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Central Okanagan Public Schools (School District No. 23), Kelowna BC, provides education services to 23,000 students in the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. We invite applications for the position of: Assistant Director of Operations

The Central Okanagan School District has a diverse opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated individual as Assistant Director of Operations. This is a full-time excluded position.

This role requires applying your technical, contractual, planning, financial, and procurement skills to support the Maintenance Department and the construction or renovation of schools.

The Assistant Director must be extremely proactive with the ability to complete tasks with limited timelines. Considerable judgement will be required in managing a large volume of projects while ensuring that the Maintenance Department is efficient and optimal.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the financial and administration of the Maintenance Department
  • Monitor, evaluate and recruit staff in the Maintenance Department
  • Estimate and produce accurate and detailed project budgets
  • Manage and administer contract documentation including correspondence, plans and specifications, approval documentation, contractual notices and invoices
  • Liaise with external partners such as the Ministry of Education, City and Municipal Authorities, as well as Architects, Consultants and School Administrators to ensure that • Ensure satisfactory project completion within the authorized budget
  • Provide computerized financial recordkeeping of ongoing projects by reviewing and approving invoices, preparing and maintaining detailed project cost reports showing commitments, expenditures and available or received funding. Assist in planning, administration and completing feasibility studies and Project Definition Reports as required.
  • Any and all other related duties assigned by the Director of Operations

Knowledge and Abilities Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of building design and construction processes, contract law, CCDC documents, public tendering practices, bonding and surety, bid depository rules and procedures.
  •  Excellent financial forecasting, tracking, and reporting skills
  • Thorough knowledge of up-to-date building technology for architectural, mechanical, electrical and structural disciplines. Thorough knowledge of materials and methods used in building construction.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Windows computers including word processing, excel spreadsheets, database and communications software.
  • Superior administrative and managerial skills. This position will have significant number of managers, trades persons, and support staff as direct reports.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, school and maintenance staff, consultants, city inspectors and others.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduate of Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveyor, MBA or graduate of an Institute of Technology with five to ten years of supervisory experience in a large unionized work environment
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. (Business use of personal vehicle will be required)

This is an exempt position with a salary range of $121,934 to $135,483 plus benefits package, including participation in a defined benefit pension plan.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online complete with cover letter and resume outlining relevant background and work experience and 3 references by 12:00 p.m. (PST) on
Monday March 30, 2020 at: https://bit.ly/2Q3iXTk.

The Central Okanagan Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Download [ Grounds Worker position - pdf ]

Grounds Worker (40 hours per week)

The Role
In this permanent, 12 month position, the Grounds Worker will perform skilled, semi-skilled and manual work involving the general maintenance, renovation and construction of grounds and delivery of materials and equipment throughout the North Vancouver School District. You are able to exercise some independent judgment and take action to resolve routine work issues however, you will be under the direction of a Supervisor. Any complex issues that arise are referred to the Supervisor. The Grounds Worker will need to understand verbal or written instructions and plans or sketches received from a Supervisor. Work performance is reviewed and evaluated by a supervisor in terms of safe and efficient services provided to the School District.

The Responsibilites

  • Performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled and manual tasks in general grounds maintenance such as digging, grass cutting, raking, weeding, trimming, pruning, planting, fertilizing, aerating, top dressing and general grounds cleanup including renovation and construction.
  • Cleans, repairs and constructs drainage systems and erosion deterrents using a variety of equipment including a tractor/backhoe.
  • Cleans, repairs and constructs walks, steps, and paths.
  • Conducts pre-trip inspections; safely operates light vehicles, including loaded truck(s) and trailer, up to and including 18,000 kg GVW and a tractor/backhoe. Transports materials, equipment, parts, supplies, furniture and mail.
  • Loads and unloads the materials, equipment, parts, supplies, furniture and mail throughout the School District.
  • Maintains and repairs irrigation systems.
  • Maintains, repairs, and installs field, fence and playground equipment.
  • Levels and screens all-weather fields; installs and removes goal posts and cross bars as required.
  •  Estimates and orders necessary supplies and maintains simple related records.
  • Sweeps and cleans parking lots, walks and pathways, cleans under brush, cuts trees, removes snow and performs other grounds cleaning tasks.
  • Operates, cleans and maintains a variety of hand and power tools such as weed eaters, grass cutters, chain saw, pumps, roto-rooters, power washer and other landscaping and grounds tools as required.
  • Performs other related work as required.

