We Build Respectful Teams

Current Opportunities:

SCREDO - Executive Director of Economic Development

City of Powell River - Engineering Technologist

Town of Gibsons - Director of Finance

Employers: 

Need help finding the next amazing addition to your team? Our strategic insight and professional perspective will move you from hiring an employee to sourcing and securing top talent. We offer several choices in Recruitment: from cost effective to full service we have an offering that will fit your budget. Contact us to discuss the Praxis approach to recruitment and be on the path to building your respectful, powerful team.

Job Seekers:

We aren’t your typical recruitment firm - our applicants deserve the utmost respect so we never treat you like a number or a product. Job searching can be one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever undertake so we’re sure to keep you informed, tell you the truth and give you any feedback you ask for.

Please submit your resume or just drop us a line to tell us about your ideal role. We’re happy to keep an eye out for you. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and there’s absolutely no charge to you: that would be illegal and unethical - and exactly the opposite of respectful!

Email us at jobs@praxisgroup.ca

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We build powerful teams.

Work and Live in one of B.C.’s Most Beautiful Communities

The Town of Gibsons is Please to Announce They are Looking for a Director of Finance to Join Their Fantastic Team!

Our client, The Town of Gibsons, is seeking an experienced professional to join their leadership team as the Director of Finance. Located at the south end of the Sunshine Coast, just north of Vancouver, Gibsons is a picturesque community of just under five thousand people. Gibsons is an award-winning municipality that boasts a blend of water and land activities, spectacular views, beaches and parks, and a strong sense of community.

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Reporting to the CAO and overseeing a team of three, the Director of Finance is responsible for all general financial administration and overseeing the efficient organization and operation of the Finance Department. This role is also responsible for matters relating to human resources, maintaining and enhancing the Town’s HR function through planning, implementing and evaluating employee and labour relations and human resources policies. This diverse and dynamic role requires an excellent communicator and a tactful, diplomatic leader with a sound financial background.

You have completed a professional accounting designation and have a minimum of five years working experience in public or local government, preferably in a municipal environment as well as three years in senior management. Familiarity with computerized financial systems such as Municipal Accounting Information System (MAIS) is preferred. Well-developed organizational, time management, computer, and interpersonal skills are also required. The Town is looking for a Director with well-developed participative leadership skills and a team player capable of working effectively in a council and community driven environment.

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The salary range for this position is competitive and includes a full range of benefits.  Don’t miss the opportunity to both live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty and to join a motivated team that prides itself on being progressive, proactive, and committed to serving the public.

If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter to: jobs@praxisgroup.ca no later than September 3, 2019.

Praxis Performance Group is an HR and Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast of beautiful BC. We take the time to get to know our clients and candidates; focused on fit, we work with organizations who know their greatest resource is their team.

Come for the Lifestyle but Stay for the Job

The City of Powell River,is pleased to announce they are searching for a skilled Engineering Technologist to join their team.

The Sunshine Coast of BC, long touted as a 180 KM stretch of paradise, gains its rich heritage from the original inhabitants – the Coast Salish people. It is a contemporary hub that balances abundant, natural beauty and a surplus of adventure with growing industry sectors in technology, retail and tourism. Located just a 90-minute ferry away from Vancouver Island, within the traditional territory of the Tla'amin First Nation, Powell River, offers a mix of urban and rural living in a naturally beautiful setting. 

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As the ideal Engineering Technologist candidate, you will come with a background in municipal engineering with an understanding of utility installations, design for drafting or construction and can understand technical specifications and standards. You’ll analyze situations, define problems, research and plan the solution and prepare technical reports. Reporting to the Manager of Engineering Services, you will respond to all forms of inquiries from all sectors with respect to technical matters involving municipal utilities, monitor capital project information, and design and monitor automatic traffic control devices.   With a solid knowledge of the Builders' Lien Act, Local Government Act and Highway Act, as well as municipal bylaws and RTAC Standards, Uniform Traffic Standards of Canada and the current BC Building and Plumbing Code you will provide the expertise to successfully prvde a wide variety of technical work related to Engineering Services.

You bring experience in construction cost estimates, as well as compiling data for capital, annual and maintenance budgets. You are a strong communicator who can prepare written work, is comfortable interacting with all levels of Government Agencies and Consultants and is able to speak at community meetings on technical aspects. You are a strong team player with a Safety-First mentality.

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You have three years of municipal engineering or related experience, a 2 Year Diploma in Civil and Structural Technology as well as a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's License and you are a Certified Public Works Inspector I. You have membership or eligibility for membership with the A.S.T.T.B.C., your W.H.M.I.S. Certificate and are comfortable that you will be able to retain up to date knowledge of the City's facility maintenance control systems (SCADA), computer applications, administrative systems and office technology as required

Preference will be given to individuals who possess experience with the following:

  • Sanitary Sewers, Treatment Plants, Collection and Treatment of sewage Conducting site inspections

  • Knowledge of construction

  • Experience in drafting and designing gravity systems and pressure systems

  • Ability to draft and design in Auto CAD

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This is a fantastic opportunity to serve the community of Powell River with your technical engineering skills and earn competitive compensation. You will also live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, water and mountain activities, cultural events, and community services.  

