Regional District of Nanaimo | Human Resources & Employment

Employment Opportunities

Employment

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.

 

Building Inspection Clerk 2

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Casual Building Inspection Clerk 2 with Building and Bylaw Services. Reporting to the Manager of Building and Bylaw Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the effective operation of Building Inspection Services through the performance of office and clerical duties and in the effective delivery of information to the public. Supporting the department by assisting team members in their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals and objectives. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must posses a high school diploma supplemented with post-secondary education in office procedures, building plan reviews, and clerical and computer training. Plus, 3-5 years prior job related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. General knowledge of work processing, spreadsheet and database applications, and an ability to handle large volumes of work and to prioritise tasks accurately is required; as is strong communication and excellent organizational skills, and a general knowledge of the construction industry, a familiarity with the building permit process as well as applicable legislation.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a Casual Union position (35 hours per week). The (2022) rate of pay is $31.65 to $33.32 per hour plus 9% in lieu of benefits.

Mechanic, Transportation and Emergency Services Department

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Mechanic working with Transit Operations in the Transportation and Emergency Services Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for vehicle and equipment repairs, including diagnosis and road testing, responding to roads calls for breakdowns or accidents, and the maintenance of records related to those repairs and servicing.  Duties also include welding and fabricating, performing building maintenance and repairs, winterizing equipment such as towing and snow removal equipment, training of new staff, and other related duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a high school diploma, plus a trade’s qualification in heavy duty mechanics, and over five (5) years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A working knowledge of WHMIS and First Aid courses, good working knowledge of hydraulics, mobile equipment, standard bus electrical systems, air conditioning and multiplex wiring systems, as well as knowledge of safe and proper operation of equipment and work procedures is also required.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a Permanent full-time (40 hours per week, variable shifts) Union Position. The (2022) rate of pay is $36.68 to $38.62 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

Accounting Clerk Assistant

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Casual Accounting Clerk Assistant in Finance department. The Accounting Clerk Assistant contributes to the effective operation of the Finance Department through the accurate performance and data entry for cash receiving, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions, and the effective delivery of information to the public.  This position supports the Finance Department by assisting team members in their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a high school diploma, with one year of basic accounting courses or similar coursework, plus 2-years prior job related experience in a computerized accounting environment, including computer data entry, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a Casual Union position (35 hours per week) . The (2022) rate of pay is $30.80 per hour, plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Lifeguard/ Instructor

ABOUT THE ROLE

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

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.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a casual union position. The (2022) rate of pay to start is $20.66 per hour. Upon completion of four calendar months your wage will increase to $21.75 per hour. Hours of work vary, and weekend work is required. As a casual employee you will also receive an additional 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Manager, Human Resources

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

The RDN is one of 27 regional districts in the Province of BC. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents 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.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the General Manager, Corporate Services, the Human Resources Manager supports the effective operation of the Human Resources Department through the development and management of applicable programs, policies, procedures, and work processes and by providing guidance and technical support for all related services. In addition, the Manager will develop and support practices in support of the organization’s commitments related to diversity and inclusion.

CONTACT DETAILS

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with the RDN, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to info [at] hwest.ca.

Business Analyst

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Business Analyst in the Information Services department. Reporting to the Manager of Information, Technology and GIS, the Business Analyst will be responsible for reviewing and analysing information technologies and providing solutions and recommendations to other departments. In addition, duties will include, lead and coordinate projects, liaise with stakeholders, assist with or act as Project Manager on IT projects, lead the evaluation, assessment, and co-ordination of system changes to improve efficiency, facilitate and follow-up during implementation and testing stages, prepare written reports for Board and Committee meetings, make recommendations on preferred solutions and develop business cases and value proposition documents, and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a degree in Computer Science or Business Administration, or a diploma in Information Technology augmented with formal training in the Business Analysis discipline. In addition, a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in obtaining and documenting business requirements is required, or a combination of training and experience, and must have demonstrated practice in developing and implementing enterprise-scale business applications and with software procurement processes. 

POSITION DETAILS

This is a permanent full-time (35 Hours per week) Union Position. The (2022) rate of pay is $42.18 to $44.41. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

 

Millwright - Wastewater Services

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Millwright with Wastewater Services in the Regional and Community Utilities department. Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful applicant will be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of buildings, equipment and environmental protection infrastructure at the Greater Nanaimo Wastewater Treatment Facility and pump stations. Other duties include maintaining an inventory of spare parts, equipment, and lubricants; managing and maintaining the computerized preventative maintenance system; coordinating with Operators for the proper isolation of equipment; training Operators and other contractors as required; ensuring that safe practices and safety precautions are maintained and adhered to; and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a high school diploma plus Millwright certificate along with five (5) years prior job-related experience in the mechanical field, preferably at a wastewater treatment facility, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must also possess a Standard First Aid Course, knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, comprehensive knowledge of the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical equipment, ability to perform close tolerance machine work, ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions, strong interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, and possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a permanent full-time (40 hours per week) Union Position. The (2022) rate of pay is $36.69 to $38.62 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

Process Engineer

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

The RDN is one of 27 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents 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 and home to more than 155,000 people.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Director, Water and Wastewater Services, the Process Engineer will be responsible for the development, implementation, management, and coordination of plans, policies, programs, and engineering designs. The Process Engineer contributes to supporting the effective and efficient operation and maintenance of treatment facilities and processes to meet current and future requirements. This position will have a focus on optimizing operational processes, meet service expectations, departmental goals, and objectives.

Maintenance Worker - Arena

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking three (3) Casual Maintenance Workers- 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. 

POSITION DETAILS

This is a Casual Union Position with varied hours of work including evenings, weekends and split shifts. The (2022) rate of pay is $31.65 to $33.32 plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.