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.

 

Special Projects Coordinator, Wastewater

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Special Projects Coordinator, Wastewater, primarily based at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre, who will contribute to the effective operations by assisting in the development of comprehensive plans for the Wastewater Services department. 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for going out into the field at RDN’s various wastewater sites and collecting, analyzing and completing asset documentation as well as reviewing, coordinating, and organizing various electronic information. The role will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with appropriate Federal and Provincial Ministries, private industry and other regional districts or municipalities, as required. This position supports the preparation of terms of reference, proposal requests, tenders, and contract documents for various plans on matters related to programs and projects. 

QUALIFICATIONS
A degree in environmental studies, chemistry, geography, environmental planning, public administration, or a related field plus 1 to 3 years prior job-related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. An understanding of the Local Government Act, the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, the Municipal Wastewater Regulation, the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation, and the Sewerage System Regulation is considered an asset.

POSITION DETAILS
This is a temporary full-time (35 Hours per week) Union position to October 31, 2024, with the possibility of ending early or of extension based on the operational needs of the department. The (2024) hourly rate of pay is $38.17 to $40.18, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 30, 2024. 

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Recreation Program Assistant x 2

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for 2 temporary full-time Recreation Program Assistants in the Recreation and Parks Departments. The Recreation Program Assistant serves on a recreation and parks team responsible for the provision of recreation to residents of the Oceanside area communities (Electoral Area E, F, G, H, City of Parksville, and Town of Qualicum Beach).

Reporting to the Superintendent of Recreation Program Services and Superintendent of Parks Operations and under the direction of the Recreation Coordinators, the Recreation Program Assistant will assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating recreation services. The Assistant will monitor and assist in the training of recreation leaders during the operation of various programs including summer day camps and related activities and events.

Duties include program leader orientation and training, maintaining registration and participant information, scheduling, driving Class 4 vehicles, mentoring leaders and youth volunteers, filling in for program leaders on site as necessary, and any other related duties, as required. The Recreation Program Assistant in Parks Services will be required to assist with outdoor programs, events and initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications include a Diploma in Recreation Administration/Leisure Services Management, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in recreation leadership, preferably leadership of children. Excellent communication skills, staff supervisory experience, current Occupational First Aid Level 1, or equivalent, and a Class 4 driver’s license are required.

POSITION DETAILS
These are temporary full-time Union positions working 35 hours per week from May 13, 2024, to August 31, 2024. The (2024) rate of pay is $29.60 to $31.16 per hour plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 30, 2024. 

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Deputy Chief, Training and Prevention

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a temporary full-time Deputy Chief, Training and Prevention with the Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department (CHVFD).

This position is responsible for the development and management of the training and prevention program for the CHVFD, to ensure firefighters are trained and prepared to respond to incidents, and that loss of life, damage to property or injury due to an emergency incident, is prevented and/or minimized. Under the direction of the Community Fire Chief, the Deputy has functional responsibility for all training within the department.

QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum of five (5) years as a senior officer in the fire service in a managerial/supervisory role. Considerable firefighting experience at the Officer and Incident Commander level; ICS 300 (or higher) preferred; NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Qualifications Level I; NFPA 1001 – Professional Qualifications for Firefighter – Level II; NFPA 1041 – Fire Service Instructor – Level II (or higher); NFPA 1521 – Incident Safety Officer; NFPA 472 – Hazardous Materials – Operations; BC EMALB First Responder Licensed (including AED and CPR) with preference to First Responder Instructor certificate.

Ability to develop, organize and successfully deliver firefighting training programs in line with the BC Playbook and best practices. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including, where necessary, effective public relations and public speaking skills. Valid BC drivers license, Class 3 with Air Endorsement preferred, satisfactory driving record with no more than 6 points. Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record. Able to perform the physical duties of the Volunteer Firefighter role.

POSITION DETAILS
This is a temporary full-time Exempt position until August 19, 2025, providing 35 hours per week, with the possibility of ending early or of extension based on the operational needs of the department. The salary range is $78,002 to $86,669, as well as a competitive benefits package.  Applicants may be required to undergo testing prior to being shortlisted for interviews.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 29, 2024. 

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Administrative Coordinator, Pollution Control Centres

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Administrative Coordinator, Pollution Control Centres, working with the Wastewater Services team in the Regional and Community Utilities Department. This position is primarily based at the French Creek Pollution Control Centre (FCPCC) with time spent at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre (GNPCC).
 
The Administrative Coordinator, Pollution Control Centres, contributes to the effective operation of the Greater Nanaimo and French Creek Pollution Control Centers by providing efficient and accurate administrative support for the Centres and through the effective delivery of information to the public.  This position supports the facilities and Wastewater Services by assisting team members in their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals, and objectives.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education in office procedures with clerical and computer training. Two (2) to three (3) years prior job-related experience in an industrial setting, involving coordination with contractors and suppliers. Experience using Intelex, Web Work or other Wastewater-specific programs is considered an asset.
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
 
POSITION DETAILS
This is a permanent full-time (35 hours per week) Union position. The (2024) rate of pay is $34.96 to $36.81 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.


Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 22, 2024. 

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Recreation Allocations Clerk

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent part-time Recreation Allocations Clerk with the Recreation Services team based in Electoral Area A (Cedar, South Wellington, Yellow Point, Cassidy).  

