Irrigation Technician II - District of Saanich
DISTRICT OF SAANICH
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN II
Permanent Full Time Position
Do you love a puzzle? Are you practical and love to get your hands dirty? Are you a wiz with a ditch witch?
Saanich, the largest municipality on southern Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and natural areas and over 100 km of trails. The Parks Division is seeking an Irrigation Technician II to join our successful Irrigation team to support turf, horticulture and urban forestry.
As the Irrigation Technician II, you will perform daily on-site work to excavate, install, repair and maintain underground irrigation systems, sprinkler heads, drip irrigation, valves and other watering devices. You will program and adjust watering schedules with various irrigation controllers; assist with water audits and maintain computerized irrigation systems, including radio or telephone communication equipment. You will also operate and perform routine service maintenance on a wide range of manual and motorized tools and equipment pertinent to irrigation while providing direction and training to other staff as required.
Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; BC WWA certification in Cross Connection Control; Irrigation Industry Association of BC Certified Irrigation Technician Level 2; other irrigation industry related courses (auditing, electrical troubleshooting, design, scheduling, controls); two years of progressive experience in irrigation, preferably in a municipal setting and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. Consideration may be given to candidates who hold an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. depending on the season (40 hours per week) and be able to work in all types of weather.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $31.56 per hour and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca. This competition will remain open until the successful candidate is selected. Please apply by quoting competition 22310 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. As a component of the recruitment process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.