60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142

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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Our vibrant community is seeking a motivated candidate to assume the role of Fire Inspector/ Building Official for our Engineering Department.

Position Summary: As Fire Inspector 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.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
- Certified Fire Inspector (Level I or II)
- Certified Building Official (Level I or II)
- Relevant post-secondary education (diploma or degree)
- Previous experience in a related role is considered an asset
- A combination of education and experience may also be considered
- Must be eligible for appointment as a Special Constable
- Knowledge of the requirements of the National Fire Code of Canada and the Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act as they pertain to the use, occupancy and fire safety within and without buildings
- Knowledge of the National Building Code of Canada, the Nova Scotia Building Code Act and Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations
- Knowledge of Town By-laws and certain Provincial statutes, such as the Emergency Measures Act and the Municipal Government Act

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This is a permanent, full time position. Salary range is $ 53,922 to $69,624. The Town of Bridgewater also offers a comprehensive benefits package including defined contribution pension plan.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume in confidence by Friday, October 12, 2018 to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources
Town of Bridgewater
60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater NS B4V 3X9
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Fax: 902 543-6876

While we appreciate your interest in working for the Town of Bridgewater, only those candidates selected for an 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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