HELP WANTED – Public Works Foreman

The Village of Zeballos requires a full-time, temporary Public Works Foreman for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the CAO, the Public Works Foreman is a working supervisor responsible for organizing the safe and efficient day-to-day operations of the public works department. The Public Works Foreman also includes the role of Chief Water Distribution Operator.

You are a motivated individual with great interpersonal skills. You have a can-do attitude and are a team player. You practice confidentiality and professionalism at your job.

Based on direction provided by the CAO, the Public Works Foreman is responsible to develop and execute the annual Public Works department plan for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the following services:

  • Municipal Roads and Bridges;
  • Municipal Parks and Lands;
  • Municipal Facilities and Structures (including the Municipal Cemeteries);
  • Municipal Vehicles (including firefighting vehicles);
  • Storm Drainage;
  • Water Supply and Distribution;
  • Sanitary Sewer; and
  • Public Works Department tools and equipment.

The Public Works Foreman is an effective team member whose contributions assist in the achievement of department and organizational objectives.


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Must possess and maintain a Class 5 Driver’s License
  • The following EOCP certifications, with a willingness and ability to upgrade within 2 years:
    • Small Water Systems
    • Level 1 Wastewater Collections
  • Certificate in Public Works Supervision; OR an equivalent in education, training and experience; including the successful completion of a course (accredited course or a course of 25 hours or more in duration from an accredited school or program) in one of the following:
    • Management & Leadership Skills
    • Project Management
  • Must possess a willingness to participate in training sessions to develop or enhance required skills.

This is a full time, temporary (1 year) position starting at $60,000 per year, starting as soon as possible.

To apply, submit references with contact details along with your resume and cover letter to the attention of Eileen Lovestrom, CAO.

Email to OR mail to the Village Office at PO Box 127, Zeballos, BC V0P 2A0.

Applications will be received until 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018

Please see full job description and posting details here: 2018 Public Works Foreman

Mayor Schooner of Tahsis to Resign, Effective April 17th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     FEBRUARY 5, 2018

TAHSIS – Mayor Jude Schooner announced today that she is stepping down as Mayor of the Village of Tahsis due to her ongoing health challenges caused by a March 2017 motor vehicle accident on Highway 28 near Gold River.

Mayor Schooner’s resignation is effective as of April 17th . Mayor Schooner made the announcement now to allow time for a smooth transition.

“This decision was one of the most gut-wrenching decisions I have ever made” said Mayor Schooner.

“Serving the Village has given me a wonderful education and has provided an opportunity to advocate for the community, as their representative. I am very thankful for the support and mentoring I have received .”

“My near decade on council has provided me with memorable experiences and has given me countless joy. I am very proud of the advancements of council especially over the last 2 terms . I have been so privileged to have served as Mayor. It is with great sadness that I will be vacating my position due to health concerns.”

Mayor Schooner has served two terms as mayor. She was first elected to council in 2008 before being elected mayor in 2011. She h as also served as a director on the Strathcona Regional District and committees since 2011.

Mayor Schooner leaves a legacy of building enduring relationships with the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, forest companies, the provincial government, other local governments and a myriad of stakeholders. She has promoted healthy respectful dialogue on forest practices, corporate responsibility, transportation, community planning and rural health care, amongst many other issues.

Along with Council, Mayor Schooner has been a persistent and vocal advocate for improving the Head Bay Road which serves Tahsis. Last week, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure issued a tender for improvements to the road which will occur this summer.

Deputy Mayor Randy Taylor will serve as acting Mayor until the October 20th general local government election.

See here for the full announcement from the Village of Tahsis: Tahsis Mayor to Step Down from Office.

HELP WANTED – Finance and Administration Clerk

The Village of Zeballos requires a full-time, permanent Finance and Administrative Clerk. This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

The Village of Zeballos is on the Northwest coast of Vancouver Island, where the Zeballos River meets the Zeballos Inlet. It is part of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD), and occupies a portion of the traditional territory of the Ehattesaht/Chinehkint First Nation, in the northern region of the larger Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations territory. Zeballos is the smallest municipality in BC, with just 107 year-round residents living on 1.45 km2. It is a remote community, located at the end of a 42 km active logging road, known for its gold mining history, world-class salmon fishing, kayaking, hiking, and other outdoor adventure opportunities. Local amenities include a health clinic, library, K-12 school, museum, and a public wharf. See for more information about the Village.

