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

Posted Date 2 days ago(1/13/2022 6:40 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Engineering & Public Works
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Job Description

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Competition #22/05

Internal Posting (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Closing date: January 20, 2022


Street Cleaning Operator (LTD – Term Unknown)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Operate a variety of street cleaning equipment and trucks for the purpose of cleaning sidewalks and streets and collecting / disposing of refuse.


Operate street cleaning equipment such as sidewalk sweepers and trucks for cleaning city streets, sidewalks and bus shelters; operate a crane to empty litter receptacles; operate refuse packers following prescribed route to remove and dispose of refuse; shovel and load debris from sweepers.


Operate various hand and power equipment such as power washers, back pack blowers, brooms and rakes to clean sidewalks; remove graffiti from public areas using various cleaners and chemicals; remove and replace damaged concrete litter tubs; remove snow and ice accumulations by shovelling or applying chemical ice melter as required.


Perform minor maintenance such as cleaning and washing inside and outside of equipment and vehicles; carry out pre and post-trip inspections by checking items according to standard job procedures such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights; report all repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment; complete daily equipment log and time sheet.


Respond to unscheduled or emergency calls such as gravel, cement or oil spills; pick up dead animals on roads or beaches; assist with traffic control as required.


Notify various sections of damage to City property such as pot holes, broken castings and sign or meter posts and graffiti; maintain a record of all areas swept on a master street map.


Perform related duties where qualified.



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

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



Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy materials and equipment. (often)

Sit in awkward positions while operation equipment. (often)

Confined to cab of vehicle. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while operating equipment and manoeuvring vehicles. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Work outside in all weather conditions. (frequent)

Exposure to potentially abusive people. (frequent)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (occasional)

Exposure to unpleasant odours, dust, noise, waste products and potentially hazardous materials. (frequent)



Operate street cleaning equipment such as sidewalk sweepers; packers, pressure washer; single axle trucks and small hand equipment.

Complete forms accurately.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Work and operate equipment safely.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.

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.


Work schedule: Various shifts, 40 hour work week

$29.35 per hour, Pay Grade 5 

Job Code #645

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.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All City of Victoria employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation of the requirement to be fully vaccinated. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an accommodation during the recruitment process.


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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