Irrigation Technician I - District of Saanich

District of Saanich




Temporary Full Time Position
Approximately 6 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 I 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 I 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; operates and performs routine service maintenance on a wide range of manual and motorized tools and equipment; and maintains and submits irrigation and plumbing work related records electronically and manually. The successful candidate will also assist the Irrigation Technician II with: repairs and maintenance of plumbing fixtures in Parks buildings, testing and maintaining backflow prevention devices and training to other staff.

Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; Irrigation Industry Association of BC Certified Irrigation Technician Level 1; one year of previous 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 $29.90 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 21069 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, 9:22 am
Expires: April 20, 2021, 11:45 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $29.90 Hour

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