The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is seeking applicants to fill a key position within the Environmental Services Department.  The Environmental Services Operations Assistant is situated in Burns Lake, BC, is permanent, full time, offers a competitive salary and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

The Environmental Services Operations Assistant is responsible for assisting with waste receiving facilities operations, hauling operations, and liquid waste operations including infrastructure and equipment maintenance. The successful applicant must have a Valid Class 1 License and be willing to take on a high level of responsibility for assigned tasks. 

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, Friday March 12, 2021.  Resumes may be mailed to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, P.O. Box 820, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 or emailed to hr@rdbn.bc.ca and should be addressed to Alex Eriksen, Director of Environmental Services.

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The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is seeking applicants for the position of Environmental Services Operations Field Assistant.  The position is permanent, full-time (40 hours per week), and is situated in Burns Lake, BC.  The hours of work for this position are generally 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, four days per week. The starting wage for this position is $31.10 and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Minimum Qualifications:

Valid Class 1 driver’s license with airbrake endorsement.

Heavy Equipment Operators Certificate or equivalent years’ experience.

Experience with building, vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance.

High School Diploma

Responsibilities of the Environmental Services Operations Field Assistant include:    

  • Assist in the maintenance of vehicles and heavy equipment;
  • Assist in the inspection, maintenance and repairs of existing buildings and infrastructure;
  • Assist Landfill Operators with periodic maintenance projects;
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the Fort Fraser water and wastewater systems;
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of the RDBN’s Liquid Waste (septage) program;
  • Assist with Waste Hauling operations;
  • Conduct operations related to the removal and transport of wood waste;
  • Conduct safety inspections of RDBN sites and facilities;
  • Assist with or manage special projects;
  • Assist with emergency efforts at RDBN sites;
  • Assist with the training to new field employees;
  • Conduct operations related to the removal and transport of wood waste;
  • Conduct safety inspections of RDBN sites and facilities;
  • Provide holiday and sick-time coverage for site attendants, waste haul drivers and fellow field assistants and
  • Provide occasional on-call coverage during off-duty hours.

The successful applicant must have a positive attitude and be willing to be challenged.  Although this position is an essential part of a team, it will be important for the successful applicant to work independently and take on a high level of responsibility for assigned tasks.

Applicants for the Environmental Services Operations Field Assistant position will ideally possess the following:

  • Safety conscious;
  • Good public relations skills;
  • Comfortable with technology (computers, smartphones, tables);
  • Good time management, priority assessment and organizational skills;
  • Ability to receive and carry out detailed instructions independently;
  • Ability to work in groups and independently to complete tasks;
  • Ability to correctly fill out paperwork and documentation;
  • Basic trades skills such as carpentry, welding, mechanics, electrical and plumbing including    the use of standard hand-tools;
  • Experience operating and maintaining heavy equipment including excavators, crawler dozers, loaders, dump trucks, roll-off trucks, skid steers and 53ft tractor trailer units, and
  • Experience with the above equipment in earthworks, road building and other construction activities where achievement of proper elevation and grading would be an asset.

Applications will be accepted until  Friday , March 12, 2021. Resumes may be faxed to 250-692-3305, emailed to hr@rdbn.bc.ca or dropped off in person (37- 3rd Ave) and should be addressed to Alex Eriksen, Director of Environmental Services.