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Download [ Director of Operations position - pdf ]

An exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to join our dynamic team.

Situated in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on southern Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley School District serves a population of 8,200 students of which 1,550 identify as Indigenous. We are honoured to be learning on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Quw’utsun, Malahat, Stz’uminus, Penelakut, Halalt, Lake Cowichan and Lyakson peoples. Our district extends north to Saltair, south to Spectacle Lake on the Malahat, and west to the Cowichan Lake region. The school district has approximately 1,400 employees, 22 schools, and over $100 million annual budget.

Reporting to the Secretary Treasurer, the Director of Operations provides leadership and operational oversight in areas of administration of district properties, facilities planning, maintenance and repair, construction and renovations, pupil transportation, custodial services, grounds maintenance and management of energy conservation programs. Responsibilities include providing strategic and technical guidance to senior staff in the development of long range planning and budget planning for all operations departments.

The Director works collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external constituents to develop long and short range plans. Prioritizes maintenance projects and infrastructure upgrades to ensure a safe, efficient environment for students, district personnel and administrators.

The Director must exercise a wide latitude of independent judgement to perform work described above. The position requires skills and experience in asset management, business management, human resources, technical building systems, construction management, safety, security and risk management.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Provides leadership to District staff and fosters conditions to ensure the optimum quality of District services in the Director of Operation’s areas of responsibility, the efficient use of resources and the effective performance of personnel.
  • Ensures that the Superintendent of Schools and the senior management team have current knowledge of issues and trends related to the Director of Operation’s areas of responsibility.
  • Develops positive working relationships between and among, other members of the District’s senior management team and employee groups
  • Identifies District-wide capital needs and develops short- and long-term capital plans to address the requirement for new facilities and renovation and up-grading of existing facilities.
  • In consultation with the Secretary Treasurer, develops budgets to support the capital plans.
  • Participates in the process of site selection and assists in obtaining required licences, permits, etc. Conducts regular site visits to ensure that project materials and workmanship are in strict accordance with contract documents and architects; and engineers’ instructions.
  • Ensures all plans and specifications prepared by architects and engineers reflect District requirements.
  • Manages contract documentation, including correspondence, plans and specifications, approval documents, notice of change, change orders and invoices.
  • Develops policies and procedures, consistent with District policy, for the efficient management and supervision of the District maintenance function, including development of a comprehensive program of preventative maintenance.
  • Ensures that the physical environment in schools is satisfactory for teaching and learning requirements.
  • Directs, coordinates, supports and evaluates the work of the Maintenance staff and ensures staff are appropriately trained and motivated.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures, consistent with District policy, for the efficient management and supervision of the District student transportation function.
  • Maintains District standards for the cost efficient transportation of students, including the physically handicapped and other special needs students.
  • Ensures that maintenance and repair of all school district vehicles is conducted effectively and that operating cost record for all vehicles are maintained.
  • Directs, coordinates, supports and evaluates the work of the Transportation staff and ensures staff are appropriately trained and motivated.
  • Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings, as required.
  • Liaises, and maintains rapport with, agencies and associations with parallel or complementary roles with respect to the Director’s assigned responsibilities.

Performs other duties as assigned from time to time by the Superintendent of Schools.

Please send us a cover letter and resume clearly highlighting how you meet the following education and experience qualifications:

  • A minimum five (5) years’ experience managing a complex enterprise's human resources, finances, operations or strategies.
  • Proven ability of managing budgets in a similar role.
  • Proficient operational and financial acumen.
  • Strong ethical leadership abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Experience in a public sector environment (K-12 public education experience would be an asset).

For further information about this exciting career opportunity, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer Jason Sandquist at 250-748-0321, Ext. 201.

Please apply in confidence, including three references, to:
Jason Sandquist, Secretary-Treasurer
Cowichan Valley School District #79
2557 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC V9L 2X3
Email: execasst_st [AT] sd79 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca

The deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m., June 7, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.


