Download [ Facilities Technologists position - pdf ]

Full-time CUPE positions
1 regular on-going Architectural Technologist
2 temporary Architectural Technologists (12 month)

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 and staff movement, the Surrey School District seeks to fill three positions in our busy Technologist team! As a large organization the Surrey School District is ideally suited for individuals seeking to learn, grow and keep busy. Whether you’re a new technology graduate seeking to start your career or a seasoned professional seeking better work-life balance the Surrey School District is the place to be!

Reporting to the Manager of Structural Maintenance, these positions are responsible for providing technical and building information to support maintenance programs and projects.

These positions communicate between internal and external consultants/contractors/suppliers to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects and as such the ideal candidates must  have exceptional communication skills both written and verbal. Success in these positions requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines, as well as respond to time-oriented emergencies. The Technologist role requires thorough knowledge of computer applications and software applications.

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our Facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. These days-only positions offer a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday. The successful applicants will be based out of the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

Qualifications include:

  • Completion of a 2-year diploma in Technology in a related discipline from a technical college;
  • Minimum three years related work experience in construction, maintenance field including supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Registered or eligibility to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T) or Architectural Technologist (AT-BC) with the Association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC;
  • Sound knowledge of construction assemblies, processes and techniques;
  • Sound knowledge of BC Building Code and other applicable entities;
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD. Revit an asset;
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license.

This is a unionized position that offers a 37.5 hour work week with a graduated hourly wage rate of $32.27 (start), $32.65 (year 1) and $33.03 (year 2), plus a liberal benefit package including pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at Make a Future. Please quote competition #1059-19. The posting will remain open until filled and shortlisting will begin on August 19, 2019.

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


Download [ Mechanic – Trades person Fleet Maintenance position - pdf ]

Full-time on-going 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.

Due to an upcoming retirement the Surrey School District will have a rare vacancy in our mechanic shop. As a large organization the Surrey School District is ideally suited for individuals seeking to learn, grow and keep busy.

Whether you’re a new red seal mechanic seeking to start your career or a seasoned professional seeking better work-life balance, the Surrey School District is the place to be!

Reporting to the Fleet Maintenance Foreman, our mechanics are responsible for the maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of vehicles and equipment including vans, pickup trucks, school buses, grounds equipment and more.

As an integral part of our small shop team, the ideal candidate is a self-starter with a great attitude and a strong work ethic. Our shop is kept very busy with preventative maintenance, walk ups and on some occasions emergent repair needs. As such the ideal candidate is flexible, adaptable and able to prioritize work.

The ideal candidate brings knowledge and experience in the maintenance and repair of light and medium duty vehicles and equipment, diesel trucks and schools buses, and heavy mobile equipment.

Qualifications include:

  • A BCTQ or Inter provincial ticket in either Automotive, Commercial Transport, or Heavy Duty Mechanics
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate with Air Brake Endorsement
  • A valid BC Driver’s License – Class 3 with Air endorsement

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. Shifts are daytime 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday. This is a unionized position that offers an hourly wage rate of $33.12 plus a liberal benefit package that includes a pension plan, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at Make a Future by 4:00 pm, Friday, August 23, 2019. Please quote competition #1057-19.

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


Download [ Alarm System Technician position - pdf ]

Invites Applications for:
Alarm System Technician
40 hours a week - Permanent Full Time

An exciting opportunity exists within the Maintenance Department for an Alarm System Technician. As the third largest school district in B.C. and located in the Tri-Cities of Metro Vancouver, the school district
has a population of 32,000 students with approximately 4300 teaching, administrative, managerial and support staff.

This position reports to the Manager of Maintenance and the Lead hand - Trades and is responsible for completing low voltage electrical system tasks with a minimum of supervision.


  • Installs, modifies, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains low voltage electrical systems including fire and intruder alarm, public address, bell and clock systems, etc. Performs preventative maintenance inspection of fire and security alarm equipment and fixtures; prepares written reports of condition recommendations.
  • Provides orientation on alarm systems and procedures to security runners, caretakers, trades and other employees and provides estimates and advice on new installations, repairs or
  • Analyzes and interprets alarm reports to identify trends and problems and recommend solutions.
  • Represents school district at inspection of fire alarm system.
  • Reads, understands, modifies and maintains related technical drawings, schematics and blueprints. Maintains current working knowledge of applicable codes and regulations
  • Supervises uncertified trades when they are assigned to assist. Reports unsafe conditions.
  • Keeps detailed account of work performed for the computerized costing system.
  • Operates power and manual tools related to the job such as computers, drills, meters, etc.
  • Orders related supplies and equipment

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Graduation from a Security Alarm Installer program at a recognized college/institution including successful completion of the Security Alarm Installer Certificate Qualification
  • Four years’ experience (18 month apprenticeship plus 30 month recent experience) installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing a variety of the latest technology in fire and security alarm systems.
  • A Valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license.

This is a unionized position which offers $33.39/hour (40 hours/week), including an attractive benefit package which includes, Extended Health, Dental, MSP and Pension Plan (MPP).

