Director of Planning, District of Kitimat

Director of Planning, District of Kitimat

The District of Kitimat is recruiting for a Director of Planning.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director will oversee the planning department of three planners and one planning clerk and play an integral role on the District’s senior management team.

Where is the job?
Located in Northwest BC, Kitimat is a master-planned greenbelt community and home to just over 8,000 residents. Kitimat provides a stable tax base and is experiencing growth from increased levels of industrial, residential, and commercial development. To learn more about your new home, visit https://kitimatbound.ca/move-to-kitimat/.
 
What will you do?

  • Provide technical and professional advice on land use and planning related matters to Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and other Municipal Departments, Council Committees and Commissions, developers, industrial project proponents and the public.
  • Prepare, recommend and implement both short- and long- term planning strategies and plans. 
  • Recommend administrative and Council action regarding development applications for such matters as zoning amendment, temporary land use, and development permits; and ensure application processing occurs in accordance with provincial statutes and the Kitimat Municipal Code.
  • Provide leadership and daily supervision to municipal employees and provide direction on workflow and priorities to staff.


What will you get in return?

  • A competitive starting salary range of $119,496 – $132,773 dependent on experience, with additional increases based on years of service and annual considerations from Council
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Professional development opportunities to grow your skills and further your career
  • Complimentary use of the District’s fantastic recreation facilities
  • Relocation assistance if you are moving to the area
  • A rental subsidy for the first year of your employment

 
What do you bring with you?

  • A university degree, preferably a post graduate degree in planning or a closely related field
  • Relevant work experience including supervisory experience in a municipal setting
  • Knowledge of local government practices in community planning
  • A proven ability to manage complex planning projects
  • Current membership or membership eligibility with the Planning Institute of British Columbia

 
Why should you choose Kitimat?
At the District of Kitimat, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve, establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you on arranging an accommodation where possible that is suitable for your abilities.
 
What do you do now?
If you are ready to join a progressive employer in a growing region, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment.  A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the comprehensive benefits plan. This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications taking place on Wed. Dec. 14:
 
Flo Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca
www.tallcedars.ca

Utilities Department Leader, District of Kitimat

Utilities Department Leader, District of Kitimat

The District of Kitimat is recruiting for a Utilities Department Leader. Under the direction of the Director of Operations or Deputy Director of Operations, you will provide maintenance, repair and extension services for municipal water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer systems and facilities through the coordination and supervision of one or more crews.
 
Where is the job?
Located in Northwest BC, Kitimat is a master-planned greenbelt community and home to just over 8,000 residents. Kitimat provides a stable tax base and is experiencing growth from increased levels of industrial, residential, and commercial development. We are in the process of upgrading our water treatment system, and this position will play an important role in both start up and operations.

 
What will you do?

  • Plan, assign, coordinate, train and supervise the work of crews including preparation of schedules, organization of crews, materials and equipment while working within a budget.
  • Complete documentation and reports including work requests, weekly project reports, time cards, stores and materials requisitions and usage, progress reports, cost estimates etc.
  • Ensure the safety of work crews and the work sites by following policies, procedures and safety regulations.
  • Organize and direct excavation, grading, pipe installation and tapping of water mains for laterals or service connections.
  • Determine and analyse problems, direct repairs and maintenance to water pump stations, chlorination stations, sewer lift stations, wastewater treatment plant, broken or plugged sewers/ water lines/hydrants/valves/other appurtenances of the waterworks system.
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Use SCADA to obtain full water and sewer system status.
  • Organize and direct the afternoon snow removal shift including clearing of roadways, sanding and salting, towing of vehicles, overseeing shovel crew, clearing of hydrants, bus shelters, and walkways.

 
What will you get in return?

  • A competitive salary of $50.62 per hour, for 40 hours / week
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Membership in Unifor Local 2300, with accompanying overtime and other benefits under the collective agreement
  • Professional development opportunities to grow your skills and further your career
  • Complimentary use of the District’s fantastic recreation facilities
  • Relocation assistance if you are moving to the area
  • A rental subsidy for the first year of your employment

 
What do you bring with you?

  • Certification under the Environmental Operators Certification Program:
    • Water Distribution Level 2 with the ability to obtain a Level 3 within one year
    • Water Treatment Level 2 with the ability to obtain a Level 3 within one year
    • Wastewater Collection Level 1
    • Wastewater Treatment Level 1
    • Chlorine Handler certification
  • Driver’s license, Class 3, with air brake endorsement
  • WHMIS, Traffic Control Certification, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Forklift Certification
  • Strong supervisory and communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate, plan, budget, and schedule department workloads and tasks
  • Understanding and application of trade techniques and practices related to: concrete work, asphalt work, catch basins and drainage, underground water/sewer infrastructure, valves and fire hydrants, plumbing, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical spreading and leveling techniques.

 
Why should you choose Kitimat?
At the District of Kitimat, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve, establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you on arranging an accommodation where possible that is suitable for your abilities.
 
