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Discover What’s Possible - The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 98,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Temporary Full-Time

Water Operator

(Competition 19-85)

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Water Operator. Under the direction of the applicable supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day and emergency operation and maintenance of water systems, and construction and installation of water sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. Key accountabilities are to perform work functions that ensure compliance to established policies and procedures, OH&S, WSBC, and VIH regulations and requirements. The Water Operator provides for safe, efficient, and reliable water distribution and supply systems, and delivers proficient customer service.

Applicants must have completed Grade 12 or equivalent, and have an EOCP Level II Certificate (Water Distribution) or equivalent, with a Province Sharing Certification Reciprocity, as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in municipal utility installation and maintenance. Possession of a valid BC Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Endorsement is required.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $33.13 - $34.87 per hour (Jan 2019 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. It is anticipated that this vacancy will be up to 8 months in duration. 
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-85 by the application deadline.

Posting Date
Friday, August 2, 2019

Application Deadline
Friday, August 23, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: August 2, 2019, 10:24 am
Expires: August 23, 2019, 4:30 pm