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2014-12 - Operations Technician

2014-12 - Operations Technician

Status: Cancelled


Posting #: 2014-12
Title: Operations Technician
Department: Operations
Duties: The incumbent in this class assists management to achieve efficient and economical operation in the maintenance of existing municipal utilities systems as well as assisting management to acheive efficiency in public works operations. The incumbent will also be responsible for the inspection of new construction and installation of revised or additional systems or works according to the national, provincial and municipal laws, codes and regulations and best engineering practices. Under the supervision of the Utilities Superintendent, the Operations Technician’s duties are performed in accordance with City and engineering policies and project objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of confidential material pertaining to the Department's operation.

The incumbent will be responsible for performing work of a technical nature related to utilities and public works which include water supply and distribution, sewage collection and sewage pump stations, roads and drainage systems. The incumbent will be responsible for the administration of the City’s Waterworks Cross Connection Control Program. Technical work may include conducting investigations, surveys, inspections, analysis of data, designs, specifications, drawings, cost estimates and reports. The incumbent may recommend standards for municipal work and for private work related or controlled by municipal bylaws. The incumbent will also make recommendations for work programs, assist in the preparation of budgets, attend committee and other meetings as and when required; write letters, prepare purchase orders, certify invoices and claims for payments, monitor expenditures in relation to budget control, keep records, files and drawings updated and maintain section filing systems. The incumbent will liaise closely with other sections of the Department, particularly with Utility and Public Works Foremen and Utilities Maintenance crews. The incumbent will provide assistance and technical information to staff, contractors, consultants, utility companies, developers and the general public, as required. The incumbent will be required to perform other related tasks including supervision of project contractors and employees as assigned. Assignments and responsibilities are performed under supervision and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Operations Manager. The incumbent will be required to attend technical services and training courses relating to utility and/or public works operations as and when required
Education: Must be a graduate of an Institute of Technology in a two (2) year Civil Engineering Technologists Program and should have two (2) years experience related municipal engineering work, OR an acceptable combination of training and experience;
Must hold or be eligible to hold an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) designation;
Skills: Sound knowledge of engineering and technical methods, practices and procedures required in the performance of duties of the position;
Sound knowledge of backflow prevention principles and the BC Plumbing Code and associated practices;
Sound knowledge of municipal engineering, construction and maintenance operations;
Computer literate with indepth working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
Sound knowledge of national, provincial and municipal laws, bylaws, codes and regulations governing municipal engineering works;
Able to demonstrate the ability to carry out detailed inspections of private plumbing/water systems and to produce detailed, written inspection reports;
Able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with developers, contractors, engineers, elected officials, department officials, staff and the general public;
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in written format, with sound knowledge and ability to prepare and present technical and non-technical reports and all forms of general correspondence;
Able to perform a variety of engineering computations and calculations and interpret a variety of technical data and information;
Must be in possession of a valid B.C. Driver's Licence

The incumbent will normally work the standard work week of Monday to Friday within the hours specified and, on occasion, work overtime as authorized. The incumbent may be required to travel in the performance of duties. The incumbent, upon hiring, will have union dues deducted from source in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Salary: Pay Grade 11
$30.28 / hr - $35.62 / hr (2013 rates)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2014-03-17 04:30 PM
Posted: 2014-03-03
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