 

Download [ Automotive or Transport Mechanic (Journeyman) position - pdf ]

COMPETITION#31-149
There is a position available for an Automotive or Transport Mechanic (Journeyman) in the Transportation Department with School District #60 in Fort St. John. Online applications will be accepted by the Executive Assistant Human Resources until the position is filled.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Transportation Supervisor and Working Foreman, this position is responsible for maintaining the school district vehicle fleet including school buses, motorized and non-motorized maintenance vehicles, as well as compressors, light plants and grounds equipment.

Benefits and Remuneration

Competitive Extended Health coverage including Medical Travel Rider

  • Competitive Annual Vacation
  • Pension Plan
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Northern Travel Allowance for Income Tax
  • Paid Sick leave/Personal Leave Days
  • Regular Schedule with weekends off

Duties:

  • Carries out duties as assigned by the Working Foreman
  • Performs mechanical and electronic diagnoses and repairs on vehicles and equipment
  • Performs safety checks and road tests vehicles
  • Keeps a clean and well maintained workplace at all times
  • Fills out work orders as required
  • Acts as lead had in the absence of the Working Foreman
  • Occasionally acts as spare bus driver
  • Performs other department related duties as directed by the Transportation Supervisor

Hours of Work: Forty (40) hrs per week
Duties to Commence: Immediately after closing
Work Year Base: Twelve (12) months per year
Commencing Salary: $32.03/hr

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • Automotive or Commercial Mechanics Licence (Journeyman)
  • Knowledge of computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Minimum Class 2 drivers license with Air Brakes endorsement (with a clean driving record)
  • Propane Installation Certification
  • Vehicle inspectors certificate would be an asset
  • A Criminal Records Search must be completed prior to employees starting any position with the District. This process will be done through the Administration Office

The successful applicant will be required to successfully complete online safety training courses as a condition of probation.

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of graduation and or highest level of education is required prior to commencing work.
For more information, please contact:
Cindy Dettling, Transportation Supervisor (250)263-6426 or email
transportsupervisor [AT] prn [DOT] bc [DOT] ca
Please apply online via the website http://bit.ly/2EqJEf2

If you require assistance, please contact Colleen Stewart at (250)262-6008 or email hrcupe [AT] prn [DOT] bc [DOT] ca.

 


 

Download [ Transportation/Grounds Manager position - pdf ]

The Sooke School District is seeking a positive and dynamic leader to join our management team as the Transportation/Grounds Manager. The individual who is selected will provide transportation/grounds leadership to support the Board’s strategic plan and student and staff learning.

SHAPING TOMORROW TODAY JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING SCHOOL DISTRICT IN BC. One of the few growing school districts in British Columbia. We are constantly planning for the future. Our school district plans today so that we can provide students, staff and communities with great infrastructure tomorrow.

WHY JOIN US?

SKILLED WORKFORCE

We are committed to attracting and retaining a highly skilled and motivated workforce. A comprehensive benefits package. WARM & FRIENDLY We are proud of our warm, welcoming schools. We strive to enable all students to realize their potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy society and a sound economy — both today and in the future.

CLIMATE & RECREATION

You just can’t beat our climate and unlimited access to year-round recreation. Come to the sub-mediterranean zone. Mildest climate and driest summers in Canada! 2,200 hours of sunshine. Frost-free season of 8 months.

TOURIST DESTINATION This is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations AND it’s a great place to work! Unlimited access to year-round recreation minutes from our schools.

APPLY NOW! When you are ready start shaping their tomorrow and your today, join us.

For further information, please access our district website at www.sd62.bc.ca.

Applications must include a complete resume and three professional references from direct supervisors in order to be considered for this position. Application packages must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019 to:

Dawn Israel
Human Resources Assistant
School District 62 (Sooke)
3143 Jacklin Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5R1 Canada
dpisrael [AT] sd62 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca

It is expected interviews will be conducted shortly after the close of the competition with a negotiated start date as soon as possible.
No Agency Referrals will be accepted.