To apply, please forward your resume to Carmen Ferguson, Human Resource Manager at: cferguson [AT] sd43 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca no later than Friday August 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

All applicants are advised that they must sign a release to permit a criminal review prior to confirmation of hiring. We appreciate your interest but regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Download [ Assistant Transportation Manager position - pdf ]

RESPONSIBLE TO: Transportation Manager
MAJOR FUNCTION: To function as part of the Operations Management Team, this position’s primary responsibility is to assist the Transportation Manager in overseeing the Transportation Department for the entire District and in directing transportation staff and drivers to ensure that safety standards and day to day operations are maintained.

WAGES: This is an exempt position with a salary range of $74,606 to $93,257.

HOURS: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist the Transportation Manager with the coordination and day to day operations in the Transportation Department.
  • Process inquiries and concerns reported to the Transportation Department and follow up with bus drivers, parents, the general public and schools.
  • Assist the Transportation Manager with the dispatch of temporary bus drivers on call, after hour call outs, requests for leave, payroll reconciliation and file management.
  • Assist with management of the transportation shop, employees and compliance of the district's maintenance program for all district vehicles and equipment including; School bus, white vehicle fleet, trailers and equipment.
  • Assist with the annual bus route review process and preparing information for presentation.
  • Assist in the hire process of new bus drivers and orientation with School District routes and procedures.
  • Assist with the preparation and management of the department's budget and fleet purchasing and replacement program
  • Ensure proper reporting and follow up of workplace incidents are taken regarding workplace injuries and/or collisions.
  • Liaise with community stakeholders and attend safety meetings.
  • Schedule and organize transportation meetings, maintain and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Assist with organization, management and delivery of the School Bus Driver Training Program and ongoing professional development.
  • Monitor and ensure bus drivers are adhering to SD23 procedures as outlined in the Driver Handbook.
  • Assist with human resources related matters such as employee misconduct, performance management, wellness support, gradual return to work activities and duty to accommodate request.
  • Replaces Transportation Manager during absences.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Transportation Manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide strong leadership skills in high pressure situations
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required. Ability to communicate effectively, establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, schools, parents and other community stakeholders.
  • Strong computer proficiency required and excellent working knowledge of Windows software including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, database and communications software.
  • Previous mapping and/or bus routing software experience.
  • Able to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.
  • Strong critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Required Education, Certificates and Experience

A post-secondary certification or diploma in Supervisory Development, the Transportation Industry or other related courses pertaining to the School Bus Industry.
A minimum of 2-4 years of related experience in the transportation sector with a minimum of one year experience managing staff.
Valid BC Driver’s License class 1 or 2 with Air Brake Endorsement.
Interested qualified applicants are invited to submit an online application at www.makeafuture.ca with cover letter, resume, home phone, cell phone, email address (indicate your preferred method of contact), outlining relevant background and work experience, and three professional references by 4:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 16, 2019

Gail Prokopchuk
Transportation Manager
Central Okanagan Public Schools
1040 Hollywood Road S.
Kelowna, BC V1X 4N2

Applications can also be emailed to Human [DOT] Resources [AT] sd23 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca. Please put "Assistant Transportation Manager – Operations" in the subject line


Download [ Capital Planner position - pdf ]

POSITION TITLE:  Capital Planner
LOCATION:  Board Office (Langford)
SUPERVISOR:  Director, Facilities

PROGRAM Adjacent to Victoria on southern Vancouver Island, School District 62 (Sooke) is the fastest growing school district on Vancouver Island and one of the fastest growing districts in British Columbia. The District is in the Capital Regional District and operates in five municipalities: Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and the Highlands. The operating budget for the District is in excess of $115 million, with a student population of over 11,000.

The District has chosen three goals to improve student achievement by:

  • emphasizing social and emotional learning in schools,
  • engaging learners in differentiated instruction and assessment and
  • focusing on Aboriginal Ways of Knowing at all levels.

PURPOSE OF POSITION The Capital Planner role reports to the Director, Facilities and is responsible for capital planning. This will be accomplished through developing the Sooke School District’s long range and annual capital plans and ensures capital projects are accurately assessed, planned, monitored and evaluated. The Capital Planner is a dedicated resource responsible for managing asset assessment programs and assisting in ongoing capital project planning. In addition, the Capital Planner provides technical and process direction. The planning and tracking of projects both (tactical and strategic), cost effectiveness, communication, risk analysis, quality assurance, team and vendor management, and implementation of highly visible and multi-faceted projects. Identifies and resolves issues related to projects. Ensures assigned projects are delivered within scope, schedule, budget and quality levels are consistent with partner/customer expectations.


