Career Development


Explore a career in a municipality.  The information below outlines some required skills, educational requirements, and resources that will help you prepare for a career in the public realm.

Recreation & Facilities

Check out these Professional Association for courses, certification and other training:


  • Taking point-of-sale payments, operating office equipment, following policies and procedures
  • Experience providing customer service, greeting customers, answering inquiries and responding to complaints,

Facility Operator:

Arena Operator:

  • Refrigeration Safety Awareness Certificate
  • Ice Facility Operator Certificate
  • Refrigeration Operator Certificate
  • Check out: Technical Safety BC

Lifeguard Level I:

  • National Lifeguard – Pool Certificate
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level “C” and AED

Lifeguard Instructor Level I:

  • National Lifeguard – Pool Certificate
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level “C” and AED
  • Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Certification

Lifeguard Instructor Level II:

  • All Level I certifications plus:
  • Pool Operations Level I & II
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Certification

Leisure/Recreation Coordinator:


Public Works and Engineering

Check out:

Water, Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Utilities (sewer and water lines):

Roads and infrastructure, solid waste:

  • Road building and snow removal, sidewalk maintenance
  • Water distribution certificate from
  • Construction trade qualification is an asset

Compost Operator:


Cross Connection Control Coordinator:

Engineering Technologist:

Public Works Management:

  • Program management
  • Academic Background: Engineering Technologist, Civil Engineering or related field


Planning and Development Services

Planning Management:

  • Professional Institution: The Planning Institute of BC at
  • Academic Background: Planning programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level by universities in BC. For a list of Planning Schools and Programs:

Building Official:

  • Professional Institution: BOABC
  • Building Official and Plumbing Qualifications

Planning and Development Technician:

  • A technical diploma, building credential or undergraduate degree in a related field.


Economic Development


Communications Management

  • Academic Background: Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field
  • Programs available


Human Resources

HR Management:

  • Professional Association: CPHRBC & Yukon at
  • Designation; CPHR (Certified Professional in HR)
  • Academic Background: Degree in Business Administration, HR, industrial relations and related fields

Payroll Management:

  • Professional Association:
  • Designations: PCP (Payroll Compliance Practitioner) and CPM (Certified Payroll Manager)
  • Academic Background: required course work and experience with a designation

Health and Safety Management:

  • Academic Background: Degree or diploma and designation in OHS:



Finance Management:

  • Professional Association: CPA BC at
  • Designation: CPA (Certified General Accountant)
  • Academic Background: Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field

Accounts Payable and Receivable:

  • Knowledge includes: Sound knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices including double entry bookkeeping and reconciliation of accounts and sub-ledgers
  • Academic Background: Diploma or degree in Business, Accounting, or second year of an accounting designation, Bookkeeping I and II

Corporate Services

Corporate Officer:

  • Professional Association:
  • Local Government Administration certificate or Certified Municipal Clerk designation
  • Understanding of the Community Charter and Local Government Act
  • Academic Background: Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field

Bylaw Officer:


While our focus is on meeting the needs of our City, our success is driven by our dedicated people.” At the City of Merritt, you’ll join a team of caring coworkers and innovative roll-up-your-sleevers who are passionate about public service and determined to make a difference. Whether we’re delivering essential services, running community recreation programs, or more, our team takes pride in helping Merritt to be an attractive, sustainable, healthy and safe small city. We work together to build a respectful and inclusive workplace that reflects our values and the community we serve: Respect | Collaboration | Integrity | Service | Stewardship


The City of Merritt is the municipal government of Merritt, BC.

Our team provides urban and community planning and development services, recreation, and essential services, including utilities (water, wastewater and sewer), solid waste, roads, and parks. We ensure regulations and statutory reporting requirements are met and we maintain public infrastructure and provide emergency services through the Fire Service, Emergency Management and support for the RCMP and community policing.


Merritt B.C. is a small, caring, resilient city in the stunning Nicola Valley, surrounded by a spectacular sprawling rugged landscape at the hub of the Coquihalla highway mountain pass. Living in Merritt, you’ll find short commutes, big city amenities and an abundance of outdoor and indoor recreation and leisure amenities for all ages and preferences.


Human Resources
Phone: (250) 378-8621