The Recreation Allocations Clerk contributes to the effective operation of the Recreation Department for the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), through the efficient and accurate handling of office and clerical duties and through the effective delivery of information to the public.  Primary duties include bookings and scheduling RDN Recreation and Parks satellite facilities, processing of accounts payable and receivable, and various other office administrative functions. 

QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education in office procedures with clerical and computer training. Three (3) to five (5) years prior job-related experience. Strong communication and customer service skills and ability to work pleasantly and effectively with the public and staff. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. 

POSITION DETAILS
This is a permanent part-time (20 hours per week) Union position. The (2024) rate of pay is $33.78 to $35.56 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.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 22, 2024. 

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Serviceperson/Transit Operator

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking Casual Serviceperson/Transit Operators in the Transportation Services Department.

Serviceperson/Transit Operators have a dynamic job as they are exposed to a variety of working conditions and people on a daily basis. Serviceperson/Transit Operators contribute to the effective operation of the Transportation Services Department though the safe operation and maintenance of transit vehicles.

Duties include, pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections, transporting passengers to designated bus stops along scheduled routes, interacting with passengers and responding to customer inquires, basic servicing of vehicles, and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications include a grade 12 education with six (6) months of prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, and possession of a valid Class 2 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement.

In addition, candidates must posses strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience in First Aid, working knowledge of WHMIS regulations and procedures, and knowledge of safe work procedures. Candidates are required to submit an ICBC Driver Factor Report to be reviewed.

POSITION DETAILS
This is a casual Union position with varied hours of work including evenings, weekends and split shifts. The (2024) rate of pay is $32.94 to $34.67 per hour, depending on the task performed, plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

This opportunity will remain open until filled; however, applications will be actively reviewed and considered on a continued basis.

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Summer Leaders

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking enthusiastic and experienced summer program leaders to deliver quality summer day camp experiences. There are up to 22 temporary summer leader positions available (position tiles are: Summer Leader 2 and Summer Leader 1) (see job description attached for full details). Camp locations include the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach and Electoral Areas E, F and G.

Summer Leaders are responsible for planning and leading inclusive summer recreation programs for children (pre-school to youth) and work as part of a unit of front-line program staff focused on positive behaviour support, social guidance, co-regulation, and personal care for children of all abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications include a high school diploma, a First Aid Certificate (Emergency, Standard or Emergency Childcare First Aid with CPR B or C), and a minimum of one (1) year of prior job-related experience working in a leadership role with children preferably in recreation. Class 4 Driver’s License preferred for Summer Leader 2.

POSITION DETAILS
These are temporary full-time and part-time (up to 40 hours per week) positions, from June 10 – August 30, 2024, with the possibility of ending early or of extension, based on the operational needs of the department. The (2024) rate of pay is $21.47-$26.26 per hour, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays. Attendance of training scheduled Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2024, is mandatory.

These positions require some physical work; working outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions; and accompanying children in the water when swimming.

These positions will remain open until filled; however, applications will be actively reviewed and considered on a continued basis.

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Lifeguard/Instructor II - Casual

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a Casual Lifeguard/Instructor Level II 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 (1) to three (3) years 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)
  • Lifesaving Society (Swim for Life) Instructor Certification
  • CPR Certification - Basic Rescuer or CPR “C” & AED
  • Recognized First Aid Certification/WorkSafeBC Equivalency.
  • And any one of the following: Lifesaving Instructor, Aquafit Certification (BCRPA Aquafit, CALA Aquafit Instructor), National Lifeguard Service Instructor, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, or First Aid Instructor.

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

POSITION DETAILS
This is a casual Union position. Hours of work vary and evening and weekend work will be required. The (2024) rate of pay is $26.32 to $27.70 per hour. As a casual employee you will also receive an additional 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

This opportunity will remain open until filled; however, applications will be actively reviewed and considered on a continued basis.

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Lifeguard/Instructor I - Casual

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking Casual Lifeguard/Instructors Level I
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
High school graduation and one (1) year of aquatic/pool-based experience and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  The Lifeguard/Instructor I must possess and maintain the following certifications:

  • National Lifeguard Award (Pool Option)
  • Lifesaving Society (Swim for Life) Instructor Certification
  • CPR certification – Basic Rescuer or CPR “C” & AED
  • Recognized First Aid certification/WorkSafe BC equivalency

POSITION DETAILS
This is a casual Union position. Hours of work vary and evening and weekend work will be required. The (2024) rate of pay is $21.49 to $22.62 per hour. 
As a casual employee you will also receive an additional 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

This opportunity will remain open until filled; however, applications will be actively reviewed and considered on a continued basis.

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Mechanic (x3)

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking three permanent full-time Mechanics working with Transit Operations in the Transportation Services Department.

The successful candidates 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 Red Seal trade qualification in Heavy-Duty, Truck and Transport or Automotive, and over three (3) years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Consideration will only be made to automotive mechanics with their updated air-brake mechanics’ course. Authorized Inspector Certificate required or a requirement of employment to obtain within in the first 90 days worked. 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. Familiarization with wheelchair lift/ramp and restraint system vehicles would also be an asset. In addition, incumbents must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement.

POSITION DETAILS
These are permanent full-time (40 hours per week, variable shifts) Union positions. The (2024) rate of pay is $38.17 to $40.18 per hour. The positions offer an attractive benefits package as provided within the Collective Agreement between the RDN and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

This opportunity will remain open until filled; however, applications will be actively reviewed and considered on a continued basis.

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