BC Local Government Job Posting Service

District of Houston 

Deputy Director of Corporate Services (DDCS) / Grant Writer

Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley among some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities where you can enjoy cross-country skiing, world-class Steelhead fishing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and much more. There is always room on the riverbank, lake, and the many trails in our area. If you enjoy rural living and unmatched access to the best nature has to offer, Houston is the ideal place for you – there are plenty of opportunities for you to discover why Houston is Naturally Amazing!
The District of Houston is a municipal government which provides essential public services to the community. Our core services include the provision of safe drinking water, wastewater collection and disposal, solid waste collection, the operation of a recreation pool and ice rink, and maintenance of local transportation networks. The municipality carries out its responsibilities with a $13.6 Million budget and a team of 48 dedicated team members performing a variety of core service delivery roles.
As a key member of the Corporate Services team and reporting directly to the Director of Corporate Services, the DDCS / Grant Writer is responsible for performing duties to support the legislative, corporate, and human resource affairs of the municipality. This includes performing the statutory duties of the Corporate Officer as stated under section 148 of the Community Charter in the absence of the Director of Corporate Services. As a dynamic, self-motivated person, you will be a key member of the senior management team who is committed to achieving the goals and objectives of the municipality. Your commitment to ethical governance will also serve a crucial role in ensuring that the municipality governs in a manner consistent with the principles of representative democratic government.
Your understanding of community service and BC Municipal Legislation such as the Community Charter will make you an ideal candidate for this position. Your passion for history and communications will aid you in ensuring decisions are effectively recorded, kept, and communicated to the citizens of Houston. Your commitment to supporting community projects and effective stakeholder relationships through grant administration services will aid community development and quality of life for our residents.
This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as ample professional development opportunities. If this is the right opportunity for you, we invite you to submit your application consisting of the following documents:
  • a cover letter;
  • a detailed resume / curriculum vitae;
  • a list of at least three (3) references with contact information; and
  • any other supporting documentation in support of your application.
For more information about this exciting opportunity with the District, you can view the Job Description online at Applications for this opportunity must be submitted by email to Holly Brown, Director of Corporate Services at by 4:00pm on August 4, 2021.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The District of Houston will require the successful candidate to provide a Criminal Record Check prior to confirmation of employment.

Organization: Houston (District)
Professional Categories: Corporate Services, Grant Management/Writing
Posted: July 21, 2021, 4:16 pm
Expires: August 4, 2021, 4:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: Experience an asset