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Certified Utility Operator IV - Chief Operator, Town of Ladysmith

02 Nov 2020 1:33 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

The Opportunity.

Not much is more important than clean water, that’s why we’ve recently commissioned state of the art water and waste water treatment facilities.   So, if you’re passionate about helping provide this precious resource to those within your community and get excited about the potential of fine-tuning our new plant, we’re looking for you to lead it.   The Town of Ladysmith is seeking a permanent full-time Level IV Chief Operator.

Why work at the Town of Ladysmith?

Our team, across the entire organization, works for purpose, balance and community.  We are all engaged to create a safe, caring, and well managed work environment that reflects the quality of its people. 

As your employer we want to be an important part of your life, but we also want you to have a life.  The Town of Ladysmith supports its employees with competitive total compensation including vacation, health & dental benefits and wellness programs including employee family assistance and the ability to deal with personal and family life.

We also recognize you need to enjoy your work and the people you work with.  At the Town of Ladysmith, we are growing and evolving. This creates a motivating environment and work community, and will keep you excited about your job day after day. We are colleagues, mentors and friends.

The Location.

Nestled on the eastern shores of spectacular Vancouver Island the Town of Ladysmith has a population of approximately 9,000 people, provides an inviting small town atmosphere and yet, is only a short commute to all the amenities of a major urban centre. Residents enjoy excellent community and recreational facilities and year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Position.

As you’ve likely already experienced, commissioning a new water treatment plant can present a lot of unexpected issues.  As a result your days within the chief operator role will be diverse and varied while you lead a team of experienced operators towards the safe and efficient day-to-day maintenance and operation of the Towns’ new water treatment system.

The Requirements.

To ensure success, you will have a minimum seven years’ experience in Municipal water and waste water treatment as well as EOCP level IV water treatment, level II waste water treatment, level II water distribution, and level I water collection certifications.

How to Apply.

Interested in joining our team? If your background mirrors our requirements, we’d love to hear from you.  Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to referencing competition #2020-26.  This competition will remain open until filled.

For a complete opportunity profile, please visit our website at and for further information, contact:

Kevin Goldfuss, Manager of Operations

Public Works, 330 6th Avenue

Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2


(p) 250.245.6447

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