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Employment Opportunities

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


As a result of the retirement of the incumbent, a vacancy exists for a qualfied and experienced professional to join our management team as Director of Finance (DFO).

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this key statutory position will oversee the strategic development of the District's financial plan and all financial and business planning services.  As part of the Senior Management team, the DFO will advise the organization of the financial implications of major decisions, ensuring value for money, return on investment, productivity and service delivery.

We are seeking a collaborative, results-oriented leader with considerable knowledge of public sector financial accounting and reporting principles and requirements under PSAB, and thorough knowledge of municipal legislation as it relates to finance including the Community Charter and Local Government Act.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A recognized professional designation (CA, CGA or CMA), supplemented with at least five (5) years of progressive managerial experience in a local government setting
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Political astuteness and organizational awareness to identify potential business problems and opportunities
  • A track record of growing, developing and empowering staff
  • Excellent financial analysis, strategic planning, fiscal and project management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, best practises and concepts related to financial management and accounting in a municipal setting
  • Well developed organizational and time management skills
  • A positive, energetic approach to work

The salary for this position is competitive and includes a full range of benefits.

It is anticipated that this position will be awarded by the end of February, with a start date sometime in June.

Applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter, in confidence by 4:00 p.m. MST February 10, 2015, quoting competition #2-2015, to the attention of:

Ms. Terry Melcer
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sparwood
Box 520, Sparwood, BC  V0B 2G0
Telephone: 250.425.6810 (direct)


We are looking for a self motivated Planning Assistant/GIS Technician to join our team, on a full time basis for a one year term beginning late February. 


Reporting to the Manager of Planning, the Planning Assistant/GIS Technician is responsible for completing work as assigned including but not necessarily limited to the processing of land-use development applications (e.g. zoning, signs, development permits and subdivisions), responding to inquiries concerning land use issues from the public and other government agencies, research and preparation of planning studies, preparing departmental reports, maps, graphic materials, plans and specifications, and carrying out a variety of planning, design and field inspection activities related to municipal bylaws. The Planning Assistant/GIS Technician is also responsible for special projects as assigned and assisting with the daily functions of the main office, including computer support, social media and updating website information.

See full posting and job description here.


  • Diploma in planning or a related field or a combination of related education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with AutoCAD Map3D, ArcGIS, Trimble GPS and Drupal (CMS).
  • Working knowledge of planning principles, as well as the related Provincial Acts, Bylaws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards applicable to planning and development.
  • Proficient with computers, computer operating systems and computer software including but not limited to: Windows, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access and InDesign.

Wages, benefits and conditions of employment are governed by the current collective agreement with CUPE Local 2698. This position is a one year term position, working 40 hours per week at the rate current rate of pay of $32.84 per hour. If your experience and education have prepared you for this position and you are eager to join our team, we invite you to submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by 4:00 p.m. MST Friday, January 30, 2015 to: 

Nelson Wight, Manager of Planning
District of Sparwood
P.O. Box 520, 136 Spruce Avenue
Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0

Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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. 

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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.