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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.

Fire Inspector / Building Official

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As Fire Inspector, the incumbent performs duties and enforcement pertaining to fire and life safety as per Nova Scotia Fire Safety Regulations, the Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act, the National Fire Code of Canada and Chapter 18 of the Town’s Bylaws. As a Building Official, assists the Inspection and Facility Manager in the inspection of buildings to ensure compliance with the Nova Scotia Building Code Act, Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations, the National Building Code, the Municipal Government Act and other applicable Acts and Regulations. This position also acts as the Town’s Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC) for the Regional Emergency Management Organization.

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Economic Development Officer

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The Town of Bridgewater is seeking an experienced Economic Development professional to join our staff team.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position supports the strategic goals of the Town and the implementation of the Town’s Economic and Business Development priorities with specific responsibility for investment attraction; business retention and expansion; relationship building; local and external business engagement, communications and development; and, land marketing, sales and acquisition. 

This position has senior strategic project management responsibilities for major initiatives undertaken within the Town. This position also has responsibility for developing briefing papers, research reports, staff reports and policy development. This role will be actively engaged with other departments and other economic development stakeholders to ensure that the economic development efforts are aligned, integrated and consistent with all of Council’s strategic priorities and directions.

Economic Development Officer -- Position Summary

Economic Development Officer -- Detailed Description

Energize Bridgewater -- Engagement and Communications Officer

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Reporting to the Energize Bridgewater Project Manager, the Energize Bridgewater Engagement and Communications Officer develops communication and engagement strategies. As the communications and engagement expert, working within a multi-disciplinary team, the Engagement and Communications Officer creates and deploys internal and external communications, facilitates engagement initiatives, and reports on progress. 

The Engagement and Communications Officer contributes actively to the alignment and integration of the project streams as well as to community engagement initiatives, ensures that program communications are centrally coordinated, and that the accessibility needs of all stakeholders, including marginalized and vulnerable community members, are comprehensively integrated into all products and channels.

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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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