Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 29 issue

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Level II Waste Water Treatment Facility Operator & Civic Works Equipment Operator—The Corporation of the Village of Salmo

Salmo, “the Hub of the Kootenays” has a strong community spirit and is a fantastic place to live! Centrally located on Hwy 3 about 30 minutes from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson or Creston, Salmo offers the best of mountain living. Family-friendly Salmo features beautiful parks, trails and rivers, affordable housing prices, elementary and high schools, a community centre, swimming pool, curling and hockey rinks, a ski hill, golf course, bike-park, fishing and much more. If you enjoy a job with lots of variety and life in a small, vibrant village this is the place for you!

The Civic Works Department operates a Level II Waste Water Treatment Facility and Level I Waste Water Collection System and a well-based Level 1 Water Distribution System. In addition the team improves and maintains the village’s municipal infrastructure, including roads, sidewalks, parks, dike and other facilities, and provides winter snow removal for the village.

The waste water treatment system uses an activated sludge process in a Level II Facility. It includes primary screening at the headworks, two parallel oxidation ditches, two clarifiers, sludge dewatering, and treated effluent disposal to 5 rapid infiltration basins.

The Level II Utility Operator & Civic Works Equipment Operator (L2) position is responsible for daily operations of the waste water treatment facility and collection system, including the technical and manual support associated with operations, and assists with the operation of the water distribution system. In addition, working closely with the Civic Works Foreman, the Administrative Assistant and outside contractors as necessary, the L2 is responsible for planning, design, environmental permitting, installation, operations, maintenance, commissioning, and renovations of the Village wastewater and sewer utility systems. The work involves some complexity and variety in the performance of skilled and semi-skilled tasks relating to water production, waste water collection and treatment.

As an equipment operator the L2 operates heavy equipment year-round including the John Deer 444 loader/snowplow, an excavator, grader and dump truck and other miscellaneous equipment. Duties are split approximately 50/50 between system operations and civic works projects. All duties are performed in accordance with legislation, good engineering practices and departmental policy, but also require independence of judgement and resolution of technical challenges in day-to-day activities.

Work is performed indoors and out under all seasonal weather conditions. Heavy lifting is required. Instructions are received orally and in writing. The incumbent is expected to carry a village-supplied cell phone, respond to after hours SCADA trouble calls and emergency snow removal requests as necessary, and be available for back up to other operations needing assistance on call outs. There is a regular on-call schedule for the civic works team. A non-union facility we provide a competitive wage and benefits package and participate in the municipal pension fund.



  • Completion of Grade 12, including English and mathematics.
  • Valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Level II
  • Valid EOCP Wastewater Collection Level I
  • Valid EOCP Water Distribution Level I
  • BCWWA-Certified Backflow Assembly Tester.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a water and wastewater utility, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a municipal environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, data bases and SCADA Control Systems.
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Drivers Licence and a clear driving record.


  • Post-secondary diploma, Water & Waste Water Technician
  • Experience in systems programming and its application to utilities installations, operations and maintenance with in a supervisory capacity would be an asset.
  • Air-brakes certification
  • A mechanical aptitude with the ability to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual, mechanical, electronic and technical tasks related to the work using considerable independence of judgement.
  • Demonstrable ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, contractors and the public, providing information, assistance, advice and direction as required.

Interested applicants are requested to send their resume AND covering letter to the undersigned prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018.

Anne Williams, Chief Administrative Officer – [email protected]
Box 1000 - 423 Davies Avenue
Salmo BC V0G 1Z0

A complete job description can be viewed on our website at We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Akisqnuk First Nation (AFN)—Senior Financial Officer

The Akisqnuk First Nation (AFN) is nestled in BC’s Columbia Valley, between Radium and Fairmont Hot Springs, adjacent to the town of Invermere. This four-season playground offers something for every-one with a small-town ambiance and excellent schools.

