(s); and providing site instructions to contractors and ensuring work is carried out appropriately.

Major Responsibilities

•Maintains the interior and exterior of one or more residential communities in an appropriate state of cleanliness, including cleaning and maintenance of common areas, corridors, stairs, laundry rooms, elevators, garbage rooms, etc.
•Maintains tools and supplies for maintenance/repairs and cleaning.
•Maintains exterior of the building and/or townhouse communities by performing cleaning, garbage removal, watering, fertilizing, seeding and grass cutting, cultivating and edging flowerbeds, removing snow and salting.
•Monitors building and site and takes action to ensure the overall safety and security of residents.
•Performs scheduled inspections and/or tests of fire safety equipment such as, fire alarm system, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire hose cabinets and pressure valves.
•Shows units being rented and communicates with the general public and a variety of tenants and promotes good resident relations, by providing timely customer service.
•Deals with minor resident issues, such as noise complaints; reports possible violations of the lease, local by-laws or building policies to the Property Manager.
•Attends and participates in tenant meetings.
•Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
•May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.


•Secondary School Diploma and additional courses in building maintenance combined with 4 years recent experience working in a multi-unit residential/commercial environment, performing a wide variety of maintenance and repair duties, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Demonstrated experience performing electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs.
•Valid Class “G” drivers licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management.
•Demonstration of Departmental competencies, including flexibility and adaptability, accountability, strategic thinking, innovation and creativity, and collaboration. Knowledge of applicable legislation such as the Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario Fire Code, WHMIS and Occupational Health & Safety Act.
•Computer literacy including but not limited to MS Office software in a Windows environment.
•Ability to complete mandatory annual training as required.

How to Apply

Please apply online by October 7, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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