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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  

Recreation Technician
Dept: Community and Neighbourhood Services
Posted Date: April 7, 2021

Building a Healthy Community!

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. The Active Living & Culture division provides over 4,000 programs and services that support the health, fitness, and leisure pursuits of residents of Kelowna.

We are currently seeking Part-time Recreation Technicians to assist in the development and delivery of various activities such as group child care, sporting leagues and tournaments, multi-age recreation programming, events, volunteer management, cultural service support, community development, and recreation centre facility operations.

This is an active, community-focused role where your creativity and experience using publishing software is an asset for creating brochures and advertising our programs. Excellent customer service skills, the ability to problem-solve, and the flexibility to work varied shifts are essential in assisting customers of all ages.

This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and offers an hourly rate of $29.00 plus 14% in lieu of vacations, benefits and statutory holidays and premiums.

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Roadways Operations Supervisor
Dept: Infrastructure Operations
Posted Date: April 8, 2021

The Roadways Operations Supervisor ensures that cost effective, efficient, and sustainable services are provided including road, ditch, sidewalk, and bridge maintenance and repair, Gravel Pit operations, snow and ice control, Transit stop maintenance, litter control, as well as minor construction projects.

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Administration & Business Services Manager
Dept: Active Living and Culture
Posted Date: April 8, 2021

The Administration & Business Manager participates in the strategic direction, leadership, and management within the Active Living & Culture Division as a whole. This position leads a Department that provides oversight across the Division regarding financial management and controls, systems implementation and management, business development and performance management, administrative support and front-line customer service, and manage division-wide marketing and promotion.

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Planner Specialist (Policy & Planning)
Dept: Long Range Policy Planning
Posted Date: April 14, 2021

Be involved in creating Kelowna as a City of the Future!

The City of Kelowna is seeking an experienced Urban Planner to join us in leading the development of a thriving, welcoming and resilient city. Your primary responsibility will be developing innovative and effective policy direction addressing complex subjects such as land use, housing, public realm, transportation, climate change, and equity and inclusion. You will also lead major neighbourhood and area planning initiatives in our urban centres and across the community, and will be responsible for overall project management, policy direction, community engagement, and Council consideration. You will support and coordinate with various departments across the City on policy and planning matters and will represent the Department in other City initiatives.

Utilizing your knowledge and experience in Urban Planning, you will work closely within our Policy & Planning team. To succeed, you must possess excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills. Strong writing skills and experience in policy analysis and development will be important. A university degree in Urban Planning or a related discipline is required, along with eligibility/membership for registration with PIBC.

Applicants should clearly demonstrate:
* Presentation and facilitation skills for the public, community organizations and Council
* Writing skills in developing content for formal planning reports and policy documents
* Organization skills managing multiple major projects simultaneously
* Understanding of Local Government Act, Official Community Plan and Municipal Bylaws
* Current knowledge of urban planning and design principles and best practices

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.

The City of Kelowna offers enriching professional development opportunities, progressive employment practices and a work environment built on the principle of one team that succeeds together

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Police Services Watch Support Officer
Dept: Police Services Watch Support
Posted Date: April 14, 2021

Join our dynamic Police Services team as a Police Services Watch Support Officer and become a part of one of the busiest RCMP detachments in western Canada. You will be responsible for non-emergency files, managing and executing orders and providing operational support to RCMP members.

The City of Kelowna is a dynamic team of employees working together to make Kelowna the best mid-sized city in North America. 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 $35.80 to $38.16 per hour plus a competitive comprehensive benefits and pension package.

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Term Labourer - Parks Maintenance
Dept: Parks,Beaches and Sportsfields
Posted Date: April 20, 2021

A Labourer physically assists City work crews.

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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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Communications Coordinator
Dept: Communications Department
Posted Date: April 21, 2021

Use your strong writing, research and interpersonal skills to develop and implement communication, marketing, and awareness campaigns for the City of Kelowna! The Communications Department is looking to fill a permanent Communications Coordinator on our Community Communications team.

As a creative communicator, you will write and design communications content for various audiences and channels. The successful candidate will have a post-secondary diploma in communications, along with practical work experience in a corporate communications environment. Canadian Press writing skills and practical experience developing and executing audience-centred communications strategies are important to being successful in the role. Experience with web content management, social media platforms and design software is essential, as well as an ability to balance priorities and multiple projects. Experience with Microsoft Office 365 applications, Adobe Creative Suite and Engagement HQ (Bang the Table) is strongly preferred.

The City of Kelowna is one of the most rapidly growing cities in Canada and our Communications Department is a dynamic team of employees who work together in a corporate service delivery model. You will work with others who have specialist strengths as well as varied past experiences delivering communications services.

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Communications Advisor
Dept: Communications Department
Posted Date: April 21, 2021

Tell me about it!
Are you an experienced communications professional looking for new challenges and creative opportunities? Join the Communications Department at the City of Kelowna, where you will deliver strategic and engaging projects that reach residents, City partners, visitors and regional audiences.

A Communications Advisor leads communications projects that advance the City’s strategic priorities through a corporate service delivery model. You will have key internal business partners within the City that you guide, support and deliver a full suite of communications services to, from media event planning to issue management, to internal and external communications strategies for both traditional and digital channels.

To be successful in this position, you are someone who fosters collaboration, seeks multiple perspectives and provides sound advice that bolsters the City’s reputation while delivering on the goals of our internal business partners. You are also experienced and confident working within a senior management or executive team environment. The overall portfolio of work is intensely varied, with both strategic and tactical components. Strong prioritization skills, self motivation and an ability to continually manage competing deadlines are other key success factors for this position.

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Communications Advisor (9 month term)
Dept: Communications Department
Posted Date: April 21, 2021

Lead the conversation on the future of our city!

Are you passionate about the role of communications in delivering services to citizens and advancing community vision? You can help support City-led projects and programs by joining the City of Kelowna Communications Department as a Communications Advisor.

The City of Kelowna is one of the most rapidly growing cities in Canada and our Communications Department is a dynamic team of employees who work together in a corporate service delivery model. You will work with others who have specialist strengths as well as varied past experiences delivering communications services.

Engage your strong writing, research and interpersonal skills to develop and implement communication plans, community engagement strategies and public awareness campaigns. As a creative communicator with both tactical and strategic experience, you can move seamlessly from defining goals, to analyzing audiences and risks, to creating the in-market collateral for a variety of channels. Flexibility to balance priorities and multiple projects is critical, as you will have multiple business partners you support in your portfolio.

The successful candidate will have a university degree in Communications or Public Relations and will have at least four years of related employment experience that includes strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, issues management and social media. Experience in web content management, design software and digital engagement tools will be preferred.

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