Chief Operator - City of Prince George


Chief Operator

Regular Full Time
Utilities / Civic Operations

Provide Leadership and Direction to Ensure Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety and Efficiency

About Our Community
Boasting a high quality of life and standard of living, Prince George has all of the amenities of a large city mixed with the friendliness and appeal of a smaller community. It is a regional centre for close to 326,000 people for shopping, education, health care, the arts and sports. Prince George’s central location in the province offers work/life balance with unparalleled access to four-season outdoor recreation activities that are complemented by a full range of urban amenities and a comprehensive transportation infrastructure that connects local residents, businesses, resources and agricultural products to markets around the world. And it is only a short drive to almost anywhere in Prince George – spend less time commuting and more time doing what matters most to you! Discover all of these opportunities and more!

About Our Organization:
The City of Prince George is committed to ensuring a positive, well-balanced work environment for its employees. With opportunities for employee training, wellness programs and professional development the City of Prince George offers a safe and supportive workplace in which to serve our community.

About The Opportunity:
As the Chief Operator, you will plan, organize and supervise the day-to-day operation of the Municipal Wastewater Treatment plant (WWTP) and sewer/storm lift stations. Collaborating with the Supervisor  and Wastewater Technician Foremen to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facilities and infrastructure, the Chief Operator is responsible for planning and scheduling maintenance work and capital projects, preparing work schedules, supervising and training staff, arranging for chemicals, supplies and equipment as needed and producing reports for appropriate City personnel and regulatory agencies.

About Your Background:
You have completed Grade twelve and hold either a valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment certificate Level 3 or Level 4, with preference given to a Level 4 certification. You have two or more years’ experience as an operator at a Class IV Plant in a supervisory capacity. Along with your experience conducting laboratory chemical analysis you are adept at troubleshooting electrical and mechanical problems related to the wastewater treatment facilities and lift stations. Completion of a recognized leadership training program round out your qualifications for this key position. A valid full privilege Class 5 driver’s license  (or out of province equivalent) is required. 

Why You Will Love Working for our Utilities team at the City of Prince George:
  • Make both plant optimization and quality improvement priorities in your daily responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership to a technical team dedicated to quality work.
  • Enjoy a competitive starting wage of $42.60 per hour plus a full benefits, pension and relocation package.

Please refer to the job description on our website for more details about this exciting career!
If you are interested in joining our team, please apply by October 31, 2022 to:

For more information about living and working in Prince George, please visit:
Move Up Prince George / City of Prince George

The City of Prince George thanks all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Prince George
Location: Prince George, BC
Region: North Central / Cariboo
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: September 22, 2022, 1:40 pm
Expires: October 31, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $42.60 Hour

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