The Village is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to carry out a wide range of functions with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism. As part of a two-person administrative team, the Finance and Administrative Clerk provides support to the CAO, Village Council, and the Public Works Foreman. This person must be able to prioritize the workload to meet strict deadlines, maintain corporate confidentiality, and adapt to changes quickly.


  • Reception and front counter coverage, including cashier duties;
  • Mail collection, distribution, and processing;
  • Records Management, including filing;
  • Moderately complex accounting functions, including account reconciliation, property tax and utility bill processing, preparing journal entries, AR/AP functions;
  • The work is performed within established policies and procedures and requires a high degree of accuracy and effective communications with internal and external contacts.
  • Coordination of meetings and special events, including agenda prep and taking minutes;
  • Website maintenance using WordPress; and
  • Other support tasks as necessary.


  • Confident, courteous, and reliable
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Experience in point-of-sale and cash handling
  • Basic accounting knowledge and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and with others
  • Familiarity with MAIS municipal software considered an asset
  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least two (2) years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and/or municipal finance functions.

This is a permanent, full time position starting at $39,000 per year. After a six-month probation period, this position provides a generous health and benefits package, including Municipal Pension Plan, flexibility, and professional development.

To apply, submit references with contact details along with your resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Eileen Lovestrom, CAO
Village of Zeballos
PO Box 127, Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0
Fax to 250-761-4331
Email to

Applications will be received until 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018

PDF of Posting: 2018 Finance-Administration Clerk

HELP WANTED – Part Time Garbage Truck Driver

The Public Works Department requires a temporary part-time truck driver with class 5 license.

Hours may be limited to Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The duties are bi-weekly garbage pickup and landfill monitoring.

This is an outside, all weather job; which is physically demanding and requires the successful applicant to be in good health.

Applicants must have safety footwear and rain gear.

Applicants must submit a copy of their current driver’s abstract and driver’s license.

Submit your application to the Village Office by noon on October 26, 2017!

  • In person: 157 Maquinna Ave
  • By Email:
  • By Fax: 250-761-4331

We reserve the right to repost this position.

DANGER: Construction Zone!


As the Sugarloaf Bridge Project nears completion remember that this is still an active CONSTRUCTION ZONE.


There is a high risk of injury due to:

  • Falling through the deck
  • Falling over the edge
  • Falling on uneven surfaces

The more space we give the bridge builders, the safer and quicker they can do their job.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted August 14, 2017

Notice of Danger

Sign up now for Connect Rocket!

Never miss another emergency warning! Sign up now for CONNECT ROCKET and you’ll receive emergency alerts for the Zeballos area by phone call or text. Add a cell number to ensure you are notified while out of town! Alerts will only be sent out when immediate, mass notification is necessary (such as for a tsunami, or if a landslide closes the road).
This free service is provided by the Strathcona Regional District.
Contact Meredith at the Village Office for more details: 250-761-4229.

Sugarloaf Bridge Update – June 2nd

Work on the Sugarloaf Bridge Replacement Project begins on MONDAY, JUNE 5th!

This means the Bridge will be CLOSED to vehicle, bike, and foot traffic.

See here  for more details: Sugarloaf Bridge Update_May30

During the bridge closure, please be sure to stay informed.

Look for BRIDGE UPDATES on orangey coloured paper at the:

  • Post Office;
  • Village Office notice board;
  • Band Offices; and
  • and on the Village’s web Bulletin Board

Participate in the Village Travel Survey for a chance to win $50!

Want to win a $50 cash prize? The Village is looking for volunteers to participate in a travel survey to help us better understand how residents use local road infrastructure, as well as how much travel must happen outside the Village to meet everyday needs. Volunteers will be asked to keep a log of all the trips they make in one day, and to complete a short questionnaire.

Participants will be entered in a draw for one $50 prize!

This opportunity is open to all area residents!

Contact the Village Office by Friday, June 2nd to sign up: or 250-761-4229