BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District

Finance/Human Resources Specialist

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Finance/Human Resources Specialist.

The Finance & Human Resources Specialist reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and supports the Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue in the performance and delivery of a variety of duties categorized by financial, human resources and administration.

The work is comprised of supervisory support functions and of a confidential nature concerning staff, policy, personnel and budget matters.  This position exercises a high degree of independent judgement and initiative in processing assignments.  Policy or financial related matters or unusual circumstances are referred to the Chief Administrative Officer and/or the Fire Chief.

We are looking for someone who has:
  • Ability to provide efficient confidential administrative support to CAO and Fire Chief
  • Ability to lead, mentor, delegate, coordinate and schedule the work of support staff.
  • Ability to prepare clear written materials
  • Ability to prepare complex financial spreadsheets
  • Effective oral communication skills, including probing and active listening.
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent thought and good judgement within the scope of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Ability to investigate, research, evaluate and develop solutions within District guidelines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to a dynamic and diverse environment and retain focus on priorities and deadlines, adapting to changing priorities, as required.
  • Works well under pressure; deals with stressful situations with professionalism.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and motivate one’s self to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to process payroll, administer employee benefits programs, prepare financial reports, assist with the preparation of budgets, assist with audit preparation, maintain tangible capital asset management files, submit required legislative reports,

Position Requirements:
B.A. in Financial Administration, Business Administration and/or Human Resources supplemented by accounting courses and/or at least second year CGA or CMA, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience with full-cycle Canadian payroll administration with an extensive knowledge of payroll and accounting principles. Minimum 5 years’ experience with general ledger, budgets, accounts payable and receivables. Thorough knowledge of legislation affecting the work (e.g. Employment Standards, CRA, WorkSafeBC, Municipal Pensions, Local Government Act etc.)  Knowledge of PSAB standards and Tangible Capital Asset Management Planning are an asset. 

Interested individuals are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, proof of education, and references in confidence to the undersigned. A job description is available upon request, as well as is the opportunity to discuss this position with the CAO prior to the posting deadline. The successful candidate can expect a competitive compensation package, the opportunity to work with a professional management team, dedicated employees, and the lifestyle of a lovely small community in BC.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm. We thank all applicants for expressing an interest; however, only those being considered for interview will be contacted.

Laurie Taylor, CAO
Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District
105 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T1
Phone 250-537-2531

Location: Saltspring Island, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Financial Administration,Human Resources
Posted: February 7, 2020, 9:24 am
Expires: February 21, 2020, 4:00 pm