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Employment Opportunities

The Municipality advertises for all positions as they become available. You can watch for Municipal job postings on this website or in local newspapers. The Municipality does not take applications when there are no positions available.

When opportunities on the horizon in the District come to fruition there will immediately be new job opportunities.  For example, the Melford Atlantic gateway will create 200 direct full time jobs, and as many as 1,500 in the related logistics park. In the resource sectors and tourism, there are also opportunities.


Chedabucto & Fanning Fitness Centres
Office Clerk Casual (Spare) Postion

The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has the following immediate opening:
Casual Office Clerk (Spare) at Chedabucto Fitness Centre and Fanning Fitness Centre. This is a casual position and is on an as-needed, on-call basis. Therefore candidates must be available to work on short notice in either location.

The successful applicants must have excellent communication skills and the ability to deal directly with the public. Knowledge of and the ability to utilize computers and word processing is a requirement. The individual must be bondable and have the ability to deal with financial transactions. Related work experience in a Recreation or Fitness Center and a current CPR and First Aid Certificate are considered assets.

General responsibilities include collection of membership fees and forms, booking facilities, dealing with the public, answering inquiries, data entry, word processing and other duties pertaining to the day-to-day operations including duties that may be assigned by the Recreation Department. During the summer months the individual will also be working with the pool and pool staff.

Applications for this position will be received by the undersigned up to and including Wednesday, June 21, 2017 before 4:30 p.m. Applications should be clearly marked APPLICATION - CASUAL FITNESS CENTRE OFFICE CLERK and may be submitted in person to the Municipal Office, 33 Pleasant Street, Guysborough, or by mailing or emailing to the following address:

Mr. Jeffrey Myers
Recreation Programmer and Facility Manager
Municipality of the District of Guysborough
P. O. Box 79
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0
902-533-3705 ext. 240

Summer Recreation Assistance, Milford Haven Home for Special Care

we are looking for a Recreation Assistant to help with organizing activities for Residents, and assist with transporting Residents to and from activities. May be required to assist with gardening or outdoor activities.  Must be a returning student.  The position starts  June 19, 35 hours / week and runs for 8 weeks. Rate of pay is $10.85/hour. 

Please submit a resume to Milford Haven Home for Special Care, fax to 902-533-4024, or email to


Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN)
Guysborough, St. Mary’s, Nova Scotia

Economic Development Officer

•Business Retention and Expansion within Guysborough and Saint Mary’s.
•Assist in the economic data collection for their respective municipality and update the economic/business development sections of municipal websites with the information collected;
•Assist ESREN in projects and events for Guysborough and Saint Mary’s. Contact with local businesses and organizations, logistics regarding venues, and promotion within the counties will be required.
•Assist ESREN with the priority project of Succession Planning with businesses located in Guysborough and Saint Mary's.
•Advance a specific economic development project(s) for each municipality.  The project should be in line with the priorities of the municipality, but connected to the overall 3-year Regional Economic Strategy.

Description of Position

The Economic Development Officer (EDO) will be responsible for working in coordination with ESREN, the business community and partner municipal units to support activities and initiatives that will attract investment and business opportunities to Guysborough and Saint Mary’s. The EDO will also actively participate in business retention and expansion activities that will increase local employment in the region. 

Duties and Responsibilities
1.Work with the area municipalities and economic development partner organizations to support ESREN’s 3-Year Regional Economic Development Strategy.  Activities will be outlined in an annual business plan.
2.Report progress to the municipalities, ESREN and community stakeholders on a regular basis with respect to achieving the goals outlined in the annual business plan.
3.This position is responsible for building and developing relationships with various public and private sector representatives in order to grow the local economy and support the economic goals of Guysborough and Saint Mary’s. The EDO will also be expected to represent ESREN on various regional committees/teams, to write reports and make recommendations on policies and programs that assist in the development of the local economy including progress reports/updates on various projects or committees underway.
4.Develop programs and project funding proposals that will support business growth by working with both public and private sector partners to improve the area’s economic development infrastructure.
5.Develop and implement viable strategies that support and encourage the expansion and diversification of existing business sectors in support of continued employment growth and area economic development.
6.Maintain and update Economic Development content on ESREN web site.
7.Provide administrative support such as organizing meetings and minute taking.
8.Assist in the organization, implementation and representation of the ESREN and partners at special events, trade shows, and related seminars.
9.Respond to requests for information by various means including telephone, electronic, website, and social media or in person from various stakeholders including real estate agents, municipal partners, provincial agencies or the general public.
10.Assist in the compilation and updating of relevant economic data as required whether it is from Statistics Canada, Province of Nova Scotia or municipal partners and support a “Living Community Profile” for distribution to potential investors and researchers.  Will also work closely with the local municipal partners to ensure local data is collected, recorded and reported.
11.Maintain confidentiality in accordance with policies.
12.Bi-weekly briefings with ESREN CEO.

Position Requirements Education, Technical Skills and Experience
•A university or college degree/diploma in a related discipline (Planning, Business, Political Science or Economics) is preferred.
•Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the economic development field.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, flexibility/adaptability.
•Valid Driver’s License and current driving abstract.
•Ability to be diplomatic and tactful with local political, community and business leaders, government officials, members of professional organizations and representatives of other levels of government.
•Political acuity and sensitivity along with exemplary presentation and analytical skills.
•Requires knowledge of community economic development theories and practices as well as knowledge of local and regional economic development potential and opportunities.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direction.
•Requires an understanding of municipal affairs, business principles and market analysis and a good knowledge of marketing and business promotion. Knowledge of geographic and socio-economic characteristics of Guysborough and Saint Mary's would be a benefit.
•Must have an understanding of municipal government process as well as the ability to interpret policies, regulations and legislation.
•Demonstrated flexible and positive approach and initiative in completing assignments.

Those interested in applying for the position(s) may forward their resume and cover letter to



Closing date for applications is 4 pm on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Milford Haven Home for Special Care

The Milford Haven Home for Special Care is currently seeking individuals who are interested in Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, & Continuing Care Assistants and Casual Food Service Staff positions. Competitive compensation is offered as well as health and pension benefits upon attaining eligible requirements.

Please contact Carol Rhynold, Administrator, at (902) 533-2828

Employment Opportunity - Casual RN, Canso Seaside Manor

Must possess a current license with the Nova Scotia College of Registered Nurses.
This application should be forwarded to the Canso Seaside Manor Administrator, PO Box 70, Canso, NS B0H 1H0.


Other Significant Employers within the District include:
Strait Regional School Board - Employment Opportunities
Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority - Human Resources

Nova Scotia Government Careers

Government of Canada Employment Opportunities

Martin Marietta Careers

Sable Project Human Resources