Up to six (6) positions
Effective April 6, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Competition #: 02-COV-20
Closing Date: 
Internal applicants – January 12, 2020
                          External applicants – January 19, 2020
Rate of Pay: $19.38 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)
Band: 1 – Schedule B (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)   
Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

Reporting to an assigned Unit Manager, Operator, Tradesman, or Equivalent, this position carries out a variety of work necessary for the completion of the municipality's construction and maintenance operations in the areas of water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage system, road, sidewalks, parks and buildings, and performs other work as required.

Duties Include:

  • Assists with directing traffic, placing barricades and warning lights around work projects.
  • Assists with the installation and repair of sewer and water pipe, leveling trench, laying pipe, installing gaskets, connecting pipe and backfilling with gravel as required.
  • Assembles and disassembles piping and accessories using wrenches and other hand tools.
  • Removes snow and ice from sidewalks and steps using hand shovels and small motorized equipment and sweep streets by hand.
  • Assists in the regular flushing and cleaning of catch basins, removing blockages in open channels and gravity flushing of sewers.
  • Spreads and compacts hot or cold mix asphalt, shovels and level gravel bases, sets curb and sidewalk forms and assists finishing of concrete surfaces.
  • Cleans City alleys and streets from debris such as needles and garbage.
  • Operates power equipment such as concrete vibrators, compactors, jack hammers and drills and hand tools such as shovels, rakes, tamper and trowels.
  • Erects and dismantles park playground equipment, benches, bleachers, and fences.
  • Plants and removes flowers, weeds and cleans flowerbeds.
  • Loads, unloads and operates City vehicles.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • All persons employed by the City of Vernon will be required to assist the City in providing emergency services.  Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Experience in general construction and maintenance work.
  • Current BC Driver’s License Class 5.
  • A combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to operate small power tools and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of the methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in general construction, and maintenance work.
  • Ability to adapt to constant work schedule changes.
  • Knowledge of WCB regulations and safety policies.
  • Able to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Able to deal tactfully with other employees, contractors, and the general public.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina, and coordination to do heavy manual outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • B.C. Driver’s License, Class 3, complete with “Endorsement 15”.
  • Previous experience and certification working with and around industrial equipment (eg) backhoes, forklifts).
  • Able to operate computers and related software, and general office equipment.
  • Previous municipal experience.
  • Flagging Certificate.
How to Apply: 

Please submit your resume, quoting the appropriate competition number to:  Human Resources, City of Vernon, using one of the following methods:

  • Online at (In MS Word or PDF Format) or
  • By Fax:  (250) 550-3551

Internal applicants are asked to complete the on-line Application for Internal Posting form located on Jostle and forward this along with a resume.

By making application, you are authorizing the City of Vernon to verify, through whatever means deemed appropriate, any information included in your applicant profile.

The City of Vernon wishes to thank all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!