If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter to: jobs@praxisgroup.ca no later than 4:00 pm on August 18, 2019.

Praxis Group is an HR and Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast of beautiful BC. We take the time to get to know our clients and candidates; focused on fit, we work with organizations who know their greatest resource is their team.

Executive Director of Economic Development

The Sunshine Coast of BC, long touted as a 180 KM stretch of paradise, is looking for a master of strategic planning, a connector of people and community, and a guru of project management.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) is pleased to announce they are searching for an Executive Director of Economic Development (ED) on a minimum two-year contract.

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The Sunshine Coast of BC gains its rich heritage from the original inhabitants – the Coast Salish people. It is a contemporary hub that balances abundant, natural beauty and a surplus of adventure with growing industry sectors in technology, retail and tourism. Located just a 40-minute ferry away from Vancouver, the Coast also counts on forestry, cultural arts, and fishing to support the area.

The ideal ED candidate will champion accountable, responsive, and innovative projects. You’ll strengthen the region’s economic development initiatives by aligning vision and strategy with operational and financial excellence. Reporting to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, you will focus on helping to establish and implement regional strategic long-range directions and key planning to achieve the Board’s vision and priorities and provide business, policy and technical advice to the Board. With a solid background in economic development and project management you will provide the expertise and leadership to successfully implement proactive Economic Development strategies.

You bring successful executive management experience by achieving results through others, you are an excellent communicator who is comfortable in the community, at any council table, working with our governmental partners, and interacting with all levels of contractors and volunteers. You are a superb coach and mentor, drive strategic direction, build collaborative relationships, value partnerships, embrace new ideas and exemplify accountability. You are also excited to go the extra mile, roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. From handling the tiniest detail to brainstorming up the biggest strategy, you enjoy it all.

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Responsibilities:

• Work with the board on establishing goals and developing programs that serve to support the society’s vision, mission and strategic goals,

• Network, liaise and provide creative leadership with other economic development entities, stakeholders, local business and organizations, and all levels of government,

• Develop, monitor and evaluate key performance indicators,

• Manage project and program level budgets, prepare necessary reports,

• Prepare communication materials as required by the Board of Directors,

• Perform all other tasks and activities as required by the Board of Directors.

Required Skills and Experience:

• Detail oriented, seasoned leader with the ability to navigate political environments, and has exceptional interpersonal and trust building skills,

• Ability to build and support collaborative teams and to foster relationships with board directors, the business community and other civil society and the economic development community,

• Knowledgeable in business management, proposal development, grant writing, project management, needs assessment and strategic planning,

• Strong office management skills,

• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills,

• Capable of working with high-level public and private sector officials,

• Very confident with technology and understands the contemporary work and business environment of the internet age,

• Ability to take initiative, develop ideas and plan them out.

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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

• Working knowledge of multiple development and business sectors,

• Completion of a 4-year university degree (Master’s degree preferable) in Business Administration, Economics, Community Economic Development, or a related discipline,

• Demonstrated record of accomplishments in business and economic development and related fields of work, including Municipal and/or Aboriginal Government experience,

• Existing familiarity with the Sunshine Coast business and civil society community.

This is a fantastic opportunity to serve as a role model in a respected organization with strong community ties and values. SCREDO offers a value driven work environment, the opportunity to make an impact, competitive compensation, and the chance to make this role your own. You will also live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, water and mountain activities, cultural events, and community services. SCREDO has a two-year term left with a strong possibility to continue, especially under the leadership of an outstanding ED.

If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter to: jobs@praxisgroup.ca no later than 4:00 pm on July 9, 2019.

Praxis Group is an HR and Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast of beautiful BC. We take the time to get to know our clients and candidates; focused on fit, we work with organizations who know their greatest resource is their team.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization is a BC incorporated society providing economic development services within the parameters as outlined in The Sunshine Coast Economic Development Charter. The Charter is the product of a partnership between the shíshálh Nation, the Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, and the five Electoral Areas of the Sunshine Coast Regional District. For more information about SCREDO, the Charter, and our Sunshine Coast community please refer to www.scredo.ca.


Interested in working together on recruitment? Here's our contact info.

PRAXIS PERFORMANCE GROUP INC.

PO BOX 1614, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0

Call 778 658 0478 or Email jobs@praxisgroup.ca


Or pop by our office at 14 - 292 Gower Point Rd in the heart of beautiful Lower Gibsons. We (usually) work 8:30 to 4:30.

Drew has a remarkable talent rarely found in leadership; he has an uncanny ability to balance the needs and productivity of his people with project timelines, budgets and objectives. He’s a master at motivating and bringing people together to reach the organization’s targets and goals.
— Allan Harding, Snr. Engineering Manager, Adobe
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