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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.


Energize Bridgewater Digital Tech Internship (12-month Term)

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Energize Bridgewater Digital Tech Internship (12-month Term)

ABOUT ENERGIZE BRIDGEWATER

Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming. Winner of a GLOBE award in 2018 as well as the national Smart Cities Challenge in 2019, the community's Energize Bridgewater program has been recognized for its approach to innovation in a municipal setting.

Through this program, the Town is moving toward a transition to a clean, energy efficient economy within 30 years, while simultaneously lifting its residents out of energy poverty, a condition that affects nearly 40% of the population. With funding in place, Bridgewater is expanding its sustainability team by seeking highly motivated professionals who want to be at the forefront of climate, energy, and social innovation in Canada.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Digital Tech Intern reports to the Senior Energy Program Manager and helps The Town of Bridgewater develop and launch its Energy Management Information System (EMIS) related to the Energize Bridgewater program, which is a nationally recognized Smart Cities initiative. The primary responsibility of the role is to support the design, prototyping, evaluation, and improvement of EMIS and data communication components and infrastructure that support the Town’s clean energy and energy poverty reduction programs. The Digital Intern works as part of an interdisciplinary team that includes other technical, financial, and community engagement specialists, the Town’s municipal enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provider, the IT Services department, the data security consultant, the service provider and the community clients. The Digital Tech Intern reports to the IT System Integration Specialist. This is a twelve (12) month term position.

This is a Clean Tech Internship through Career Launcher, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of their Science Horizons Youth Internship Program creating employment opportunities for youth to build the green workforce and contribute to economic growth in environmental and clean technology sectors. Specific eligibility criteria apply.

ABOUT YOU

  • Post-secondary graduate in computer sciences, information technology, data analytics, or related field
  • No more than 30-years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations

 

Skills:  

Technical documentation

▪ Data analysis & reporting 

▪ Data flows and data mapping 

▪ IT Business Analysis

▪ Project Management 

Knowledge: 

Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS)

▪ Energy efficiency and clean energy technologies

▪ Request for Proposal (RFP) process

▪ Software development lifecycle (SDLC)

▪ Internet of Things (IoT) protocols

▪ Smart Cities approaches and technologies

▪ Open data systems

▪ Cyber security and system resilience

▪ Data privacy and governance

Abilities:

Team player who is also able to work independently and handle conflicting priorities while maintaining consistent, quality performance standards.

▪ Ability to manage multiple tasks within tight deadlines and prioritize effectively, while delivering high quality work.

▪ Solution oriented with a high sense of quality, attention to detail, accuracy, efficiency, and meeting tight deadlines.

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TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • 12-month term position (approximate)
  • Salary: $48,000 annually
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required

SUBMISSION DETAILS

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

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer

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Competition# TOBEBITINTERN_2021

Deadline to apply: Monday, November 8, 2021.

All applications will receive notification of receipt, if you do not receive this notification, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Economic Development Officer

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Economic Development Officer

ABOUT BRIDGEWATER 
The Town of Bridgewater (pop: ~8,700) is located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, about one hour’s drive from the provincial capital of Halifax. A forward-thinking, progressive community, in 2014 our town was named “Best Place To Raise A Family” in Atlantic Canada. In 2019, Bridgewater was declared winner of the $5 million Smart Cities Challenge prize for its plan to combat energy poverty. As the “Main Street of the South Shore,” we are the hub community of our region, boasting great recreation amenities and quality of life, matched with a wide range of shops, services, and restaurants to suit the tastes and needs of you and your family.


ABOUT THE ROLE
 
We are seeking an experienced Economic Development professional to join our 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. 


KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Community Development, or a related field; undergraduate required, masters’ preferred.
  • Certificate or Diploma from a recognized program of Economic Development.

Experience: 

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a role or roles with responsibility for economic development or a related field.
  • Program delivery and project management would be an asset.
  • Experience in areas such as business, industrial/commercial development, real estate and/or marketing would be an asset.
  • Combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Knowledge:

  • Understanding of local government roles and responsibilities
  • Municipal, provincial, and federal regulatory environment related to economic development 
  • Familiarity and experience with municipal and property law
  • Demonstrated understanding of economic development principles
  • Basic knowledge of GIS systems would be an asset.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Business Analyst would be an asset.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license and be willing to travel.


For a complete detailed position description, click here.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Permanent position
  • Salary: $65,000 - 84,000, commensurate with experience. 
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


SUBMISSION DETAILS 

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

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer 
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Competition# TOBEDO_2021

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. 

Energize Bridgewater Project Director (Term - 3 years)

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Employment Opportunity

Energize Bridgewater Project Director (Term - 3 years)

ABOUT ENERGIZE BRIDGEWATER
Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming. Winner of a GLOBE award in 2018 as well as the national Smart Cities Challenge in 2019, the community's Energize Bridgewater program has been recognized for its approach to innovation in a municipal setting.

Through this program, the Town is moving toward a transition to a clean, energy efficient economy within 30 years, while simultaneously lifting its residents out of energy poverty, a condition that affects nearly 40% of the population. With funding in place for the next five years, Bridgewater is expanding its sustainability team by seeking highly motivated professionals who want to be at the forefront of climate, energy, and social innovation in Canada.

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Energize Bridgewater Project Director oversees strategic and the day-to-day management of the Energize Bridgewater program.  The primary responsibility of this role is to lead the team of staff, consultants, and community partners to deliver the project and its outcomes and ensure it is achieved on time and within the project’s contractual and social obligations.  The Project Director is also responsible for managing contracts with vendors and partners, managing project risks, and reporting to funders, the Chief Administrative Officer and Town Council.  To nurture innovation and support program design, prototyping, and evaluation efforts, the Project Director will foster an adaptive management environment for the Energize Bridgewater team and its partners.  The Project Director reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible to manage developmental and capacity building of departmental staff, and financial management of the department budgets and plans and to ensure Energize Bridgewater is aligned with Council and Organizational priorities.

ABOUT YOU
A seasoned professional with a portfolio of successful projects under your belt, you are skilled at turning vision into reality and ensuring that project resources are utilized and maximized to their full potential. You have a passion for sustainability, clean energy transformation, and are aligned with Energize Bridgewater’s poverty reduction goals. You thrive in an innovation environment but have the skills and acumen to lead a project team within the context of a broader organization to successful outcomes. You are strategically minded but can comfortably navigate the day-to-day operations without losing sight of the big picture.

OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Post-secondary degree in sciences, arts, or commerce, preferably a concentration in Engineering, Planning, or master’s in business administration.

Certification:

  • Professional Project Manager (PPM) certification considered an asset.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of senior level experience managing  projects and leading project teams.
  • Experience managing complex multi-year projects that focus on technology deployment and innovation.
  • Experience in one or more of the following is an asset but not a limiting factor:
    • Energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects
    • Smart cities initiatives
    • Public sector
    • Community services sector and/or poverty alleviation

CLICK HERE to view the full detailed job description for this position.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • 3-year term position (approximate)
  • Salary Range: $90,125 to $98,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

SUBMISSION DETAILS

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

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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Competition# TOBEBDIRECTOR_2021

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

All applications will receive notification of receipt, if you do not receive this notification, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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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