Irrigation Technician

District of Saanich


Irrigation Technician

Regular Full Time Position

The Parks Division is seeking an Irrigation Technician II to perform technical work in the application of industry practices related to the field of irrigation in support of turf, horticulture and urban forestry infrastructure. The Irrigation Technician II performs daily on-site work in excavation, installation, repair and maintenance of underground irrigation systems, sprinkler heads, drip irrigation, valves and other watering devices; programs and adjusts watering schedules with various irrigation controllers; assists with water audits, maintenance of computerized irrigation systems, and radio or telephone communication equipment; tests  and maintains backflow prevention devices; and operates and performs routine service maintenance on a wide range of manual and motorized tools and equipment pertinent to irrigation.  The successful candidate will also provide direction and training to other staff as required, assist in the installation of Class 3 electrical wiring to current electrical code and assist in the design and layout of irrigation systems.
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.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $29.74 and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at  Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 quoting competition 109.18 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.  We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location: Saanich, BC.

Region: South Vancouver Island

Professional Category(s): Facilities Maintenance,Irrigation/Sprinklers.

Posted: May 16, 2018, 4:23 pm

Expires: May 29, 2018, 11:45 pm

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