What we Require

  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices and rules of safe operation of specified tools, equipment and vehicles, used in general maintenance, renovation and construction of grounds.
  • Sound knowledge of safe truck driving techniques.
  • Ability to effectively and safely perform a variety of semi-skilled and manual tasks related to the maintenance, renovation and construction of grounds
  • Able to exercise some independent judgment and action in routine assignments.
  • Able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and read plans and sketches.
  • Able to estimate and order necessary supplies and maintain simple related records.
  •  Able to safely operate light vehicles, tractor/backhoe and grounds equipment.
  • Able to safely perform loading, unloading and furniture moving tasks.
  • Able to work safely and effectively with School District staff, students, and the public.
  • Skill in the care, maintenance and use of a variety of hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to safely perform semi-skilled and manual work outdoors in all weather.

Desirable Training and Experience

Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent, supplemented by one year of post-secondary landscape or horticulture training courses related to the work. Minimum two years related work experience in landscape or horticulture work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated safe driving record.

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations

  • Valid Driver's Licence for the Province of B.C.
  • One Year Certificate in Landscaping or Horticulture, from a Community College, or equivalent.

How to Apply
Applying is a two step process:
1) First, create your profile on Make A Future
2) Second, apply to the North Vancouver School District’s Grounds Worker position located under Support Staff on Make a

Click on this link to apply: https://bit.ly/2v1oAdj
North Vancouver School District values the time you’ve taken to submit your application, however only those selected to move forward will be contacted.

We would like to thank the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, upon whose unceded traditional territory the North Vancouver School District resides. We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on this traditional territory.


Download [ Capital Projects Manager position - pdf ]

Term contract starting July 1, 2020

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Capital Projects Manager will be responsible for overseeing capital projects. School District 71 (SD 71) is seeking a talented management professional who will be responsible for managing the planning, implementation and completion of major capital projects and assigned major maintenance and minor capital projects development, project management, and financial management and accountability for projects.

We are looking for an approachable and collaborative leader with a solid background managing construction projects in the private or public sector, possessing a ‘can-do’ & ‘solution-oriented’ attitude. The successful applicant must demonstrate a high standard of professionalism and exercise independent judgment when evaluating project options and create an approachable and trusting environment through open communication. The applicant should be comfortable preparing and presenting reports to senior managers and managing multiple projects at a time, keeping within budgets and schedules. Responsibilities will cover a wide range of issues, requiring exceptional communications skills to effectively engage with a diverse group colleagues, staff, public and regulating authorities.


  • 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, correspondence, plans and specifications, approval documentation, contractual notices and invoices.
  • 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 and prepares progress reports ensuring the contract schedule is being met and the contractor’s performance is satisfactory, conforming with the contract documents.
  • Attends all site meetings with contractor and consultants; directs the change order process.
  • 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.
  • Ensures satisfactory project completion within the authorized budget.
  • 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 Operations as required.
  • Manage contract and legal dispute process as needed.
  • Other project related duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.

The successful applicant will possess:

  • At least five years of experience in construction/building retrofit projects with some responsibility for design work/preparation of contract drawings and specifications.
  • Graduation in engineering, building science, applied science technologist, project management or relevant field with five plus years prior experience, or significant experience with construction projects in the education sector, including experience in project management with responsibility for contract procurement, acceptance of project deliverables, monitoring and control of cost and overseeing project schedules.
  • PMP or equivalent certification would be an asset.
  • Computer literacy using Microsoft Office; proficiency with computers and familiarity with construction/ project management software.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications; a working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Project would be an asset.
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; ability to develop strong cooperative relationships with staff and colleagues.
  • Proven ability to respond to the public in a positive, non-adversarial, solutions-oriented approach.
  • Proven ability to manage projects within a set budget.
  • Team player with the ability to lead by example while demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement through best practices and strategic planning regarding capital projects.

