Utility Control Room Operator
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓ q̓ əmin̓ əm̓ word kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓ əc̓ iy̓ aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
The City of Coquitlam is currently recruiting for Auxiliary Utility Control Room Operators to join our Public Works Services team. Regularly scheduled shifts and hours are not guaranteed and scheduled on an as-and-when-needed basis for a variety of different shifts.
This role entails a variety of clerical work of moderate complexity, and includes receiving and processing information from a computerized system, telephone and radio transmission. Reporting to the Public Works Services Manager, you will be responsible for monitoring operations of municipal water, sewer, drainage, pump station and traffic systems, while responding to alarms, checking and adjusting parameters remotely, and dispatching and monitoring emergency crews. In addition, the successful candidate will prepare and maintain a variety of related files, records, reports, and schedules.
The ideal candidate will be able to work under minimal supervision, be able to pay attention to detail. They will be able to professionally and courteously manage public and internal enquiries, while also possessing strong verbal and written skills. They will exercise considerable independent judgement, maintain effective relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and have experience using a computerized maintenance management system.
The ideal candidate will also have sound knowledge of general engineering operations including applicable policies, procedures and bylaws, as well as knowledge of the public works crew assignments and of the equipment, materials and work related terms used in its operations. Working in a fast-paced environment, the successful incumbent will be a goal-oriented individual with the ability to multitask efficiently while exercising tact, diplomacy and political acumen in a municipal government setting.
These attributes will be matched with the completion of Grade 12, supplemented by courses in mechanical systems or public works operations, plus sound related work experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
This opportunity is for auxiliary staff, on an as-and-when-needed basis to provide coverage for shifts. The rate of pay for this CUPE position is $26.87 hourly (2022 rates), plus 12% in lieu of benefits and vacation. Applicants under consideration may be required to consent to a Police Information Check (with no adverse reports) and will be required to possess a valid BC Driver’s License.
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Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on August 29, 2023.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.