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Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are currently available with the City of Castlegar. The City of Castlegar only accepts applications for current job openings. Applications and/or resumes must be completed and returned to City Hall before 4:30 p.m. of the closing date to be considered. Click on the job title to view a description of the open position.


Current Job Postings

There are currently no positions available at the City of Castlegar.
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How to Apply for Employment

Unless otherwise instructed, resumes must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date listed on the employment page. Applications and resumes may be sent by one of four ways:

  • In person. Applications can be returned to City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays).
  • By Mail: Applications and resumes may be mailed to: City of Castlegar, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7. If mailed, applications and resumes must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date listed on the employment page.
  • By Fax: Applications and resumes can be faxed to City Hall at 250-365-4810. The fax must be signed and received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. The original application/resume must then be mailed to the City within three days.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Recruitment Process

We know that frequently applicants feel lost in the process of applying for employment. To assist you in applying, we have developed a brief summary of the most frequently asked questions. Whether you are applying for the first time, or have previously submitted an application, this information will be useful to you.

The following information is intended as a guide, and as such may not answer all your questions. Therefore, please feel free to request additional information by calling the Director of Corporate Services at 250-365-7227.

All open positions within the City are advertised in the local newspaper and on our web site.

Can I apply for a position any time I wish?

The City of Castlegar only accepts applications for open competitions, that is, any position which has been advertised and for which we are actively recruiting. General applications are not accepted nor kept on file unless a position is advertised.

How will I know when to apply?

Whenever a position becomes available for open recruitment, the City of Castlegar advertises the employment opportunity in the local newspaper. The advertisement contains a brief job description, statement of minimum training and experience necessary and a description of any special certification which may be required, i.e. licenses, certificates etc. A closing date appears on every advertisement. You must be certain your application is received by the City no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. This means you must allow ample time if you are mailing your application.

If I want to apply for more than one job, do I have to file more than one application?

Yes. You must submit a separate job application or resume for each job. You may apply for as many jobs as you wish, as long as the positions are currently open.

If I've previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

No. You must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. You may submit a copy of your application/resume if you prefer, but remember that your application is evaluated on how well your training and experience match the particular position for which you are applying. A blanket resume might not do you justice in every case.

How does the City determine if I qualify for a position?

The City reviews all applications and materials submitted to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and special requirements as stated in the job posting. Failure to include all information requested could result in the rejection of your application. With accurate and complete information, we will be able to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the job.

What happens after I file my application?

After applications have been screened for the minimum qualifications, they are then "short listed". The Corporate Services Department will then contact those applicants they wish to interview.

What is a “short list”?

In most cases, the City receives many applications which meet the minimum qualifications. The City is unable to interview all of these applicants, so it reviews all eligible applicants from the perspective of which applicant appears to be the best qualified and has the most to offer in experience and education, to the position. The City will normally short list 5 to 6 applicants and will conduct interviews with only these applicants.

What should I do if I am called for an interview?

Be sure that you know:

  • time and place you should appear for the interview;
  • phone number of the Director of Corporate Services (important if you can't make it or an emergency occurs);,
  • name of the person who contacted you;
  • to whom you should report for the interview;
  • how long the interview is scheduled to take; and
  • the nature of the job for which you are being considered.

What if I am not selected or not interviewed?

Our objective is to hire the best person for the job and the hiring process tends to be very intensive and comprehensive, even for casual positions. If you are not successful in getting the position, do not be discouraged to try again.