Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 19 issue

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Secretary-Treasurer - Leadership Opportunity — School District 5 - Southeast Kootenay

Southeast Kootenay School District 5, located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, invites applications for the senior leadership position of Secretary-Treasurer. In this role, you will be a part of a dynamic team overseeing all aspects of the district's financial matters.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, you will provide expertise and advice in the areas of finance, legal, labour relations, and corporate services to the elected board. Your role will be instrumental in supporting the Board of Education's mission and mandate.

With at least five years of experience in a senior management or strategic leadership role in finance and/or human resources, in your role as corporate officer, you will provide financial and operational support and guidance to board operations and governance.

Your qualifications include a post-graduate university degree and professional accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant), experience managing employees in a unionized environment, and deep knowledge of provincial legislation and related compliance requirement as it pertains to public education.

As part of our senior leadership, you will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, public relations acumen, and a collaborative approach in support of our district's educational and financial goals.

Our District

We are located in the southeast corner of the province of British Columbia. Our region features spectacular mountain scenery, clean lakes, forested hillsides and wide-open spaces. With an approximate population of 36,000 most people live in the communities of Cranbrook, South Country (Baynes Lake, Grasmere, Elko, Galloway and Jaffray), Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford.

The communities and their surrounding areas are supported by resource based industries such as mining, forestry, tourism, along with other small secondary industries. Our residents enjoy the many natural amenities associated with the environment: fishing, hiking, skiing, cycling and golfing. Cranbrook is the home of the College of the Rockies, and the Kootenay Ice Junior Hockey team. Fernie is the proud home of one of the fastest growing ski developments in North America: Fernie Alpine Resort.

In Southeast Kootenay, we set high expectations for our students. Our students thrive in an innovative and academically enriched educational environment. Our caring and supportive school communities value family involvement and foster clear values that build confidence, character, and good citizenship every day. We encourage our students to participate in a wide array of co-curricular activities, and motivate each child to reach his or her individual potential. 

How to apply:

Qualified individuals are invited to create a profile and apply to posting E1819-006 online at and follow the links under staff>employment>excluded staff. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. The successful candidate will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. We thank all who apply; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: 12:00pm MST, November 15, 2018. The start date for this position is negotiable, but it is anticipated that the appointment would be effective March 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Lynn Hauptman at [email protected]. For a detailed job description, please contact [email protected]. School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay) is an equal opportunity employer.

Forest Technologist—Cranbrook, Nelson, Castlegar and Revelstoke

As a Forest Technologist, you will perform a variety of technical and operational duties to support the planning, engineering and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office. Applying your knowledge of technical forestry management and field operations, you will estimate and compile resource needs, cost requirements, and conduct resource assessments. Please apply via our posting online.

Field Technician—Sparwood

Troubleshooting, removal and reinstallation of electronic equipment (two way radio, computers, antennas) from various types of mobile machinery on mine sites and similar locations. Minimum education grade 12 diploma, a good background in electronics an asset, basic knowledge of electrical wiring, skilled in the use of hand tools and some mechanical skills. Apply: [email protected]

Floorcovering Installer—Fernie

We offer competitive compensation and an opportunity to live and work in the beautiful BC Rockies. If you have a minimum of 5 years of experience installing carpet and vinyl and wish to join a growth-oriented company dedicated to the highest ethical and professional standards, we look forward to hearing from you. Apply: [email protected]

Member Service Representative—Invermere/Radium Hot Springs

As a Member Service Representative, you are the front line staff in our branches, responsible for assisting our members with their day-to-day financial transactions. You provide a superior member experience, recommending solutions and advice to improve our members’ financial lives. Please visit to submit your application (careers). 

Business Support Manager—Golden

This is a key role in the organisation, responsible for keeping the business running in an efficient manner administratively and providing key information for decision making to the senior team. This office-based position is an exciting opportunity to work in 4 areas of the business: financial, marketing, administration and information. Apply: [email protected]

Apprentice and Journeyman Electricians—Revelstoke

To start immediately. Apprentice and Journeyman Electricians to hire. Please apply by email only. [email protected]

Automotive Journeyman Technician—Nelson

Nelson Ford is looking to expand their service department to meet the growing demand in this part of the province. They are looking for an Automotive Journeyman Technician who is Red Seal (Interprovincial) or BC certified. Resume to: [email protected]

Floor Covering Installer—Grand Forks

This position is for a floor covering installer who will install carpet and sheet vinyl. The position will also include tear out and floor preparation work. Some warehousing will also be involved. Floor covering experience and building/construction experience is an asset. Apply: [email protected]

Client Service Professional—Cranbrook

Koocanusa Publications Incorporated (KPI) Media is looking for an energetic individual who is an excellent communicator and strong team player. This Client Service Professional position involves working directly with a client base of small and large business owners, agents, and marketing managers who are located throughout  the East and West Kootenay region—helping them maximize their print and Internet advertising, marketing, and promotion. Apply to: [email protected]

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