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The City of Richmond has a variety of diverse positions to offer. Some career options to consider are:
|"I’ve received lots of training through the City – courses in emotional intelligence, answering tough questions, coaching, and professional development. I was even able to attend an international fire rescue conference. There are opportunities every day to learn with the City through coaches and mentors.”
Fire Fighter Recruitment
Richmond Fire Rescue employs over 200 fire personnel. Their mission is to enhance the City’s livability through service excellence in public education, fire prevention, and emergency response.
Visit Fire Rescue Hiring & Job Requirements to learn how to apply for an exciting position with Richmond Fire Rescue.
Police services for the City of Richmond are contracted to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Please visit the RCMP website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca or contact the local Richmond RCMP Detachment for information on job requirements and hiring.
Staffing at Richmond’s community facilities, such as community centers and pools, is a shared responsibility of the City and various community associations. Applications for non-city staff employment opportunities at these facilities must be directed to their respective Community Partners.
Employment opportunities for all Community Association and Gateway Theatre positions are not City of Richmond positions. Such job vacancies are administered independently through each association. To view Community Association or Gateway Theatre job postings pleas visit Community Association Opportunities.
Please refer to the Parks & Recreation and Culture Heritage sections for more information.
On-Call, Temporary or Seasonal Work Opportunities
Parks and Recreation Summer Programs
Hiring for summer programs is the combined responsibility of community associations and the Summer Programs Coordinating Committee. Each year, a nominated host facility distributes and collects application forms. Please contact Recreation and Cultural Services at 604.276.4107 for host facility information.
The City of Richmond’s Aquatic Services employs over 100 lifeguard/instructors at four aquatic facilities, with additional positions filled during the busy summer months. For more information on qualifications and application procedures, please visit Lifeguard Job Opportunities.
The City of Richmond Parks Division lists available caretaker positions in local newspapers and also online under Career Opportunities.
“The people at the Nature Park are really nice and everyone is really friendly, helpful and passionate about their jobs. I love working at the City because I can balance working with going to school. I have learned so much about nature that I now do an “Animal Talk Show” each Sunday for the public. When you start seeing regular customers coming back, it’s a great feeling.”
Many of our long-term employees started out as Auxiliary workers, so apply today and get started on the career of your dreams.
- Telephone Operator/Receptionist
- Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable
- Records Management
- Telephone Reception
- Customer Service
Related training and experience, together with proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications, keyboarding speed of 50+ words per minute, and a strong customer focus, are highly desirable. Compensation varies depending on assignment.
Seasonal Staff - Parks & Public Works
Temporary staff are hired in the spring to work in areas serviced by the City Works Yard, including Parks, Water Services, Road and Construction, Sewerage and Drainage, Fleet Operations, Environmental Programs and Trades. Related training and experience, together with strong customer focus, are highly desirable. Compensation varies depending on assignment.
|“I started as an IT co-op student working at the Help Desk. I really enjoy it. Over the past four years, I have managed to get two promotions. The benefits and the people are great. Everyone is extremely helpful, and they want you to succeed.”
Our Information Technology Division proactively engages co-operative students as part of their Help Desk staffing strategy. The Help Desk provides an essential service as the central point of contact for staff when they experience telecommunications or computer related issues.
Many of our IT staff started their careers at the City of Richmond as co-op students.
Volunteer internship opportunities may also be available at the City of Richmond for students looking to gain practical experience in their field of choice.
If you are interested in a co-operative placement or internship, please contact our Human Resources Division, or your preferred division, and provide your program details. We will work with you to explore opportunities that may be possible.
The City of Richmond’s Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program is a four-year, paid internship rotating through the following sections of the City’s Engineering and Public Works Department and the Project Development and Facility Services areas:
- Engineering Planning
- Engineering Design and Construction
- Facility Operations and Maintenance
- Facility Planning and Construction
- Public Works Operations
This program provides recent university graduates an opportunity to learn the technical and management skills required to become a municipal engineer, and gain experience and knowledge while filling needs within the division.
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