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Be part of creating a city of the future

We’re looking for creative, innovative individuals with a passion for serving the local community and making Kelowna a city of the future. We’re proud to offer a competitive compensation package including, career and professional development, paid comprehensive benefits and vacation and one of Canada’s top pension plans.

Our operations are diverse, requiring a variety of positions as well as different levels of skill and education. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive, accessible work environment where collaboration, understanding and mutual respect bring out the best in all of us. In this way, we hire and celebrate our employees based on task capability, performance and demonstrated commitment to our core values.:

  • We innovate to make things better
  • We work as one team
  • We serve proudly
  • We lead responsibly

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Current postings  

Lifeguard - Part Time
Dept: Community and Neighbourhood Services (BR167-1)
Posted Date: March 2, 2022
Bring your NLS-Pool Option and CPR-Level C certification along with your direct lifeguarding experience and enthusiasm to our Active Living and Culture team. You will facilitate a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience at a variety of locations including: Parkinson Recreation Centre pool, City Waterpark and Ben Lee Waterpark. Schedule flexibility is a must as you would cover weekends, mornings, afternoons and/or evening swims for up to 25 hours a week.

A successful Criminal Records Check is required. Your WSI certification, aqua fitness certification, and/or other advanced instructor certifications are considered assets and may provide additional opportunities for part-time work as a Lifeguard/Lessons Instructor.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to attend a practical assessment of their aquatic skills.

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Pipelayer I
Dept: Utilities Construction (BR215)
Posted Date: April 6, 2022
A Pipelayer I installs, fits, repairs, and maintains water, sanitary, sewer, and storm drainage pipe systems.

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Police Services Quality Assurance Casual
Dept: Police Quality Assurance (BR113)
Posted Date: April 13, 2022
The Police Services Quality Assurance Casual position will provide support, stability, and consistency to the Quality Assurance teams. The position will be accountable for: the security, safekeeping, and disposition of property seized by or surrendered to the RCMP; the quality assurance of all investigational files as required by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) and; the quality assurance of all Reports to Crown Counsel ensuring paperwork is processed in a timely manner for in-custody prisoners and to capture the disposition in the court file and on the accused person’s fingerprints and; Records Managements System oversight and maintenance.

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Traffic Technician
Dept: Integrated Transportation (BR185)
Posted Date: April 27, 2022
A Traffic Technician provides preliminary planning, design and management solutions for all City transportation network, traffic safety and roadway development activities.

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Groundsperson II
Dept: Parks,Beaches and Sportsfields (BR172)
Posted Date: May 10, 2022
A Groundsperson II performs horticultural and maintenance functions in the operation of City parks, gardens, sports fields, nursery facilities and other green spaces. The work involves a variety of disciplines including turf grass management, irrigation systems, horticultural propagation, pest management and arboriculture.

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Property Officer II - 18 month term
Dept: Property Management (BR157)
Posted Date: May 11, 2022
The City of Kelowna’s Property Management Department oversees a number of programs for civic properties including sidewalk patio programs, food concessions and residential rentals. Use your property management talents to lease/rent land, residential homes and civic buildings on behalf of the City.

As an experienced leader, problem solver, communicator and negotiator with related post-secondary diploma or degree, you will be relied on as the City’s technical expert when providing advice to City departments and the general public on all municipal land matters. Candidates must be eligible for membership in Real Estate or Appraisal Institutes (RIBC, AACI), BOMA or International Right of Way Association (IRWA).

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Casual - Police Services
Dept: Police Facility Operations (BR114)
Posted Date: May 13, 2022
We are looking for a number of energetic and versatile individuals to provide work coverage for casual assignments within the City of Kelowna's Police Services/RCMP Detachment. This is an excellent opportunity for administrative professionals to gain experience supporting a wide range of Police Services initiatives and programs and to get your foot in the door! Casual positions may lead to permanent employment with the City of Kelowna.

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Mapping Technician
Dept: Information Services (BR121)
Posted Date: May 13, 2022
Do you have a passion for data and GIS? We are looking for an individual with strong technical skills and a passion for data and GIS to join the Data Service and Analytics team as a Mapping Technician. If you believe in working collaboratively in an agile environment that embraces new technology to support data-driven decision making, this is a great opportunity for you to join our exciting and fast-paced team.

As an important part of our team of data specialists, you will be responsible for maintaining and updating the datasets in our corporate spatial database and performing on-going data quality control. You will process data requests and provide technical advice to staff and external consultants while analyzing data and creating maps, drawings, plans, graphs, charts and other presentation products. You will also oversee the intake of as-built drawings and subdivisions into the GIS and operate and maintain GIS equipment such as large format printers and plotters.

