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.

 

Serviceperson/Transit Operator

ABOUT THE ROLE

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

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. In addition, 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 (2022) rate of pay is $30.04 to $33.32 per hour, depending on the task performed, plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.   

Operator 2 at Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Operator 2 in the Wastewater Services department at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful candidates will be responsible for a variety of duties including the inspection of all systems to ensure proper operation; sampling and laboratory analysis on a rotational basis; operation and maintenance of the centrifuge and polymer systems; operation of the forklift and loader; maintenance of laboratory and operational records and log books; handling and transfer of chemicals to plant and pump stations, and for performing emergency systems tests; and other related duties.  Duties also include Operator on-call duties and responding to call outs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a post-secondary diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology, supplemented with an Environmental Operators Certification Program Class 2 certificate in Wastewater Treatment, which includes three (3) years of acceptable operating experience at a Class I or higher facility or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A thorough knowledge of treatment process, laboratory procedures, a knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, SCADA systems and computer skills are required. A knowledge of safe work procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and the transportation of dangerous goods is also required.  The incumbents must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a good mechanical aptitude. This position also includes carrying a pager on a rotational basis and responding to call outs.  It is expected that the successful candidates will reside within a reasonable distance of the facility they work at, to facilitate on-call response reliability (approximately 30 minutes).

POSITION DETAILS

These are permanent full-time (40 hours per week) Union Positions. The (2022) rate of pay is $33.61 to $35.38 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.

Superintendent, Transit Operations

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking a permanent full-time Superintendent of Transit Operations to join our team. The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 27 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts strive to ensure all provincial residents have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on 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 and interregional transit service between communities outside of the RDN. Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia’s fifth most populous Regional District of 27 throughout the province, and home to more than 155,000 people.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective and efficient management, supervision, and delivery, of the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Conventional Transit Service and Operations. Working collaboratively with the existing Transit Operations team and alongside the current Superintendent of Transit Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing teams of transit operations personnel to ensure the operation of a safe and reliable transit service.

QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of an undergraduate degree or a three-year technical program certificate or diploma in a related field, supplemented by specialized courses in local government or transportation, plus five (5) years’ prior job-related experience in the operation of a public transit system. Combined with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. Trained in or willing to be trained in OFA Level two (2) and act in a First Aid Attendant capacity, considered an asset.

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

Millwright - Wastewater Services

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Millwrights with Wastewater Services in the Regional and Community Utilities department. Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful applicant will be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of buildings, equipment and environmental protection infrastructure at the Greater Nanaimo Wastewater Treatment Facility and pump stations. Other duties include maintaining an inventory of spare parts, equipment, and lubricants; managing and maintaining the computerized preventative maintenance system; coordinating with Operators for the proper isolation of equipment; training Operators and other contractors as required; ensuring that safe practices and safety precautions are maintained and adhered to; and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a high school diploma plus Millwright certificate along with five (5) years prior job-related experience in the mechanical field, preferably at a wastewater treatment facility, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must also possess a Standard First Aid Course, knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, comprehensive knowledge of the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical equipment, ability to perform close tolerance machine work, ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions, strong interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, and possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a permanent full-time (40 hours per week) Union Position. The (2022) rate of pay is $36.69 to $38.62 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.

General Manager, Transit and Emergency Services

About the role

The General Manager, Transit & Emergency Services (the GM, TES) directs, coordinates and plans staff activities related to transportation and emergency services functions. The GM, TES oversees the Regional District’s transportation and emergency services policy direction and coordinates and provides advice to the Board and Committees.

Qualifications

As the ideal candidate, you have progressed in your career to a senior role in transit or transportation, with proven experience in leading large teams and significant change across a complex, diverse and multi-stakeholder environment. You place considerable weight in the power of positive relationships and recognize when it’s appropriate to take a leadership position or a supporting position. With experience working with elected officials as well as a highly unionized labour force, you have the communications and listening skills needed to ensure priorities, concerns and perspectives are understood and addressed in a meaningful and respectful way.

Superintendent, Aquatic Services

ABOUT THE ROLE

Due to current incumbent’s retirement, the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking a permanent full-time Superintendent, Aquatic Services.

The successful candidate would be responsible for the provision of recreation services and building operations related to the delivery of effective and efficient aquatic operations on behalf of the Regional District of Nanaimo. Provides support, advice and recommendations to the Manager of Recreation Services and the General Manager of Recreation and Parks regarding a variety of aquatic services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree in Recreation Management, or a related field, plus a minimum of five years of related experience working in a municipal or regional government community aquatic facility setting and a minimum of three years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a unionized environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of other related aquatic specialized training/certification in areas such as pool operators, building service training, aquatic lifesaving and or instructing training an asset.

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.

Process Engineer

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, while also representing municipal residents on 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 155,000 people.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Director, Water and Wastewater Services, the Process Engineer will be responsible for the development, implementation, management, and coordination of plans, policies, programs, and engineering designs. The Process Engineer contributes to supporting the effective and efficient operation and maintenance of treatment facilities and processes to meet current and future requirements. This position will have a focus on optimizing operational processes, meet service expectations, departmental goals, and objectives.

Maintenance Worker - Arena

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking three (3) Casual Maintenance Workers- Arena 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. 

POSITION DETAILS

This is a Casual Union Position with varied hours of work including evenings, weekends and split shifts. The (2022) rate of pay is $31.65 to $33.32 plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Lifeguard/ Instructor

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a five (5) 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)
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • 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.