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My work, my city.

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 be a competitive employer with a full career offering including professional development, competitive compensation and benefits packages and a focus on workplace wellness.

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.

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Current postings  

Asset & Facilities Supervisor
Dept: Building Services
Posted Date: April 21, 2021

The Asset & Facilities Supervisor supports the development and implementation of Building Service’s Asset Management Plan (AMP) through the administration of a Computerized Maintenance Management Software package, City Works. This includes short and longer term planning for asset renewal and coordination of condition assessment information. This position requires extensive knowledge in facilities engineering, operations, and maintenance to ensure that facility related assets are maintained to an acceptable standard.

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Election Official
Dept: Legislative Services
Posted Date: May 5, 2021

We are seeking Election Officials to assist with the upcoming School Trustee By-election in June 2021.

The Election Official assists with setting up the voting location and tidying up at the end of the day. The Election Official registers resident electors and distributes ballots.

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Presiding Election Official or Alternate (PEO or APEO)
Dept: Legislative Services
Posted Date: May 5, 2021

We are seeking Presiding and Alternate Presiding Election Officials to assist with the upcoming School Trustee By-election in June 2021.

The Presiding Election Official (PEO) manages the voting location including staff and is responsible for the integrity of the voting machines and ballots. The PEO will report to the Chief Election Officer and prepare the ballot account summary.

The Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO) will support various election officials, register non-resident property electors and look after ballot accounting. The APEO will also monitor voting booth lines, directing voters as needed and provide information on how to use the voting machines.

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Building Inspector/Plan Checker
Dept: Building and Permitting
Posted Date: May 5, 2021

Plan your future! Picture yourself as a Building Inspector/ Plan Checker with a municipality striving to be a city of the future! Using your related experience, you will examine plans and authorize construction for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects, subdivision, lot development, and site grading/drainage work. You will conduct site inspections of works and subdivision development to ensure compliance with BC Building Codes and City approved subdivision bylaws and guidelines.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in customer service, conflict resolution, and use a balanced approach and mature judgment in decision making.

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Police Information Technician
Dept: Police Client Services
Posted Date: May 5, 2021

Manage our Cases!!

Join our dynamic Police Services team as a Police Information Technician and become a part of one of the busiest RCMP detachments in western Canada. We are looking for an experienced professional to manage the information in Major Case Management applications. This includes analysis and planning by providing guidance and expert advice on the use of major case management systems and time critical database extractions for disclosure.

The successful incumbent will review information management, interpret policy and best practices, make recommendations on data management, as well as develop and deliver a variety of training workshops as the “team leader”.

The City of Kelowna is a dynamic team of employees working together to help us achieve our vision of making Kelowna a city of the future. Come work, play and live in Kelowna, a four-season destination and enjoy the many cultural amenities, direct access to exceptional mountain biking, water sports, skiing, golfing and Kelowna’s easy connection to the world through our International Airport.

We offer career/professional development, progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position that offers an hourly rate progressing from $37.29 to $39.75 per hour plus a competitive comprehensive benefits and pension package.

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Community Energy Specialist - 2 Year term
Dept: Policy and Planning
Posted Date: May 5, 2021

The Community Energy Specialist is responsible to support the development of policies and programs that move the City of Kelowna towards a low carbon energy future. The incumbent will primarily focus on projects that aim to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the following areas:
• New Buildings
• Existing Buildings
• Low-carbon transportation (focus on electrification)

This position may also provide support to investigate new renewable natural gas opportunities and support other climate action initiatives that align with FortisBC’s Climate Action Partners Program (e.g. renewable energy, green infrastructure, etc.). The position will also leverage municipal touch points to provide information and greater awareness of FortisBC programs.

In addition, the incumbent must work cooperatively and liaise with a variety of other City managers, staff, contractors, and outside agencies, including but not limited to FortisBC.

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Wastewater Maintenance Foreman
Dept: Wastewater Treatment
Posted Date: May 6, 2021

We are currently looking for a Wastewater Maintenance Foreman to join our Wastewater team. Reporting to the Wastewater Manager, you will be responsible for providing supervisory and technical work within the organization along with scheduling, supervising and overseeing City Crews and contractors. With your considerable knowledge and experience in facility and lift station equipment and systems you are an integral part of ensuring operations and services are delivered efficiently and in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Qualifications include:

• Millwright Trade Ticket
• Experience
• Computer Literacy
• People and Project Management
• BC Driver’s License – Class 5

Bring your proven leadership, strong communication and experienced technical skills to our position!

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 responsibility. Kelowna is in a four-season playground that boasts miles of lake access, outdoor recreation opportunities, a vibrant downtown and cultural scene and healthy and connected neighbourhoods!

We offer career/professional development, progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position that offers an hourly rate of $40.44 per hour plus a competitive comprehensive benefits and pension package.

Apply online at kelowna.ca/careers by May 23, 2021.

Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition
closing date are thanked for their interest.

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Planner (Development Planning)
Dept: Suburban and Rural Planning
Posted Date: May 7, 2021

Plan Kelowna’s future! You can make an impact to the development of Kelowna and work on new and exciting developments! Kelowna’s Development Planning Department is responsible for excellence in city planning by ensuring safe, responsible and sustainable building. Play a critical role in growing the city with managing current development files, while keeping its beloved features intact. From high rises in the downtown, to walkable mixed-use developments, to the charming character of the city’s heritage neighbourhoods, the staff in Development Planning work to make Kelowna a great place.

Development Planning offers advice to Council on current development projects after consulting with members of the public, City services and external agencies, and after reviewing and analyzing all parts of a development proposal together with relevant municipal and provincial policy.

Bring your Planning degree, related experience and relevant professional skills, to perform multi-disciplinary work coordinating current development approvals and processing rezoning and development permit applications. You will review, analyze and make recommendations to Council and committees on various land use management initiatives, undertake projects, research studies, liaise with internal and external contacts, and respond to public enquiries.

Candidates will be hired based on their experience:
* Planner I: As a junior planner, utilize your analytical skills to prepare comprehensive reports on land use planning. Provide recommendations to City Council, public stakeholders, and various advisory committees. Experience with municipal land use planning in both an agricultural and environmental setting would be an asset.
* Planner II: As a more experienced planner, greater degrees of responsibility will be given in preparing reports regarding a wide range of land use planning issues.

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