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2022-148 - Senior Operations Technician (Full Time)

2022-148 - Senior Operations Technician (Full Time)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2022-148
Title: Senior Operations Technician (Full Time)
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 and parks operations. As a senior technician, the incumbent is expected to accept responsibility, and with minimal supervision, to use initiative in all phases of work to ensure the achievement of the foregoing and to ensure departmental objectives are met satisfactorily. 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 Director of Operations, the Senior 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 staff supervision and performing technical work involving all aspects of management of the City's road, drainage, water and sewer systems including the preparation of contracts, estimates, specifications and annual budgets, supervision of construction and administration of contracts. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing work of subordinates to ensure accuracy, completeness and high quality in all work of a technical and clerical nature related to the Department’s activities. The incumbent will be responsible for the administration and expansion of the City’s Waterworks Cross Connection Control Program and will ensure that the City remains in compliance with the requirements of the Provincial Drinking Water Protection Act. 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 be responsible for the preparation of budgets and for accurate cost control of all departmental projects assigned. Other duties include attendance at committee and other meetings as required; writing letters, preparing purchase orders, certifying invoices and claims for payments, monitoring expenditures in relation to budget control, keeping records, files and drawings updated and maintaining departmental filing systems.

The incumbent will liaise closely with other sections of the Department, particularly with Utility and Public Works Supervisors 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 Director of Operations. The incumbent will be required to attend technical services and training courses relating to utility and/or public works operations as required.
Education: - Must be a graduate of an Institute of Technology in a two (2) year Civil Engineering Technologists Program and should have at least five (5) years progressive experience related to municipal public works operations;

- Must hold or be eligible to hold an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) designation;

- Must hold a valid Cross Connection Control (CCC) testers certificate.
Skills: - Sound knowledge of engineering and technical methods, practices and procedures required in the performance of duties of the position;

- Must have a sound knowledge of backflow prevention principles, the BC Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulations and the BC Plumbing Code and associated practices;

- Must have an in depth working knowledge of Backflow Program Management System Software (BPMS) and related systems;

- Ability to prepare detailed capital and annual maintenance budgets and proven ability in cost control;

- Advanced computer skills with a sound working knowledge of computer applications for office programs and computer assisted drafting;

- Sound knowledge of national, provincial and municipal laws, bylaws, codes and regulations governing municipal engineering works;

- Able 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: $46.31 per hour (2022 rates)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2022-12-05 04:30 PM
Posted: 2022-11-28
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