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Competition # 17/182

Internal Job Posting

Closing date: September 22, 2017

 

Trades Gardener (Continuous)

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

The City of Victoria proudly cares for ornamental gardens, natural ecosystems, sport venues and playgrounds for the community's enjoyment. We also work to protect and enhance public green spaces, including more than 70 City parks.   

POSITION FUNCTION

Coordinate and participate in general horticulture work at a trades level.

 

KEY DUTIES

Participate in the maintenance of various horticultural areas in the City; assist in laying out areas to be planted; analyse and make recommendations on plant selection and areas to be planted; assist in inspecting planted areas and required maintenance programs such as irrigating and fertilizing; clean and repair greenhouses and cold frames; maintain moisture levels, heat and ventilation as required; prepare, construct and repair hanging baskets, window boxes and displays; assist with the installation and maintenance of automatic watering systems.

 

Perform general maintenance to assigned park horticultural by planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and pruning; operate various hand tools and power equipment such as such as shovels, line trimmers, roto-tiller, electric shears, riding mowers, chainsaws, tractors, trenchers, and turf-cutters.

 

Determine materials and equipment as required; operate a variety of vehicles as required; perform equipment maintenance; report repairs required and damage to equipment to supervisor and mechanic shop; maintain fuel and equipment supply for staff at various work sites.

 

Provide work direction and instruction to other staff as required; complete daily and seasonal work records and equipment slips; respond to enquiries from the public, staff and outside agencies regarding general parks information.

 

Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is performed according to seasonal schedule and is reviewed regularly while in progress.

Issues such as plant selection are discussed with supervisor.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy plants and equipment. (often)

Operate manual and power tools and equipment. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Normal.

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Normal.

Work Environment:

Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)

Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (occasional)

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to chemicals and fertilizers (occasional)

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply horticultural trades skills.

Use hand tools and power equipment.

Direct of the work of assistants.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Work safely on job sites.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 12.

Completion of 2 year Horticultural Diploma or completion of 4-year BC Trades Qualification in landscape horticulture.

Pesticide Applicator’s Licence. (40 hours)

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

Experience:

1 year of experience at the trades level.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

 

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

$32.29 per hour, Pay Grade 10 (2016 rates)

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

 

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

 

City of Victoria

Human Resources

Mailing and in person: 627 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C. Fax:  250-361-0238

 

Competition Number
17/182
Department
Parks, Recreation and Facilities
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Close Date
9/22/2017

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Competition #17/180

Internal Posting (Temporary – up to 8 months)

Closing date: September 22, 2017

 

Business Ambassador – Fort Street

Engineering and Public Works Department

 

POSITION FUNCTION

Provide daily, on-site communication to stakeholders regarding Fort Street bike lane construction. Acts as the primary liaison for the public and is responsible for sharing information and engaging business owners, employees, commuters and residents during construction to support successful completion of the project.

 

KEY DUTIES

Act as a liaison between the business community and City staff during construction period. Build relationships with and distribute information to directly affected stakeholders about construction progress, scheduling information, major activities and milestones. Provide ongoing feedback to City staff on the stakeholder construction experience and proposed communication or process improvements.

 

Respond to business stakeholder needs during construction and make recommendations to City Staff to mitigate related impacts or resolve problems. Attend bi-weekly construction meetings to understand schedule, activities and/or issues associated with the project. Answer general emails and/or phone inquiries from businesses about the project; referring more complex issues to other staff or directing to appropriate office

 

Support promotional efforts led by the City in partnership with individual businesses, the Downtown Victoria Business Association, Chamber of Commerce or business associations during construction period. Develop and organize business exchange mixers or celebratory events. Work with City’s citizen engagement staff to create promotional material and provide website updates.

 

Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is generated by requests for service or is assigned by supervisor. Work is reviewed through reports and discussions with supervisor.

Issues which affect policy or are controversial in nature as discussed with supervisor.


 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:

Prolonged standing and walking outdoors (frequent)

Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding (occasional)

Mental Effort:

Focussing on multiple tasks at once and customer needs. (often)

Deal with complaints and customer concerns. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and computer monitor for short periods. (occasional)

Work Environment:

Office

Daily construction site visits.

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the techniques of quality customer service, within a business support context.

Maintain current knowledge of City services and facilities, Bicycle Network implementation strategy, and underlying multi-modal objectives.

Sound judgment and decision making skills.

Working level operation of current City of Victoria word processing, spreadsheet database, and related speciality software.

Maintain accurate records and attention to detail

Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Represent the City to the public and outside agencies as it relates to Fort Street construction.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High School graduation

Accredited courses in Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, and Communication. (6 months)

Experience:

4 years of related experience

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

May be required to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

$32.29 per hour, Pay Grade 10 (2016 rate)

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

 

All applications must be submitted to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm, on the closing date noted above.

 

Competition Number
17/180
Department
Engineering & Public Works
Job Type
Temporary
Close Date
9/22/2017

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Competition #17/179

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: September 22, 2017

 

Mechanical Technician (Continuous)

Engineering and Public Works Department

 

The City’s Fleet & Operations section is responsible for maintaining, repairing, inspecting, diagnosing and customizing City vehicles and equipment. An opportunity exists for an experienced Mechanical Technician join a dynamic and highly skilled team. The ideal candidate shall be well-organized, customer service focused, and keen to work proactively to deliver high quality services.

 

POSITION FUNCTION

Maintain, repair, inspect, diagnose and customize City vehicles and equipment.

 

KEY DUTIES

Repair vehicles and equipment and perform preventive maintenance; identify problems using various precision diagnostic instruments and specialty software programs; remove, clean, inspect, test, repair or replace defective components using tools of the trade; reinstall and perform necessary calibrations and adjustments; perform Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP) inspections of vehicles and equipment and approve vehicles.

