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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: January 8, 2020

*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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License & Bylaw Enforcement Officer - Casual
Dept: Bylaw Services
Posted Date: January 8, 2020

The City’s Licensing and Bylaw Department investigates 11,000 bylaw complaints annually about a variety of issues from traffic to business license violations. Apply your conflict resolution, problem solving and communication skills, and work closely with the public, RCMP, Court officials, and other municipal staff to resolve infractions.

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Groundsperson II
Dept: Parks,Beaches and Sportsfields
Posted Date: January 14, 2020

Groundsperson II – 2 Full-time/Permanent Positions
Parks Services Department
Come grow with us!

The City of Kelowna, situated in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan valley, boasts a stunning setting and year-round recreational pursuits. Kelowna has over 200 city parks, all of which showcase why our city has won multiple “Community in Bloom” awards.

Our Parks team maintains Kelowna’s City Parks, gardens, sports fields, nursery facilities and a range of natural green spaces. Bring your creativity and innovation to a diverse team and help enhance Kelowna’s landscape by using your related experience in a variety of disciplines, which includes turfgrass management, irrigation systems, horticultural propagation, pest management and arboriculture.

Qualifications:
• Horticultural Diploma and related experience
• People Management, Creativity, Flexibility and Service Excellence
• BC Driver’s Licence Class 5 and ability to pass and maintain a Criminal Record Check

This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and offers an hourly rate of $29.06 per hour, along with a highly-competitive benefits, pension, and vacation package.
Please note, we are also interested in candidates that are not fully qualified but are interested in completing a training opportunity and taking sponsored on-line courses to achieve their Horticulture Diploma within 24 months; those successful in achieving a training opportunity will receive training rates from $27.88 to $28.78 per hour depending on the length of plan.

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Co-op and Career Path Student - Asset Management Data Analyst
Dept: Infrastructure Engineering
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

We’re on the hunt for passionate, energetic, and versatile Civil Engineering student to join our team for a 4 month Co-op and Career Path term. Work with the City's Asset Manager to prepare asset management plans, collect asset information, complete data analysis and enter information into asset management system.

Co-op and Career Path term dates are May 1st - August 31st.

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Co-op and Career Path Student - Transportation Engineering
Dept: Transportation Engineering
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

We’re on the hunt for passionate, energetic, and versatile Civil Engineering student to join our Transportation team for a 4 month Co-op and Career Path term. This position performs traffic counts, collects other data and field measurements for traffic engineering and transportation planning studies.

Co-op and Career Path term dates are April 27 – August 28.

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Summer Student - Community Planning
Dept: Development Planning (BR147)
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Consider joining our Planning team as a summer student! The incumbent will support various planning department initiatives working with the City's planning team. Some of this work may include, but not limited to, file research, file processing, landscape inspections, and various forms of data entry.

Enrolled in a post secondary diploma or degree program relevant to community planning. You must be attending school during the last school term and returning to your studies in the subsequent academic year.

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Summer Student - Parking Services
Dept: Parking Services
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Join our Parking Services team this summer! This position performs collection and analysis of parking data including occupancy, turnover, inventory and related information to evaluate the effectiveness of existing parking programs and to assist with parking studies and planning.

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Summer Student - Property Management
Dept: Property Management
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Join our Real Estate team this summer! The incumbent will be required to update the property lease inventory, monitor the operation of various concession contracts in the City, as well as other miscellaneous office duties as assigned.

This summer term will commence anytime from May 2020 onwards until the end of August 2020

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Senior Buyer
Dept: Purchasing
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Join the City’s Purchasing team and provide leadership and direction in the acquiring of over $100 million in goods, services, and construction annually. Use your skills to provide superior customer service, effective negotiations, and outstanding technical knowledge. Your duties will include review detailed purchase requisitions, prepare and issue complex tenders and RFP’s, market research, apply analysis and critical thinking as it pertains to procurement and the best outcomes for the City. You will determine and lead procurement strategy, facilitate evaluations, recommend contract awards and resolve post-award contract issues.

A Senior Buyer conducts the efficient and cost-effective procurement of goods, services, and construction as required by the City along with the disposal of obsolete or surplus assets. The Senior Buyer classification is distinguished from the Buyer classification by the greater complexity, value and risk of the procurement assignments, requiring a greater level of knowledge, expertise and experience necessary to complete complicated, major and uncommon procurements.

We are seeking an experienced public purchasing professional with a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or equivalent designation and a Business-related Diploma. Those without their designation _may_ be considered and compensated at a lower rate of pay.

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Summer Student - Parks & Building Planning
Dept: Parks and Building Planning
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

We are looking for a summer student to assist the Parks planning team in the initial design stages of a variety of parks projects and the public consultation for the Parks Masterplan.

