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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 the best mid-sized city in North America. 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.

Current postings

Accounting Assistant - Casual
Dept: Revenue
Posted Date: September 25, 2019

*It all adds up!*
Are you energetic, versatile, and looking for an opportunity to showcase your accounting skills? Get your foot in the door and join our Financial Services team to provide temporary work coverage on an on-call, casual basis. This is an excellent opportunity to fill casual assignments that may lead to full-time employment with the City of Kelowna.

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Hydro-Excavation Operator
Dept: Utilities Construction
Posted Date: November 20, 2019

The City of Kelowna has an exciting opportunity for a Hydro Excavation Operator. This position involves operating and maintaining heavy mobile equipment of a complex nature, according to competency standards, safety practices and regulations to provide excavation services and support to our construction crews, and contract customers.

The successful applicant will have experience with, and understand the concepts & procedures for:
• civil construction installations i.e. pipe installations and road construction
• infrastructure repairs i.e. water main & services, sanitary & drainage systems
• shallow utility construction i.e. live high voltage electrical & fibre optic infrastructure
• environmental protocol for operating in and around water courses, tree & root protection etc.
• interpreting utility locate information and drawings, and as-built drawings and service records

A working knowledge of the Master Municipal Construction Document (MMCD) or other demonstrated knowledge of construction standards and specifications regarding utilities systems, traffic and road cross sections, would be considered an asset. Other equipment experience i.e. excavator, loader, dozer gravel truck etc. would also be an asset.

This position also performs manual labour including working in confined spaces, as needed. The ability to respond to emergency call-outs and participate in the stand-by rotation is required.

Qualifications include:
• Experience operating a Hydro Excavator
• BC Drivers License - Class 3 with Air Ticket (minimum), Class 1 with Air preferable
• Ability to pass and maintain a Criminal Record Check

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 of $31.62 per hour plus a competitive comprehensive benefits and pension package.

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Summer Students - Parks & Urban Forestry
Dept: Parks Services
Posted Date: November 27, 2019

Summer Students work in a variety of positions that support parks-related duties to maintain the City of Kelowna’s Parks, Beaches, Sportsfields and Urban Forests (Natural Parks) during the summer season.

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Plumber/Gasfitter
Dept: Building Services
Posted Date: December 4, 2019

*Plumber/Gasfitter* - Building Services

Are you a journeyman-level Plumber/Gasfitter with experience providing installation, maintenance and repair work on plumbing, heating, gas and other related equipment? Do you have a passion for providing quality results along with outstanding customer service? Join our Building Services Team with the City of Kelowna and provide integral services to City maintained buildings and infrastructure.

Duties include regular installation, maintenance and repair work on building piping systems and components as well as similar work on backflow assemblies and boiler associated equipment. We are seeking a candidate who ensures applicable codes, regulations, methods and standard and safe operating practices are followed, as well as ensuring permits are in place to complete the work.

Experience with planning new and alternative designs for various capital projects to support life-cycle costing, energy efficient and water demand management would be an asset, as would experience preparing estimates and obtaining quotes from suppliers and contractors. The successful candidate would also coordinate with external contractors on the installation, inspection and maintenance of assigned work

Qualifications include:
• Plumbing Trade Ticket
• Gasfitter Trade Ticket – Class B
• Backflow Assembly Tester Certification
• Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills and experience in working with contractors
• Ability to obtain an Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance

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 of $35.32 per hour depending on skills, education and experience, plus a competitive comprehensive benefits and pension package.

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