Regional District of Nanaimo | Human Resources & Employment

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Collective bargaining, labour relations and human resources activities for RDN employees are managed under the Corporate Services umbrella. The department oversees selection & recruitment, training and development, and compensation and benefits administration services for all employees of the District.

 

Project Engineer (Electrical)

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Project Engineer.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 27 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residence have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on regional issues. The RDN provides regional governance and services to the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia’s fifth most populous Regional District, of 27 throughout the province, and home to more than 155,000 people.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The successful candidate will be positive, self-motivated and innovative with the ability to manage capital construction projects within the RDN.  Projects include planning, design and construction of capital infrastructure projects, including water, wastewater, utilities, fire protection facilities, and others.  This position will liaise with administrative and operational staff, other government agencies, architects, building contractors, consultants, private utility companies and the general public.

QUALIFICATIONS

Registration as a P.Eng with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, preferably as an Electrical Engineer. Five years of related experience in the design, construction and project management of water/wastewater or industrial projects, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification in project management, project management experience, knowledge of wastewater facilities and previous experience in the design, construction and operation of wastewater infrastructure would be considered assets.

Recreation Program Mentor

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a part-time term instructor to act as mentor for recreation program leaders working in after school programs offered through the Recreation Services department. The incumbent will serve on a recreation team responsible for the provision of quality recreation program experiences to residents of the Oceanside area communities (Electoral Areas ‘H’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’, City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach). Reporting to the Recreation Programmers, the Recreation Program Mentor will assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating recreation programs for children and youth in Oceanside. The incumbent will assist in leader orientation and training, mentor program leaders and youth volunteers, fill in for program leaders on site as necessary, and any other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

General qualifications include leadership experience working directly with children in recreation and/or childcare settings or other related services. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, staff supervisory experience, general knowledge of recreation programs, and guiding children’s behaviour are essential. The incumbent must possess and maintain a current first aid (Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid or Emergency Childcare First Aid) and CPR B or C. Other applicable certifications such as a Class 4 Driver’s License, High Five, NCCP, Canucks Autism Network, Physical Literacy 101, National Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and training in nature interpretation and education, and outdoor skill development are considered assets.

General Manager, Planning & Development

The General Manager, Planning and Development (the General Manager) directs, coordinates, plans and oversees staff activities related to a highly diverse
portfolio that includes community planning, regional growth management, building inspection, bylaw enforcement, and energy and sustainability functions.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and as a member of the Regional District of Nanaimo’s leadership team, the General Manager also provides
professional advice to the Board and Committees as it relates to the service areas, and carries out the relevant policy direction of the Board. In order to
effectively deliver services and provide sound advice to the Board, the General Manager must also work closely and collaboratively with all members of the
RDN, as well as other partners such as local First Nations and the provincial government, among others.


As the ideal candidate, you are a proven leader with a passion for public service. You are a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, an outstanding communicator,
and have a demonstrated track record in working collaboratively with a wide variety of partners in order to develop sustainable solutions. A contemporary
leader, you are well-versed in effecting change to improve operations and service delivery. You have a reputation for being an experienced manager who can lead
and engage a diverse team of functional professionals and experts, and coach and mentor for future succession. In addition, you bring an exceptional reputation
for achieving results in a multi-stakeholder environment, taking a systems view of issues. Your years of taking on progressively senior roles are augmented by a
degree in planning, architecture or similar. A Registered Professional Planning designation is required.


This is a very unique and diverse portfolio that has a real impact on a growing and highly desirable region. If this is the next step in your professional career,
please visit our website and submit your application to Allison Rzen and Maggie Ow at www.pfmsearch.com.

Recreation Program Leaders

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking several term instructors to fulfill the role of Recreation Program Leaders. These leaders serve on a recreation team responsible for the delivery of quality afterschool program experiences to children attending school in School District 69. Under the direction of the Recreation Programming team, the leaders will assist with planning and implementing quality afterschool recreation programs for children and youth. Duties include maintaining registration; planning, organizing, and leading program activities; direct supervision, leadership, and safety monitoring of registered participants; integration of children with diverse abilities; providing excellent customer service; interacting with parents; maintaining program supplies, equipment, and facilities; and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

General qualifications include leadership (paid and/or volunteer) experience working directly with children in recreation and/or childcare settings or other related services. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and general knowledge of recreation programs, and guiding children’s behaviour are essential. Incumbents must possess and maintain a current first aid (Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid or Emergency Childcare First Aid) and CPR B or C. Other applicable certifications such as a Class 4 Driver’s License, High Five, NCCP, Canucks Autism Network, Physical Literacy 101, National Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and training in nature interpretation and education, and outdoor skill development are considered assets.

Skate Attendant

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Casual Skate Attendant in the Recreation and Parks Department at Oceanside Place Arena in Parksville.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Arena Services, the successful candidate’s duties include providing on-ice supervision of participants of public skating sessions and special events; cleaning and maintaining skate shop; cleaning, sharpening and maintaining rental skates and program equipment; distributing and receiving rental and program equipment; and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a Grade 10 education with 1 to 12 months prior job-related experience working with children, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  In addition, the applicant must posses strong skating ability and leadership skills, good communication and customer service skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member. The successful candidate must posses a current Level One First Aid certification.

Maintenance Worker- Arena

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary, part-time Maintenance Worker - Arena to work at Oceanside Place Arena. The Maintenance Worker contributes to the effective operation of the Recreation Department through the maintenance, cleaning, and preparation of facility ice. 

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma plus Refrigeration Operators Certificate and Icemakers Training Course with 1 - 3 years prior job-related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a temporary, part-time (20 hours per week) union position. The term of employment will be September 2021 - March 2022 with the possibility of extension based on operational need.

The (2020) rate of pay is $30.43 to $32.03 plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Building Official

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Permanent Full-Time Building Official in the Building & Bylaw Services Department.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Building Inspection Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing and preparing plan checks, issuing permits, and inspecting buildings at various stages of construction to ensure compliance with applicable bylaws and statutes.  These building inspections include buildings in personal, business and commercial categories.  Duties also include responding to public inquiries and initiating enforcement action on non-compliant structures.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a Diploma in Building or Civil Technology and certification from the Building Officials Association of BC. Thorough knowledge of the BC Building and Plumbing Codes as they relate to residential and commercial buildings and an ability to review and evaluate building plans are also required. A trade qualification in carpentry or plumbing is an asset. The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.

Lifeguard/Instructor

The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a casual Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach.

The successful candidate will assist in the creation, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of aquatic programs and special events. Duties include leading and instructing a variety water-based exercise classes (i.e., Aquafit), enforcing pool rules and pool safety for the public, routine preventative maintenance and safety checks, implementation of the facility’s emergency response program, providing first aid services and supporting office staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include high school graduation, with one year of pool/aquatic related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must possess and maintain the following certifications:

  • National Lifeguard Award (Pool Option)
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • CPR Certification - Basic Rescuer or CPR “C” & AED
  • Recognized First Aid Certification/WorkSafeBC Equivalency.

Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. General knowledge of office skills including keyboarding, word processing and knowledge of computer applications are also required.