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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.


WWTP Facility Operator-in-Training

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Town of Bridgewater is seeking a responsible individual to fill the following unionized position in accordance with Article 10 of the C.U.P.E. collective agreement:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Operator-in-Training

This unionized position within the Town’s Wastewater utility is a hands-on position involving the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Facility System including the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Wastewater Collection System and Lift Stations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Successful completion of a two-year technical program related to Wastewater treatment is preferred. An equivalent combination of related education and experience in a Wastewater treatment and/or collection environment may be considered.

Experience:

  • Previous experience related to the position; experience in the operation of a municipal Wastewater facility and collection system would be an asset.
  • Related experience in a municipal field or mechanical/electrical repair/maintenance field is preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience may also be considered

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

  • Must have the ability to obtain Class III Certification in Wastewater Treatment and Class II Certification in Wastewater Collection from Nova Scotia Environment.
  • The OIT must currently hold, or successfully complete the Operator in training certificate within 90 calendar days of date of hire.
  • The OIT must pass the Class I examination in Wastewater Treatment within eighteen months of receiving their operator in training certificate.
  • The OIT must pass the Class I examination in Wastewater Collection within twelve months of receiving their Class I Certification in Wastewater Treatment.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license.

The opportunity exists for operators to progress to a higher wage rate based upon completion of higher levels of certification.

For more details specific to this opportunity, click here.

Essential Skills:

  • Familiarity with standard Wastewater laboratory testing procedures.
  • Familiarity with the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, metering control systems and chemical feed systems.
  • Familiarity with standard safety procedures including the techniques for handling and storing chemicals.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

o             Permanent, unionized position

o             Wages: $27.94- $32.95, depending on certifications. The Town of Bridgewater offers a competitive benefits package including Defined Contribution pension plan.

o             Full-time (40 hours per week)

SUBMISSION DETAILS

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

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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Competition# TOBWWTPOIT_2022

Applications from interested candidates will be accepted until Friday October 7, 2022.

PSCB - Operator-in-Training

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The Operator-in-Training position is a hands-on position that includes a combination of meter reading (approximately 4 weeks out of a 12-week period) and operator training. The incumbent will progress from this position to Facility Operator at the discretion of the Water Facility Supervisors and the Environmental Services Manager, once the training period is complete and a Class I certification in either Water Treatment or Water Distribution is achieved.

For more information about this posting and working for the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater, click here.

For the full job description for this position, click here.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

GIS Specialist/Planning Technician

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Under the supervision of the Manager of Planning and Development, this position performs professional work and provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public regarding land use, subdivision and the administration of planning and development control programs. This position is also the primary departmental resource for mapping and spatial analysis functions and supports policy research and development for a variety of projects in the Community Development Department and across the organization.

Strategic and current priority projects that this role will be involved in includes: energy poverty reduction program (Energize Bridgewater), flood-risk mapping, affordable housing, economic development strategy and the review of the Town’s planning documents. This position acts as a liaison between citizens, government agencies, developers and elected officials on planning matters as may be assigned.

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For a detailed job description, click here.

Deadline to apply for this posting is Monday, October 3, 2022.

Fire Inspector / Building Official

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Fire Inspector/ Building Official

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

Position Summary:

  • 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 and the National Fire Code of Canada and Chapter 18 of the Town’s Bylaws.
  • Building Official: Performs 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, and other applicable Acts and Regulations.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

Education:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent
  • Post-Secondary education in a related field is an asset

Certification:

  • Level 1 Fire Inspector Certification
  • Qualified as a Level 1 and Level 2 Nova Scotia Building Official or willingness to be obtained within a reasonable period of time.
  • Certification at a Level 1 and Level 2 Nova Scotia Building Official or willingness to obtain the same within a reasonable amount of time.
  • WHMIS
  • First-Aid/CPR
  • A valid Nova Scotia Class 5 driver’s license

Experience:

  • Previous industry experience is an asset

View the full detailed job description: https://www.bridgewater.ca/document-library/employment/2467-building-fire-official-2022/file

This is a permanent, full-time position (35 hours per week). In addition to salary the Town of Bridgewater also offers a comprehensive benefits package including defined contribution pension plan, and flexible work policy.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume in confidence to

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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Please quote competition # TOBFIREINSP_2022

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

While we appreciate your interest in working for the Town of Bridgewater, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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