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Job Posting Notice – Executive Adminstrator IIABC

The Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) is a not for profit society that has been established to promote the interest and welfare of its members and the irrigation industry.  The business of the IIABC is to train individuals in irrigation and establish better irrigation systems and practices in the Province of British Columbia. The IIABC has an office located in downtown Abbotsford.

The position will manage a current membership exceeding 400 members, oversee the organization of an annual Convention and Tradeshow, education courses and administration of approximately 900 certification files. Education and training in irrigation and water management issues would be beneficial but is not essential.

  • You are self motivated and thrive on providing a good service to members of the society.
  • You are attentive and able to take direction from a board of busy people that are the decision makers for the society.
  • You are able to work with very limited supervision and direction and will be required to use considerable knowledge and judgement in your work.
  • You are able to work on your own and conduct the society’s work in an efficient and business like manner.
  • You are courteous and respectful person and are able to respond to a wide variety of requests from members of the society and clients.

The executive administrator is a full time position and will be required to supervise part time staff in the fall during the planning of the convention and the invoicing of annual membership fees.

The position will require some travel at times of the year to attend the convention, director meetings and certification courses put on by the society.


Salary and Benefits

An annual salary will be offered at up to $50,000 commensurate with skills and abilities.The IIABC Board of Directors will conduct an annual performance review.Annual salary increases will be based on the cost of inflation as well as performance.

The position will be entitled to 3 weeks of paid holiday time each year which must be taken in the calendar year.  Holidays can be taken at any time except the fall which is the busiest time for the society.

The incumbent may establish their own hours so a modified work week is possible if approved by the Board of Directors.Time off in lieu of overtime will be offered.  Some overtime is expected leading up to the convention in the fall.

The process for recruitment and training is as follows:

  • Applications for the position must be submitted by 4:30 pm, July 15th, 2020. The application must be submitted electronically to
  • Interviews and candidate selection will take place during July.
  • The candidate can hopefully start some time in the summer.
  • The incumbernt will be offered training materials and assistance from current IIABC members that are familiar with the operation of the society.

If this job posting is of interest to you please send your resume with a covering letter to:

Enguiries regarding the position can be sent to

COVID -19 IIABC Courses and Exams Postponed

CTV News COVID-19 Advisory- updated May 14, 2020

Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Within British Columbia, Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19.

Suggested Social Distancing

"It's about being very careful with how you interact with others," said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial public health officer. "The big thing is to limit your interactions with others to limit that risk." 

To stop the spread of germs, the BC Centre for Disease Control suggests staying 2 meters apart when near others, wearing a face mask when around others, covering coughs and sneezes with arm and washing hands frequently.

The IIABC urges everyone to comply to BC Provincial Health advisories to stay healthy! 
Currently, there is no health advisory to support the IIABC in offering any classroom courses.  We do not have online courses available as an alternative.  So there will not be courses this spring or summer months.

We will stay in touch and notify all our members if and when we can begin to offer courses again in the fall.  Sorry we will not be taking names on a wait list.  Those who have already paid for a CIT-2 course that were cancelled in March will be automatically still registered for the next course when it can be held.

In the meantime may you and your families stay healthy.


COVID-19 Information

Dear IIABC Members


The following Links can help you begin the process of navigating the new realities of operating your

business during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The most important thing we all can do is follow all

recommendations and orders by the Provincial Health Authority, Provincial Government of B.C. and

the Federal Government of Canada.  These orders must be adhered to even for those business still operating.

The links below are merely a way to guide you to the main information regarding this ever-changing situation. The IIABC office, however, can not help develop or guide you through any development of workplace operations in the face of COVID-19.

 The IIABC would like to give a huge shout out to all those first line of defence workers who are battling this virus on the front lines. We THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for the dedication to the health and safety of our province despite the added risk and stress.

 To all our Members we wish you, your employees and families good health and we know that together B.C. and our industry will make it through these difficult times. Wash your hands, practice social distancing and as much as you can adjust your schedule to work from home! Help a Neighbour, stay connected and Stay Safe!




The IIABC Turned 40 Last Year!!

The IIABC Turned 40 Last year!!! 


Individual Certification Fee Reminder

A common misconception is that your membership dues include your individual certification fee. This is not so....

BOTH, membership dues AND your individual certification fee must be paid for your certifications to remain active.

As of January 31, 2020 all certifications that have outstanding fees have been downgraded to INACTIVE and are now not searchable on our website.  Note your membership fee must have been paid for also as you need both dues & fee paid to validate a certification credential.

For those that hold only technician certifications, your certification fee is $25 (plus gst).

For those that hold designer certifications, your certification fee is $50 (plus gst). 

*Only 1 fee per person for the highest certification held*

You must log in to: to pay your certification fee. Your username will be the email address you provided to us. You may hit “forgot login” on the home page to reset your password if you have forgotten it.

For further printable instructions on how to pay your certification fee Click Here



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