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Irrigation Technician

Irrigation Technician

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Regular Full Time
Parks, Recreation and Facilities
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Competition #18/38

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: March 7, 2018


Irrigation Technician (Continuous)

Parks, Recreation and Facilities



Participate in the design, installation, repair and maintenance of irrigation systems.



Design, install, repair and maintain irrigation systems, including: install, test, certify and maintain backflow prevention devices; winterize irrigation systems, drinking fountains and park washrooms; troubleshoot problems; schedule irrigation systems and program controllers using current software and devices; conduct irrigation system audits; inspect private contract projects for compliance with standards; and provide technical advice to City staff, occasionally providing support and direction to up to one staff.


Operate a vehicle to transport equipment and materials; operate a tractor with related attachments; operates various equipment such as trenching and vibratory plows and related equipment.


Read and interpret engineering plans, drawings for system designs and location of utilities. Maintain a variety of records, sketches and reports for maintenance and new installation. Determine and order materials and equipment as required; complete daily work records and equipment slips; respond to enquiries from the public, staff and outside agencies regarding general parks information.


Assist in the assembly, installation and maintenance of various park, playground and sports field infrastructure. Conduct routine inspections of park, playground and sports field equipment.


Perform related duties where qualified.




Work is performed according to established programs or is assigned by supervisor.

Issues such as staff challenges, plan changes, major purchasing decisions are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Lift and use heavy materials and equipment. (often)

Dig by hand. (frequent)

Work in awkward positions. (occasional)

Mental Effort:


Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (continuous)

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to primer and glue. (occasional)

Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)



Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply all aspects of irrigation.

Use hand and power tools, equipment, and specialized irrigation equipment and instruments.

Read and interpret engineering plans.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Work safely on job sites.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 12

Certified Irrigation Technician – Level 1 and Level 2 (Irrigation Industry Association of BC) (22 hours)

Cross Connection Control Certification (40 Hours)

Certified Irrigation Scheduler (15 hours)

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.


3 years of related experience as identified under certification.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

$31.84 per hour, Pay Grade 9 (Under Review)

Job Code 640

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


All applications, including qualifications and supporting materials, must be submitted online via to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted above.