Cancellation of Regular Council Meeting

Pursuant to the provisions of Council Procedure Bylaw No. 745 (as amended) notice is hereby given that a Regular Council Meeting of the Village of Alert Bay to be held on May 22, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 15 Maple Rd., Alert Bay, BC has been cancelled by Mayor and Council. The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on June 12, 2017.

Job Posting - Visitor Centre Summer Students

The Village of Alert Bay is looking for 2 students to assist the Visitor Centre staff on a full-time basis from 4-Jul-2017 to 1-Sep-2017.

The Services to be provided are as follows:
 

  • Reports to the Visitor Centre Manager

  • Provides accurate and detailed information to the public, in person and otherwise

  • Maintains the Visitor Centre appearance inside and out, including grounds keeping

  • Keeps daily records of visitor statistics

  • Maintains a professional, courteous and cheerful attitude at all times

  • Assists Manager when required

  • Assists with any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time

  • Summer students will typically work with an experienced full-time staff member, but may be required to work alone.

Candidates must be capable of working with minimal supervision, enjoy working with the public, and be a good team player.

Full time, 35 hours per week. Saturday/Sunday work will be required. Pay rate is $11/hour.

Please submit your resume in person at the Village Office or via email to cao@alertbay.ca with the subject line “Visitor Centre Summer Student Application”. The application deadline is 4PM, June 9, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their submissions and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is made possible with partial funding from the Government of Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Job Posting - Public Works Summer Students

The Village of Alert Bay is looking for 2 students to assist the Public Works crew on a full-time basis from 4-Jul-2017 to 1-Sep-2017.

The Services to be provided are as follows:

  • Assisting staff with basic roads and works maintenance operations; fill potholes, pick up debris and litter from roadsides, etc.

  • Trail maintenance.

  • Cut grass with a weed trimmer

  • Hand dig and back fill where necessary for ground work.

  • Any other work that may be assigned by the Public Works Foreman.

  • Training will be provided before any staff is asked to complete a task or operate a piece of equipment.

    Summer students will typically work with an experienced full-time staff member, but may be required to work alone. Summer students will take direction from the Public Works Foreman or other full-time staff members that they are working with.

Steel-toed boots are required.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8AM to 4PM. Pay rate is $11/hour.

Please submit your resume in person at the Village Office or via e-mail to cao@alertbay.ca with the subject line “Public Works Summer Student Application”. The application deadline is 4PM, June 9, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their submissions and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is made possible with partial funding from the Government of Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Job Posting - Boat Harbour Summer Student

The Village of Alert Bay is looking for 1 student to assist the Harbour Attendant on a full-time basis from 4-Jul-2017 to 1-Sep-2017.

The Services to be provided are as follows:

  • Tracking moorage use.

  • Collecting payments from boaters.

  • Providing general information about Cormorant Island to the public.

  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the harbour facility.

  • And any other duties as assigned by the Harbour Attendant.

    Summer students will typically work with and take direction from the Harbour Attendant, but may be required to work alone.

Safety equipment will be provided.

Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Saturday/Sunday work may be required. Pay rate is $11/hour.

Please submit your resume in person at the Village Office or via email to cao@alertbay.ca with the subject line “Harbour Summer Student Application”. The application deadline is 4PM, June 9, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their submissions and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is made possible with partial funding from the Government of Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Job Posting - Chief Administrative Officer & Superintendent of Public Works

The Village of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island in Upper Johnstone Strait, is the gateway to the Broughton Archipelago. The Village is the oldest municipality in the Northern Vancouver Island Region and boasts a rich Pioneer and First Nations cultural heritage. The Village works closely with the ‘Namgis First Nation through the “Historic Alert Bay Accord” in the governance of and delivery of services to Cormorant Island. The 1,300 residents of Cormorant Island enjoy services including a hospital, medical and dental clinics, boat harbour, paved airport, extensive trail network, and BC Ferries service.

With projects underway including implementation of the joint 'Tides of Change' strategy and infrastructure upgrades, the Village needs a strong leader to ensure the resiliency of the local government organization across several business lines: local government administration, public works, boat harbour (municipal and federal), property management, auto insurance sales, and more.

Council is seeking a candidate to work closely with and report directly to mayor and council.

