CBU CO-OP ONLY – Property Data Assistant


Property Data Assistant

Multiple Summer Employment Opportunities (May to August)

Multiple locations – Dartmouth, Bridgewater, Sydney & Truro

Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) is responsible for assessing all property in Nova Scotia. The assessment information we produce is used by municipalities as a way to fairly and equitably distribute property taxes among residents.  With seven offices across Nova Scotia, we provide annual property assessments to 51 municipalities and produce approximately 600,000 notices for property owners.

At PVSC, our people are our greatest asset and fundamental to achieving excellence across our business. We believe leadership is part of every employee’s job, at all levels of the organization. Therefore, we attract, develop and retain highly motivated leaders with a passion for learning and continuous improvement who also share our commitment to openness, accountability and excellence.

Working together in a fast paced environment that encourages and supports innovation and collaboration, our employees excel at delivering valuable service to our clients, partners and stakeholders.

Position Summary

Under the guidance of an Operations Manager or designate, the Property Data Assistant will provide valuation and administrative support by performing a range of functions through activities related to inventory review, permits, sales, project support and overall valuation process support for all types of properties (including commercial, residential, resource, exempt, etc.).  He/she will review and validate information using various imaging software and possibly field visits, record notes and observations and updates as required in the property data system (iasWorld).


Grade XII and enrolled in a post secondary institution (preference will be given to those enrolled in a mathematics /statistics, property assessment/appraisal field, or business/ administration/ commerce program).  The successful candidate(s) must demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills, attention to detail, ability to learn and apply computer applications, and excellent public relations  Knowledge of building construction and related terminology in order to describe and evaluate the quality of buildings and construction methods is highly desirable.

The successful candidates will also demonstrate PVSC leadership competencies of Communication, Relationship Building, Decision Making, Client & Stakeholder Partnerships, Performance Excellence, Business Acumen and Pride and Ownership.



  • Prepare property files, gather and compile data, reconcile and prioritize inventory to support Assessors with an efficient and effective valuation and inspection process;
  • Conduct desk-top review using various tools and technology such as Pictometry, Property Online, MLS, maps, iasWorld system, client contact and/or field visits to verify property related information for relevance and accuracy;
  • Review property data inventory to identify and validate current property use and classification and prepare comparison reports of data spreadsheets and iasWorld system;
  • Record notes and observations and inputs data in iasWorld system as required, applying appropriate coding and construction/building/property related terminology, ensuring consistency.

Application Details

For more information about Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC), please visit our website www.pvsc.ca.

Competition: 2016 07

Hourly Rate of Pay: $ 16.38 (35 hours a week)

Closing Date:  April 04, 2016

In the cover letter/resume, please quote competition number & position title. Please also indicate your preferred work location and cooperative education status.  All applications may be sent directly to: PVSC-Careers@pvsc.ca   Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.