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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are updated regularly.  Check back often for current employment opportunities.



Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful applicant will be responsible for the overall management of the Public Works Department. Candidates must possess strong visionary leadership abilities and management skills with a proven track record of being able to work closely with fellow managers, the public and staff. Drawing on demonstrated leadership, experience and accomplishments from previous roles, our ideal candidate will bring exceptional communication and organization skills. This position is responsible for organizing, coordinating and administering maintenance and repair of the water system, storm and sanitary sewers, pump stations, sidewalks, roads, equipment fleet operations and related public works services and facilities.

More information is available in the notice. 

The District offers a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications as well as a comprehensive benefit package. Relocation assistance may also be available. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume and covering letter in confidence via fax at 250.425.7277 or by email to with the subject line 16-1PW, your name. Resumes will be accepted until June 15, 2016.

Terry Melcer, Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sparwood Box 520, Sparwood, B.C. V0B 2G0
Telephone: 250.425.6810 (direct) Fax: 250.425.7277 email:

The District of Sparwood wishes to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that we will be in direct contact only with those that we wish to interview. The District of Sparwood will conduct a criminal record check.



Reporting to the Director of Community and Facility Services, Casual on Call Lifeguards/Instructors perform a variety of general and specific duties related to the personal safety of people utilizing the District pool and pool related facilities and equipment. Casual on Call Lifeguards/Instructors ensure the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety guidelines, provide lifesaving skills including first aid, resuscitation and other emergency revival techniques as required; train pool users of various ages in proper water safety, swimming and lifesaving techniques, maintain certification to various levels of established national swimming/lifesaving standards; and provide instruction and direction in aqua-fit and other established programs. Workers in this classification also provide and/or ensure proper day to day maintenance and cleanliness of the pool and surrounding areas such as deck, changing rooms, water chemical and filtration systems, etc., ensure safe and comfortable chemical balances are maintained and may be required to supervise and/or direct other Lifeguards and/or Instructors. 

See full job posting here.

Grade 12 Dogwood certification or equivalency
Water Safety Instructor
National Lifeguard Services
Current First Aid and CPR – C/AED

Written applications, with an attached resume, for the position of Casual On Call Lifeguard will be received by the undersigned until the vacant positions are filled.

Pay Rate: Casual On Call Lifeguard/Instructor rate as per CUPE Collective Agreement. Benefits and conditions of employment are governed by the current collective agreement with CUPE Local 2698.

Duane Lawrence
Director of Community and Facility Services
District of Sparwood, P.O. Box 669,
Sparwood, B.C., Canada, V0B 2G0,
Phone (250) 425-0552

Thanks to all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.