 

Operate and test repaired equipment and vehicles and make necessary adjustments; operate related equipment and machinery such as welding and cutting equipment, forklifts, cranes and hoists. Conduct manual testing, and determine service requirement for fire extinguishers.

 

Prepare new vehicles to user requirements; design, customize and install electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems and other equipment; make recommendations on mechanical suitability of new equipment. Repair and fabricate vehicle components for installation. Participate in annual testing of aerial device inspection by independent service provider.

 

Respond to on-site service and emergency repair calls; review mechanical problems with operators; contact commercial transport agency to review specifications and regulations; contact dealers to discuss problems with vehicles and exchange technical advice. Utilize various resources to research solutions and diagnose mechanical problems. Contact contractors to arrange for repairs to police vehicles.

 

Complete computerized and manual records of equipment inspection, repair and service; order parts from suppliers.

 

Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is generated by work order or assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.

Issues involving deviations from trade procedures and major expenditures are referred to supervisor.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy material and equipment. (often)

Work in awkward positions on back, bent over, hands in the air. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while diagnosing problems. (occasional)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on schematics and computer for short periods. (occasional)

Listen for and trace engine and mechanical noises for short periods. (occasional)

Work Environment:

Mechanical Repair Shop.

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to asbestos. (rare)

Exposure to equipment noise. (frequent)

Exposure to engine oil, grease and fumes. (continuous)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (rare)

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the techniques related to the repair and design of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems.

Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.

Use hand, power, measuring tools and diagnostic instruments of the trade.

Read and interpret technical drawings, manuals and related codes.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.

Work and operate equipment safely.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.

Current and valid B.C. Certificate of Trades Qualification in either Automotive, Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport Mechanics. (4 years)

Motor Vehicle Branch Inspection Licence with air brake endorsement. (20 hours)

Aerial Device Training. (88 hours)

Current and valid Certification or Licence in Compressed Natural Gas Fuelled Vehicles and Compressed LPG Vehicles. (80 hours) (premium item)

Current and valid Class 3 B.C. Driver's Licence with air endorsement.

Experience:

3 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

May be requested to obtain additional certifications.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

 

 

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

(Afternoon shift: 3:30PM to 12:00AM)

$35.63 per hour, Pay Grade 12 (2016 rate)

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

 

All applications must be submitted to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm, on the closing date noted above.

Competition Number
17/179
Department
Engineering & Public Works
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Close Date
9/22/2017

 

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Competition #17/116

Internal/External posting

 

Manager - Climate Action, Sustainability and Assets

Engineering and Public Works

 

Victoria is a vibrant, richly diverse and sustainably-focused city, renowned as a global tourist destination, hosting over 3.5 million visitors annually, and a place with an enviable quality of life. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, the City of Victoria is home to 83,000 people and is the economic and cultural hub for the region’s 350,000 residents.

 

The City of Victoria is recruiting for the position of Manager – Climate Action, Sustainability and Assets, which includes leading the City’s programs in Climate Action & Sustainability, Asset Management and GIS Services.  Drawing on demonstrable experience and exceptional communication skills, the ideal candidate will bring fresh and innovative ideas, strong leadership and management skills to this position.  The City is looking for a natural team leader and change-agent, committed to building and fostering a cooperative, collaborative and professional culture in the workplace.  This individual will be able to manage complex projects, deliver to ambitious schedules, guide employees to strategic targets and provide creative solutions, using a proven track-record of delivering successful outcomes to difficult challenges.

 

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered.  This position is excluded from union membership.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of both the Director and Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works, the successful candidate will effectively manage the City of Victoria’s enterprise Asset Management and GIS services, and manage the coordination of the City’s Climate Action and environmental stewardship programs.  The individual will also manage multiple cross-departmental engineering support programs such as the development of management systems, strategic and long term planning, shared services, capacity building, and project management capabilities.  These tasks all share a requirement for a highly-integrated and cross-discipline communication’s style, using effective listening, stakeholder consensus-building and change-management skills, in order to meet operational and strategic targets.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

You will manage services and programs including: the development and implementation of corporate-wide sustainability and environmental management programs, asset management systems; and corporate geographic information systems.  You will be responsible for developing related policy and procedural instructions; providing technical advice and preparing reports and recommendations for senior City managers and Council.

 

You will direct and manage approximately 10 staff, which includes technicians, specialists and project managers.  You will be responsible for mentoring, training, supervising, selecting and training staff; managing and administering their needs and their performance.

 

You will represent your section through inter-departmental liaison and with external organizations, government agencies and the public.  You will engage with relevant community and corporate stakeholders in the Capital Regional District and across other municipalities.

 

You will manage the delivery of environmental and sustainability program, plans and projects, and deliver engineering support services to include the coordination of surveys, inventory and maintenance of asset management data; collaborating with working committees and stakeholders; making recommendations and assisting in the implementation of significant changes to existing work practices and processes related to GIS and asset management; and performing other miscellaneous activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

You will have a university degree in engineering, environmental, sustainability, science or equivalent, supplemented with management and leadership experience and coursework.

 

You will also have 8 years of progressive supervisory and management experience, working in a dynamic and collaborative environment, and driving change-management initiatives.  You will have experience working in a professional governmental institution (municipal preferred), and/or specific project management experience in engineering, assets or geography / environmental management systems.

 

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.

 

All applications must be submitted online via www.victoria.ca/jobs to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department.  This posting will remain open until the role is filled. 

 

 

 

Competition Number
17/116
Department
Engineering & Public Works
Job Type
Regular Full Time