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Employment Opportunities

View Employment Policies and Procedures3.3 Hiring Policy and Procedures (Policy #35)
It is the policy of Council to always hire the most competent and qualified candidates available for a position. Accordingly, where there is a vacancy, an open competition is held combining both internal and external candidates. The employer recognizes the value of a planned approach to recruitment and selection whereby vacant or new positions are filled by the most competent and qualified candidates possible. The Policy and Procedures document (PDF format) outlines the recruitment and selection process.


Customer Service Representative

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Customer Service Representative (CSR) – Permanent, Full-time

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Accountant, the Customer Service Representative is the main point of contact for residents and other customers accessing services at Town Hall. The role provides front line service to members of the public including processing cash receipts (billing and collection), issuing service orders, and answering inquiries in addition to supporting the operations of the Finance Department.

ABOUT YOU

You are passionate about customer service and take pride in serving the public. You are a problem-solver who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the those you interact with have the best possible experience when they walk through the door or pick-up the phone. You understand that as the “face” of the organization your use of tact, professionalism, and good judgement make a huge difference in how the organization is perceived by residents and all customers. You are comfortable handling cash and processing a variety of transactions on behalf of the various departments of the organization.  Your eye for detail and ability to handle a fast-paced work environment allow you get the job done efficiently and accurately. 

OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Post-secondary diploma in a one- or two-year program in Business Administration, Accounting, or another related field is required.

Experience:

  • Previous experience with customer service/reception in an office setting is a strong asset. Municipal experience is preferred.

Skills:

  • Numeracy and cash-handling skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • File management, data entry, and other administrative procedures.

Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of finance procedures including procurement, accounts payable, and receivable is an asset.
  • Knowledge of municipal government processes and operations is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software is an asset. Familiarity with TownSuite is a strong asset.

For the full job description for this position, click here.


If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. Apply today and tell us why you’re the right person for this important role.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Permanent, Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Salary: $38,342 – 46,600, commensurate with experience.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested individuals should forward a resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer

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Competition# TOBCSR_2021

Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 11, 2021

While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Aquatics Headguard / Lesson Supervisor (2021)

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Position Title:    Headguard / Lesson Supervisor

Reports To:         Aquatic Manager

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Aquatics Manager, you will oversee the daily operations of the aquatic facility, throughout your shift. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the lifeguard supervision of facility patrons, and/or ensure that aquatic programs are being performed to ensure optimal teamwork and service excellence.

Qualifications

Mandatory Qualifications: (To be maintained as a condition of employment)

  • National Lifeguard Service Award (NLS) – Pool Option
  • Water Safety Instructors (WSI)
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR-C and/or HCP
  • WHIMIS
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an instructor / lifeguard

Desirable Qualifications:

  • AED Responder
  • Lifesaving Instructor Trainer
  • National Lifeguard Service Award Instructor (NLSI – Pool)
  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Lifesaving Society Aquatic Supervisory Training
  • Pool Operator 1 (CPO)


Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For complete position details click: pdf Aquatics Headguard Lesson Supervisor (98 KB)

Aquatic Lifeguard (2021)

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Position Title:    Aquatic Lifeguard

Reports To:         Aquatic Manager

Position Summary

Reporting to the Aquatic Manager, under the leadership of an aquatic shift supervisor, this role involves ensuring the safety supervision of facility patrons through prevention and timely response to injuries, incidents, and emergencies. The incumbent strives to deliver the highest quality aquatic experience to our members and guests in our fast-paced, growing environment.

Qualifications

Mandatory Qualifications: (to be maintained as a condition of employment)

  • National Lifeguard Service Award (NLS) – Pool Option
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR – C and/or HCP
  • WHMIS

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • AED Responder
  • National Lifeguard Service Instructor (NLSI – Pool)
  • Lifesaving Instructor


Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For complete details click here: pdf Aquatic Lifeguard (96 KB)

Recreation -- Day Camp Leader

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Position Summary:  Implements the Recreation Day Camp Program and supervises program participants.

Supervision: Not Applicable

Working Conditions: This is an 8- 9 week position that operates out of Woodland Gardens and the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include days and some weekends.