  1. Reviews, consolidates and projects district student enrolment;
  2. Prepares and updates the District’s Long Range Facilities Plan;
  3. Prepares the District’s Five Year Capital Plan on an annual basis; 
  4. Project manages and ensures accurate records are kept for major capital projects;
  5. Engages and communicates with all levels of management and cross functional teams;
  6. Works closely with other roles to foster a collaborative and supportive environment;
  7. Prepares thoughtful presentations for leadership review for areas of focus;
  8. Helps drive results through cost discipline and analysis of expense trends;
  9. Completes monthly variance analysis of actual to planned results; 
  10. Meets with key operating areas regularly to review any new or current capital initiatives and to ensure the accuracy of financial results and reporting;
  11. Works with Fixed Assets prime(s) to ensure accounting, planning, and forecasting are properly supported;
  12. Provide meaningful information and analysis on ad-hoc inquiries to meet the District’s objectives of financial analysis support;
  13. Creates and reviews any New build Capital Appropriations Requests, reconciles variances, and assists in cost
  14. Leads the capital plan process including the project plans, issuance of annual appropriation guidelines, preparing annual consolidation and summary schedules; and 
  15. Conducts capital review meetings with leadership and informs on the status of existing expenditures compared to plan.

More information in the full job description: Capital Planner position


Download [ Capital Project Manager position - pdf ]

Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Transportation, the School District requires a talented management professional to oversee capital projects including the $34 million budget expansion project at Valleyview Secondary. The successful individual will be responsible for a wide range of issues and needs to be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, staff, public and regulating authorities. 

Priority Qualifications 

  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills. 
  • Proven ability to develop strong cooperative relationships with staff and colleagues. 
  • Ability to respond to the public in a positive, non-adversarial, solutions oriented approach. 
  • Ability to manage projects within a set budget. 
  • Proficiency with computers and software programs, in particular Microsoft Office 


Capital Project Management 

  • In coordination with other managers, conduct facility assessments and prepare project priority documents 
  • In coordination with district staff, conduct project consultation meetings as required.  In coordination with district staff and consultants, manages the production of preliminary design plans and budget estimates, and manages the production of contract documents, including plans, specifications, and any other related documents. 
  • Ensures all necessary permits and approvals from authorities having jurisdiction are obtained. 
  • In coordination with district staff and consultants, administers the contract, including all contract documents such as change orders, etc. Coordinate the delivery and installation of all furnishings and equipment to be incorporated into the project. Coordinates move-in by Owner where required. 
  • Completes regular field reviews to ensure the contract schedule is being met, and that the contractor’s performance is satisfactory. Attends all site meetings with contractor and consultants. 
  • Reviews and approves all consultant and contractor progress billings, and ensures project stays within budget. Provides up to date computerized financial recordkeeping of all expenditures, commitments and funding received, in Microsoft Excel format. 
  • In coordination with district staff and consultants, prepares all documentation required for the Ministry of Education. 
  • Receives and reviews as-built drawings, maintenance manuals and other project wrap-up documents. 
  • Provide updates to the Director of Facilities and Transportation and the Board of Education as required. 
  • Manage contract and legal dispute process as needed. 
  • Other project related duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and Transportation. 

 Experience and Knowledge 

  • Graduation in Engineering, Applied Science Technologist, Construction Management or CCA Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management with 5+ years prior experience, or significant experience with construction projects in the education sector. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Worksafe BC regulations, current building codes, building materials and construction methods. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. 

Interested applicants should apply on Make a Future: https://bit.ly/2ZalYUu before Friday, August 18th, 2019 at 4:00 PM. 


Download [ Manager of Operations - Afternoon Shift position - pdf ]

We are looking for a passionate leader to join our Facilities team as Operations Manager - Afternoon Shift, in our Operations Department. This position comes with the opportunity for advancement to Daytime Operations Manager.]

Working as part of a dynamic team, you will:

  • Manage afternoon operations working closely with the Daytime Manager - team lead.
  • Able to perform all aspects of management, up to and including full replacement Of Daytime Operations Manager, as needed.
  • Manage the scheduling, and supervision of all custodial activities and staff including budgets and planning.
  • Manage the day to day operations pertaining to custodial services and security of all buildings. This encompasses a team of over 80 staff in 40 sites from Ladysmith to Lantzville.
  • Make decisions about department priority and advise the Daytime Manager of any issues requiring urgent action.
  • Respond to after hours inquiries from parents, user groups and local agencies.
  • Manage the various contracts, cleaning programs and preventative maintenance.
  • Manage the budget to ensure the department meets district goals.

You possess the equivalent combination of skills, education and related industry experience to meet the responsibilities of the role, including, but not limited to:

  • Minimum two-year Diploma in Business Management or related field, from an accredited Post Secondary Institution.
  • Minimum 5 years recent experience in the building services field in a multi-site, unionized setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of current custodial and security practices and procedures.
  • Ability to manage set priorities, work independently, perform duties with speed and accuracy, work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of WorkSafe BC regulations.
  • Proven leadership skills and a team approach to managing in a changing organizational environment.
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive issues with a high degree of diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to make decisions independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use various software applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License.

This excluded, full-time permanent position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested and qualified applicants may submit their application complete with resume and supporting documents electronically through: http://bit.ly/2SeGjoP by August 19, 2019

Please create a profile, upload your documents and the click "apply" to the posting.


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