Employment

The Eastern District Planning Commission is seeking applications for the following position:

Assistant Building and Fire Inspector

RESPONSIBILITIES: As support to a team of building inspectors, this person will perform a variety of tasks primarily from the Port Hood and/or Port Hawkesbury District Planning Office related to the administration of the Fire Safety Act and the National Building Code. Among the specific duties, this person will primarily be responsible for administration of the Dangerous and Unsightly Premises provisions of the Municipal Government Act. Under supervision the successful candidate will respond to public inquiries, receive and review building plans, and inspect ongoing construction to ensure compliance with the National Building Code, do field work related to the issuing of E-911 civic numbers, do inspections related to the requirements of the Fire Safety Act and will be responsible for all of his/her own correspondence.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be working toward certification as a CBO-1 Building Inspector in the Nova Scotia Building Officials Association; be able to deal with the members of the public in a tactful and professional manner; be a member of a recognized trade; and have a valid Nova Scotia Drivers License and access to a vehicle in good working order. A working knowledge of personal computers is essential for this position. This position is designed such that the successful candidate can be promoted into a certified and qualified building and fire inspection position with the Commission.

This is a full time contract position. Salary; $40,912 to $47,861

Applicants must provide a cover letter and a resume no longer than two pages long, which includes names of two references. Applications will be received until 4:30 p.m., Friday May 3, 2019 at jdbain@edpc.ca or addressed to:

John Bain, Director
Eastern District Planning Commission
3 – 606 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury NS B9A 2R7
Email: jdbain@edpc.ca

www.edpc.ca




Municipal Planner

Are you a municipal planner with a drive to work in a place where your contributions matter? Do you want to be part of a small and efficient organization where you can have an immediate impact on planning outcomes? We have the right job for you! The Eastern District Planning Commission serves two Towns (Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury) and four rural municipalities (Counties of Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria) in one of the most scenic parts of Atlantic Canada. We are presently looking for just such a person to join our team.

Under the supervision of the Director of Planning, you will join two planners and a development officer in helping to shape better communities in our area. Within months from your employment start, you will begin presenting planning files to municipal committees and Councils. Working for six municipalities at the same time, presents a variety of interesting files and you can expect an engaging work environment. Larger projects within the next twelve months include the completion of the plan review for the Town of Antigonish, the development of a brand-new planning document in the currently unzoned Ingonish area as well as agricultural land use planning in the Counties of Inverness and Victoria. There is more on the horizon: changes to provincial legislation around planning standards and coastal protection promise unprecedented planning debates in our municipalities.

The proximity to nature, great beaches and world-renowned tourist attractions such as the Cabot Trail will take care of your work-life balance. Our office is situated in Port Hawkesbury, the gateway to Cape Breton Island. In this small town surrounded by nature, the next outdoor adventure is never far away. Are you ready for that lifestyle?

Qualifications

As a member of our team, the successful candidate will be a self-starter who can perform a variety of tasks related to the provision of long and short-term policy and regulatory advice to our Councils. Specific duties include responding to public inquiries; attending community, committee and council meetings; reviewing and preparing amendments to existing Municipal Planning Strategies and Land Use By-laws. A working knowledge of the Nova Scotia land planning process (including the administration of a subdivision by-law), the Municipal Government Act, and software associated with a planning office is therefore essential for this position.

The successful candidate will have a combination of planning experience and education which will have prepared him/her for the challenges of working with minimal supervision and with significant control over their schedule, and will be eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners. Must have a valid drivers' license in good standing and the use of a personal vehicle. The salary range for this position is $51,308 to $60,024, commensurate to experience. The Commission reserves the right to consider filling the position below the Commission's pay scale with a candidate without the minimum qualifications. Resumes will be received until 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019, addressed to:

John Bain, Director
Eastern District Planning Commission
3 – 606 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury NS B9A 2R7
Email: jdbain@edpc.ca

www.edpc.ca