Utility Locator - District of Saanich
PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION
Temporary Full Time Position
(Up to 2 Years or until return of incumbent)
Saanich Public Works is seeking a Utility Locator to perform work requiring skill and ability in the locating and marking of a variety of underground utilities to prevent damage during ground disturbance activities for maintenance, repair and capital projects. This position directs the work of the Underground Clerk and field staff in tracing, locating and day-lighting buried utilities. Other duties will involve: reading and interpreting plans, as-builts/record drawings, survey information, reports and environmental cues; operating a variety of locating equipment including electromagnetic locating equipment, ground penetrating radar and metal detectors and liaising with both internal and external agencies on job sites to ensure buried utilities are accurately marked and provide ground disturbance related information.
Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent and additional courses in plan reading and underground utility locating; NULCA (National Utility Locating Contractors Association) certification or approved equivalent; two years of experience working in a public works construction environment, including one year of experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings and locating buried infrastructure; valid traffic control certificate, and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. Sufficient health, physical conditioning, strength, stamina and coordination to permit performance of work including lifting utility lids which can range between 13 lbs and 100 lbs. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
The successful candidate will be required to work during the hours of Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (40 hours per week).
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $33.11 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 candidates are selected. Please apply by quoting competition 22062 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.