BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Competition #19/207
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: November 19, 2019

Utility Operator 2

(5 Continuous)
Engineering and Public Works Department


Coordinate and participate in the installation, rehabilitation, repair, inspection and testing of Water, Wastewater, and Storm Water systems.

Coordinate and review the work of approximately 6 staff; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; provide employee training and input to employee performance appraisals.

Performs any combination of tasks pertinent to installation, control and operation of a water distribution or wastewater collection system. Excavate and backfill material prior to installation or for the repair of any of the described systems; install pipe and related appurtenances; control flow of water/wastewater; monitor gauges, meters, and control panels and observe variations in operating conditions utilizing scope, camera and CCTV; operate valves and gates either manually or by remote control; start and stop pumps, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow; maintain shift logs and record meter and gauge readings; collect samples and perform routine field analyses; test chlorine levels in water system; clean and disinfect all tools; perform routine maintenance functions and custodial duties; set up traffic control as required.

Read and interpret engineering plans for system design and location of utilities; assemble water meters in shop for installation on site; mix and pour concrete slab prior to meter installation and for manhole covers; determine and order materials, staff resources and equipment required daily; purchase materials and reconcile purchase card statements; complete equipment rental and material slips and time sheets; review job matters and schedules with outside agencies, contractors and City departments; respond to enquiries and complaints from the public regarding service disruptions; maintain a variety of records and reports for maintenance and new installations; notify pertinent agencies, utilities, business and residences regarding loss of service and new installations. Respond to emergency calls for service as required.

Operate a vehicle to transport equipment and materials; maintain supply of parts and materials in service truck for on-site repairs; operate various equipment related to excavation and pipe installation; follow applicable Confined Space Entry procedures; load and unload equipment manually or using a forklift.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is assigned and reviewed by supervisor.
Issues such as extensive changes to project design and scheduling discussed with supervisor.

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy materials and equipment. (often)
Perform repetitious tasks such as shovelling, loading and digging. (frequent)
Work in awkward positions. (often)
Mental Effort:
Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Work Environment:
Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)
Work on construction sites. (continuous)
Work in a confined environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to gas and fumes. (occasional)
Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (often)
Work in excavations in shoring. (often)
Contact with raw sewage. (premium item)

Organize and prioritize the work of a unit.
Understand and apply the techniques of installing and repairing water distribution, sanitary sewer and storm drain systems and related appurtenances.
Use hand tools, instruments and power equipment.
Read and interpret engineering plans, utility information sheets and grade sheets.
Maintain accurate records.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.
Work safely on job sites.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
High school graduation.
Minimum of a level 2 in either Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection complemented by a level 1 in the other discipline.
Traffic Control Certification. (16 hours)
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.
4 years of related experience with Water distribution and Wastewater systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule:
7:30am – 4:00pm, 40 hrs/week
$34.10 per hour, Pay Grade 10
Job Code #762
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater,Water Services
Posted: October 29, 2019, 2:17 pm
Expires: November 19, 2019, 4:30 pm