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.

 

Mechanic

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking a permanent full-time (PFT) Mechanic working with Transit Operations in the Transportation and Corporate Services Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance, commercial vehicle inspections and safety inspections of the RDN fleet. Regular duties and responsibilities include 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. The Mechanic will also be required to complete 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 as a Heavy Duty Mechanic/Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Truck and Transport Mechanic, or Automotive Mechanic (with air-brake mechanic’s course), and over three (3) years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Authorized Inspector Certificate is a requirement of employment to obtain within in the first 90 days worked. 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. 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
This is a permanent full-time (40 hours per week, variable shifts) Union position. The (2024) rate of pay is $47.01 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.

A Criminal Record Check is required as a condition of employment with the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on July 3, 2024.

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Landfill Attendants (x5)

ABOUT THE ROLE
T
he Regional District of Nanaimo is hiring five (5) temporary full-time Landfill Attendants in the Solid Waste Services Department to work at the Regional Landfill in Cedar and the Church Road Transfer Station in Parksville.

Reporting to the Landfill and Transfer Station Supervisors, the successful candidates will contribute to the effective operation of the Solid Waste Facilities by assisting both the public, and other team members at the Landfill and Transfer Station. General duties for this position are outlined in the job description attached; however, these temporary roles will have a specific focus on grounds maintenance and landscaping duties, along with other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications for this position include a grade 11 education, plus one (1) year of prior job-related experience in a Solid Waste Management Facility, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

In addition, the incumbent must posses a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License, Level One First Aid Certificate, working knowledge of WHMIS/SDS and safe work procedures, be in good physical condition with ability to complete heavy lifting, and have good communications skills.

POSITION DETAILS
These are temporary full-time Union positions (40 hours per week) starting as soon as possible for approximately three (3) months. The (2024) rate of pay is $28.76 to $30.27 per hour plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on July 5, 2024.

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Landfill Attendant

ABOUT THE ROLE
T
he Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking Casual Landfill Attendants in the Solid Waste Services Department at the Regional Landfill and Church Road Transfer sites.

Reporting to the Landfill and Transfer Station Supervisors, the successful candidates will contribute to the effective operation of the Solid Waste Facilities by assisting both the public, and other team members at the Landfill and Transfer Station. General duties for this position will include screening loads, removing contaminants from recycling piles, responding to customer inquiries, maintaining site cleanliness, performing landscaping duties, and other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications for this position include a grade 11 education, plus one (1) year of prior job-related experience in a Solid Waste Management Facility, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

In addition, the incumbent must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License, Level One First Aid Certificate, working knowledge of WHMIS/SDS and safe work procedures, be in good physical condition with the ability to complete heavy lifting, and have good communication skills.

POSITION DETAILS
These are Casual Union positions with varying hours of work. The (2024) rate of pay is $28.76 to $30.27 per hour plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on July 5, 2024.

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Special Projects Coordinator, Wastewater Services

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Special Projects Coordinator, Wastewater, 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 fieldwork at RDN’s various wastewater sites throughout the Greater Nanaimo and French Creek areas to collect, analyze and complete a variety of asset documentation. This exciting diverse role will also review, coordinate, and organize 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 various plans on matters related to programs and projects for Wastewater Services and will support our Environmental Management System. 

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 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 six-month temporary full-time (35 Hours per week) Union position, 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 June 21, 2024.

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Manager, Fire Services

ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the General Manager of Development and Emergency Services, the Manager, Fire Services provides oversight and support to RDN rural volunteer fire departments provided directly by the RDN, and through agreement with societies and member municipalities. The position effectively oversees, coordinates, and implements E911 and the NextGen911 transition. The Manager, Fire Services will develop, oversee, and manage the volunteer fire services and regional fire program budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS
This is an incredible opportunity for a collaborative fire services leader with a passion for community service.  The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as fire, emergency management, business administration or related field; with a minimum of ten (10) years related experience in fire services operations combined with five (5) years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The ideal candidate will have experience working within a local or regional government setting and understanding of different governance structures within regional and local governments and society-operated fire halls. The successful candidate will have knowledge of all relevant legislation, including the Fire Safety Act, BC Structure Firefighter Training Standard and other local and provincial legislation. 

POSITION DETAILS
The salary range for this position is $122,265 to $129,110 annually and is supplemented by a competitive total compensation plan. 

This recruitment is being managed by a third party; to view the full job posting and apply click here.

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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