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Accounting Assistant
Dept: Revenue
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

It all adds up! The City of Kelowna has an opportunity for you! Join our Financial Services team and make a difference. An Accounting Assistant can cover many different areas: accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue transactions (including property tax, utilities, parking, transit, etc.), journal entries, reconciliations, analysis, payroll, internal and external customer service (in-person, phone, email), project support and various other duties in Financial Services. The successful applicant will be flexible to handle a range of accounting activities and provide excellent customer service. We currently have openings starting in Revenue Services or Accounts Receivable.

The City of Kelowna is a dynamic team of employees working together to make Kelowna the best mid-sized city in North America. We offer career/professional development, progressive employment practices and a great work environment.

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Building Inspector / Plan Checker II - Term up to 1 year
Dept: Building and Permitting
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Picture yourself as a Building Inspector/ Plan Checker II with a municipality striving to be the best mid-sized City in North America. 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.

A Building Inspector/Plan Checker Level II examines plans and authorizes construction for single family dwellings, semi-detached housing, accessory buildings and small commercial tenant improvements including projects no more than 3 stories in height and not larger than 600 square meters. Conducts site inspections to ensure compliance with BC Building Code and related Bylaws.

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Crime Review Officer
Dept: Police Quality Assurance
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

The Crime Review Officer position provides a quality assurance audit of all police investigational files, along with identifying the accurate and detailed classification of file scoring as required by Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS). The authority, mandated by the Officer in Charge of Kelowna Regional Detachment, is to provide guidance, feedback and corrective direction as required ensuring the file integrity of police investigations.

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Property Officer II
Dept: Property Management
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Land your dream job! 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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Term Labourers (Civic Operations & Parks)
Dept: Civic Operations
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

We are seeking Labourers for temporary full-time seasonal positions in our various departments in Civic Operations.

Our Labourers perform general duties such as: assisting City crews, clean up and maintenance, and physical work.

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Building Inspector / Plan Checker II
Dept: Building and Permitting
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Picture yourself as a Building Inspector/ Plan Checker II with a municipality striving to be the best mid-sized City in North America. 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.

A Building Inspector/Plan Checker Level II examines plans and authorizes construction for single family dwellings, semi-detached housing, accessory buildings and small commercial tenant improvements including projects no more than 3 stories in height and not larger than 600 square meters. Conducts site inspections to ensure compliance with BC Building Code and related Bylaws.

Apply

Co-op and Career Path Student - Water Quality
Dept: Water Quality and Customer Care
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

This position will assist Water Quality Lab Technicians in the sampling and analysis of potable water, creek, beach and storm water, and other related duties.

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Co-op and Career Path Student - Source Control and Water Conservation
Dept: Water Quality and Customer Care
Posted Date: January 15, 2020

This position will assist the Wastewater Source Control Technician in monitoring industrial discharge, sampling, and inspections of Food establishments to ensure compliance. This position will also assist in the monitoring and promotion of the City water conservation program. This is an excellent opportunity to get experience in water protection and conservation.

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Theatre Manager
Dept: Cultural Services
Posted Date: January 22, 2020

The Kelowna Community Theatre is owned, operated and managed by the City of Kelowna with a mandate to enrich the artistic and cultural life of the community. The Theatre Manager is responsible for all aspects of facility operations. In order to fulfill the Theatre mandate, the Theatre Manager must create and maintain good relationships with the local and touring arts communities and position the Kelowna Community Theatre as a professional venue which provides a high standard of service and is financially viable in a competitive environment.

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Solid Waste Supervisor
Dept: Solid Waste
Posted Date: January 22, 2020

The Solid Waste Supervisor is responsible for the operations of the City of Kelowna Glenmore Landfill Site, including the green waste composting operations. The Solid Waste Supervisor also provides management, supervision, collaboration and leadership in Integrated Municipal Waste Management for the City of Kelowna and the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

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Co-op and Career Path Student - Wastewater Treatment
Dept: Wastewater Treatment
Posted Date: January 22, 2020

Assist in daily activities in the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Provide assistance to lab, operation and maintenance staff.

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Theatre Crew - Casual
Dept: Community Theatre
Posted Date: January 22, 2020

Let your career take centre stage!

The Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT) delights audiences with over 300 bookings a year ranging from comedy to music, dance, theatrical performances and everything in between. With over 100,000 guests each year, the KCT continually brings life, art and music to the stage for all ages with our state of the art sound, lighting and stage systems.

The City of Kelowna is looking for energetic and versatile Technicians to provide work coverage on an on-call, as required basis for the Kelowna Community Theatre. The Theatre Crew assists with stage productions, theatre operations and maintenance.

The ideal candidates will have training and experience with professional theatre systems, including lighting, sound, and theatre rigging. Strong communication, teamwork and customer-service skills are essential in working with the public, performers and their staff.

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