 

 

Download [ Equipment Operator III —Grounds Department position - pdf ]

Full-time, regular ongoing 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.

The Surrey School District’s very busy Grounds department is seeking an experienced Equipment Operator III. Reporting to the Grounds Utility Foreman, the Equipment Operator III is involved in a variety of construction and maintenance tasks such as installing drainage systems, backfilling and loading excavated material, sports field maintenance and grass cutting. Other duties include routine servicing and minor repairs/adjustments to equipment; planning and coordinating work to ensure the safe and efficient performance of equipment and assisting with other work as assigned by the foreman. The successful candidate must be prepared for and enjoy the physical nature of this work in all outdoor weather conditions. Strong communication skills both verbal and written are required to be successful in this role.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Valid Class 1 B.C. Driver's License with air endorsement;
  • Minimum 2 years recent related practical experience in the operation of heavy-duty equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Mechanical knowledge and skill in the operation and servicing of equipment to be operated

This is a unionized position that offers a 37.5 hour work week with an hourly wage rate of $25.24, plus a liberal benefit package including Municipal Pension, health, vacation and sick benefits. Typical hours offer a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line http://bit.ly/2Ysfy26 by 4:00 pm, May 30, 2019. Please ensure to upload your resume and cover letter and quote Competition #1036.19.

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


 

Download [ Transportation Manager position - pdf ]

The Saanich School District (SD63) invites applications for the position of Transportation Manager effective immediately. This anticipated vacancy is open to both internal and external applicants.

Located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, the Saanich School District serves approximately 7,100 students in eight elementary, three middle and three secondary schools, as well as two Individual Learning Centres (ILC), the South Island Distance Education School (SIDES) and the Children’s Development Centre (CDC). Strong working relationships with all partner groups, including the local W̱ SÁNEĆ First Nation, have resulted in the Saanich School District having a well-established reputation of excellent student achievement and program innovation all within a strong culture of caring and respect.

General Description
Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position is a key member of the District management staff with responsibility for providing leadership and business administration of the school bus transportation and vehicle maintenance shop. The District is seeking a leader with a proven record in coordinating and administrating a transportation program in a similar setting, along wit demonstrated supervisory experience or human resource planning within a union environment.

The District has a well-performing transportation organization comprised of 19 bus drivers, six casual staff, two vehicle maintenance technicians and one administrative assistant. Integral goals for our School District transportation program are to operate under the Transport Canada National Safety Code, Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Program with excellent ‘ontime’ performance, in addition to offering 800 field trips per year. The position will also be charged with reducing carbon emissions as well as optimization of fleet services for bus, maintenance and grounds vehicles.

The key functions of the Transportation Manager are to coordinate a ‘whole-system approach’ to management of people, operational safety, fleet maintenance or route planning with an outcome for high-performance customer service. Other additional responsibilities will include communication and promotion of a ‘smart and safe driving culture’ to the department; rider responsibility programs with liaison to (vice) principals or parents; developing route plans and procurement of capital fleet replacement along with regular preventative maintenance, and regulatory inspection programs.

Qualifications

  • Certificate or Diploma in Leadership or Business Administration or equivalent combination of qualification and experience;
  • Five years’ experience in operations, maintenance and management of a bus transportation and vehicle inspection program;
  • Class 2 Driver’s License with Air Endorsement is preferred

Specific Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervision and evaluation of school bus drivers and vehicle maintenance staff;
  • School bus route planning and optimization;
  • Evaluation and implementation of transportation / fleet vehicle repair and inspection programs;
  • Scheduling of student transportation routes;
  • Recruitment, oversight and evaluation of bus drivers, vehicle maintenance staff and staff within the Transportation Department;
  • Liaising with any local, provincial or federal governments or their agencies as required;
  • Communication with school administration, parents/guardians and students as required;
  • Coordination and presentation of transportation safety programs, ‘smart-driver’ or other programs designed to ensure student safety while riding a school bus;
  • Coordination of transportation requirements for extra-curricular field-trips;
  • Responding to any emergency situations involving bus accidents or repairs;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date Bus Drivers’ Manual;
  • Optimizing the school bus and white fleet vehicles with a goal to reducing greenhouse emissions;
  • Overseeing the scheduling and record keeping of bus maintenance / repairs;
  • Procuring of all school buses and white fleet vehicles;
  • Analysis and management of the Transportation Department budget;
  • Communication and collaboration with other district staff including senior staff as required

