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Job Posting No. 2022.27

The spirit of the Northern Rockies is independent and action-oriented, with a tangible sense of a region
‘in charge of its future.’ Fort Nelson is a young and family-oriented town, where the attitude of “community”
remains strong. Everyone is welcome, everyone’s contribution matters, and the level of participation in
the day-to-day life of the community is high.  

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is seeking an experienced and motivated professional to complement our team. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services and/or the Chief Administrative Officer, the Communications/Administrative Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the Municipal Communications Strategic Plan, programs and initiatives. Working closely with all departments to deliver public awareness campaigns, civic advertising, and community engagement in digital and print formats the Communications/Administration Coordinator will work proactively identifying emerging issues and public relations opportunities to enhance community awareness. Additionally, this employee is required to perform a wide range of administrative and general support duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature to the Chief Administrative Officer/Deputy Administrative Officer and the Mayor. This requires a high level of tact, integrity and confidentiality due to the great frequency of senior-level internal and external contacts and regular exposure to matters of a controversial and confidential nature. 

The preferred qualifications and expertise include:

  • Post-secondary education (2-year diploma or certificate) with an emphasis on communications, public relations, business administration, local government administration, or a related discipline;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in communications, public relations, or related position, preferably with a public sector employer;
  • Knowledge of the Local Government Act, Community Charter, related statutes, laws, regulations and precedents respecting local government;
  • Knowledge of website and social media management;
  • Good communications principles and practices, especially as they relate to strategic corporate communications, issues management and media relations; 
  • Administrative research methods, analysis, critical thought and methods of report writing and minute taking; and
  • Modern office practices and procedures.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. If you feel the Northern Rockies is where your future lives, then we would like to hear from you. A more detailed job description is available online at under careers. We thank all applicants for their interest, and we will notify all candidates of receipt of applications.

Please email your cover letter, resume and a minimum of three references by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 28, 2022: 

Erin La Vale, CPHR
Deputy CAO/Director of Human Resources
Bag Service 399 | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0
Fax: 250-774-2507 | Email:

Located in North Eastern BC and extending from the Yukon border to Prophet River BC, our one-of-a-kind local government and BC’s first Regional Municipality provides unparalleled opportunities for outdoor and wilderness recreational activities. To learn more about what the Northern Rockies has to offer, please visit our website at

This is a place for you to call home.
               Come north…and build a future.