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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 Engagement and Communication Officer (Term: 2 years)

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Energize Bridgewater Engagement and Communication Officer (Term: 2 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

We are seeking an experienced, creative, insights-driven, hands-on senior engagement and communications professional. You will be part of the Town of Bridgewater’s small but mighty Energize Bridgewater team. Reporting to the Energize Bridgewater Project Manager, the Energize Bridgewater Engagement and Communications Officer designs, delivers, and evaluates internal and external engagement and communications strategies and initiatives.

As this multidisciplinary team’s communications and engagement expert, you will work closely with the Energize Bridgewater Project Manager to ensure alignment and integration between the Energize Bridgewater program streams and all related engagement and communications work, as well as to organizational, community and academic engagement initiatives. The Engagement and Communications Officer ensures that program engagement and communications activities 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.

In this role, your ability to juggle multiple responsibilities on tight timelines is essential. If you are a self-starter with demonstrated experience developing unique, engaging, and consistent engagement and communications with a design flare, this would be the right role for you. The role requires strategic thinking, cross-team collaboration, and exceptional written communication, branding, digital media (web, social, video), and design skills.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or a related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in a role or roles with responsibility for internal and external communications strategy and implementation, content creation, and engagement planning and implementation.
  • Proven experience with paid social media strategies.
  • Experience developing video, including conceptualization and storyboarding.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications and content marketing plans that include measurement metrics.
  • Experience managing external consultants.
  • Experience in any of the following considered an asset:
    • Energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects
    • Smart cities initiatives
    • Public sector
    • Community services sector and/or poverty alleviation
    • WordPress or comparable web platforms.
    • Familiarity with MindManager software

Click here to download/view the full job description for this position.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Two-year term position
  • Salary: $48,883 - $65,163, 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# TOBEBENGAGE_2021 B

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 14, 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)

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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