Municipality of North Cowichan
  • 24-Dec-2019 to 20-Jan-2020 (PST)
  • Duncan, BC, CAN
  • Student

The Municipality of North Cowichan invites applications from candidates with the proven skills, qualifications and abilities for student positions working in our Utilities Department.

Students will assist in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems, as well as the Water and Wastewater Treatment facilities including: facility and grounds maintenance, hydrant painting and servicing, sampling, laboratory analysis, and other related duties. Deployment to other duties may be required from time to time. The successful candidates will be working in all areas of the Utilities Department on a rotational basis.

The Municipality services three unique communities comprising of three independent water supplies and distribution systems, three independent collection systems, and four wastewater treatment facilities.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Abilities:

  1. Registered as a full-time, post-secondary student at an accredited institution during the current academic year (2019-2020) and returning to school full-time in the upcoming academic year (2020-2021).
  2. Post-secondary education in a related field (Water Quality Technology, etc.).
  3. Good organization and communication skills.
  4. Independence of judgment and capability of working with minimal supervision.
  5. The position may be physically demanding; candidate must be able to successfully perform all duties associated with the position. A medical certificate attesting to suitability for this position may be required.
  6. Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 7 or "N" Driver's License at minimum; a satisfactory current driver's abstract will be required.

This is a unionized position (CUPE Local 358) and the collective agreement may be viewed on our website. This position will receive an additional 6% pay in lieu of vacation.

Candidates being considered will be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Application Checklist:

  • Cover letter and resume.
  • Proof of full-time enrolment (or equivalent) at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Drivers' abstract can also be included as part of your application package. Call ICBC at 1-800-663-3051 or go online at icbc.com for a free copy.
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