Student Parks Labourer

Student Employment Opportunity

The Town of Yarmouth is seeking applications from students for a Parks Labourer position.

The student will work closely with our Seasonal Parks employees. He/she will assist in the maintenance of all Town of Yarmouth parks and green areas, as well as, the waterfront area. This will include painting, mowing, weeding, planting flowers and shrubs and maintenance of the multi-use trail.

Applicants must be physically fit with the ability to lift heavy equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s abstract record. The successful candidates will be required to work outside in all weather conditions and be comfortable working independently. Previous experience working with lawn maintenance tools and equipment is required.

Applicants must be available for work as of May 29th and returning to post secondary education in September 2017.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 23rd, 2017.

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

Museum Interpreter

 

The W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum is seeking applications for Museum Interpreters.

1 Summer Student – available from June 5th, 2017 to August 27th, 2017

1 Regular Seasonal – available from May 22nd, 2017 to October 18th, 2017

The successful applicants will share the history of one of the most significant fishing and shipping enterprises in Southwest Nova Scotia. The interpreters will assist the public in their exploration of the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits, including a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and a coastal freighter.

Other duties will include but are not limited to: opening/closing of museum, balancing cash, making deposits, minor housekeeping, responding to various inquiries from local and traveling public.

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be knowledgeable about other tourism and cultural attractions in the area. Previous experience working in a museum setting would be considered an asset.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to the attention of Nadine Gates; by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by fax to 902-749-1120; or by mail to The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, 22 Collins St., Yarmouth N.S., B5A 3C8. Closing date –May 17th, 2017, 5:00 pm.

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

Public Works - Transportation Supervisor

The Town of Yarmouth has an immediate opening for a Public Works Transportation Supervisor.

This position will be directly responsible for supervising the day to day activities of a unionized work force. This includes responsibilities for the overall operations and maintenance of the Town of Yarmouth above ground infrastructure - streets, sidewalks, curbs, street lights, traffic lights, signage, etc. He/she will work collaboratively with other departmental supervisors to ensure the scheduling and coordination of the daily work activities are carried out. The supervisor will be required to enforce applicable by-laws related to parking regulations and perform routine inspections.

The position will be filled by an individual with a minimum of grade 12 education. Post-secondary education or vocational training in a work related field is preferred. Candidates shall have strong communication, leadership and organizational skills, as well as, the ability to solve problems and multi task. The individual shall have or the ability to obtain level 2 certification in both water distribution and wastewater collection. The successful candidate must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and provide a current criminal record check form.

For a complete list of job functions, a detailed job description is available by contacting the email address listed below.

Please forward your résumé with a covering letter to: Human Resource, Town of Yarmouth, 400 Main St., Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application review will begin on April 12th, 2017.

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

Information Technology Support Specialist

The Town of Yarmouth is seeking applications for a part-time Information Technology Support Specialist.

This position supports all departments assisting in the maintenance of systems and the development and execution of various IT initiatives.

Some key responsibilities include:

  •  Overseeing and/or implementing IT infrastructure projects (building rewiring, server virtualization);
  •  Responsible to monitor and maintain server back-ups; 
  •  Hardware procurement;
  •  Desktop set-up with appropriate applications;
  •  Provide training to users as necessary;
  •  Initiative and ability to plan improvements to existing processes, including via script;
  •  Provide day-to-day technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software and hardware at various sites;
  •  Responsible to keep documentation current and accurate.

Qualifications:

Graduation from a Network or Information Systems Administration program with a minimum of 2 years experience in an information technology position is preferred. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their strong hardware and network administration skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 would be considered an asset.

Consideration will be given to those applicants who prefer to be engaged on a contract basis.

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

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

The Town of Yarmouth
Human Resource
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 1G2

or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date – March 30th, 2017

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

Director of Public Works

The Town of Yarmouth, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is the financial, business, education, and lifestyle centre for 70,000 people who live in the tri-counties of Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne. We are seeking to hire a Professional Engineer, ideally experienced in municipal operations, as Director of Public Works.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will have responsibility for managing the Town’s public works operations including transportation infrastructure, water/wastewater treatment, water distribution/collection and transmission, solid waste management and storm drainage systems.

Managing a seasoned staff, you will ensure all aspects of these operations are run and maintained efficiently. You will also stay abreast of compliance issues, ensuring the Town’s environmental, safety and regulatory liability is well-managed. You will also participate in the preparation of capital and operating budgets, tenders, and contracts.

As the ideal candidate, you are a Professional Engineer with at least five years of municipal experience, gained either by working within a municipality or a consulting engineering firm.

You have a solid understanding of municipal operations including water systems, wastewater collection and treatment, roads, sidewalks, and other capital infrastructure.

In addition to your well-developed technical skills, you are strong leader with the ability to inspire other staff. Your planning and project management skills are exceptional enabling you to complete projects on time and within budget. Interpersonally, you are comfortable dealing with elected officials, the general public, employees, and the many other stakeholders who interface with senior level municipal employees.

If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining how your background will meet the needs of the Town of Yarmouth. Applications can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting project number 1678 in the subject line. A full position description is available upon request.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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