Qualifications: The incumbent must possess the following required qualifications:

  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Should be enthusiastic, energetic, innovative, & display strong leadership skills.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain certification in CPR-B, Emergency First Aid and WHMIS.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For position details, click here: pdf Day Camp Leader 2021 (589 KB)

Recreation -- Summer Manager (2021)

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Position Summary:  Responsible for the planning and implementation of the Bridgewater Recreation Summer Program and staff supervision.

Supervision: Responsible for the direct supervision of day camp staff including the Day Camp Coordinator, and Day camp Leaders.

Working Conditions: This is a 15 week position that operates out of the Town Hall and Woodland Gardens and Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include days and some weekends.

Qualifications: The incumbent must possess the following required qualifications:

  • A student studying in the field of recreation, health, physical education, public relations, or education is desirable.  Leadership experience is an asset.
  • Possession of a valid class 5 Nova Scotia driver’s license.
  • Access to a vehicle.
  • Current certification in CPR-B, Emergency First Aid and WHMIS.
  • Current criminal records and vulnerable sector checks.

Deadline: March 12, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For complete details, plesase click here: pdf Summer Manager 2021 (596 KB)

Recreation -- Day Camp Coordinator (2021)

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Position Summary:  Responsible for the planning and implementation and supervision of the Bridgewater Recreation Day Camp Program.

Supervision: Responsible for the direct supervision of Day Camp Leaders

Working Conditions: This is a 14 week position that operates out of the Town Hall (60 Pleasant Street), Woodland Gardens and Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Hours of work are subject to a schedule and may include days and some weekends.

Qualifications: The incumbent must possess the following required qualifications:

  • A student in the field of recreation, physical education, education, or child studies is desirable.
  • Certification in CPR-B/AED, Emergency First Aid and WHMIS.
  • Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check

Deadline March 12, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For complete details, click here: pdf Day Camp Coordinator 2021 (590 KB)

DesBrisay Museum -- Program Planner, Special Events (2021)

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Position Title: Program Planner, Special Events (term)

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   April 26, 2021 to September 3, 2021 (subject to change)

Position Summary: The position’s responsibilities include development, coordination, management, set up and promotion of various Museum events over the summer.  Events will include heritage walking tours, music concerts, heritage skills program, children’s school programs, and multigenerational hands-on workshops.

Deadline: March 15, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For position details, click here: pdf Program Planner Special Events (128 KB)

DesBrisay Museum -- Built Heritage Assistant (2021)

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Position Title: Built Heritage Assistant (term)

Department:  Community Development

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   May 4 to August 16, 2021 (subject to change)

Position Summary: Work with DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater’s Heritage Advisory Committee, and the Community Development Department to promote and celebrate built heritage of the Town.

Deadline: March 15, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For a complete position description click: pdf Built Heritage Assistant (109 KB)

DesBrisay Museum -- Guest Services Manager (2021)

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Position Title: Guest Services Manager (term)

Reports to:  Culture, Heritage & Events Coordinator

Term:   April 26, 2021 to September 3, 2021 (subject to change)

Position Summary:  The Guest Services Manager will provide front desk visitor services and gift shop sales. The position also assists with basic collection management, exhibit development and archival research at DesBrisay Museum. This position will support the Program Planner with the delivery and creation of promotional products for summer events, including Canada Day, and heritage skill programs. Additionally, the role involves developing small in-house exhibits, panel displays, and online content that celebrates the heritage & cultural of our community.

Deadline: March 15, 2021. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For complete posting details, click here: pdf Guest Services Manager (128 KB)

Casual Bus Drivers

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Are you a people-person with good driving skills? Are you interested in being a part of a new and exciting Town service? Join our team and become a casual bus driver with Bridgewater Transit.
If you are looking for employment that allows you to use your friendly and courteous personality to connect with your community, please apply today!

As the ideal candidate, you have:
• High School Diploma or equivalent (required);
• Completion of a defensive driving course (may be supplied by employer);
• A valid Nova Scotia Class 1 or 2 Driver’s license (required) and a clean driving record;
• Three (3) years of experience working in a service occupation dealing directly with customers;
• Five (5) years of recent driving experience;
• Ability to work in Canada;
• Driving experience in a public transit environment is an asset.

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