Position Summary

As the Senior Financial Officer, you will report directly to the Senior Administrative Officer and will be responsible for the overall financial management and reporting of the financial affairs of the AFN, managing the finance, accounting, payroll, benefits, and taxation operations, developing and implementing accounting policies and procedures, and providing overall guidance in financial aspects of the AFN including investments.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership, direction, and professional support to Council and other employees in the planning, financial management, development, budgeting and daily operations;
  • Ensuring the financial administration systems, policies, procedures, directions and internal controls are appropriately designed and operating effectively;
  • Coordinating the development, review and management of the AFN annual financial plan, budgets and reports, working closely with Council, Senior Administrative Officer and Managers;
  • Overseeing financial audits, managing the compilation and production of all information required and ensuring successful completion of the audit according to pre-determined standards and timetable;
  • Preparing and presenting financial reports to Council and to the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committee at their regularly scheduled meetings;
  • Ensuring compliance with AFN’s Financial Administration Law;
  • Identifying, assessing, monitoring, and reporting on financial reporting risks and fraud risks, recommending and implementing procedures for mitigating financial reporting and fraud risks and ensuring approved procedures are followed;
  • Supervising all employees in the Finance Department; evaluating their performance annually; assisting with their training and development plans;
  • Administering the AFN Employee Benefit Programs and per-forming the responsibilities of the Plan Administrator; and,
  • Administering the AFN Property and Service Tax Laws and performing the responsibilities of the Tax Administrator.

Qualifications include:

  • CPA designation;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar financial management role, with experience in fund accounting, taxation and payroll and benefit;
  • Advanced proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite and applications, and experience working with Dynamics GP or other integrated accounting software;

For a full job posting, please visit:

Closing date: July 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. local time. Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Stephen Olson
Senior Administrative Officer
3050 Hwy 93/95
Windermere, BC V0B 2L2
Fax: (250)342-9693
Email: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Previous applicants need NOT apply.

Chair, Mir Centre For Peace—Castlegar

The development of a strategic plan for the Mir Centre for Peace, supporting locally based peace education, civil discourse and inquiry, and the development of relevant programming and services in specific areas. Resume to: [email protected]

Executive Assistant—Invermere

You’ll bring extraordinary organizational skills, creative solutions and genuine care, supporting two kick-ass leaders: our COO and CEO. Bring on the dedication with dreams of doing it better. Bring on the incredible attention to detail, the vision of perfection. Bring on the things unseen that make great work kick ass. Minimum 5 years, professional experience working in an administrative support role. Experience supporting senior leaders, ideally in a manufacturing or logistics environment. Resume to: [email protected]

RV Park Attendant—Cranbrook

The RV Park Attendants will provide on-site maintenance, customer service as well as handle overall daily upkeep of property grounds, facilities, and equipment. This position will be responsible for reservations, collecting fees, handling enquiries, clean and maintain RV facilities/sites/grounds, and ensure guest satisfaction. Resume to: [email protected], quote “RV attendant”

Administrative Officer—Nelson

Carry out administrative activities of establishment; oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures; review, evaluate and implement new administrative procedures; establish work priorities and ensure procedures are followed and deadlines are met; assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence. Effective interpersonal skills, excellent oral communication, excellent written communication, reliable, organized. Resume to:
[email protected]

Chief Facility Maintenance Operator—Sparwood

Under the direction of the Director of Community & Facility Services the Chief Facility Maintenance Operator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the maintenance of Sparwood’s recreation facilities and municipal buildings. The incumbent supervises a staff of four full time, two casual and seasonal maintenance staff, scheduling, assigning and overseeing all work performed. Resume to: [email protected]

Sales and Marketing Representative—Creston

This position involves daily sales during the harvest season, and market and strategy development during the off-season. During harvest, there may be long hours which require working 7 days a week. Source new clients, follow up on inquiries, prepare paperwork, receive requests for quotations, orders, and lead times from customers. Make quotations on standard products, write orders, and relay pertinent order information to customers. Email: [email protected]

Regional Deputy Fire Chief—Nelson

The RDCK is seeking applications for the Regional Deputy Fire Chief position, based in beautiful Nelson, BC. Working closely with the Regional Fire Chief, the Deputy will be responsible for the training, organization and influencing the direction of the RDCK Fire Service, with the aim to reduce loss of life, damage to property and injury due to emergency incidences throughout the RDCK. Email: [email protected]

Fruit Stand Sales Representative—Golden

Nellies Okanagan Fresh Fruits is looking for a full-time and part-time sales representative for the summer. We are seeking outgoing, positive individuals to fill the position. Duties include clerk services, daily cash sales, customer service skills. Resume to: [email protected]

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