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What are Bridgewater's hiring practices?
Under the Town of Bridgewater's 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 internal and/or 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 outlines the recruitment and selection process.
The Town of Bridgewater is committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. At the Town of Bridgewater, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process,
Director of Corporate Services -- MJSB
Click here for details on the Director of Corporate Services position with MJSB!
About the MJSB
The Municipal Joint Services Board - Lunenburg Region (MJSB), was formed in 2013 through a cost sharing agreement. Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s south shore, MJSB’s purpose is to improve services for the residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay. MJSB’s shared services currently include waste, information technology, and human resources. We are currently expanding our shared services to include additional corporate services to our municipal partners.
We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. We strive to make our recruitment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide candidates with accommodations as required. If you require any accommodations at any point during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources.
About the Role
As the Director of Corporate Services, you are a strategic thinker who can operationalize the objectives of the MJSB. You are a strong leader, with exceptional communication skills, who can engage others to get things done. You recognize the importance of building relationships through collaboration and partnerships. This position will continue to enhance the partnerships with our municipal partners.
The Director of Corporate Services will lead a small team of finance and administrative professionals as well as other corporate shared services staff. As a member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the MJSB COO, you also liaise with the Directors of Finance and other Directors for each of the partner municipalities. The Director works closely with the COO and the Board to develop policy direction for MJSB, as well as providing financial advice and recommendations to the Board and Finance Committee.
- Deliver an accurate, approved annual operating and capital budget to partner municipalities on time as required by the MJSB agreement.
- Lead the annual financial audit process and development of accurate annual financial statements on time for partner municipalities to meet timelines required by legislation
- Accurate timely monthly revenue and tonnage reporting with appropriate variance analysis coordinated with all MJSB lines of business.
- Accurate timely quarterly financial and business plan reporting with appropriate variance analysis and forecasting coordinated with all MJSB lines of business, and recommendations to the Finance Committee and the Board.
- Annual strategic and business plans for corporate services, including key focus on MJSB service enhancement, growth, optimization, and opportunities to leverage strengths and partnerships.
- Deliver on the annual strategic and business plans for corporate services.
- CPA qualification, member in good standing
- At least five years’ experience in a financial management role
- At least five years’ experience in a related leadership role
- Experience with preparing budgets, management accounts and year-end financial accounts
- Extensive experience with and thorough working knowledge of computerised accounting systems and spreadsheets.
- Previous public sector experience is an asset, specifically municipal government experience is preferred
- Demonstrated excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
- Proficient at guiding clients to develop cohesive, high-performing teams who are committed to service excellence
- Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
- In-depth knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards as well as the Nova Scotia Financial Reporting and Accounting Manual
- Knowledge of applicable legislation such the Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia and other relevant legislation and regulations
- Knowledge of municipal policies and best practices is an asset
- To build effective, supportive relationships with clients in diverse settings
- To assess and understand organizational needs and drive action to achieve them by working closely with partners and clients
- To develop and effectively communicate and guide the implementation of innovative solutions
- To successfully lead others to achieve organization’s mission; to lead with impact
- To communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including with staff, the Board and Councils as required
Compensation and Other Details
- Full time, 35 hours per week
- Competitive group insurance, health and dental plan and pension plan.
- Position works at the waste disposal site, 908 Mullock Road, Whynott’s Settlement, NS (subject to change)
- Annual salary range is: $94,977.50 to $130,594.07, commensurate with qualifications and experience
- Click here to view the full job description.
How to Apply
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 12 noon.
Please send your cover letter and resume as one document, in confidence to:
Lynn Wagner, Director of Human Resources
Please include the competition number in the subject line: #MJSB_DIRCOPRSERV_2023
Environmental Services Manager
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We invite you to click this link to download the recruitment document for the Environmental Services Manager position.
Manager of Engineering Services
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We invite you to click this link to download the recruitment document for the Manager of Enginering Services position.
Click here for info on the Engineering Technologist position!
ABOUT THE ROLE
Engineering Technologist is responsible for providing engineering and technical support with respect to the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of several types of infrastructure under the Engineering Department’s authority. This includes assets associated with facilities, parks, fleet, water distribution and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, storm water collection and management, and transportation (i.e. streets, sidewalks, bridges, and traffic signals)
The position also provides engineering and technical support with respect to capital projects, as well as development, utility, and regulatory applications.
WORK WITH US
Bridgewater is a thriving town of more than 8,900 people, nestled in the heart of the historic LaHave River Valley. Known as the “Main Street of the South Shore”, Bridgewater offers numerous services and industries to its citizens and the Lunenburg County region. Good planning is essential to the town’s long-term health and sustainability as the community continues to develop and grow.
The Town of Bridgewater is committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. At the Town of Bridgewater, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact
- 2-year post-secondary diploma in engineering technology (civil engineering)
- Willing to regularly upgrade technical knowledge (professional development)
- Certified as an Engineering Technician (C-Tech) or Technologist (CET) is a strong asset
- Member in good standing with TechNova or other provincial regulating body.
- A valid Nova Scotia Class 5 Driver’s license (required)
- 1-3 years of related experience
- Previous municipal government experience is considered an asset
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office and engineering/technical related software. Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Excel are required.
- Engineering design skills.
- Financial management skills (budgeting, costing, etc.)
- Procurement and inventory skills
- Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
- Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Write clear and concise reports, memos, letters, and other technical correspondence.
- Able to work well under pressure.
- Practical knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations relevant to the various functional areas
- Knowledge of best practices in the municipal engineering environment
- Knowledge of Municipal Design and Construction Standards.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
o Permanent, non-union position
o Salary: $64,165 - 82,176, commensurate with experience. The Town of Bridgewater offers a competitive benefits package including a Defined Contribution pension plan and a Flex Work Policy which enables variety of options to promote work-life balance.
o Full-time (35 hours per week)
Interested individuals should forward a resume, cover letter. Submission should be sent in confidence to:
Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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PLEASE NOTE -- We are currently fully staffed for Transit drivers, however we're always willing to add to our files for future opportunities. Please contact us if you wish to submit your resume and have it kept on file for future opportunities as they arise.
Employment Opportunity -- Bridgewater Transit drivers
Are you a "people person" with good driving skills? Are you interested in being a part of an amazing Town service that helps residents from a variety of backgrounds in our community? Then we'd love to hear from you and invite you to apply to join the Town of Bridgewater team and become a bus driver with Bridgewater Transit!
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.
For complete position details or to submit your resume, please contact Transit Supervisor Jim Coleman at