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Utility Inspector, City of Calgary

Water/Wastewater Operator I, Town of Bow Island


City of Calgary

Utility Inspector


If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with 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 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.
As a Utility Inspector, you will monitor and inspect the installation of water, wastewater and drainage infrastructure in new development and redevelopment areas. You will ensure assets of the best quality are built and accepted for network integrity, while protecting existing infrastructure, the public and the environment.

Primary duties include:

  • Ensure installations meet specifications, standards and codes, and conform to approved drawings, plans and profiles through verification of depth, grade, line assignment, materials and environmental protection.
  • Perform pressure, leakage and chlorination tests, flushing of mains, and water quality sampling.
  • Issue permits and field/work orders to ensure compliance and facilitate quality and process improvement.
  • Prepare inspection and installation reports;,and certify construction completion and final acceptance.
  • Liaise and collaborate with the development industry and partners on work planning, deficiency management, solutioning, education programs, and to resolve customer complaints and inquiries.
  • Review as-built drawings for acceptance, provide expert design/operational support, and perform duties such as cathodic protection, standards development, relief and business support, and special projects.

Working Conditions: Office and outdoor work around construction sites in all-weather conditions.


  • A completed 2 year diploma in an Engineering related discipline plus at least 3 years of experience designing, installing, or inspecting/supervising construction of water utility infrastructure; OR a High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) combined with related coursework plus at least 5 years of related experience.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or provincial equivalency).
  • Working knowledge of underground utility construction standards and specifications, safety and environmental regulations.
  • An intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent time and priority management skills, the ability to work well under pressure, a strong customer focus, and the ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A high attention to detail and thoroughness, with the ability to see the big picture.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Ability to obtain a City of Calgary operator's permit .
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. 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 12 months.

Union: CUPE Local 38
Business Unit: Water Resources
Position Type: 1  Temporary (up to 18 months)
Location: 677 25th Avenue S.E.
Compensation: Pay Grade 10 $37.58 - $50.23 per hour (2017 rates)
Days of Work: This position works a compressed work schedule
with every second Monday or Friday off.
Hours of work: Non standard 40 hour work week
Audience: External
Apply By: November 15, 2018
Amendment: Days of Work
Job ID #: 301415

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Town of Bow Island
Water/Wastewater Operator I

Bow Island is a quiet town in the middle of a very diverse agricultural area. The town is surrounded by irrigated farming which encompasses a variety of different crops such as beans, potatoes, sugar beets, dill, spearmint, and a very progressive dry land farming economy.

Town of Bow Island
Water/Wastewater Operator II

This ‘Hands On’ position will be responsible for operation of the water treatment/distribution system and the wastewater collection/treatment. Visit to check out our community and our lifestyle.


  • Operation of the Water Treatment & Distribution System and the Wastewater Collection & Treatment System
  • Supervision of One Staff Member
  • On-Call Responsibilities with overtime required


  • Water and Sewer knowledge or the ability to Obtain the following Certification:  Level 2 Water Distribution, Level 2 Wastewater Collection, Level 1 Wastewater Treatment
  • Full understanding of Water and Sewer Systems
  • Competency with Microsoft Office and Excel considered an Asset
  • Must reside within 60 kilometers of the Town of Bow Island for On-Call duties

We Offer:

  • An Exciting Opportunity to work with a Progressive-Minded Employer
  • A Team-based, Supportive Environment
  • Fulfilling and Challenging position
  • Medical / Dental Benefits & Pension
  • Positive Working Environment
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Family-orientated, Safe Community with a Low Cost of Living

Please apply online at or email resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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CWWA Member Rate

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