Local recruitment: Junior Operator (Water Services)

City of Calgary

Calgary, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Job ID: 307215

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary . City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits . Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request. 

Under the direction of the Senior or Intermediate Water Operator, the Junior Operator will participate in activities that include the following:

  • Learn the components of Water Quality (learn how to take samples, how to perform chlorination) or public health in relation to drinking water.
  • Learn and execute the processes for maintenance and/or repair of the drinking water system.
  • Learn and apply components of public health and safety related to drinking water management.
  • Perform assigned inspection, assessment activities and maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for assigned repairs to the system infrastructure.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent with at least 2 years of utility experience OR;
  • A 1 year technical certificate in Water and Wastewater (i.e. NAIT) and no experience OR;
  • A 2-year Water Engineering Technology Diploma (Water and Wastewater option i.e. Okanagan College) and no experience.
  • A valid full Class 5 Driver’s License (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerits, and no current suspensions or charges pending.
  • Must be able to obtain Level 1 Water Operator Certification within 2 years.
  • Education related to drinking water or wastewater systems is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the ability and willingness to use software and desktop or remote devices.
  • Interpersonal and adaptability skills are required for success in this position. 

Pre-employment Requirements

  • A security clearance will be conducted.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Pre-employment Drug Test: An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. This test assesses for use of drugs including cannabis. Failure to pass a pre-employment drug test may prevent an applicant from being hired into any safety sensitive position for a period of up to twelve months.

Union: CUPE Local 37
Business Unit: Water Services
Position Type: 7 Permanent
Location: Various Locations
Compensation: $31.80 – 35.24 per hour
Days of Work: Shifts vary to provide 24/7 coverage.
Shifts are 12 hours.
Hours of work: Non-Standard 38 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: March 17, 2023
Job ID #: 307215





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