Why Work for the City of Fort St. John

Competitive Wages and Benefits

  • BC Medical Services Plan
  • Extended Health Care, Dental Plan, Life Insurance and Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation Time

Unions

Robust Learning and Development Program 

We have a calendar filled with a variety of training opportunities to meet the needs of all employees through multiple approaches. In-house training provides employees with training on topics such as Health and Safety, Customer Service, Emotional Health, Stress in the Workplace, and First Aid. In partnership with Emergency Management BC, employees can access Emergency Management training. Through our speaker series, employees get the opportunity to hear great speakers on a variety of topics. In our Manager Training, employees looking to development management skills can access programs provided by MATI (Municipal Administration Training Institute), Local Government Management Association, UBC Sauder School of Business, Queens University, University of Victoria, and Canadian Professional Management Services. 

In 2018 the City joined partnership with SAIT Corporate Training Solutions to be able to provide credited courses through SAIT that will allow participants to complete the Supervisor Skills Certificate from the City of Fort St John and SAIT.  This program will also qualify applicants to complete further certification through SAIT with having the courses attended through the City’s Supervisor Training Program be credited towards SAIT’s certificate programs as well.  This is a valuable opportunity for those staff who are in supervisory and management positions or are looking to prepare to move into a supervisory type positions to obtain training through the City’s Learning & Development Program.  

Types of Employment and Career Groups

Administrative

General office staff provides assistance to finance, legislative services, facilities and grounds, recreation and leisure, planning and engineering, council and city manager’s office. 

Auxiliary and Part Time

The City of Fort St John hires employees in many departments as part-time and auxiliary employees. Auxiliaries can be to cover vacation and sick relief for regular employees on an on-call and/or casual basis. 

Fire Fighters

Fire fighters respond to incidents involving fires, vehicle accidents and medical emergencies as well as performing non-emergency routine duties. 

Labourers and Skilled Tradespeople

The City of Fort St John hires employees to maintain our streets, parks, utilities and infrastructure. This work may call for competence at the certified journeyman level.

Professionals

Professionals in many areas help to keep the City of Fort St John running smoothly. Employees with strong technical, leadership and management skills and professional associations support and guide the strategic plans, such as; professional accountants, engineers, IT and human resources to name a few. 

Recreation

Our recreation staff works in the Pomeroy Sports Center, North Peace Leisure Pool, North Peace Arena and the Kids Arena Field House. They deliver many programs in our buildings and outside in our parks. 

Seasonal Term Staff

During busier periods of the year, the City of Fort St John hires full time staff for a set term of employment in many departments (Grounds, Public Works, Visitor Center, Pool, and Planning).