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Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a deep history of high-quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student.

We are currently seeking a full-time Carpenter to provide carpentry services at a Journeyman level relating to the maintenance, alteration and construction of existing District facilities. As an employer, we provide comprehensive growth, learning and engagement opportunities to the 2,300 committed professionals across the district.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Frames and constructs interior and exterior structures using a variety of natural and manmade building materials for the installation and maintenance of new construction and renovation projects on existing District Facilities.
  • Performs structural and non-structural framing work such as walls, window frames, door frames and ceilings.
  • Applies and repairs a variety of cladding and finishing such as floor tiles, carpets, ceiling tiles, T-bar ceilings, laminates, drywall and plywood.
  • Builds, repairs and installs a variety of millwork such as cabinets, counters, shelving units and other finishing work for computer stations, offices and classrooms.
  • Reads and interprets plans, drawings and specifications for construction, renovation and repair projects. Develops manual plans, sketches and drawings for the purpose of job layouts and estimating time and materials required.
  • May design, build, repair or modify equipment and/or furnishings to accommodate students with special needs.
  • Provide technical information and advice related to the carpentry trade as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent plus a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Apprenticeship in Carpentry or equivalent apprenticeship training and a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification in Carpentry (T.Q.).
  • Two (2) years’ experience at a journeyman level in commercial and institutional carpentry, including renovation, repair and finishing work.
  • Thorough knowledge of current techniques, methods, procedures, regulations, standards and materials applicable to the carpentry trade.
  • Competency in the use and care of tools and equipment common to this trade.
  • Ability to organize workload, work under periodic pressure and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving heavy materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License
  • Good interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and proof of TQ to: https://bit.ly/38GmVbE by 12:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Download [ Facilities Manager position - pdf ]

Competition #20-007

Cowichan Valley School District No.79 is seeking an individual to join our dynamic team as our Facilities Manager.

Situated in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on southern Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley School District serves a population of almost 8,200 students of which 1,600 identify as Indigenous. We are honoured to be learning on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Quw’utsun, Malahat, Stz’uminus, Penelakut, Halalt, Lake Cowichan and Lyakson peoples. Our district extends north to Saltair, south to Spectacle Lake on the Malahat, and west to the Lake Cowichan region. The school district has 26 facilities and over $100 million annual budget.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, in this excluded position, the Facilities Manager is responsible for planning and managing maintenance operations, as well as, assisting with the implementation of the capital projects for district owned facilities. The Facilities Manager plans and manages the resources required to ensure the development, supervision and implementation of programs to deliver safe and well maintained schools and other school district facilities.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is responsible for the efficient implementation and management of maintenance programs and services.
  • Coordinates and oversees the activities of a variety of resources including unionized staff, contractors and consultants.
  • Assists with the facilitation and implementation of major and minor capital projects
  • Plans, organizes, supervises and determines the logistics of human resources, equipment, materials and outside contractors for maintenance programs and services.
  • Ensures projects and services are completed to school district standards.
  • Develops and maintains effective use of the Computerized Maintenance Management systems to ensure procedures and protocols are followed.
  • Ensures compliance with a variety of regulations including Worksafe BC, and building codes.
  • Establishes training requirements for maintenance and grounds staff.
  • Participates in the establishment and control of the department’s operating and annual facilities grant budgets, cost accounting and forecasts.
  • Has vision to develop the department’s strategic and operations plans.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with district administrators, district staff, consultants, and others on matters relating to building maintenance, alterations, functional improvements, work requests, and site upgrades.
  • Works closely with management team members and human resources.

To be successful you will have…

  • Leadership skills and experience in a unionized environment
  • Competent understanding of procurement requirements within the public sector
  • Proven fiscal management knowledge
  • Knowledge of facility maintenance and custodial practices
  • Experience dealing with human resource related issues such as: grievances, employee performance, discipline, leaves of absence, etc
  • Knowledge of WSBC Regulations
  • Knowledge of capital and fiscal planning
  • Organizational, supervisory and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills

The successful applicant will possess…

  • A post-secondary diploma/certificate in Facilities Management or in a relevant field
  • A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a unionized environment
  • Computer literacy using Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve technical and mechanical issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to lead by example while demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement through best practices and strategic planning

Note: Equivalent training and experience will be given consideration

A competitive salary and benefit package will be provided which reflects the responsibilities of the position. Anticipated start date of April 20, 2020. For further information, please contact Richard Dyble, Director of Operations, (250) 748-0338 or by email at rdyble [AT] sd79 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, letters of reference and any other supporting documents to:
Richard Dyble, Director of Operations
Cowichan Valley School District #79
2557 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC V9L 2X3
Phone: (250) 748-0338 Fax (250) 748-2739
rdyble [AT] sd79 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca

Applications must be received by 4:00pm on Thursday, March 5th, 2020.

We appreciate all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Download [ Grounds Worker position - pdf ]

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 Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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 Future

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 [ 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 ]


Download [ Custodial Supervisor position - pdf ]

The Board of Education invites applications for the position of Custodial Supervisor for the Okanagan Skaha School District, effective March 30, 2020 (or a mutually agreeable date).
School District 67 is located in the South Okanagan and serves the communities of Penticton, Summerland, Kaleden and Naramata. The District has a student population of 6000 students through 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 secondary schools and 1 distributed learning school. Further information can be obtained from the district website at www.sd67.bc.ca.

This position performs a critical role in the delivery of custodial services to the District’s schools and facilities. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Custodial Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the selection, scheduling and training programs of approximately 45 custodial staff in accordance with the Collective Agreement. The Custodial Supervisor manages the custodial budget as well as District facility rentals.

The Custodial Supervisor is expected to maintain a level of confidentiality and professionalism in all matters pertaining to the district and its employees. This position performs a wide variety of supervisory tasks requiring independent judgement and action. The ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends is required.

The successful candidate will be resourceful and adaptable with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage a heavy workload, and exercise independent judgment and action. The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Formal training in the area of building services maintenance, such as a diploma as a Building Services Worker;
  • Extensive successful experience (two years minimum) in the supervision of custodial staff and associated safety issues in a unionized environment;
  • Knowledge of and experience with ISSA cleaning standards;
  • Experience within the public school education sector is highly desirable;
  • Thorough knowledge of provincial employment, labour relations, human rights, and workplace health and safety statutes, regulations, guidelines, programs and standards;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Demonstrates initiative and project leadership implementing new procedures in a decentralized environment;
  • Strong organization, teamwork and leadership skills;
  • Ability to effectively assess and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a challenging environment;

Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by 3:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 to cbyrd [AT] summer [DOT] com. Full wage and benefit package commensurate with public sector services. The successful candidate will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For further information about this exciting career opportunity, please contact Cindy Byrd, Human Resources Manager 250 770-7700 (local 6671).