  • Several years of local government experience in a senior administrative role.
  • Strong credentials in local government finance is essential - CFO duties will comprise a significant portion of the role.
  • Fluency with the Community Charter and Local Government Acts of BC - Corporate Officer duties will comprise a significant portion of the role.
  • Understanding of infrastructure works and project management, drinking water systems, plus ability to identify and pursue funding for potential infrastructure capital projects.
  • Develop/institute policies and regulations, and provide strategic advice and direction for traffic, solid waste, drinking water, sanitary and storm sewage systems.
  • A proven ability working proactively with councils, other governments, First Nations, the public, and business sectors.
  • The proven ability to work successfully in and foster a team environment.
  • Ability to perform in a constantly challenging work environment.
  • Muniware knowledge is an asset.

The preferred candidate will possess a relevant University degree and/or certificates or diplomas relating to Local Government Administration together with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a management and supervisory role in a municipal setting. 

The Village of Alert Bay has an excellent benefit package and the salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and prior experience.  For more information on the community and the position, please visit www.alertbay.ca

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017.
 
A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:
 
Jim Craven
James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
250 -744-9455
craven@telus.net
www.jrcraven.ca

The Village of Alert Bay thanks all applicants for their interest in applying for this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting - Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

The Village of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island in Upper Johnstone Strait, is the gateway to the Broughton Archipelago. The Village is the oldest municipality in the Northern Vancouver Island Region and boasts a rich Pioneer and First Nations cultural heritage. The Village works closely with the ‘Namgis First Nation through the “Historic Alert Bay Accord” in the governance of and delivery of services to Cormorant Island. The 1,300 residents of Cormorant Island enjoy services including a hospital, medical and dental clinics, boat harbour, paved airport, extensive trail network, and BC Ferries service.
 
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer as a key member of the senior management team, the Deputy CAO must have a solid understanding of municipal accounting including accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable and reconciliation of General Ledger accounts. Experience with parliamentary procedures, and BC Municipal Legislation including but not limited to the Community Charter, Local Government Act, Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act and Robert’s Rules of Order is an asset.
 
Desired qualifications include:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills- must tactfully and professionally deal with various levels of government officials, members of the public, and fellow employees
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience consulting the public; working with councils, boards, committees, commissions and the community
  • Experience working with budgets, spreadsheets and municipal accounting – CFO duties will comprise a significant portion of the role.
  • Able to meet the pressures of deadlines as required.
  • Muniware knowledge an asset.
  • Experience in public sector corporate administration, preferably in the municipal sector – Corporate Officer duties will comprise a significant portion of the role.

The Village of Alert Bay has an excellent benefit package and the salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and prior experience.  For more information on the community and the position, please visit www.alertbay.ca

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017.
 
A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:
 
Jim Craven
James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
250 -744-9455
craven@telus.net
www.jrcraven.ca

The Village of Alert Bay thanks all applicants for their interest in applying for this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Cancelled - Special Meeting of 27-Apr-2017

Pursuant to the provisions of Council Procedure Bylaw No. 745 (as amended) notice is hereby given that a Special Regular Meeting of the Village of Alert Bay to be held on April 27th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 15 Maple Rd., Alert Bay, BC has been cancelled by Mayor and Council. A notice will be posted when the meeting is rescheduled.

Request for Proposal - 2017 Campground Attendant Contract

The Village of Alert Bay invites expressions of interest for the provision of campground attendant services at the Alert Bay Municipal Campground.

 The Term of the Agreement will be June 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

 The Services to be provided are as follows:

  1. To perform twice daily campsite counts.

  2. To collect all campsite, shower, firewood, and related fees owing in accordance of Village of Alert Bay Bylaw.

  3. To submit all campsite, shower, firewood, and related fees collected to the Village office, recorded in a format prescribed by the Village.

  4. To provide information and instruction to all users of the campground facilities concerning campsites, washrooms, and general community information.

  5. To ensure that all campground regulations are followed within Village of Alert Bay facilities in accordance with Village of Alert Bay Bylaw No. 710.

  6. To maintain the cleanliness of the washroom facilities to a generally acceptable standard.

  7. To ensure that the washroom facilities are constantly stocked with supplies.

  8. To advise the Village office of any damages or deficiencies within the campground facilities.

The campground attendant shall have his/her own transportation for the provision of campground attendant services. The Village shall provide a cash box, envelopes, receipt book, and any other stationery required to conduct the work.

