Transitional Rural Irrigation Operations Manager — Mike Gosselin

City of Kelowna employee, Mike Gosselin, has joined staff at the Gulley Road office as the Transition Rural Irrigation Operations Manager, and will work with staff to slowly amalgamate services with the City Utility through 2019.  Mike has extensive experience in project and utilities management, with over 30 years experience in utility operations and management, water treatment and water distribution.

Rural Irrigation Administration Manager — Darlene McKnight

Darlene has been with SEKID since 2006, until the City of Kelowna took over the district on June 4, 2018.  The City of Kelowna has retained her to continue with the financial requirements of the district, and the transition of SEKID into the City. Her position includes administration and finances and ensuring that the current bylaws remain in effect, until the amended by Council. This position also holds the office of corporate finance.

General Foreman — Derek Enns

Derek was brought from the City of Kelowna as acting Foreman in June 2018 to fill the vacated position of General Foreman.  Derek had worked previously with SEKID for 5 years before taking a position with the City of Kelowna.  As Level 4 Operator, Derek is responsible for the day to day operation of the water distribution system, both safely and economically. His duties include crew supervision and the monitoring and maintaining all instrumentation, checking and maintaining pressure reducing stations, flushing district mains and maintaining adequate disinfection levels for public health and safety and performing emergency repairs working with City of Kelowna staff to the water distribution system.

Office Clerk — Jo-Ann Redlich

Jo-Ann has been with the district since 2000, until the City of Kelowna took over on June 4, 2018.  She continues employment with the City of Kelowna DBA SEKID. The Office Clerk is responsible for initial interactions with the landowners of the district, including account general information and billing. The position also involves assisting other district staff in serving the needs of the landowners in a way that is consistent with the SEKID policies, under the direction of the City of Kelowna.

Distribution System Operator, Level 2 — Darren Van Asseldonk

Darren has been with the district since May 2014.This position is responsible for the operation of the SEKID division of the City of Kelowna water distribution system and monitoring water quality to maintain a safe supply of potable water, efficiently and economically. The position includes the calibration and operation of instrumentation and pressure reducing valve maintenance and assistance with service installation, maintenance and repairs, as well as playing a key role in the district’s water conservation program through administration of the metering program.

Distribution System Operator, Level 1 — Dustin Siewert

Dustin has been with the district since September of 2015. This position is responsible for the operation of the SEKID division of the City of Kelowna,  water distribution system and monitoring water quality to maintain a safe supply of potable water, efficiently and economically. Routine duties include solving water distribution system problems, the operation and maintenance of domestic and metered irrigation services and pressure reducing valve operation and maintenance. He also is responsible for the upstream clearing of district works including the brushing of dams, diversions and district roadways.

Distribution System Operator, Level 2 — Distribution Operator Position is open.

Apply for this postion through the City of Kelowna.