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Labourer, Water Distribution

Requisition ID: 320  
Department: Public Works & Environmental Services Department
Service: Water Services  
Branch: Water Distribution Branch 
Employment Type: Casual  Positions
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside 
Salary Information: $47,686.08  - $55,785.6  annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 951 Clyde Avenue  
Job Category: Labourer Jobs 
Application Close: 31/12/2021


The Water Distribution Branch manages the operation and maintenance of City of Ottawa’s water distribution system to ensure the continuous and adequate supply of high quality potable water to customers at the lowest cost, including condition assessment, leak detection, operation, repair and maintenance of all mains, valves, and services within the distribution system; inspection, maintenance and repair of fire hydrants; and support to City capital and private development works related to water distribution buried infrastructure. 

You are responsible for providing manual labour to support other Unit or Branch staff with the inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of Water Services infrastructure.  You are also responsible for assisting with the operation and maintenance of the City’s fire hydrants, and providing other support to the Unit.


Completion of Grade 10 

Minimum of 2 months of related experience  


Valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated
Confined space entry training or completion of this training within the timeframe defined by the employer


  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Conduct oneself in accordance with the City’s Code of Conduct and other City policies in order to reflect a good image to the public, contractors and other City of Ottawa employees
  • Safely operate equipment and tools
  • Use a computer and learn to operate mobile handheld units  
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Communicate effectively 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Work effectively as part of a team, and independently when required
  • Reliable 
  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Desire to learn new skills
  • Organized 
  • Safety oriented 
  • Physical ability to do the work
  • Work overtime and on-call


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing       
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated  
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.,]
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 

The City of Ottawa has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination by November 15, 2021 as a condition of employment


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. 


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.