Assistant Irrigation Systems Worker

Website District of North Vancouver

Job Status
Regular Full-Time
About Us
The District of North Vancouver respectfully acknowledges the original peoples of these lands and waters, specifically the səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), on whose unceded ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located. We value the opportunity to learn, share, and serve our community on these unceded lands. We recognize Canada’s colonial past and its impacts on Indigenous Nations and Peoples. Our vision for reconciliation is to build strong relationships and collaborative partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, and further information about our journey towards reconciliation can be found here.
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for five years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being an inclusive, flexible, family-friendly employer, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver. In addition to being one of BC’s top employers, our community was also recently identified as one of the happiest in the country. We believe that this is, in part, due to the services, infrastructure and facilities that the District provides to those that live, work, study or play in our community.
Position Overview
A regular full-time vacancy exists in the Parks Department for an Assistant Irrigation Systems Worker. The incumbent of this position will perform maintenance work on irrigation systems and turf areas as well as operate and program the municipality’s central control computerized irrigation system – the Toro Sentinel WMS Water management System. Working independently or in conjunction with a superior the incumbent will check the operation of and perform routine maintenance, repair and replacement tasks on a variety of irrigation systems. The incumbent checks the operation of and performs routine maintenance and mechanical repairs on hydraulic and electric irrigation systems, sport field lighting, clocks and related equipment; performs a variety of cultivation and maintenance tasks of turf areas such as over-seeding, top dressing, fertilization, liming aerating, cutting and returfing; lays out and marks sports fields, and operates a variety of turf maintenance equipment, including a one-ton van used to transport staff and supplies. The incumbent may supervise the work of a small group of subordinates.
The successful applicants will have:
  • Considerable knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair of hydraulic and electric automatic and quick-coupling irrigations system, as well as, turf cultivation and maintenance and in the laying out of sports fields;
  • Sound knowledge of the hazards and of the safety precautions applicable to the work;
  • Ability to perform a variety of irrigation systems maintenance and repair tasks and to lay pipe at the required depth and grade; ability to perform cultivation, maintenance and repair tasks to turf areas and to lay out sports fields according to required specifications; and ability to operate a variety of turf maintenance equipment;
  • Ability to supervise the work of a small group of subordinates assisting in irrigation systems and turf maintenance duties;
  • Ability to read, interpret and/or maintain a variety of records, maps, blueprints and manufacturers’ maintenance manuals related to the work;
  • Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the work.
Completion of Grade 10 supplemented by technical courses or seminars in irrigation systems and grass field maintenance plus considerable related experience or and equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid BC Driver’s License and A.W.W.A Cross Connection Certificate is required.
The work week will be a Thursday to Monday shift. The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by August 23, 2023.
The successful incumbent may work any five (5) days of seven (7) days per week with two (2) consecutive days off. The daily eight (8) hours will be worked between hours of 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
To be considered for this position a current BC Driver’s Abstract and a copy of your A.W.W.A
Cross Connection Certificate MUST be included with your application.
We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
The hourly pay range for this unionized position is $32.77 per hour (2021 rate) based on a 40 hour work week.
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