School District 71 (Comox Valley) is a positive, progressive and growing school district located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It is located on the traditional territory of the K'ómoks First Nation. Located within the Comox Valley is the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland; each providing their own unique services and community cultures. The Comox Valley is a desirable place to live with great ocean beaches, golf, skiing, hiking, swimming and boating. In addition, the community has strong and vibrant arts and cultural programs.

As a learning organization, we work closely with our educational partners to develop responsible, compassionate citizens and successful lifelong learners. Over 1500 employees work to provide a comprehensive educational program to approximately 8,500 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in our 15 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 3 secondary schools, 2 alternate schools, and a distributed learning school. The District’s annual operating budget is approximately $100 million.

To Apply:
This vacancy is available for a three-year term contract with the possibility of an extension. The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time), Friday, April 3rd, 2020 are assured careful consideration.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a detailed resume with supporting documentation and three (3) professional references through www.makeafuture.ca/comox-valley.

The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.An Equal Opportunity Employer


Download [ Manager of Maintenance position - pdf ]

School District No.22 (Vernon) invites applications for the position of Manager of Maintenance whose main focus will be planning and managing maintenance operations for school district facilities. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position is responsible for the efficient implementation and management of maintenance programs and services, including coordinating and overseeing the activities of a variety of resources including unionized staff, contractors and consultants.

The ideal candidate will have a diploma, trades qualification, or a degree related to construction or facilities management along with significant experience in facilities leadership, construction and maintenance management in a unionized environment.

A complete job description is available on the district website www.sd22.bc.ca. Resumés, including references and a statement of your leadership philosophy must be received by the undersigned by noon Monday, March 30, 2020. Please include a reference from your current supervisor.

Manager of Maintenance Job Search
School District No. 22 (Vernon)
1401 - 15 Street
Vernon, B.C. V1T 8S8
Email: ljameson [AT] sd22 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca
While we thank all individuals who have submitted applications for this position, only those shortlisted will be contacted.


Download [ Seasonal Groundskeeper - Students (Temporary) position - pdf ]

The Greater Victoria School District provides public educational services to over 20,000 students in the Greater Victoria Area, encompassing six municipalities. To provide this service, the District has a current operating budget of $208 million and employs approximately 3,500 staff; which includes, teachers, administrators, support staff, psychologists, speech and language pathologists and exempt managerial staff.

The Seasonal Groundskeeper is described in Article 1.11 of the collective agreement and defines the role for those people who are enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution and working for the District between April 1st and September 30th.

The successful candidate must:

  • Be enrolled in a full time post-secondary institution and provide supporting documentation
  • Present a drivers abstract to accompany application
  • Have experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment related to grounds

Salary: $21.88 per hour plus 11% in lieu of benefits. This position falls within the CUPE Local 382 bargaining unit.

For a detailed job description, please https://bit.ly/2PLrv0X

Please submit a cover letter, resume, proof of enrollment in post-secondary institution, copy of drivers abstract and references to:

Human Resource Services
Greater Victoria School District No. 61
556 Boleskine Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1E8
Email: hrs [AT] sd61 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca
Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
School District 61 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Download [ Assistant Manager of Building Operations position - pdf ]

Position Title: Assistant Manager of Building Operations
Classification: Grid 4
Department: Facilities Services
Reports to: Manager Building Operations

Position Summary
The Greater Victoria School District has over 52 separate buildings and 3.1 million ft2 (287,000 m2) of floor space housing over 20,000 students and 3,000 staff. Buildings range in age from over one hundred years and carrying heritage status to newer state-of-the-art facilities, which collectively span across five municipal jurisdictions.

The Assistant Manager of Building Operations is responsible for the afternoon and evening operation of the Greater Victoria School District schools and administration facilities including the cleaning, heating, security, and identification of maintenance issues; and mail and cartage requirements. Responsibilities also include oversight over facility rentals for community and school use purposes.

For specific responsibliities and qualifications, please download the full job posting [ Assistant Manager of Building Operations position - pdf ]