The campground attendant is responsible for ensuring coverage seven days per week for the entire contract term, by themselves or another acceptable party to the Village.

Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal citing their relevant qualifications to the Village office, including a monthly cost for performing the services for this contract position by May 12, 2017. Preference may be given to proponents who can demonstrate knowledge of campground operations and campground management duties. Must be bondable – a criminal record check may be required.

Request for Proposal - 2017 Gardening Maintenance Contract

The Village of Alert Bay invites expressions of interest for the provision of garden maintenance services in the Marine Heritage Commercial District of Fir Street and the garden bed at the Village Campground.

 The Term of the Agreement will be June 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

 The Services to be provided are as follows:
 

  1. The planting of materials provided by the Village of Alert Bay, in the locations specified by the Village of Alert Bay.

  2. Maintenance of the Gardens in a weed-free, attractive state.

  3. Watering as required.

  4. Fertilizing as required.

  5. Pruning as required.

The gardening attendant shall have his/her own transportation and basic tools for the provision of gardening attendant services. The Village shall provide all plants, soil, fertilizers, plus disposal services for garden debris and litter.

Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal citing their relevant qualifications to the Village office, including a monthly cost for performing the services for this contract position by May 12, 2017. Preference may be given to proponents who can demonstrate knowledge of gardening. Must be bondable – a criminal record check may be required.

Hiring - ICBC/Driver Licensing Specialist

The VILLAGE OF ALERT BAY is seeking an experienced ICBC AUTOPLAN SALES and DRIVER LICENSING SPECIALIST.

The successful candidate must have certification in Autoplan Essentials (ICBC) and be familiar with Policy Centre. Candidates must also have certification in Drivers Licensing and have experience with DSCS.

If the applicant pool does not yield a candidate with the certification, then candidates with relevant applicable experience or training will be considered.

We are looking for a knowledgeable insurance professional capable of advanced problem solving and working independently.

Duties will include:

  • Processing transactions in Policy Centre (as well as some in ADC)

  • Processing Drivers Licensing transactions

  • End of day batch processing

  • Ordering supplies

  • Filing

  • Liaising with Vancouver Island Autoplan Broker Sales and Driver Licensing managers to ensure that Alert Bay is delivering product and services in a manner conducive to ICBC practices.

Knowledge and Skills applicable to the role include:

  • Familiarity with acts, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines related to licensing to process transactions and procedures related to cash handling and revenue transactions.

  • Use of computer applications to enter, retrieve, analyze data, perform job functions and procedures and edit a variety of reports

Desired Communication/Interpersonal skills include:

  • Ability to effectively explain ICBC and Driver Licensing products

  • Dealing with challenging customers in a calm and professional manner

  • Responding to a variety of enquiries from the public, business community, government and community agencies on issues related to ICBC and Driver Licensing

This is a permanent, full-time position which reports to the municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer. The role make include municipal-related work as/when required.

Submit cover letter and resume to officeclerk@alertbay.ca by 4:00PM on April 17, 2017.

For more information on our community, or complete job description please refer to our website at www.alertbay.ca. The Village of Alert Bay thanks all applicants for their interest in applying for this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Village Office Closed 12:00PM Wednesday March 22

The Village Office is unexpectedly closed until noon today, Wednesday March 22.

We will reopen for regular business at 9:00AM on Thursday March 23.

For Public Works issues, please contact the Public Works Foreman: 250-974-7091

For ICBC Autoplan or Driver Licensing, please contact ICBC: 1-800-328-4484

Hiring: Economic Development Officer

The VILLAGE OF ALERT BAY is seeking an experienced ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.

The Village of Alert Bay invites applicants for the position of Economic Development Officer for a contracted period of up to two years.

Alert Bay is on Cormorant Island which is 4.9 km long, and 0.8 km wide at its narrowest point and is located east of Port McNeill on Vancouver Island.  The island is governed by two primary political jurisdictions, 'Namgis First Nation and Village of Alert Bay. The island population is approximately 950 people.

