Senior Water Quality Technician, North Salt Spring Waterworks District

Senior Water Quality Technician, North Salt Spring Waterworks District

North Salt Spring Waterworks District is seeking a new Senior Water Quality Technician.
Located in the beautiful Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is a vibrant, active rural community and a great place to live. Surrounded by the Salish Sea, the area offers a year-round mild climate with a broad selection of pursuits for the outdoor enthusiast. Amenities and services include excellent elementary and secondary schools, a hospital, library, renowned arts and culinary options, and health and wellness retreats. Greater Victoria and the Cowichan Valley are both just a short ferry ride away.
The mission of the NSSWD is “to provide potable water within the NSSWD boundaries in an efficient and sustainable manner.” This encompasses residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional users or approximately 5,500 people within the District boundaries. The NSSWD also operates six other regional district and improvement district water systems under contract.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Senior Water Quality Technician plays a key role in ensuring and facilitating high quality and safe water production and distribution in the NSSWD and other districts as assigned. This position works within the Operations department and is responsible for a variety of functions including Quality Control, Documentation, and support to both the Operations Manager and the Operations teams.


  • Supervises the water quality and quantity monitoring programs.
  • Responsible for entering, data in water quality database.
  • Reviews, and verifies data in water quality database.
  • Monitors lake levels and climate data and updates spreadsheets and charts.
  • Monitors bacteriological blooms in Lakes for toxin production and makes sampling recommendations.
  • Conducts dam inspections, records relevant data, and prepares related reports.
  • Prepares monthly and annual water quality reports.
  • Prepares annual water audit.
  • Provide guidance on flushing, decontamination, and sampling measures to address watermain break events.
  • Provide guidance and input into the annual flushing program.
  • Facilitates the creation of studies and reports as required.
  • Provides support, guidance and direction to operations staff as required.

Qualifications and Education:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Water Engineering Technology or equivalent and minimum six years of directly related experience as a water quality specialist in a municipal waterworks environment.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and satisfactory criminal record check.


  • Registration with the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians of British Columbia is an asset.
  • Additional training in Water Quality, Water Treatment, Environmental Technology or in a relevant science such as biology or environmental science.

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search, by Fri. Aug. 26, 2022. A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits, and details of the compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:
Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment

Chief Administrative Officer, District of Stewart

Chief Administrative Officer, District of Stewart

The District of Stewart is advantageously placed as a deep-sea port on BC’ s beautiful northern coast. During the summer, the District serves as the hub for expanding mineral exploration in the region; and is a major tourist draw with its closeness to Alaska and road access to a major glacier – the Salmon. Recreational opportunities are abundant year-round with salmon and halibut fishing down the Portland Canal, and with first class snowmobiling and heli-skiing on the adjacent mountains well into the summer. Major industry in the area includes Mining, Logging and Port operations.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is accountable for the operation of all municipal services in the District and will also hold the statutory position of Corporate Officer.

The Mayor and Council are seeking an action oriented, self-motivated person to assist them with the challenges of a community which is on the edge of a mining boom and has great potential for renewed growth and development. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional, skilled in collaborating with Mayor and Council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, and will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Municipality – assisting Council in carrying out their duties as well as coaching the municipal staff in achieving their goals. Strong credentials in local government administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level, and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the Mayor and Council.

The successful applicant must possess a degree or diploma in a related discipline (preferably public administration) or an equivalent education/ experience base. He/ she should have a broad knowledge of the Community Charter and Local Government act with previous progressive experience in municipal administration, preferably 3 – 5 years. A British Columbia Board of Examiners Certificate in Local Government is desirable.

The District of Stewart offers a competitive benefit package, and a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current salary range is $120,000 – $140,000. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references in confidence to the undersigned by Wed. July 27, 2022.

Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment

Corporate Officer, District of Fort St. James

Corporate Officer, District of Fort St. James

The District of Fort St. James is a historic and resourceful community of approximately 1400, serving a local area of approximately 4500 people. The unceded territory of Nak’azdli Whut’en is home to Fort St. James, offering opportunities for the optimal life-work balance! The District is a place for wilderness and cultural experiences, in a superb setting of lakes, and mountains.

Reporting to the new Chief Administrative Officer for the District, the Corporate Officer is a statutory position responsible for corporate administration, accurate minute taking, administering oaths and affidavits, and records management. The Corporate Officer will also be assisting the Chief Election Officer in the upcoming municipal elections. The position also offers human resource support and general administrative support to the Mayor and Council and Department Heads. The Corporate Officer is the Department Head of Corporate Administration. As a Statutory Officer, member of the Local Government Management Association, and employee of the District of Fort St. James, the Corporate Officer acts with and fosters the highest standard of ethical conduct.


  • At least 2 years experience in public administration or a related role, preferably in local government
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Post secondary education in the field of public administration is preferred.


  1. Affordable housing
  2. The best of lakeside life
  3. Access to wilderness and outdoor recreation
  4. Zero chance that you will spend your free time in a traffic jam
  5. Small town feel with vibrant and welcoming people

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment, by Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. A Supplementary 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

Corporate Officer, Village of Lytton

Corporate 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 create 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 Corporate Officer, 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 assist with the management of all functions related to the statutory duties and responsibilities of the position of Corporate Officer (CO). The CO will play a key role in local elections, FOI requests, management of the records management system, and preparation of agendas, minutes, reports, bylaws, policies, and statutory notices. The CO will also manage the Corporate Services Department and if applicable, administrative support staff; providing complex, confidential administrative support to Mayor & Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
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.
The qualifications: This high-profile role requires a professional with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The successful candidate will possess the ability to deal effectively with Council, a wide variety of internal customers, members of the community, and government agencies. In addition to a high level of confidentiality, sound judgement, and diplomacy, you will bring:

  • Post-secondary education in recognized Public Sector or Business Administration program or equivalent experience (certificate or diploma in local government administration).
  • Minimum five years’ experience in Local Government or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in a municipal setting or comparable environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of ALL Microsoft Office Products and electronic meeting management software.
  • Working knowledge of ICompass and Sharepoint are an asset.

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment by Friday Aug. 5, 2022. A Supplementary 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