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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.


Engineering Technician/Technologist (Permanent, Fulltime)

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Employment Opportunity -- Engineering Technician/Technologist (Permanent, Fulltime)

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Bridgewater is a thriving town of more than 8,000 people, nestled in the heart of the historical 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. Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ABOUT THE ROLE

Under the supervision of the Director of Engineering, this position provides technical expertise to engineering and planning services.  This position will be responsible for conducting development application reviews, coordination between the developer/consultant and the Town as well as ensuring construction is compliant to Town standards related to the civil engineering components and providing specialist advise and resources on all technical issues relating to development. The incumbent ensures compliance with applicable bylaws, coordinates responses to development requests, prepares reports for development, conducts site visits and inspections, and attends and participates in public meetings.


ABOUT YOU
You are an effective communicator and able to work and collaborate successfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have a service orientation and can navigate development processes through its various stages. You’ve got strong technical skills attained through your education and work experiences and ideally you have experience with or knowledge of municipal government infrastructure and its connection to development. You enjoy a role that allows for both in office time as well as time out in the field on construction sites. 

You may be a Certified Engineering Technician or Technologist, ideally with a civil engineering background. If this this description and the qualifications below are a match to you, we want to hear from you.

Education:

  • 2-year post-secondary diploma in engineering technology (civil engineering)

Certification:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Previous municipal government experience is considered an asset

Skills:

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office. Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Excel are required.
  • 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, memo, letters, and other technical correspondence.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Permanent, non-union position
  • Salary: $60,249 - $77,161
  • In addition to salary, the Town also offers a competitive benefits package and flexible working options.
  • Operates out of the Town Hall main office (60 Pleasant Street).
  • Regular hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (35 hours per week).

 

FOR THE DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THIS POSITION, CLICK HERE.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested individuals should forward a resume, cover letter. Submission should be sent in confidence to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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Competition# TOBDEVSERV_2022
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.

Planner Position (Planner I / Planner II)

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Planner Position (Planner I / Planner II -- Permanent, Fulltime)

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Bridgewater is a thriving town of nearly 9,000 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. Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


ABOUT THE ROLE

Under the supervision of the Manager of Planning & Development, this position provides subject matter expertise to planning services, leads and manages planning assignments or departmental projects based on Town Council’s strategic priorities. This position will have accountability for developing, reviewing and/or implementing strategic long-term plans, such as the Downtown & Waterfront Masterplan (2014), Generations Active Park Masterplan (2013), Open Space Plan (2022) Implementation and Infrastructure Planning. This role is a core member of the Community Development Department and will collaborate on various departmental and organizational initiatives within a high-functioning team including: energy poverty reduction program (Energize Bridgewater), affordable housing, heritage and urban design guidelines, flood risk policy development, economic development strategy implementation and the review of the Town’s planning documents. 

The Town of Bridgewater recognizes the value of growth and development of our staff. Accordingly, Planners will be classified as junior level (Planner I) or intermediate level (Planner II) based on the incumbent’s qualifications and experience. Full details of the qualifications and compensation for each classification are listed below. We are seeking the most qualified candidate to the fill the role but welcome applications from all interested candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

Planner II:

  • Post-secondary degree in Planning or a related field is required (Master’s level a strong asset);
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience;
  • Previous experience in municipal planning environment is a strong asset;
  • Licensed Professional Planner or eligible to become licensed per the NS Professional Planners Act is required.
  • Member in good standing with Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Suitable combination of education and experience may be considered;


Planner I:

  • University degree in Planning, Community Development or a related field is required. Must have at minimum a Bachelors’. A Master’s degree will be considered an asset;
  • Eligibility to become a Licensed Professional Planner as per the NS Professional Planners Act is required. 
  • Candidate or eligible to become a candidate member with the Canadian Institute of Planners;
  • Previous experience in municipal planning environment is a strong asset;
  • Work or volunteer experience in community planning or projects will be considered an asset.

Job Description
PLANNER II -- Click here to download the detailed job description.

PLANNER I -- Click here to download the detailed job description.


Terms and Conditions of Employment:

  • Non-union position
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Salary: Planner II - $68,705- $88,788;    Planner I - $50,736 - $65,534
  • In addition to salary, the Town also offers a competitive benefits package and flexible working options.
  • Operates out of the Town Hall main office (60 Pleasant Street).
  • Regular hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (35 hours per week)

Interested applicants should submit a resume and covering letter to:

                                                                             Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
                                                                             Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please quote Competition Number : CDDPLANNER_2022 in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 

Transit Driver(s)

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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.

Rate: $19.89/hour

For complete position details or to submit your resume, please contact Transit Supervisor Jim Coleman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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