The Cormorant Island Economic Development Officer (EDO) will be responsible for facilitating, promoting, and implementing the Tides of Change Economic Development Strategy, a joint initiative of the Village of Alert Bay and ‘Namgis First Nation. The successful candidate will have proven experience in designing and implementing activities and initiatives that will attract business opportunities to the Island, leading business retention and attraction activities, and supporting local entrepreneurs.

The EDO will report to the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village and will take a lead role in working with Council, volunteers, the business community and staff to promote development and diversification opportunities for Cormorant Island.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Implement the Tides of Change Economic Development Strategy, including:

    • Research funding opportunities and availability for harbour redevelopment

    • Coordinate harbour development planning

    • Develop restaurant/retail vitality strategy

    • Initiate business-to-business networking support

    • Initiate artist support

    • Develop strategy to retain and expand core business and services

    • Conduct research to support increased local seafood available on Cormorant Island

    • Coordinate litter removal between public works departments

    • Continue interpretive signage project

    • Support kiosks, community markets, or other business opportunities with low barriers to market entry

    • Develop improved, consistent, branded on-island wayfinding signage

    • Develop a Cormorant Island brand

    • Increase off-island advertising and promotion

    • Develop a joint tourism strategy

  2. Work with the Tides of Change Joint Steering Committee to establish short-term and long-term initiatives and prepare a detailed collaborative work plan.

  3. Network and liaise and maintain active contacts with:

    • Other economic development entities and stakeholders

    • Local business owners and organizations

    • All levels of government

  4. Support the Tides of Change Joint steering committee and sub-committees by providing secretariat support (agendas, minutes, meeting schedules, etc.).

  5. Identify sectoral opportunities for economic development (i.e. marine services, tourism, arts and crafts, and downtown revitalization).

  6. Act as a first point of contact for enquiries regarding economic development.

  7. Identify grant opportunities, research and prepare grant proposals and complete required reporting.

  8. Prepare statistical reports relevant to economic development, monthly activity reports, and reports to Council.

  9. Other duties as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

The EDO would normally attain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes through completion of a Diploma or Degree in Community Economic Development and/or Business Administration combined with related financial experience. Equivalencies will be considered.

Experience

  • Two to five years’ experience in the economic development field working in a local government and/or First Nations context.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills

  • Knowledge and experience in budget preparation, work plan preparation and reporting

  • Knowledge of all aspects of economic development including business retention and expansion, business attraction, workforce development, and marketing

  • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and diplomatically with members of the general public, community and special interest groups and internal and external customers.

  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills

  • Ability to travel and hold a valid Class 5 drivers license

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

The EDO position is a full-time contract position. Interested individuals are requested to forward their resume and cover letter in confidence by 4:00 pm on March 21, 2017 to:

By Mail:           

Justin Beadle, CAO

Bag Service 2800
Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0

By email:        

cao@alertbay.ca

For more information on our community, or complete job description please refer to our website at www.alertbay.ca. The Village of Alert Bay thanks all applicants for their interest in applying for this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Hiring: Temporary part-time ICBC Autoplan and Drivers Licensing Agent

The Village of Alert Bay is seeking an experienced, temporary part-time ICBC Autoplan/Drivers Licensing Agent.

The successful candidate must have certification in Autoplan Essentials (ICBC) and be familiar with Policy Centre. The candidate must also have certification in Drivers Licensing and have experience with DSCS. We are looking for a knowledgeable insurance professional capable of working independently. Duties will include:

  • Processing transactions in Policy Centre (as well as some in ADC)
  • Processing Drivers Licensing transactions
  • End of day batch processing
  • Ordering supplies
  • Filing

This is a temporary appointment to cover an extended staff absence. Operating hours are Monday - Friday, 12PM - 4PM.

Remuneration starts at $19 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits.

Submit cover letter and resume to officeclerk@alertbay.ca

New Administrative Staff

The Village of Alert Bay would like to announce the hiring of Amit Sharma as the new Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Officer, and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.  Amit comes to the Village of Alert Bay from the Village of Tahsis, where he served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for two years.  Amit is originally from Tahsis, and has spent his entire working life on Vancouver Island.  His experience in small communities affords him certain experiences that will be of great use to the Village of Alert Bay.

Amit will make a great addition not only to the Alert Bay Administrative staff, but also to the community.  Please join us in welcoming him to the Village of Alert Bay.