BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Open Position for Operator II (Water/Wastewater)

The mountain resort community of Sun Peaks, British Columbia attracts thousands of visitors annually to our world-class destination resort located a 45 minute drive north-east of Kamloops, BC.   To meet the demands of our fast paced growth, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality has an opening for another qualified operator bringing our team to 7 operators.

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality operates a Level III water treatment, Level II water distribution system and Level I wastewater collection and Level III wastewater treatment system for the resort community.  Sun Peaks’ water is provided by a number of groundwater wells and one raw surface water source.   Three of the treatment plants utilize high pressure green sand filters to remove some mineralization and a Membrane water treatment plant.  We have four pressure zones supplied by in-ground reservoirs. 

We are looking for a high energy individual excited about becoming a key member of our team; a team that is dedicated to providing quality utility services to the community in an efficient, effective and friendly manner. This position reports to the Public Works Manager / Chief Operator and is responsible for operating and maintaining the water and wastewater systems.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Progressive experience (minimum three years) maintaining water and wastewater utilities, preferably in a local government setting;
  • EOCP Class II or higher Water Treatment and Water Distribution Operator Certificates;
  • EOCP Class II or higher Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificates;
  • Valid British Columbia Driver’s License;
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water and sewer systems and applicable government regulations;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Experience with driving backhoe, skid steer and loader equipment would be preferred;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SCADA monitoring systems; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with contractors, developers, applicable regulating agencies, staff, and the general public.

The SPMRM offers a great work environment and an attractive total compensation package, which includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a modified work week and learning opportunities. This is a permanent, full-time (40 hours per week) position with a starting hourly rate of $28.64 increasing to $43.64 based on the number of certifications held.  Additional certification opportunities are available upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

If you are interested in joining an organization with a reputation of being a great place to work, and you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to submit a resume and cover letter, with references, no later than 4:00pm, Thursday, April 26, 2019.  Or visit our website at for more information.  If you are interested in joining our growing team, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources – Utility Division
Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality
106 – 3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC, V5E 5N0
By fax: 250-578-2023 or by email: 

Please note that candidates who do not necessarily meet all the listed requirements above for this position may also be considered, however, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the Federal Immigration Act.  We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Location: Sun Peaks, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: April 10, 2019, 2:47 pm
Expires: April 26, 2019, 4:00 pm