Irrigation Technician II

Competition Number: 22310

Category: Parks Operations

Job Title: Irrigation Technician II

Department: Maintenance - Parks - Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $31.56/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: September 22, 2022

Last Modified: January 16, 2023, 3:57 pm

Status: Open Until Filled


Do you love a puzzle? Are you practical and love to get your hands dirty? Are you a wiz with a ditch witch?

Saanich, the largest municipality on southern Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and natural areas and over 100 km of trails. The Parks Division is seeking an Irrigation Technician II to join our successful Irrigation team to support turf, horticulture and urban forestry.

As the Irrigation Technician II, you will perform daily on-site work to excavate, install, repair and maintain underground irrigation systems, sprinkler heads, drip irrigation, valves and other watering devices. You will program and adjust watering schedules with various irrigation controllers; assist with water audits and maintain computerized irrigation systems, including radio or telephone communication equipment. You will also operate and perform routine service maintenance on a wide range of manual and motorized tools and equipment pertinent to irrigation while providing direction and training to other staff as required.

Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; BC WWA certification in Cross Connection Control; Irrigation Industry Association of BC Certified Irrigation Technician Level 2; other irrigation industry related courses (auditing, electrical troubleshooting, design, scheduling, controls); two years of progressive experience in irrigation, preferably in a municipal setting and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. Consideration may be given to candidates who hold an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. depending on the season (40 hours per week) and be able to work in all types of weather.

*As a component of the recruitment process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.