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2017-58 - Utility Operations Technician (Time Duration)

2017-58 - Utility Operations Technician (Time Duration)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2017-58
Title: Utility Operations Technician (Time Duration)
Department: Operations
Duties: This position assists management to achieve efficient and economical operation in the maintenance of existing municipal utilities systems within the area assigned and 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 Operations Manager, the Utility Operations Technicians 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 which include water supply and distribution, sewage collection and sewage pump stations. The incumbent will primarily be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing administration of a 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 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 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 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;
-Previous experience in the plumbing trade is desireable;
-Sound knowledge of engineering, construction and municipal maintenance operations;
-Computer literate with indepth working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software;
-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.
Salary: $29.50 to $34.70 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Closed: 2017-07-20 04:30 PM
Posted: 2017-07-06
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