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Benefits of Working for Foothills County

Foothills County is a rural atmosphere, which lends itself to the perfect combination for work/life balance. As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to enhance the well being of the municipality and help shape the future of the County.

Foothills County has a long standing loyal employee base which covers a variety of professional and unique working opportunities; this provides new employees opportunities to receive mentoring from employees that have a great deal of experience to share. Positions range from laborers to chartered accountants and everything in between.

Please ensure that you check back often so you don't miss any exciting opportunities to join our team!

Utility Operator

August 12, 2019

Permanent, Full-Time

Foothills County encompasses a diverse rural landscape covering approximately 3,600 square kilometres located in the foothills of southern Alberta.  Foothills County is inviting applications for a permanent full-time Utility Operator.

The Utility Operator will perform a variety of skilled, technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the County’s Water and Wastewater assets including the SCADA system.

This position is responsible for operating the water, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater disposal facilities.  The position will also operate, maintain, troubleshoot and monitor all necessary equipment and structures and develop solutions to rectify any issues.  As part of the Utilities Team, the operator will follow regular maintenance programs, procedures and schedules, provide accurate reports, complete testing and ensuring compliance with Alberta Environment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Alberta Environmental Codes of Practice for Water/Wastewater Systems and the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Have or working towards the Level 1 Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Treatment certificates.  Current Level 1 certification would be considered an asset for this position.
  • Two or more years of experience in operating and maintaining water and wastewater plants and experience with Industrial wastewater treatment facilities would be considered an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

This position is required to work on-call as well as after hours and weekends as necessary.

To view a full copy of this Job Description please click here.

Qualified candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Foothills County
309 Macleod Trail SW
High River, AB     T1V 1M7

Email:  opportunities@foothillscountyab.ca

This competition closes on Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 4:00pm.

We thank all applicants but please note that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Manager of Information Technology (IT)

August 9, 2019

Permanent, Full-Time

Foothills County is a vibrant and thriving municipality South of Calgary.  Our administrative office is located in High River, AB.  Foothills County employs approximately 150 full time, permanent employees in several locations throughout the municipality.  Foothills County values customer service, continual professional development, open communication and work/life balance.

We are currently accepting applications for a permanent full-time Manager of IT.

The County is in the process of creating an in-house IT department.  This position will assist in the transition from contracted & shared services with the Town of High River to a fully independent department serving Foothills County exclusively.  The IT Manager will have the opportunity to work and train with the existing contractor while these shared services are split.  This position will hire and supervise a Business Support Technician to create and maintain a self-sufficient, customer focused IT department.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter with a robust knowledge of IT.   This role requires a hands-on approach, being able to work within a team and provide effective IT operational support, guidance and direction to Foothills County.

To be successful in this position, you will hold a diploma in Computer Sciences or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.   You will require Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) accreditation and experience in designing and managing mid-size local and wide area networks.   You should be proficient with Citrix servers, Windows 7 & 10 as well as MS Office 2016 and Office 365.  Familiarity with Great Plains Dynamics, Worktech, Avanti and ESRI products would be considered an asset.

To view a full copy of the Job Description, please click here.  Qualified candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Foothills County
Box 5605, 309 Macleod Trail
High River, Alberta  T1V 1M7

Email:  opportunities@foothillscountyab.ca           

This competition closes on Friday August 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.  The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid driver’s abstract and a criminal record check.