Street Sweeper Operator (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Posted Date 6 days ago(11/23/2021 6:47 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #21/191

Internal Posting (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Closing date: November 30, 2021


Street Sweeper Operator (Temporary – up to 6 months)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Operate a street sweeper for cleaning streets and lanes.


Operate a street sweeper for cleaning city streets and lanes; make operational adjustments to avoid construction and obstacles; perform minor maintenance such as cleaning and washing inside and outside of hopper box; remove, clean and replace water filters; lubricate all bearings.


Perform pre- and post-trip inspections by checking items such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment; fill out daily equipment log and time sheet.


Operate a street cleaning service truck equipped with hydraulic crane to empty litter receptacles and move equipment; shovel and load debris from street sweepers and job sites.  Respond to unscheduled or emergency calls such as gravel, cement or oil spills on roads and spread various absorbent materials and pick up dead animals on roads, and boulevards.


Fill sweeper from fire hydrants, complete form and forward to Waterworks; notify various sections of damage to City property such as pot holes, broken castings and sign or meter posts; maintain a record of all areas swept on a master street map.


Perform hand sweeping or power blowing of sidewalks when the sweeper is not available; remove snow and ice accumulations by shovelling or applying chemical ice melter.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is performed according to a scheduled route or is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed by supervisor.

Problems such as changes to the route or priority of assignments are referred to supervisor.                                                     



Physical Effort:

Confined to cab of vehicle. (continuous)

Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (rare)

Mental Effort:

Long  periods of intense concentration operating sweeper while watching curb and parked vehicles. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Driving. (continuous)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (occasional)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (continuous)

Exposure to unpleasant odours, dust, ashes, waste products and potentially hazardous materials. (rare)

Exposure to potentially abusive people. (rare)



Understand and discuss job related matters.

Operate a street sweeper.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Work and operate equipment safely.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence with air brakes endorsement


1 year of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Various shifts, 40 hour work week

$29.35 per hour, Pay Grade 5

Job Code # 531

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at


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