Public Works Operator - Temporary 12 months

The Town of Yarmouth invites applications from qualified individuals for a temporary full time position within the Public Works Department.   

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor, the successful candidate will be required to maintain the water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems, in addition to, performing street maintenance within the Town of Yarmouth. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidates will have a minimum of grade 12 education and an additional 2 years combined training and/or practical experience in a related field of work. The individual will have demonstrated mechanical ability and experience in the operation of heavy equipment.  All applicants are required to have as a condition of employment, a valid Nova Scotia class 3 driver’s license with air break endorsement.  Training in WHMIS, First Aid, and Confined Space Entry as well as training as a heavy equipment operator would be considered an asset.  The individual must be able to perform a variety of tasks from unskilled labour work to truck driver/machine operator. 

SalarySalary and benefits as per the collective agreement, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2530. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to the attention of: 

Town of Yarmouth

c/o Human Resources

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.   

 Applications must be received by March 16th, 2018. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.            

W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum Interpreters

The W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum is receiving applications for Seasonal Museum Interpreters (3).  One position will begin May 22, 2018 and continue until approximately October 5th, 2018.The two additional positions will also start May 22, 2018 and will end August 31st, 2018.    

The successful applicants will share the history of one of the most significant fishing and shipping enterprises in Southwest Nova Scotia.   The interpreter 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 include: opening/closing of museum, balancing cash, making deposits, utilizing a cash register, 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 tourism, hospitality or a museum setting is required.  We are looking for applicants with a professional attitude and an excitement for all that our Museum, and Yarmouth and surrounding area has to offer.   For a complete job description please contact the email address listed below. 

You may visit the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum at the following website: www.sweeneyfisheriesmuseum.ca. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to the attention of Human Resources; by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by fax to 902-742-6244; or by mail to Town of Yarmouth, 400 Main St., Yarmouth N.S., B5A 1G2.  Applications must be received by 4:00 pm, April 6th, 2018. 

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

Interpreter/Researcher - Student

The Town of Yarmouth is seeking a motivated, energetic, and outgoing student to fill our Interpreter/ Researcher position.   

This position will be key in assisting in the development of an Interpretive Centre in our Killam Building on Water Street, that will promote an understanding of the historical, cultural, environmental and economic characteristics of our area with an emphasis on the qualities that distinguish it as a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  We are looking for a candidate that is creative, enthusiastic and has a love of learning to fill this role. 

Some key responsibilities include: 

  • Setting up displays for the interpretive centre;
  • Act as an interpreter for visitors;
  • Conduct associated research and provide guidance to promote the area;
  • Receive and record information from visitors;
  • Collect feedback on the materials, display and interpretive centre for future use;
  • Become knowledgeable of the region, the Natural Science Atlas of the area and the Biosphere Reserve App;
  • Provide oversight and coordination for other summer student positions;
  • Assist in the marketing of the area. 

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledgeable of the local ecology, communities and history;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Experience with research method;
  • Customer service focused with an ability to share information and create interest;
  • Willing to commit to working 40 hours per week from May 14 – August 31, 2018.

The ideal candidate will be a student majoring in historical and/or environmental studies. Applicants must have been registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year.  Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.  Rate - $14.00/hour.

 Applicants may request a complete job description by contacting the email address below. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward you resume, cover letter and three references to the attention of Human Resources; by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by fax to 902/742-6244; or by mail to Town of Yarmouth, 400 Main St., Yarmouth NS, B5A 1G2.  Closing date April 30, 2018. 

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

Engineers - Environmental and Civil

The Town of Yarmouth, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is searching for two engineers (or Engineers-in-Training) for our municipality.  Here is a brief summary of each one:

As a Civil Engineer, the major areas you will be responsible for include infrastructure and asset management and traffic authority.

In the infrastructure and asset managment area, you will:

  • Prepare tenders, estimates and design plans for major projects;
  • Submit applications for funding to various levels of government;
  • Review the design drawings and specs for projects;
  • Source and review proposals for design services from consultants;
  • Arrange for surveys and inspection of project sites; and
  • Manage all contract and project administration.

 In the traffic authority area, you will:

  • Conduct traffic studies; and
  • Review requests for street closures, special events, parades, etc.

As an Environmental Engineer, you will oversee regulatory compliance of operations such as water and wastewater treatment, solid waste and compost, dams and contamination issues.

In the water and wastewater treatment area, you will:

  • Report to federal and provincial regulatory authorities as required;
  • Provide support to the facility and staff;
  • Oversee implementation of the watershed protection strategy and managment plan; and
  • Prepare recommendations to the water utility and Town.

 In solid waste, compost area and dams you will:

  • Report to federal and provincial regulatory authorities as required;
  • Provide support to the Public Works Manager; and
  • Prepare recommendations to inform plans and priorities of the Town.

 In the contamination area, you will:

  • Manage any environmental issues that arise from time to time; and
  • Develop a Brownfield remediation strategy and oversee the remediation.

 In bothof  these roles, you will provide support to the Town's partners and agencies through shared service agreements.

 

As the ideal candidate, your communication skills must be well developed as you will frequently prepare written and oral reports to Council, the CAO, Directors, and the public.  You should also have knowledge of occupational health and safety standards, budgeting and business planning, quality management, and human resource management.  You must also have an engineering degree in the appropriate specialty area.

 

If you would like to pursue either of these opportunities, please forward your resume and cover letter as soon as possible.  Applications can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting project number 1734 in the subject line.

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..

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

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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