The City of Kamloops acknowledges that we are located on Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation. We honour and respect the people, the territory, and the land that houses our community.
At the City of Kamloops, we believe in progressive and barrier-free recruitment for everybody, everyday. We are committed to values of equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of employment and service to the community. To fulfill our mission, Making Kamloops Shine, we seek individuals who embrace our values, reflect the diversity of our community, and are committed to working collaboratively. We believe our organization and our community benefit from diversity of ideas, thoughts, and perspectives and we encourage applications from members of equity-deserving groups.
Living in Kamloops
Kamloops is famous for its hospitality and community spirit, and is a leader in hosting major events. We are proud to be known as Canada's Tournament Capital. Kamloops has a population of 97,000 people, and offers all of the amenities of a larger centre while maintaining the friendly atmosphere of a small town. Kamloops experiences over 2,000 hours of sunshine and only 22 cm of rain a year.
Working at the City of Kamloops
The City serves our residents through a wide variety of municipal services including:
- street maintenance
- protective services
- financial services
- social development
- recreation, and many others.
View the videos at the bottom for a broader picture of city work.
Our efforts at the City support Council’s Strategic Plan which maps out the organization’s commitment towards safety and security, governance and service excellence, livability and sustainability, economic health, and advocacy.
The Corporate Strategic Plan sets out our values and establishes building blocks to guide our direction as an organization. This plan is based on our mission: Making Kamloops Shine.
A healthy, safe workplace that fosters engagement, development and contribution by all City staff, so that the City can provide the community with excellent value for tax dollars spent.
Join our team of over 900 passionate staff members working towards Making Kamloops Shine!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to apply online?
Yes, we only accept applications online. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I submit a police records check or employment references?
The City of Kamloops is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy community and to the prevention of violence against children.
Our application consists of several steps and you will not need to submit a completed police records check form or references with your initial application. It is important to note that offers of employment will only be made after employment references and police records check are complete. We will ask your permission prior to initiating either of these steps in the recruitment process.
Do you accept late applications for job postings?
We do accept applications after the competition has closed; however, your application will be marked late and will not be considered until all other applicants have been reviewed first.
Do you do any testing of job applicants?
You will be informed, in advance, of any testing that we might ask you to participate in. For specific positions, such as lifeguard or firefighter, we may do skill or job-related testing. We may also do computer software testing or psychological testing.
How can I be notified about new job postings?
Please visit our Career Opportunities website to set up a profile and view/apply for vacant positions. Once you create your profile, you can also sign up for ‘job search agents’ which will send you email notifications whenever a job in your area of expertise arises!
How do I apply for available positions?
All positions with the City of Kamloops are filled through a job posting process. Visit our Career Opportunities website to set up a profile and view/apply for vacant positions. All applications must be submitted prior to the closing date of the competition.
The City of Kamloops is an equal opportunity employer. Positions are filled through open competitions where the selection is based on job-related skills, training, experience, suitability; and where appropriate, seniority. Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada can be considered for employment.
Please note if you need assistance or have individual needs or requirements throughout the application process, contact the Human Resources Department by emailing email@example.com
How do I apply for firefighter positions?
How do I know if I have been short-listed?
If you have been short-listed for an interview, we will contact you. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we do not send acknowledgement letters to all job applicants.
How long will the hiring process take?
It can take up to six (6) weeks to fill a job posting, depending on the complexity of the position. We thank you, in advance, for your patience!
How often do the postings change?
Job postings are updated as vacant positions become available.
If selected for an interview, when will I be contacted?
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We endeavour to contact applicants to be interviewed within three (3) weeks of the competition closing date. We appreciate your patience throughout the recruitment process and ask that you refrain from calling our office unless we ask you to.
What should I submit with my application?
Our online Career Opportunities website allows you to upload documents that reflect relevant qualifications pertaining to the position you're applying for. Some examples are:
- Post-secondary certificates, diplomas or degrees
- Trade Qualification Certificates
- Current driver's abstract
Note: Applicants for lifeguard and firefighter positions must submit copies of all required certifications listed in the competition in order to be considered.
What types of positions are posted?
We post management and unionized positions. We also post a variety of other position types, including: seasonal, temporary, part-time, on-call, or full-time work. The posting will clearly state the type of position.
We also post term contract positions here directly on our Career Opportunities web page.
What will my job interview be like?
We conduct panel interviews which include the departmental supervisor, a human resources representative, and sometimes other participants. We ask a variety of knowledge, situational, and behavioural-based interview questions. Interviews are typically 30 minutes to one hour in length, depending on the complexity of the position.
Where do you advertise jobs?
All employment opportunities with the City of Kamloops are available online, in our Career Opportunities website.
We may also advertise on Municipal Info and other industry-specific job boards.
Be sure to check out our social media pages to keep up-to-date on all of our career opportunities!