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Employment Opportunities

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment opportunity: MJSB Chief Operating Officer

The Municipal Joint Services Board (MJSB) was established in 2013 to deliver shared services with our partner municipalities. Its purpose is to improve services for the residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay. Operationally, the MJSB provides services in solid waste, information technology, and human resources.

About the role….

Reporting to the MJSB Board, The Chief Operating Officer manages all aspects of the operations and administration. The COO is responsible for the development of the MJSB business plan, risk management, and regulatory compliance as set out in the MJSB agreement. This is a leadership role; the performance of the MJSB depends directly on the focus, efficiency, and effectiveness of the COO.

The key objectives for the role include:

  • Serving as a resource and providing advice to the Board in all matters including coordinating and developing key policies and procedures to meet the vision of the Board.
  • Providing effective leadership to ensure Board Shared Services provide the utmost effective shared services.
  • Aligning business targets and output based on the Board’s long-term strategic goals.
  • Ensuring that each operating division achieves its objectives in terms of cost control and efficiency.
  • Ensuring that MJSB operations comply with all required legislation and standards as well as risk management.

The Board is seeking an experienced professional to assume leadership of the organization. As the ideal candidate you possess:

  • A post-secondary degree in business, public administration, engineering, or other related discipline.
  • Significant senior leadership experience in municipal government, municipal services, solid waste management, or other related public sector experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus among stakeholders such as elected officials, municipal partners, staff, other levels of government, contract service providers, and residents.
  • Knowledge of Solid Waste operations and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with Board or Council relations and governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake complex business analysis and strategic plan implementation.

The MJSB provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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The MJSB is committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code.

  • To Apply:
    Interested individuals should, submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to:
    Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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    Competition #: MJSBCOO_2021
    Applications for the position will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employment opportunity: Building Official

Building Official/ Fire Inspector (Full-time, Permanent)

A few reasons why others have decided to come work for us:

  • Flexible working environment, including a 4-day workweek option
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan (Public Sector Superannuation Plan)
  • Competitive salaries and other benefits
  • New and modern Municipal Services Building walking distance from shopping and dining options
  • On-site staff fitness facility

Who we are

  • The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is a progressive and innovative municipal government on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. We work collaboratively with other municipalities and are an economic leader.
  • We value our team members and their contributions to achieving our ultimate goal–providing exemplary service to our residents and visitors.
  • We believe in a healthy work life balance for all employees that respects their personal time and allows them to lead fulfilling, impactful lives. We support the physical and mental health of our team through popular workplace wellness initiatives, generous EFAP services and an excellent benefits package. Lifelong learning is valued–we invest in educational opportunities for our employees.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we’re taking action to change and grow to be a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive municipality.

About the role….

The Building Official/ Fire Inspector conducts building inspections for compliance, administers the Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Policy, and may provide Fire inspections. Inspections are provided under a regional services model for our partners.

Is this you?

  • Professional trade or post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Level 1 or 2 Building Code qualification; and
  • Being certified as a Level 1 or 2 Fire Inspector is an asset.
  • Preferred experience and education in construction or building trades.
  • Eligible for membership in the Nova Scotia Building Officials Association.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Special Constable Appointment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and public in a positive and professional manner
  • Attention to detail, effectively prioritizes and executes tasks

View the Job Descriptions
pdf Building Official Fire Inspector  (222 KB)
pdf Senior Building Official Fire Inspector (222 KB)

We are open to receiving applications from both senior and more junior applicants. The successful candidate will be paid based on their qualifications

Salary: MODL compensates Building Officials according to their qualifications, accordingly the ranges for the position are:

Level I - $54,321 - $67,902
Level II - $63,465 - $79,331

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Competition#: MODL_BOFI_202

While we appreciate all candidates who express an interest in coming to work with us, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vacancies: Lunenburg County Multisport Program Coordinators


The Lunenburg County Multisport Program is seeking Program Coordinators to help facilitate this exciting initiative for children in grades two and three. Program Coordinators must be organized, energetic, and positive individuals who are interested in helping children in Lunenburg County grow through sport.

Program Coordinators will report to the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s Program Coordinator. Program locations will vary throughout Lunenburg County. Community Sport Organization volunteers deliver each session. Lunenburg County Multisport Program Coordinators will facilitate program delivery as outlined in the position summary below.

Employment duration: January 2022 - June 2022. Approximately 6 hours/week.

Wage: $15.00/hour

Position Summary:

  • Attend all training sessions provided
  • Enforce health and safety procedures of Lunenburg County Multisport Program
  • Monitor day-to-day operations of Lunenburg County Multisport Program and ensure program quality
  • Assist Community Sport Organization personnel with session preparation and delivery as required
  • Greet participants and assist with participant engagement and discipline as required
  • Perform administrative tasks as required (record-keeping, final report, parent/guardian communication, etc.)
  • Assist with the evaluation of the program
  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Must hold current CPR and First Aid Certificates
  • Must be willing to supply a recent Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must complete Drivers Abstract and have transportation to worksite
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must be high-energy, flexible, eager to take initiative, and passionate about working with children

Resumes can be sent to:

Tissy Bolivar, Program CoordinatorMunicipality of the District of Lunenburg10 Allée Champlain Drive | Cookville, NS | B4V 9E4 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.