Deputy Corporate Officer - Regional District of Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Deputy Corporate Officer


The Regional District of Nanaimo is situated within the traditional territory of several First Nations, including three that have reserves within the region: Snuneymuxw, Snaw‐Naw‐As and Qualicum. The RDN recognizes the rich cultural history of these First Nations and is committed to developing positive working relationships to the benefit of all residents of the region.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 27 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on regional issues.

The RDN provides regional governance and services to the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District and home to more than 155,000 people.

The RDN is governed by a 19-member Regional Board, comprised of 12 directors from locally-elected municipal councils, and seven directors elected by Electoral Area residents. Board members also sit on a variety of regional select and standing committees for key services, as well as the RDN Committee of the Whole.

Reporting to the Manager of Legislative Services, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing administrative and organizational support to the Board and its Committees. In addition, duties will include, preparing the Board and Committee agendas; organizing and/or coordinating the preparation of bylaws; preparing and monitoring Department budget and expenditures; coordinating the processing of Special Event Permit applications; performing function of the FOI Coordinator; acts as the Deputy Chief Election Officer and Deputy Corporate Officer; and performs other related duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Public Administration, or related degree, plus five years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of parliamentary procedure, the Local Government Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and Records Management practices. The role requires excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving and analytical abilities, a high degree pf accuracy and attention to detail, strong organizational skills, ability to interpret legislation, bylaws, policies, and regulation, and excellent technical skills.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the Regional District of Nanaimo, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604.998.4032 or forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.


Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Corporate Administration
Posted: February 17, 2021, 12:29 pm
Expires: March 17, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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