Career Opportunities

Interested in pursuing a career in municipal government, leisure services, or public works? Have a passion for community service? Then check in often with our website and CivicInfo for the latest career opportunities with the District of Houston!

External Opportunities

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

The District of Houston is looking for its next Chief Administrative Officer. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong post-secondary education, solid work ethic, local government leadership expertise, and the willingness to have fun while accomplishing great things.

Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities. Strategically located halfway between the hub cities of Prince George and Terrace, the District and its surrounding countryside can be enjoyed year round, offering a range of activities including cross country skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, and snowmobiling. With a population of 3200, Houston is well known for its small-town charm and warm hospitality. Houston has amazing indoor recreation facilities and access to the outdoors, making the community a big draw for the overall quality of life.

The CAO will be a visionary, take-charge, strategic thinker with top level communication skills and sound political judgement. The role will involve:

  • Working closely with Mayor and Council, as their one employee, providing sensible advice and solid support;
  • Managing the evolving day-to-day affairs of the community;
  • Coordinating and directing the administrative organization of the District;
  • Utilizing excellent human resources and labour relations skills; and,
  • Fostering trust between all departments and with the community at large.

The CAO role offers a competitive salary range from $123,100 - $144,000, a comprehensive benefits package, and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan.

You are the right person for this challenge if you value the relaxed lifestyle of a small community, with unlimited access to the truly great outdoors, and very affordable housing opportunities.

If you’re ready to take on this rewarding leadership role, please send a resume and cover letter in confidence to Jamie McEwan, Interim CAO, at by Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

On request, a Supplementary Information Package can be provided, which includes a complete job description and details of the compensation and benefits.

Casual Lifeguards

The Houston Leisure Facility has a standing opening for Casual Lifeguards - inquire today about position availability!

In order to qualify, you must have certification from the National Lifesaving Society, a CPR "C" Certificate, and First Aid Level 1 training. Previous experience as a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification are preferable, but not necessary for the position.

Interested persons should direct all applications including a cover letter, resume and proof of qualifications to:

Cassie Henrickson, Director of Leisure Services
PO Box 370 | Houston, BC | V0J 1Z0
3400 14th Street
P: 250-845-2238

Don't have your Lifeguarding Certificates? Find out what you need to be a lifeguard online at the National Lifesaving Society's website and at the Canadian Red Cross' website.

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