How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit an application in a single PDF attachment that includes the following:

  • Current résumé
  • Names and contact information of at least three references who may be contacted and who are familiar with your professional performance.

Please submit this application to Ms. Christine McTavish, HR Advisor, at cmctavish [AT] saanichschools [DOT] ca.

Deadline for applications is Fri May 24, 2019 at 9:00 am (PDT).

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

Download [ Director, Facilities Management position - pdf ]

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ORGANIZATION

VCC is a dynamic organization known for its forward-thinking and responsive approach to education and training. For more than 50 years, VCC has played a key role in helping industry in some of BC's most important sectors meet its needs for highly skilled employees; our graduate placement rates are among the highest in the province. We invite you to be part of that success. We offer a progressive work environment, a collaborative culture and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Facilities represents VCC’s Facility Department in all aspects of facilities management. The position is responsible for providing leadership, management and operational oversight of all aspects of Facilities operations at VCC’s three campuses including facilities maintenance operations, custodial services, energy and utility management, capital project planning, construction contract management, budgeting, financial reporting and staff development.

The Director works collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external constituents to develop long and short range plans to integrate VCC facilities with VCC academic programming. Prioritizes maintenance projects and campus infrastructure upgrades to ensure a safe, efficient environment for students, faculty and administrators.

The Director must exercise a wide latitude of independent judgement to perform work described above. The position requires skills and experience in asset management, business management, technical building systems, construction management, safety, security and risk management.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY:

https://careers.vcc.ca/postings/2372


 

Download [ Tradesperson - Plumber position - pdf ]

Structural Maintenance Department
Four Temporary, Full-time AFG* CUPE positions available

*Annual Facilities Grant term positions are effective July 1st to June 30th with the potential for annual renewal and the opportunity to apply for a continuing, full-time plumbing position. The start date for these AFG positions is July 1, 2019.

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.

Due to growth the Surrey School District is seeking to fill new positions with our Plumbing team!

Reporting to the Manager of Structural Maintenance within the Facilities Division, the Plumber Tradesperson is responsible for a variety of projects including renovations, repairs and new installations in over 140 school district sites and offices. The successful applicant must be a team-player ready to be part of a cohesive, effective team of professionals in this busy department requires applicants to be prepared to work effectively in a small team as well as independently to complete top quality work in various District facilities. Experience and training institutional facilities is a bonus!

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. These plumbing positions work afternoon shifts 3pm-10:30pm, Monday to Friday only.

The successful applicant will have access to top-quality tools and equipment, a well-maintained fleet of vehicles and the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

Applicants must have:

  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license;
  • Interprovincial trades qualification (TQ) in plumbing with a Red Seal endorsement;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a variety of plumbing work;
  • Sufficient physical strength and health to perform the duties of the position are required;

These are unionized positions that offer an hourly wage rate of $31.91 plus a liberal benefit package including pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at www.makeafuture.ca. This competition will remain open until positions are filled.

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


 

Download [ Tradesperson - Plumber position - pdf ]

Structural Maintenance Department

Four Temporary, Full-time AFG* CUPE positions available

*Annual Facilities Grant term positions are effective July 1st to June 30th with the potential for annual renewal and the opportunity to apply for a continuing, full-time electrical position. The start date for these AFG positions is July 1, 2019.

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.

Due to growth the Surrey School District is seeking to fill new positions with our Plumbing team!

