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.

 

Climate Action Outreach Coordinator

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Temporary Full Time Climate Action Outreach Coordinator with Long Range Planning, Energy and Sustainability Services.

The Climate Action Outreach Coordinator contributes to the effective delivery of public outreach initiatives that support community-oriented climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience goals of the RDN. The Climate Action Outreach Coordinator will support climate objectives by supporting the implementation of climate-related educational offerings and campaigns within the RDN.

QUALIFICATIONS
A degree in environmental studies, geography, biology, environmental planning, environmental education, communications or a related field, plus one (1) to three (3) years prior job-related experience in a community-oriented organization (e.g., local government, education, outreach-focused NGO or similar). An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

POSITION DETAILS
This is a temporary full-time Union position (up to 35 hours per week) with varying hours of work, up to April 28, 2025, with the possibility of ending early or of extension based on the operational needs of the department. The (2024) rate of pay is $38.17 - $40.18 per hour.  The successful incumbent may be entitled to 12.4% in lieu of benefits or the uninterrupted continuation of their benefits package, as provided for in 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 February 28, 2024.

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Administrative Assistant, Regional & Community Utilities

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Administrative Assistant to work with the Regional and Community Utilities team in the administration office.

The Administrative Assistant will report to the General Manager, Regional and Community Utilities. This position contributes to the effective operation of the department through the efficient and accurate handling of office and clerical duties and the effective delivery of information to the public. This position supports the department by assisting team members in their duties, as required to meet service expectations, departmental goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma supplemented with post-secondary education in office procedures with clerical and computer training plus one (1) to three (3) years prior job-related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

POSITION DETAILS
This is a temporary full-time Union position, providing 35 hours per week, up to July 31, 2024, with the possibility of ending early or of extension, based on the operational needs of the department. The 2024 rate of pay is $32.94 to $34.67 per hour. The successful incumbent may be entitled to 12.4% in lieu of benefits or the uninterrupted continuation of their benefits package, as provided for in 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. February 28, 2024.

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Information Systems Technologists

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo has employment opportunities for two (2) Information Systems Technologists in the Information Services and GIS Department.

Reporting to the Manager, Client and Technical Services, the Information Systems Technologist contributes to the effective operation of the Information Services Department through the creation, support and maintenance of hardware, systems and software including corporate infrastructure, services, hardware, applications, and other related technology.

QUALIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science plus five (5) years direct experience installing, supporting, and maintaining network systems and corporate databases including project management or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience with Microsoft Network Operating Systems, network applications and telecommunications equipment and infrastructure is required.

POSITION DETAILS
This is a permanent full-time Union position (35 hours per week). The rate of pay is $40.91 to $43.06 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 February 23, 2024.

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Lifeguard/Instructor II

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a permanent full time 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:

  • 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 permanent full time (40 hours per week) Union position. The (2024) rate of pay is $26.32 to $27.70 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided with the Collective Agreement between the RDN and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401. 

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


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Lifeguard/Instructor II

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for two (2) permanent part time Lifeguard/Instructors 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 permanent part time (minimum 20 hours per week) Union position. The (2024) rate of pay is $26.32 to $27.70 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided with the Collective Agreement between the RDN and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401. 

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

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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 (3) Permanent Full-Time (PFT) 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 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
These are permanent full-time (40 hours per week, variable shifts) Union positions. The (2023) rate of pay is $37.42 to $39.39 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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