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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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Planner II - Agriculture (2 year term)
Dept: Development Planning (BR147)
Posted Date: May 4, 2022
A Planner II performs multi-disciplinary work coordinating current development approvals and processing rezoning and development permit applications. A Planner II 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.

A Planner II will be given greater degrees of responsibility in preparing reports regarding a wide range of community sustainability and land use planning issues in order to Provide recommendations to City Council, public stakeholders, and various advisory committees.

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Project Coordinator (I.S.) - 2 year term
Dept: Information Services (BR121)
Posted Date: May 10, 2022
Come join our awesome team!
The City of Kelowna’s Information Services department is looking for an experienced Project Coordinator to join our team on a two-year term appointment. We are looking for someone with strong project management skills along with a technical and analytical background to lead projects by coordinating resources, supporting and guiding project teams, prioritizing project tasks, removing impediments, preparing project documents, and supporting the project owner/sponsor within the City of Kelowna.

As part of the IS team, this position is able to work from home anywhere within the Okanagan Valley .

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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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Equipment Operator II - Assistant Sewer Equipment Operator
Dept: Wastewater-Stormwater (BR196)
Posted Date: May 13, 2022
Bring your experience and EOCP certification to our Utilities Network team as an Equipment Operator II – Assistant Sewer Equipment Operator. The Assistant Sewer Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe driving and operation of a Tandem Axle combination Jet/Vacuum truck along with performing the daily inspection, maintenance and operation of a variety of power tools and sewer equipment. You offer excellent customer service skills and are able to be flexible and adaptable to adjust to the changing situations.

Qualifications include:
· BC Drivers License - Class 3 with Air Ticket
· EOCP wastewater collection operator certification
· Experience with Jet/Vac (combination) sewer equipment on municipal wastewater collection systems
· Experience working on or constructing/repairing municipal sewer systems and appurtenances would be considered an asset
· Experience operating sewer closed circuit television equipment would be considered an asset
· Ability to pass and maintain a clear Criminal Record Check
Candidates that are not fully qualified and have their Class 3 with Air Ticket, may be given consideration for a training opportunity.

Grow your career in an organization that supports employee work-life balance and career and professional development. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position with an hourly rate of $30.27 per hour plus employer-paid comprehensive benefits, an earned day off program, paid vacation and one of Canada’s top pension plans .

The City of Kelowna has a COVID vaccination policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment.

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

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Fleet Services Manager
Dept: Fleet Services (BR191-1)
Posted Date: May 17, 2022
The Fleet Services Manager is responsible for the Corporate Fleet, including procurement, maintenance, asset preservation and disposal through best practices and sustainable practices. The manager is also responsible for hired equipment throughout the corporation and oversees third party equipment contracts for civic operations. The Fleet Services Manager is corporately responsible for adherence to the National Safety Code Carrier Safety Plan, Operator Certification Training Program and the Transport Canada and Motor Vehicle Act Regulations as well as the annual testing for fire engines as per NFPA.

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Patron Services Assistant
Dept: Community Theatre (BR161)
Posted Date: May 17, 2022
The Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT) delights audiences with over 200 bookings a year ranging from comedy to music, dance, theatrical performances and everything in between. With over 80,000 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.

We are currently seeking a dynamic and team-oriented industry professional in the role of Patron Services Assistant. You will be responsible for the effective operation of the house for both the lobby, concession, and audience seating area during an event. Using your superior customer service skills to welcome the patrons into the theatre and oversee their safety and well-being before, during, and immediately after the event. Must be available to work show nights.

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Communications Consultant
Dept: Communications (BR248-1)
Posted Date: May 17, 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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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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