Regional Government

Careers and Employment Opportunities

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary employs over 200 people in a variety of full-time, part-time, on-call and casual jobs. Job opportunities are also published in local newspapers. 

Job Postings


We are looking for qualified and ambitious individuals to join our team. Firefighting is an employment opportunity that offers a challenging, demanding, exciting and rewarding career where ongoing training and education never ends.

Applications will be screened to ensure the following qualifications have been met:

  • Proof of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • NFPA 1001, Firefighter Level II with appropriate IFSAC or Pro Board Seals.
  • Current driver's abstract (dated no more than 60 days prior to the application closing date). The record should demonstrate responsible and safe driving behavior. Note:
    • Infractions on your driver's abstract within the last five years for driving under the influence (DUI) will eliminate applicants from consideration.
    • More than six points will eliminate an application from further consideration.
    • A 24-hour roadside prohibition within the last two years will eliminate an applicant from further consideration.
  • Valid Class 3 Driver's License with air brake endorsement or equivalent for vehicles with more than two axles (automatic transmission is accepted). Equivalent licenses from other Canadian provinces or territories are acceptable. (Contact B.C. Driver Licensing for equivalency clarification at 1-250-978-8300.)
  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector check, from the police department serving the area the applicant resides in dated within 6 months of the posted date. Since firefighters are in a position of trust, applicants cannot have any criminal charges or convictions that are related to the duties of the position for which you have not received a pardon. You must be open, honest and willing to disclose all information pertaining to this record check.
  • Valid BC Emergency Medical Assistance Licensing Board (EMALB) License – First Responder III (minimum).
  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada must be shown by submitting a clear copy of one of the following:
    • Canadian birth certificate
    • Canadian passport
    • Current Permanent Resident Card
    • Current Landed Immigrant Card (Note: A work visa is not acceptable)
  • Vision and hearing that meet the criteria in *NFPA 1582 chapter 6:
    • Color vision safe
    • 20/30 corrected binocular vision and 20/100 uncorrected binocular vision or better
    • Normal hearing without artificial aids

*Applicants will be assessed during the medical screening for these requirements.

Additional Firefighter-Mechanic Required Qualifications

  • Certification of B.C. or inter-provincial red seal trades qualification in heavy duty or commercial transport mechanics.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a journeyman heavy duty or commercial transport mechanic.
  • Valid Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate or inter-provincial (or out of province) equivalency.
  • Preferred qualification - Certificate of Qualification – Emergency Vehicle Technician.

Submitting an Application

***Applications will only be available HERE during application intake periods. Failure to follow all instructions and submit all supporting documents with the application will result in that application being screened out. If all required qualifications have not been met the application will be screened out.

Applications for both positions need to be sent via Canada Post or Courier to:
Chief Derby, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue
201-843 Rossland Avenue Trail BC V1R 4S8. 

Applications will not be accepted if dropped off in person.

Due to the potential volume of applications, we will not confirm receipt of each application with each individual applicant. Applications must be mailed or delivered by a courier that allows the applicant to track the delivery of the application package.

*** Please also see the Firefighter Application Guide

The deadline for applications is noon, Wednesday, March 5, 2024

Trail, BC – Permanent, Full-Time

CFO career opportunityBring together your fiscal and administrative expertise with this challenging and rewarding leadership role!

With the retirement of the incumbent, the RDKB is looking for its next Chief Financial Officer, this senior manager directs the Regional District’s financial, accounting, and administrative operations and services. This is an excellent career opportunity for an experienced manager who wishes to bring their technical skills to a progressive, innovative, and forward-thinking organization; or for an experienced General Manager looking for a great team and a wonderful place to live and work.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the senior management team of 3 General Managers and the CAO. Overseeing the Finance Department, which includes the Manager and Assistant Manager of Finance, as well as 5 staff, you’ll be directly involved in many varied, challenging and rewarding strategic priorities, corporate initiatives, and special projects. You’ll also provide professional leadership, mentoring and support to an experienced team of dedicated departmental staff.

