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Transportation Technician

Transportation Technician

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Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
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Competition #18/121

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: May 28, 2018


Transportation Technician (Continuous)

Engineering and Public Works Department


An opportunity exists for an experienced and motivated team player to join our team as a Transportation Technician.  In addition to being customer service focused and a strong relationship builder, the ideal candidate is well-organized and keen to work proactively to deliver high quality services.  Drawing on demonstrated experience and exceptional communication skills, the successful candidate will bring fresh innovative ideas while working collaboratively with others.



Coordinate, implement, administer and evaluate programs and projects related to Transportation Planning and Engineering.



Coordinate transportation planning and engineering initiatives, revitalisation and safety related; represent the department in an advisory, liaison and resources capacity to consultants, advisory groups, government agencies and community representatives, facilitate community meetings; prepare and present related transportation reports with recommendations to committee of the whole, advisory committees, community groups and outside agencies.


Review development applications for compliance with City bylaws and policies; review transportation statistics, development applications or city policy to determine design changes to streets and intersections; investigate traffic congestion problems and perform analysis of traffic flows using computer modelling software to optimize traffic signal timings; review requests for traffic signal installations; assist in determining departmental funding priorities and evaluating community safety issues; prepare budget submissions, concept plans and cost estimates.


Provide instruction and information to other staff as required.


Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, outside agencies and other departments; liaise with and provide technical information and advice on transportation and development issues to staff, consultants and outside agencies regarding on-street regulations, bylaws, traffic movement, cycling, pedestrian flow, design requirements, parking and loading zones; conduct site inspections to review the work of city crews and contractors.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is generated by requests from the public and permit applications; special projects are assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through meetings and reports to supervisor.

Issues involving policy and matters for council are discussed with supervisor




Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (rare)

Dexterity while performing manual and computer aided design. (occasional)

Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding. (occasional)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while preparing reports and recommendations. (often)

Deal with complaints and negative comments. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on detailed drawings, a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (often)

Work Environment:


Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (rare)

Presence on construction sites. (rare)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (occasional)



Understand and apply principles and methods related to Transportation Engineering Technology.

Compose and present technical reports.

Working level operation of current City of Victoria traffic system control and transportation engineering software.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Organize and prioritize the work of a unit.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Technical School Diploma in Transportation Technology. (3 year)

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence


2 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

May be requested to represent the City at meetings outside regular work hours.

Maintain an up to date knowledge of TAC policies and guidelines.


Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

$38.76 per hour, Pay Grade 13

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


All applications, including qualifications and supporting materials, must be submitted online via to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted above.