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.

 

Superintendent, Transit Planning and Scheduling

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking a permanent full-time Superintendent, Transit Planning and Scheduling with the Transportation Services Department. Reporting to the Manager of Transit Operations, Transportation Services Department, the Superintendent of Transit Planning and Scheduling is responsible for the scheduling of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) conventional and custom (handyDART) Operator transit service. The incumbent will also be responsible for the long and short-term transit planning as prescribed in the Transit Redevelopment Strategy and Board directed initiatives. This includes working with a team of Road Support Agents and Conventional/Custom Supervisors and Dispatchers to ensure the scheduling of a safe and reliable transit service.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have a university degree in a related field, supplemented by specialized courses in local government or transportation, five (5) years’ experience in the operation of a public transit system, combined with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. Must have a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License.

POSITION DETAILS

This excluded full-time position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please visit the RDN website at www.rdn.bc.ca for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo and Transportation Services.

General Manager, Corporate Services

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is situated within the traditional territories of several First Nations, including Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Qualicum First Nations. The RDN recognizes the rich cultural history of these First Nations and is committed to developing positive working relationships to the benefit of all residents in the region.

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, including representing municipal residents on regional and sub-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 175,000 people.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The RDN is seeking a results-oriented professional to effectively lead and manage the diverse Corporate Services team; establishing and achieving departmental objectives that reflect the Board’s direction and services. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Office, the General Manager, Corporate Services, is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and responsible for the delivery of financial and legislative services, human resources, communications, as well as information technology that works in partnership with all departments. The preferred candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in law, business, public administration or human resources preferably complemented by a postgraduate degree, plus eight years prior job-related experience within a progressive leadership role in a unionized environment, preferably in the public sector. Please see the attached job description for further details on this exciting opportunity.

POSITION DETAILS

This excluded full-time position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please visit the RDN website at www.rdn.bc.ca for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo. Should you any have questions regarding this unique opportunity, please contact Emily Metcalf by emailing emetcalf [at] rdn.bc.ca.

Lifeguard/ Instructor

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a Casual Lifeguards/Instructors at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach. The successful candidates 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)
  • Lifesaving Society (Swim for Life) Instructor Certification
  • 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.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a casual union position. The (2023) rate of pay is $22.19 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.

Operator Trainee, Wastewater Services

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking three (3) Temporary Full-Time Operator Trainees at the French Creek Pollution Control Centre and Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre in the Wastewater Services Department. Under the supervision of the Senior Operator, the Trainees will perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks. These positions will require moderate physical effort and agility as well as an above average mechanical aptitude in the Wastewater field. In addition to assisting their supervisor, the Trainees duties will consist of operations, maintenance and routine housekeeping of the facilities. The Trainees will be located at either the FCPPC or GNPCC and they must be available to work at either site as operationally required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include an Operator-in-Training (OIT) in Wastewater Treatment Certification with the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP), or eligibility to write the OIT exam. Applicants must possess partial or full completion of a recognized Wastewater Treatment diploma program from a post-Secondary institution. In addition, applicants must possess knowledge of Safe Work Procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods; as well as, basic laboratory, electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, and computer skills.

POSITION DETAILS

These are temporary full-time (40 hours per week) Union Positions, starting May 1, 2023, up to December 29, 2023, with the possibility of ending early depending on the operational needs of the department. The (2023) rate of pay is $29.02 to $30.55 per hour, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Maintenance Worker-Arena

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Temporary Part Time Arena Maintenance Worker 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 (Minimum 20 hours per week) Union Position up to July 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension or ending early, depending on the operational needs of the department. It has varied hours of work including evenings and weekends. The (2023) rate of pay is $32.29 to $33.99.

Bylaw Enforcement Officer

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Casual Bylaw Enforcement Officer working with Building and Bylaw Services, in the Planning and Development Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for responding to public inquiries about possible bylaw violations, performing field/site inspections with respect to unsightly premises, nuisance property, land use and zoning infractions, and other regulatory enforcement duties. Duties also include issuing tickets, preparing reports and other related duties.  A valid Class 5 BC Drivers License is also required.

QUALIFICATIONS

A High School Diploma supplemented with a Level One Bylaw Enforcement and Investigating Skills Course, plus 3 - 5 years prior job related experience in a local government setting with a minimum 2 years’ experience in enforcement work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.  The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal and oral communication skills; have well developed computer and report writing skills; experience in writing tickets, recording and presenting evidence; an ability to interpret maps and legal descriptions and have a sound knowledge of local government bylaws and associated Provincial and Federal statues, including the Local Government Act and Community Charter.  Level Two Bylaw Enforcement & Investigations Skills Course(s) and Emergency Management Training would be considered an asset.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a casual Union Position, with some weekend work required. The (2023) rate of pay is $37.42 to $39.39 per hour plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Serviceperson/Transit Operator

ABOUT THE ROLE

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

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 through the safe operation and maintenance of transit vehicles. Duties include, pre 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. Please see attached job description for more information regarding the duties and responsibilities of this exciting opportunity.

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. 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 (2023) rate of pay is $30.63 to $33.99 per hour, depending on the task performed, plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.   

Manager, Transit Operations

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) provides regional governance and services throughout Vancouver Island's beautiful central east coast. Communities within the region include the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, the RDN is one of British Columbia's most populous Regional Districts and home to more than 170,000. It is also an award-winning organization and develops and oversees innovative programs that effectively steward the region’s environment and resources, and create a positive quality of life for residents.

The Manager, Transit Operations is responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of transit activities for a transit system that will be seeing an anticipated 50 per cent increase in growth over the next several years, and that connects not only the communities of the Regional District but also beyond, assisting citizens in getting to necessary social, educational, commercial and other services. The Manager oversees the regional transit system and the development and implementation of the overall transit business plan, providing leadership, direction, and support to the Transportation Services department by coaching and supporting team members in their duties, to meet service expectations, departmental goals, and objectives.

As the ideal candidate, you have progressed in your transit career to a leadership role, and have proven experience in leading both teams and growth across a complex, diverse and multi-stakeholder environment. You place considerable weight in the power of positive relationships and have the communication and listening skills needed to ensure priorities, concerns and perspectives are understood and addressed in a meaningful and respectful way. You are an effective leader with a reputation for working respectfully and productively with unions and exempt staff. You bring a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and deliver transit services, projects, budgets and programs. Your experience is augmented by a degree in a related field.

Greater details about the duties and responsibilities associated with this opportunity may be found in the attached job description.

If this is the next step in your professional career, please visit www.pfmsearch.com website and submit your application to Allison Rzen and Suchin Pawa.