Help create Kelowna as a City of the Future. Our diverse and dynamic team strives to innovate to make things better, work as one team, serve proudly and lead responsibly. Live, work and play in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. Kelowna boasts miles of lake access, public areas and outdoor recreation opportunities, a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, healthy and connected neighbourhoods. While we think Kelowna is the best place to live, we understand if you’re not on the same page (well, sort of). With modern technology and an ever-changing virtual landscape, we may be willing to consider applicants who are wanting to work remotely, provided they reside in the Okanagan region.

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Purchasing Supervisor
Dept: Purchasing (BR129-1)
Posted Date: May 17, 2022
Join our City’s dynamic management team and provide operational leadership for our fast paced centralized Purchasing and Stores functions. You will supervise and direct the day-to-day activities of the department staff, including a high performing buying team, inventory clerk, and administrative supports. You will ensure that produced work is of high quality and follows applicable procurement policies, regulations, and laws.

Additionally, you will be involved with the Stores function, that is used by other City departments. This position will liaise and strategize with internal business units on their procurement needs. You will also assist in developing recommendations to advance and improve procurement policies, procedures, and systems based on the corporate vision, legislation, common-law and industry best practices.

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HVAC Technician
Dept: Maintenance Development (BR156-2)
Posted Date: May 18, 2022
Build a strong city! With over a hundred buildings, facilities and properties to manage, the City of Kelowna is currently looking for a self-motivated, team-player to join our Building Services team as a HVAC Technician.

An HVAC Technician diagnoses, designs, installs, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

With your Refrigeration Mechanic and Gasfitter (Class B) TQs and relevant experience, you will diagnose, install, repair and maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. You will have the opportunity to support the implementation of a preventative maintenance program, as well as contribute to ongoing facility conditions assessments. Depending on experience, there may also be opportunities to support the delivery of capital renewal projects.

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Communications Consultant
Dept: Communications (BR248-1)
Posted Date: May 18, 2022
We are looking for an experienced strategic communications professional to join our corporate communications team. For the first year, the focus will be all things digital – you will oversee content and growth strategies for all digital communications platforms, including social media channels, and provide strategic advice to internal clients about communication needs. Our digital landscape is evolving and we’re looking for someone who has experience in corporate communications with a focus on content strategy, digital advertising and analytics.

The flexibility to balance priorities and multiple projects is also essential. After the first year, your focus will become a bit broader to include a variety of communications projects and programs across the City.

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Human Resources Business Partner
Dept: HR Services & EE Relations (BR141-1)
Posted Date: May 18, 2022
As the Human Resources Business Partner, you will provide general HR guidance and services to City departments including recruitment and selection of employees as well as partnering with Managers on employee relations and performance management. You will also ensure compliance with Collective Agreement requirements and other applicable legislation.

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Planner Specialist (Policy and Planning)
Dept: Long Range Policy Planning (BR235)
Posted Date: May 18, 2022
The City of Kelowna is seeking a Planner Specialist with a specialization in GIS and data analytics. This role will conduct research and analysis of housing market trends, housing affordability, economic trends, growth forecasting, and other factors influencing Kelowna's long-range policies. We are looking for a candidate who will use innovative data science approaches and methodologies/techniques to build workflows and/or models for advanced Geo-spatial analysis. This position will also support and maintain key databases and dashboards, including a monitoring program for Kelowna’s Official Community Plan.

We are looking for someone who has strong experience in dealing with statistical data using multiple sources, spatial and non-spatial modeling, and GIS. The candidate should have a solid understanding of municipal planning, data analytics and future social, environmental, and economic trends, and enjoy working in a sophisticated technical environment utilizing various modeling and programming tools.

We are looking for a positive team player with related experience, great communication skills and a proactive and innovative attitude. The candidate holds a university degree in Planning, Urban Geography, Data Science or other related discipline. Membership or eligibility for CIP membership is an asset.

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Civil Design/Project Technician
Dept: Traffic Operations & Technical Support (BR190)
Posted Date: May 20, 2022
A Design Technician designs, prepares plans for, coordinates, and inspects municipal roads/utility infrastructure projects.

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Transportation Planner - 2 Year Term
Dept: Strategic Transportation Planning (BR224)
Posted Date: May 24, 2022
A Transportation Planner performs complex analysis and research to support transportation planning, projects, programs and initiatives. Develops and maintains the transportation analytics database. Provides analysis and input into development applications.

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Equipment Operator III - Utilities Construction
Dept: Utilities Construction (BR215)
Posted Date: May 24, 2022
An Equipment Operator III operates and maintains heavy mobile equipment according to competency standards, safety practices and regulations. Performs manual work.

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Executive Office Manager
Dept: City Manager (BR100-1)
Posted Date: May 25, 2022
To provide and coordinate a diverse range of executive-level support through the effective management of the Executive Office including the Mayor and City Manager’s offices. The position provides confidential, high-level administrative support, professional expertise, leadership, strategic planning, and performance management and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Executive Office. The position is a liaison between the public and elected officials and senior management to handle and/or redirect inquiries to staff, other agencies and government departments.

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