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Employment Opportunity - Public Works Technologist

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Public Works Technologist Employment Opportunity
Internal / External Job Posting –Bargaining Unit Position (NSGEU Local 161)

The Municipality of the County of Richmond is currently accepting applications for the full-time permanent position of Public Works Technologist. Please note that this is a unionized position and bargaining unit employees (NSGEU Local 161) are given priority consideration. External applications will only be reviewed if there are no qualified internal candidates.

The Public Works Technologist, reporting to the Director of Public Works, is generally responsible to perform complex administrative and professional tasks in the planning, organizing and management of public works operations including construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, water and wastewater infrastructure, buildings and solid waste management infrastructure.

A two (2) year certificate or diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent and three (3) to five (5) years’ relevant experience in a public works setting. A Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation would be considered an asset.

Terms and Conditions of Employment
The regular hours of work for the position are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The wage scale for this position is Level 7 on the approved Municipal wage scale with a current salary range of $61,192 to $76,489 plus benefits.

For further details, the full job description can be found at:   Public Works Technologist 2022

Interested candidates should forward their resume by 4:00 PM, Thursday, August 11, 2022 to:

The Municipality of the County of Richmond
c/o Carla Martell
2357 Highway 206
Arichat, Nova Scotia
B0E 1A0
or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

Compost Available Monday, June 6, 2022

NOTICE: Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility for Residents only

The Municipality has become aware of residents outside of Richmond County seeking to dispose of waste at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility. Please be advised that pursuant to Richmond County By-Law 17, the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility does not accept waste generated outside of Richmond County. In accordance with By-Law 17, any person who commits an offence under By-Law 17 is punishable on summary conviction by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000, and to imprisonment of not more than 90 days in default of payment thereof.

Residents outside of Richmond County are urged to contact their local Town or Municipal officials with any questions or concerns they have related to solid waste disposal.

Compost & Tipping fees

The following resolutions were adopted at the April 26, 2021 Regular Council Meeting:

Richmond Compost Pricing;  Compost Pricing

Moved by Deputy Warden Diggdon, seconded by Councillor Brent Sampson that the compost sale fees be amended as per the proposed pricing fees effective June 1 2021 (attached).  Motion carried.

briefing compost

c)  Solid Waste Management Facility Tipping Fees; Tipping Fees

Moved by Councillor Brent Sampson, seconded by Councillor Melanie Sampson that the tipping fee pricing structure in the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility Rules be amended, effective June 1, 2021, as recommended by the Director of Public Works  (attached).  Motion carried.



NOTICE: Marine Flare Disposal

NOTICE: Marine Flare Disposal

Please note that per Federal Explosives Regulations, 2013, individuals seeking to dispose of flares should return them to the retailer where they were purchased. Distributors are required to accept the return of any marine flares sold by them that have expired. The regulation is available via the following link:

Explosives Regulations, 2013:

Flares may not be disposed of with regular garbage and may not be deposited at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility. There have been two fires in as many years which are suspected to have been caused by improper disposal of flares. Improper disposal of marine flares endangers the facility, staff, contractors and the general public. Persons found improperly disposing of marine flares at the facility may be prosecuted.