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2017-27 Water Treatment Plant Operator-in-Training

DEPARTMENT:             Infrastructure

HOURS OF WORK:      40 hrs per week

POSTING DATE:           May 4, 2017

CLOSING DATE:           4:30 pm, May 25, 2017

COMPETITION NO.:     2017-27

HOURLY RATE:            $26.89 (after probation $29.88)


The City of Dawson Creek invites applications for a Water Treatment Operator-in-Training position.  Under the direction of the Water Resource Manager, or designate, the WTP Operator in Training assists with the operation of the City of Dawson Creek Class IV Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment facilities.


Position requirements include completion of Grade 12 and additional training or certification in water and wastewater treatment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in water and/or wastewater treatment, SCADA technology, or who have completed higher level relevant courses, training, and/or certification(s) in the field. Completion of a water engineering technology program at an accredited post-secondary institution will be considered an asset. A complete job description is available upon request.


The successful candidate will be expected to pursue continued education leading to Level 1 Water Treatment Certification and Level 1 Wastewater Treatment certification as a condition of employment.  At a minimum, Operator-In- Training Certification must be acquired within the first year. Computer skills and a valid Driver’s License are also required in this position.


The successful applicant will have the ability to perform all duties in a safe manner and the ability to maintain harmonious relationships with all members of the public and other staff members. The City of Dawson Creek is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities whenever reasonably possible during the selection and employment process.


Candidates should submit a résumé marked “Confidential – 2017-27” to Cindy Fisher, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, City Hall (or email to no later than 4:30 pm, May 25, 2017. The City thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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