What do you do now?
If you are ready to support the start up and operations of the District’s upgraded systems, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment.  A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the comprehensive benefits plan. This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications taking place on Wed. Dec. 14:
 
Flo Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca
www.tallcedars.ca

Water and Sewer Treatment Technician, District of Kitimat

Water and Sewer Treatment Technician, District of Kitimat

The District of Kitimat is recruiting for a Water and Sewer Treatment Technician. Under the supervision of the Utilities Department Leader, you will operate, maintain, inspect, and monitor the water distribution and treatment systems, wastewater collection and treatment systems, and related equipment and infrastructure.
 
Where is the job?
Located in Northwest BC, Kitimat is a master-planned greenbelt community and home to just over 8,000 residents. Kitimat provides a stable tax base and is experiencing growth from increased levels of industrial, residential, and commercial development. We are in the process of upgrading our water treatment system, and this position will play an important role in both start up and operations.

 
What will you do?

  • Operate, maintain, inspect and monitor the water distribution and treatment systems, wastewater collection and treatment systems, and related equipment and infrastructure.
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to utility systems such as checking chlorine residuals, turbidity, pH, pipe repairs, and water sampling.
  • Check and record flows, hours, through put, chemical usage, dosing rates, effluent discharges for a variety of pumps in a number of locations, noting anomalies and taking corrective action.
  • Provide input and participate in the water treatment upgrade project and operations once complete.
  • Carry out inspections, preventative maintenance, repair and overhaul of equipment related to water and sewer utilities.
  • Use SCADA system to obtain full water and sewer system status updates.
  • Perform seasonal snow removal as required.

 
What will you get in return?

  • A competitive salary of $47.50 per hour, for 40 hours / week
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Membership in Unifor Local 2300, with accompanying overtime and other benefits under the collective agreement
  • Professional development opportunities to grow your skills and further your career
  • Complimentary use of the District’s fantastic recreation facilities
  • Relocation assistance if you are moving to the area
  • A rental subsidy for the first year of your employment

 
What do you bring with you?

  • Certification under the Environmental Operators Certification Program:
    • Water Distribution Level 2 with the ability to obtain a Level 3 within one year
    • Water Treatment Level 2 with the ability to obtain a Level 3 within one year
    • Wastewater Collection Level 1
    • Wastewater Treatment Level 1
  • Chlorine Handler certification
  • Class 5 driver’s license, class 3 preferred
  • WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Confined Space Entry and Watch
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to inspect, analyze, and troubleshoot the operations of water/sewer systems and facilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, coordinate the work of a crew, understand and convey technical information, and perform job specific math calculations.

 
Why should you choose Kitimat?
At the District of Kitimat, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve, establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you on arranging an accommodation where possible that is suitable for your abilities.
 
What do you do now?
If you are ready to support the start up and operations of the District’s upgraded systems, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment.  A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the comprehensive benefits plan. This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications taking place on Wed. Dec. 14:
 
Flo Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca
www.tallcedars.ca

Chief Financial Officer, Village of Lytton

Chief Financial Officer, Village of Lytton

Are you looking for a unique and exciting opportunity to assist the Village of Lytton in rebuilding the community?  Lytton is looking for the right person to take on this once-in-a-lifetime challenge of helping to creating a vibrant, resilient, and historical Village.
 
The location: With the acknowledgement that it is on the territory of the Nlaka’pamux peoples, the Village of Lytton is located 3 hours north of Vancouver, or 2 hours west of Kamloops. As the CFO, you will begin your new role working remotely, but will be close enough to Lytton to attend in-person meetings whenever needed. 
 
The role:  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will plan, direct, and manage the Village’s overall financial plans, policies, and accounting practices. You will build and maintain positive working relationships with governing boards and organizations and members of the Village community.  Your role will involve:
 

  • Serving as a member of the Village’s senior management team; and advising staff and Council will regards to financial matters and issues.
  • Carrying out statutory financial administrative duties under the Community Charter and Local Government Act.
  • Developing finance-related bylaws and attending Council and committee meetings when needed.

 
The returns: You are the right person for this challenge if you value the rural lifestyle of a small community. The position offers a competitive salary range and a comprehensive benefits package. Above all, this is a unique opportunity to help support an entire community’s sustainable future as it rebuilds from the foundation up.
 
What you bring:

  • An accounting designation, preferably working toward or having a financial designation.
  • At least three (3) years progressive experience working in a municipal setting; and five (5) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
  • Ability to train and mentor staff in areas of budget, financial planning, development of financial policies, collections, and asset management.
  • Knowledge of PSAB accounting standards and experience in preparing and conducting audits.
  • Knowledge and experience in CaseWare and MuniWare software, as well as asset management programs and software would be advantageous.

 
The next step:  If you’re ready to take on this unique leadership challenge, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment. A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the compensation and benefits.
 
Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca
www.tallcedars.ca