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July is Smart Irrigation Month - Take Part!

 

 

First launched in 2005, Smart Irrigation Month is gaining traction as stakeholders recognize the positive impact efficient irrigation and water use provides.
 
Focused on July, this campaign provides a unified marketing platform and is designed to:

  • Educate businesses, homeowners, growers/producers and other users about efficient water use.
  • Encourage industry firms and professionals to promote smart irrigation practices and technologies.
  • Position your organization as a leader in smart water stewardship.

Take part by educating yourself in ways you can help participate in Smart Irrigation Month this July and all through the year with a few of these simple tips! 

How to Hire a Reliable, Certified Irrigation Professional 

 

How to Water Smart & Save Money This Summer  

 

Complement Your Smart Irrigation System with Sustainable Solutions


Plant Right - Simple Changes to Save You Money

 


 

Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) Program Changes- Introducing Gold Seal Status

 

The Board has been made aware of several problems arising from the lack of Certified Irrigation Contractors in many regions.  In one case the municipality is contemplating removing the CIC requirement from their bylaws as there is an insufficient number of contractors that can bid on jobs.  This same problem is being experience in other locations.  To have a vibrant CIC program we need to be able to increase capacity, while at the same time keeping the integrity of the program in place.  Unless changes are made the CIC program would become irrelevant.

The biggest obstacle to obtaining the CIC status is the requirement of having a Certified Irrigation Designer on staff.  Companies lose their CIC status when their CID retires or changes companies and they find this requirement difficult to fill in the short term.  This results in the company losing their CIC status which again is something we wish to avoid.

The Certification Board has discussed this issue and has passed a motion that allows companies to source out the CID requirement.  All of the other criteria must still be met by the company.  Companies that are candidates for CIC status can source out a maximum of two individuals that can provide the CID services to their company.  The must obtain a signed statement from that individual indicating that they will provide the required services to the company.  This signed form must be submitted to the IIABC along with the other documentation.  The company can also seek one alternate CID who must also provide a signed statement.  If the company has complied with all of the other criteria, a signed statement from a CID offering their services to that company will be sufficient to obtain CIC status.

This of course raises the question of what about the existing CIC that are listed with the IIABC and have fulfilled all of the requirements including having a CID on staff.  Existing companies and future CIC’s that have a CID on staff will be considered to have premium CIC status.  The Board is implementing a CIC – GSC (Gold Seal Contractor) status.  The contractor will be able to advertise as such and the IIABC will also acknowledge those contactors on their website.

The Board feels that not only will this option have the ability to strengthen the number of CIC contractors in British Columbia it will also strengthen the Certified Irrigation Designer program, as those individuals that obtain CID status will see an opportunity to apply their trade.

Comments to the Certification Board are certainly welcome.  A listing of Board members and contact info can be found under the Contact Us tab.  

SEARCH JOB POSTINGS HERE!

 

Job Postings

 

If you are looking for skilled irrigation professionals and would like to reach our members, please send job postings to:

kim@irrigationbc.com

Please include contact information for interested applicants to send their resumes directly to you as the IIABC office will not be accepting resumes on behalf of companies. We will post in order of newest to oldest and would greatly appreciate if you could let us know when the position has been filled so we can keep our postings as up to date as possible for applicants.

 

Looking For Work in the Irrigation Industry?

 


 

                                                             
                                                     is currently looking to hire:

                                                            Irrigation Technician

                                           View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

                                                                      This opportunity was first posted April 30, 2019


 

is currently looking to hire:

 Foreman and Labourers

 View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted July 18th, 2018


 

                                                                           

                                 Kootenay School District is currently looking to hire:

                                             Students Grounds Worker (Temporary) 

                                     View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

This oppounity was first posted May 9, 2018 


 

                                          Quails' Gate is currently looking to hire:

                                                                Irrigation Manager

                                    View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted April 23, 2018 


                                                               

                                            United Landscapes is currently looking to hire:

                                                                    Irrigation Technician

                                               View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted April 11, 2018  


 

                                                                          

                                     The District of West Vancouver  is currently looking to hire:

                                               Park Attendants - Irrigation Temporary Full Time  

                                                    View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted April 11, 2018 


 

                                                                         

                                The Island Smart Irrigation Inc.  is currently looking to hire:

                                                               Irrigation Service Technicians

                                                 View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted March 28, 2018


 

The City of Victoria is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Technicians

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted March 6, 2018


 

T. Moscone & Bros. Landscape Contractors is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Service Technician/Manager

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted January 1, 2018

 