Reporting to the Manager of Structural Maintenance within the Facilities Division, the Plumber Tradesperson is responsible for a variety of projects including renovations, repairs and new installations in over 140 school district sites and offices. The successful applicant must be a team-player ready to be part of a cohesive, effective team of professionals in this busy department of roofers, plumbers and carpenters who hold great pride in their work. The department requires applicants to be prepared to work effectively in a small team as well as independently to complete top quality work in various District facilities. Experience and training institutional facilities is a bonus!

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. These plumbing positions work afternoon shifts 3:00 pm-10:30 pm, Monday to Friday only. The successful applicant will have access to top-quality tools and equipment, a wellmaintained fleet of vehicles and the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

  • Applicants must have: A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license;
  • Interprovincial trades qualification (TQ) in plumbing with a Red Seal endorsement;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a variety of plumbing work;
  • Sufficient physical strength and health to perform the duties of the position are required;
  • Class B Gasfitter License
  • Sprinkler Fitter Journeyman Certificate an asset
  • Cross Connection Control Certificate an asset

These are unionized positions that offer an hourly wage rate of $31.91 plus a liberal benefit package including pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at http://bit.ly/2V9reZB.

Please quote competition #1028-19. This competition will remain open until positions are filled.

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


 

Download [ Labourer position - pdf ]

We are currently accepting applications for a Labourer II (Temp)

Job Summary
Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor or Designate, performs a variety of manual duties, some requiring specific skills and/or expertise, related to the construction, alteration
and maintenance of grounds, buildings and equipment.

Duties

  1. Performs manual grounds maintenance duties such as raking and cutting grass (may use a small riding mower), digging and backfilling and shoveling and levelling earth, sand, gravel, blacktop, concrete and snow.
  2. Performs manual duties associated with framing, sheeting, roofing and other building maintenance procedures.
  3. Assists other employees as required.
  4. Ensures necessary equipment and materials are available for projects that are to be carried out.
  5. Operates and services light duty equipment and/or tools including an assortment of basic hand tools.
  6. May on occasion be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Grade 10 education or the equivalent
  • A minimum of one-year related experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's License
  •  Physical capability to perform the job duties

Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
Competent in the use and care of tools and equipment common to this work

How to apply
Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed personal résumé including related training and experience, contact information for three references from supervisors and any other relevant supporting documentation. Please apply on line at http://bit.ly/2UT5gLl

Please create a profile on “Make a Future.ca” and submit your application to the job posting by clicking the “APPLY” button.

Please note: Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us, however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

If you have questions or require assistance with this application process, please contact the Customer care department at MakeAFuture at 1 866 806 6851 or applicant [AT] makeafuture [DOT] ca


 

 

Download [ Director of Facilities & Ancillary Services position - pdf ]

Coast Mountain College
Location: Terrace, BC

Coast Mountain College (previously Northwest Community College (NWCC)) is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the rich and diverse communities and learners of BC’s beautiful northwest region. It aims to be the college of choice for experiential, place-based learning allowing students to learn both in the classroom and in the spectacular outdoor spaces that are so unique to this part of Canada.

Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Services, the Director of Facilities & Ancillary Services will lead the short- and long-term planning and development for facilities while actively seeking business development opportunities to address changes in enrollment, physical plant inventory requirements, preventative maintenance programs, and energy efficiency initiatives. While providing direction to management to ensure the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of facilities, grounds and equipment, as the leader of the Facilities and Ancillary Services department, they will promote on-going professional development and transition planning within the department.

The ideal candidate brings senior management experience from a unionized, public sector organization with a large, operational component, and a portfolio that includes building and grounds maintenance, renovations, inventory control and facilities planning. They will be able to think strategically and conceptualize the nature and evolution of the College’s physical assets. A strong, positive, motivating team leader who has the ability to lead a team in the achievement of project goals.

This position is based in Terrace, BC, with some travel required to Coast Mountain College’s other main campuses in Prince Rupert, Smithers, and Hazelton.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please respond to Nancy Payne at 604-602-2560 or npayne [AT] boyden [DOT] com