Competition number 065-2019-EXT-UTL

Water and Wastewater Labourer



Closing date

March 3, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.





40 hours per week; shift work and OT may be req'd

Pay range

$20.78 to $26.90 per hour as per the AUPE collective Agreement

Job Description

This posting is for up to 6 hourly seasonal positions

Strathcona County is a dynamic and successful community, located in Alberta’s Capital Region. The Water and Wastewater Utility branches own and operate water, wastewater and storm water systems within Sherwood Park and nine hamlets in the county as well as commissions services to neighbouring communities. The Water and Wastewater Labour supports the operational needs of the Utilities department and will be assigned to the Collection and Distribution or Transmission Branch.

Typical duties of the Water and Wastewater Labourer may include:

  • Assist with uni-directional mainline flushing and hydrant repair and maintenance
  • Complete valve operation and maintenance
  • Provide flusher-vacuum truck assistance and provide assistance in sewer back-up response
  • Perform the removal, repair and replacement of water meters
  • Perform closed-circuit television inspections
  • Assist operators in all typical day-to-day duties
  • Complete building maintenance and cleaning
  • Complete grounds maintenance around facilities
  • Participate in confined space entry activities
  • Provide general support in lift station and water station infrastructure emergent repairs and preventative maintenance
  • Assist with routine system inspections on Strathcona county and Contract assets

Skills and Abilities

  • Must display consistency in being punctual, responsible, and dependable
  • Must support a safe work culture including the incorporation of safe work practices in daily work
  • Must be able to work effectively with others
  • Must be able to work alone or independently without regular supervision in safety sensitive environments
  • Must be capable of operating ½ ton and 1 ton trucks and vans; should be familiar with hauling a trailer
  • Must be comfortable working in outdoor environments for extended periods of time as well as working in and with sanitary systems
  • Is required to display the mechanical aptitude and the physical capabilities to work with pumps, motors, valves, small engine equipment, and other water and sanitary system equipment as well as comfortable working with hand and power tools safely
  • Must display strong communication skills including being capable of carrying out both verbal and written instruction as well as be able to produce and maintain accurate and legible written records
  • Should possess basic computer skills and mobile device literacy
  • Must be comfortable working within confined and restricted spaces in both water and wastewater environments. Confined space entries may require the use of supplied air equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and undertake various shifts as required 
  • Ability to complete required in class off site safety training


  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence
  • Must have Grade 12 Diploma.  Water and Wastewater Technician program (completed or in progress) or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Related field experience would be considered an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Submission of Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits
  • Ability to perform physical labour as part of the job duties (moderate to heavy work) as well as ability to work in confined spaces

The seasonal positions for the Collection and Distribution branch are from approximately April 23, 2019 until approximately October 11, 2019.

The seasonal position(s) for the Transmission branch are as required, but scheduled to be approximately February through December, for an eleven month term with the successful completion of a probationary period.

Following your submission, you will get an email confirmation indicating that we have received your application.

Competition #065-2019-EXT-UTL closes March 3, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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