Irrigation Technician II - District of Saanich

District of Saanich





Temporary Full Time Position Approximately 9 Months

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 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 2 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 $31.56 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits. Job description and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 quoting competition 21070 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Irrigation/Sprinklers
Posted: April 7, 2021, 9:09 am
Expires: April 20, 2021, 11:45 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $31.56 Hour

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