 

 is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Technician

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted November 8, 2017


 

 is currently looking to hire:

Experienced Irrigation Technician

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted September 14, 2017


          is currently looking to hire:

       an Irrigation Technician

            View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was posted September 13, 2017


          is currently looking to hire:

              a Superindentant Parks Board

                       View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was posted September 9, 2017


 

 is currently looking to hire:

Maintenance Coordinator
(application deadline is September 15, 2017)

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted August 28, 2017


                          is currently looking to hire:

                              a Turf Care Technician

                            View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was posted August 16, 2017


 

                    

                                                                             is currently looking to hire:

                                                               Experienced Irrigation Technician (Victoria) 

                                                              View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was posted May 31, 2017


 

 is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Specialist

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted May 26, 2017


 

        
 is currently looking to hire:

Landscape Business Development Manager

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted April 7, 2017


 

is currently looking to hire:

Inside/Counter Sales 

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here 

   This opportunity was first posted April 4, 2017


 

 

is currently looking to hire:

Sales Representatives & Irrigation Installers

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here (Sales Rep)

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here (Irrigation Installers)

   This opportunity was first posted March 24, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

Service Technicians, Installation Labour Crew & Installation Foreman

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted March 24, 2017

 


 

is currently looking to hire:

Irrigation Technicians, Landscape Technicians & Landscape Foreman

View Full Job Postings and How to Apply Here

                                                    This opportunity was first posted March 23, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

Landscape Foreman & Landscape Workers

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here (Landscape Foreman)

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here (Landscape Workers)

                                                                   This opportunity was first posted March 23, 2017



 

is currently looking to hire:

Full-Time Pump and Water Treatment Technician

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

                                                                   This opportunity was first posted March 23, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Technician Positions

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted March 15, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

 Landscape Field Coordinator

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted March 15, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Service Technician

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted March 1, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

 Irrigation Systems Worker

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted February 16th, 2017


 

is currently looking to hire:

Experienced service and install technicians with a minimum 3 years’ experience

  View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted February 9th, 2017

 


is currently looking to hire:

Service Irrigation Technicians 

  View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted February 9th, 2017


is currently looking to hire:

Underground Sprinkler/Irrigation Technician 

  View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted February 9th, 2017


 

is currently looking to hire:

an experienced Irrigation Technician

  View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted February 9th, 2017


 

            is currently looking to hire:

         a contractor to complete a Farm Water Management Planning Project
from February 2017 - January 2018.

                  View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

 

   This opportunity was first posted January 16, 2017


       
 is currently looking to hire:

Customer Sales and Service Representative

View Full Job Posting and How to Apply Here

   This opportunity was first posted July 26, 2016 


The IIABC Office Has Relocated!

ANNOUNCEMENT!

The IIABC Office has a New Executive Administrator and new location!

Kim Schaefer has now assumed the 
 IIABC's Executive Administrator position.  Karen Van der Gukik will continue to do bookkeeping and assist on a part time basis but is looking forward to semi-retirement.

Below is the new office contact information:

New Mailing Address:
Irrigation Industry Association of BC
PO Box 3066
Mission, BC  V2V 4J3

New Phone & Fax numbers:
Ph:  604-287-8222
Fax:  604-287-8224
Same Email:  iiabc@irrigationbc.com


     



New Water Sustainability Act Now in Effect

Does it effect you? What you should know...

On February 29, 2016, the provincial government brought the Water Sustainability Act (WSA) into force along with the first phase of regulations. The Water Sustainability Act updates and replaces the old Water Act and delivers on an important government commitment to ensure our water stays healthy and secure. 

The WSA and new regulations will help protect water flows for ecosystems and fish and include new and improved requirements for groundwater use and licensing, well construction and maintenance, dam safety, and compliance.  Much of this work was informed by public comment and responses to the Province’s policy intentions papers that were released last summer.

Key changes include new licensing requirements for non-domestic groundwater use such as irrigation, industrial purposes, water bottling and community water systems.  For existing groundwater users, the regulations provide a three-year transition period in which to apply for a licence; application fees will be waived for the first 12 months the WSA is in force.  Surface water and non-domestic groundwater users will be subject to the new water fees and rentals announced last year. 

With the size and complexity of the WSA and the number of required regulations, government is implementing the WSA using a phased approach.  Work on the next phase of regulations and policies will be initiated later this year and includes measuring and reporting, livestock watering, water objectives, planning and governance.

If you have questions about the changes or their implications, please visit the websites below or contact: livingwatersmart@gov.bc.ca

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