Cowichan Valley Regional District

Utilities Assistant

Job Locations CA-BC-Duncan
Competition Number
Closing Date
Temporary Summer
Engineering Services
Water Management
Location : Name
Bings Creek Recycling Centre

General Information

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work as a Utilities Assistant in the Water Management Division for summer 2022. Reporting to the Manager of Water Operations, and supervised by the Senior Operator, the Utilities Student assists Division staff with the safe and efficient operation and routine maintenance of water and sewer systems.


  • Preferred candidates will be enrolled in a certified Water/Wastewater Operators Program, however candidates enrolled in any program will be considered. 
  • Previous work experience in a similar area would be an asset.
  • A valid Class 5 BC drivers' license and First Aid Level I with CPR Certificate are required.
  • The successful candidate is physically fit and able to perform the duties associated with this work and possesses:
    • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, mangers, and the general public.
    • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Effective organizational skills.
    • The ability to listen to and follow directions.
    • The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
  • To qualify for this position candidates must be young people aged 15-30 years as per the Canada Summer Jobs Program through Service Canada.

Hours of Work

This position is available for a period of 17 weeks commencing May 2, 2022 and continuing until August 26, 2022, subject to funding. Hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The position may be utilized by a co-op student and the start and end dates are negotiable.


This temporary position is unionized (USW Local 1-1937), and is compensated at $22.77 per hour (2021 rate). Additionally, this position will receive 14% in lieu of benefits, statutory holidays and vacation, bringing the compensation to $25.96 per hour.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application.


Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory police information check and driver’s abstract.


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