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As one of the largest, most progressive and diverse urban districts in the province, Burnaby provides comprehensive educational programs and services to a diverse population. The district enrols 24,000 students (K-12) and employs 4,000 dedicated employees who are committed to providing all students with a wide variety of innovative, high-quality programs to ensure student achievement in areas that include academics, athletics, trades training, visual and performing arts, social responsibility and leadership. The District also provides lifelong learning opportunities to more than 16,000 adult learners through an established Community & Continuing Education Program. The district operates 41 elementary and 8 secondary schools, plus a number of additional facilities.

Burnaby School District invites applications from individuals interested in the following position: Energy Specialist - Temporary (One Year)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Energy Manager, the Energy Specialist functions as part of the Burnaby School District Energy Management/Sustainability Team and is involved with all aspects of energy conservation and sustainability within Burnaby School District. The Energy Specialist will assist the Energy Managers to achieve, promote, and coordinate energy saving initiatives. The Energy Specialist collects utility data for energy use performance tracking and greenhouse gas emission reporting. The position also explores, develops and promotes business cases around sustainability and energy conservation related projects with focus on Electrical, water and natural gas usage.


  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Sustainable Energy Management Associate Certificate (SEMAC) or completion of the UBC Masters in Clean Energy: Energy Efficiency Module.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building mechanical and electrical systems including broad knowledge of Building Automation Systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with energy efficient technology related to lighting systems, HVAC systems, cooling plant equipment, heating plant equipment and control systems.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of energy efficient technologies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and experience with capital and energy projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in project management, contract management, budget development, business case development, financial controls and analysis.
  • Thorough understanding of available resources for projects and applicable stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to ensure information is communicated appropriately.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the ORGANIZATION Energy Management/Sustainability Team, FMO Managers, and other key ORGANIZATION departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, facilitate and gain consensus with various stakeholders and teams.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Please forward your cover letter, resume, professional credentials and a minimum of three references no later than 4:00pm on February 23, 2018 to (Subject line: Energy Specialist - Temporary)


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Grounds Maintenance Department
Regular full-time CUPE position

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

Reporting to the Grounds Utility Foreman and Turfcare Technician Charge Hand in the Grounds Maintenance Department, the Turf Care Technician is responsible for maintaining 89 irrigated and non-irrigated sports fields in Surrey and White Rock. The incumbent will carry out and assist in coordinating: irrigation, topdressing, over-seeding, aerating, fertilizing, routine repair and mowing. Work involves physical labour, routine inspection, record keeping and report writing. Other duties include participation in construction and renovation projects as well as the supervision and training of grounds staff.

The grounds department offers staff great work life balance with a Monday-Friday day shift only schedule, exceptional quality tools and equipment, a well maintained fleet of vehicles and a beautiful operations facility located in the heart of Surrey. This is a union position that offers an hourly wage rate of $30.45, plus a liberal benefit package that includes municipal pension plan, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Successful applicants must have:

  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license;
  • Completion of a two-year diploma in Turf Management, or Landscape Technology.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in golf or turf field maintenance or a minimum 3 years’ experience in a municipal or parks department setting.
  • Preference given to applicants with experience working with Maxicom Central Control irrigation software and integrated pest management.
  • Must have experience in irrigation maintenance, installation and programming.
  • Exceptional communication skills;
  • Physical stamina to carry out the duties of this position in all weather conditions.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at www.makeafuture.ca/surrey by 4:00pm, February 23, 2018 or via mail to:

Competition #: TT:921:18
Human Resources Department
School District No. 36 (Surrey)
14033 92nd Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 0B7

The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted.


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Electrical Maintenance Department

Why Surrey School District:

There are over 69,000 students who attend different schools and programs within Surrey, and just over 9500 staff employed to support these student learners. Surrey’s vision is to prepare our learners to think creatively and critically, communicate skillfully, and demonstrate care for self and others.

Position Description:

We are accepting applications for a AFG Tradesperson – Electrician, for a temporary position.
Reporting to the Foreman of the Electrical group, working out of the District Facilities Centre, the successful applicant will be responsible for the repair and scheduled maintenance of building electrical, fire alarm, security and lighting systems. Individuals should list those systems with which they have worked in their letter of application.

Trade qualification BCTQ as an Electrician; valid BC Driver’s License and five years related experience is required.

The ideal applicant will have evident computer skills.
This is a temporary union position offering a liberal benefit package with an attractive hourly wage.
Please note: Shifts may vary.

Qualified and interested applicants can apply on-line at www.makeafuture/surrey or forward their application, cover letter, resume and references, no later than February 22, 2018 @ 4:00pm, quoting competition # to:
Competition # AFG:920:18 Human Resources Department School District No. 36 (Surrey) 14033 92nd Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 0B7

NOTE: The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.