Communications Specialist

Competition Number: 22201


Job Title: Communications Specialist

Department: Corporate Services - Communications

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $41.46/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: June 15, 2022

Closing Date: July 3, 2022

Last Modified: June 15, 2022, 10:57 am

Status: Closed


You are a highly creative, organized and results-driven Communications Specialist with a keen eye for detail. You are looking for an opportunity to use your communications skills and experience to create compelling content that resonates with the interests of Saanich residents. You are also comfortable wearing many hats and are responsible for creating digital content, including photos and short videos, and maintaining and enhancing a corporate website, intranet and social media sites. 

A highly effective collaborator and communicator, you have meticulous research, writing, proofreading and editing skills and can translate complex concepts into plain language for different audiences. As a strong critical thinker, you can turn ideas into measurable communications plans and strategies to support broader organizational goals and enhance the District’s presence on and offline.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field and two years of recent work experience within the last five years in a similar communications role.

*In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.