Municipality of the County of Inverness

Casual Labourer – Public Works

Department: Public Works

Reports To:   Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor

Location:       Strathlorne, NS

Position:        Full-Time


Under the direction of the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor, this position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Municipal buildings and grounds. The Public Works Buildings & Grounds Labourer will complete the day to day activities in maintaining Municipal buildings and grounds. As directed, the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Labourer will be responsible for ensuring that Municipal properties are safe, clean and welcoming to staff and visitors.


  • Complete required work on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Complete the landscaping, maintenance and repair of Municipal facilities.
  • Complete custodial responsibilities of Municipal facilities.
  • Participate in daily pre-work job assessments and toolbox talks.
  • Ensure that all job specific safety reviews, controls and other preparatory requirements are in place prior to commencing an assigned duty.
  • Organize and maintain the inventory of Buildings & Grounds tools and equipment.
  • Maintain courteous and positive public relations with residents of the community, representatives of organizations and visitors by delivering quality service.
  • Carry out landscaping duties, including, but not limited to, grass cutting, whipper snipping, raking, planting and care.
  • Ensure the completion of snow removal, including shoveling, plowing and salting.
  • Perform emergency maintenance of Municipal Buildings & Grounds, as required, including evenings and weekends, upon receiving a call from the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor.
  • Operate equipment, such as lawn care equipment, as required.
  • Assist with traffic control, as required.
  • Adhere to federal & provincial legislation and regulations.
  • Adhere to safety regulations at all times.
  • Conduct and attend safety, operational and training meetings as required.
  • Report all near-misses and incidents to the Public Works Buildings & Grounds Site Supervisor
  • Adhere to Municipal policies and procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Ensure all policies and procedures set forth by the Municipality of the County of Inverness are observed at all times.
  • Report to the Manager of Infrastructure all work situations which are suspected of being unhealthy or unsafe.
  • Report to the Manager of Infrastructure, any employee whose on-the-job performance or actions contravenes established safety procedures or work practices.
  • Report to the Manager of Infrastructure, all Occupational Health & Safety related injuries or property damage regardless of severity.
  • Submit reports on accidents and other hazardous conditions discovered and promptly attend to all hazardous situations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) or Completion of post-secondary education.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience supervising a team
  • Experience and proficiency utilizing maintenance and landscaping equipment.
  • WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and First Aid Training, or willingness to obtain.
  • Traffic Control Signer Certification, or willingness to obtain.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment, as well as, independently.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instruction and maintain records, as assigned.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

To apply for this position, forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to

This role will remain posted until filled.


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