Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - October 26 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.

Licensed Journeyman Mechanic—Invermere

Licensed Journeyman Mechanic for our busy automotive repair and tire shop. We require someone with experience in all automotive fields. Prefer that they supply their own basic tools, valid driver’s license. Resume to [email protected]

Millwright or Apprentice Millwright—Golden

You will work closely with our Maintenance and Mountain Operations teams to use your knowledge and experience as a Millwright.  If you enjoy getting your hands dirty, working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and love the mountain lifestyle, this job is for you! Apply via the Kicking Horse Resort Career page.

Journeyman Automotive Technicians—Fernie

Legacy Ford Fernie is a local dealership in the community of Fernie, BC servicing the surrounding area.  Journeyman certificate is an asset, we will review 3rd & 4th year apprentice. Dealership experience. Minimum 3 years automotive experience. Experience with Ford vehicles is an asset. Resume to: [email protected]

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians—Cranbrook

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians will work at our Cranbrook location and will be responsible for performing major and minor repairs, maintenance, overhauls and servicing on various types of heavy duty equipment, primarily on a fleet of commercial tractor trailers. Resume to: [email protected]

New Josie Hotel is hiring—Rossland

Work & play in the beautiful City of Rossland, nestled in the West Kootenay region. The Josie Hotel is looking for service-orientated, enthusiastic team members. Competitive pay, extensive benefits, continuous training & development and a dynamic team that never says no to a little fun. Visit the Career page on our website.

Civil Design Technologist—West Kootenay — Nelson area

Design calculations and analysis; Civil 3D; CAD drafting and computer-aided design tasks for municipal engineering including: roadways, water distribution, wastewater collection and pumping, and storm water management; contract document preparation in MMCD format; engineering cost estimating; construction inspections and contract administration. Apply Careers:

Sales Representative Sleeman Breweries—East and West Kootenay

Reporting to the District Sales Manager, the Sales Representative will represent our company and grow Sleeman Breweries’ portfolio presence in the trade. Key responsibilities include: achieve territory sales volume and portfolio distribution targets; execute category management strategy; establish business relationships with customers (retail and on-premise); advise/provide recommendations regarding Sleeman products, promotions, and sales opportunities; and work with customer to develop account plans and priorities. Please apply via this link.

Climbing Arborist—Castlegar

Applicant must be a Climbing Arborist with a minimum of 4 years of experience. Applicant must be career minded, quality and performance driven. Extensive knowledge of the industry is a must and the applicant should be comfortable with all aspects of climbing (spur and spurless), rigging and general operations. Preference will be given to ISA Certified Arborists. Must have reliable transportation to and from our shop location in Castlegar each day, and valid driver’s licence. Contact: [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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