The RDKB offers a competitive compensation package that includes enrolment in the Municipal Pension Plan, wellness allowance, extended health benefits and disability insurance as well as generous vacation and sick leave benefits. We value work/life balance, working 7 – 7.5 hours per day (summer/winter hours).

The RDKB prides itself on being a great place to work, where we enjoy working collaboratively to deliver smart and sustainable service to our constituents. The RDKB and its teams have been recognized with accolades in finance, safety, leadership. If you’re looking for a great place to work, a meaningful job and a beautiful place to live, please submit your application.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must possess:

  • A degree or certificate in business or public administration, combined with a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA)
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible accounting experience, ideally at a senior management level in a BC local government setting
  • Well-developed computer, information technology, research, and analytical skills
  • A sound knowledge of asset management
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
  • Satisfactory criminal record check

For more information about this opportunity, please review the job description available here To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Brianna Cochrane, Manager of Human Resources at hr@rdkb.com. This opportunity will remain open until it is filled.

Position Information

Status: Full Time, Management
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 35-37.5 hours per week (winter/summer schedule)
Compensation: $140,000 - $150,000 (2023 rates), dependent on the candidate’s experience and credentials.

To be successful, candidates must possess the right to work in Canada. The RDKB is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Only those applicants shortlisted for this opportunity will be contacted. The RDKB thanks all candidates for their interest.

Please review the job description available here


Join the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Service (KBRFR) as a paid-on-call firefighter for the 2023-2024 training year.  

KBRFR paid on call recruiting poster

We are currently recruiting Paid-On-Call Firefighters at the following departments:

•    Co. 1 (Rossland) 2044 - 2nd Ave.
•    Co. 2 (Warfield) 555 Schofield Hwy.
•    Co. 3 (Genelle) 1104 - 4th St.
•    Co. 5 (Montrose) 585 - 11th Ave.
•    Co. 6 (Fruitvale) 1919 Main St.

First Step: Request your Application Form via Tel: +1 250.364.1737, e-mail: KBRFRAdmin@rdkb.com or in person at KBRFR Headquarters located at #201-843 Rossland Avenue, Trail B.C, between 0800hrs and 1600hrs (Mon – Fri). 

Second Step:  Yes You Can Join our Team!  What are the benefits of becoming a Paid-On-Call Firefighter? Find out more here

Third StepReview accompanying ‘Recruit Information Package’. (Sign back page.  The signed acknowledgement needs to be returned along with your completed application form).

Join the Lifeguard team at GF rec The RDKB is currently seeking applications for part-time Lifeguards at the Grand Forks Aquatics Centre. Lifeguards provide a vital service to our community, ensuring that patrons of all ages have a safe, enjoyable experience at the pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness centre.

Part-time Lifeguards typically work a rotating schedule of evening and weekend shifts, to ensure they don’t get “stuck” working every weekend or Friday night. As such, this position will suit anyone looking for regular part-time work, such as students, parents and anyone looking to work 8 – 12 hour per week. Additional hours may be available based on availability, coverage and programming needs.

If you are interested in a career in Aquatics or Fitness, this is a great entry-level job to the industry. In addition to lifeguarding, our staff are supported to attain further certifications so they can teach swim classes, Aquafit classes and other fitness opportunities. Our staff work together, providing mentoring, support and a great environment to work in.

To be considered for this position, candidates must possess the relevant qualifications for each role:

  • National Lifeguard certification (Pool option)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Additional certifications are preferred for level 1, 2 and or 3 positions, including:
    • Water Safety Instructor
    • Royal Life Saving Instructor
    • Fitness Instructor

For more information on the specific requirements for each position, please review the following job descriptions. We are accepting applications for all roles.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your availability and certifications to Human Resources at hr@rdkb.com.

To be successful, candidates must possess the right to work in Canada.
The RDKB is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested candidates.
Only those applicants shortlisted for this opportunity will be contacted. The RDKB thanks all candidates for their interest.