Parks Technologist

engineering parks & recreation
Location: City of Windsor, ON
Email: recruitment@citywindsor.ca
Website: http://www.citywindsor.ca
Type: temporary full-time
Posted On: Sep 27, 2017
Closing Date: Oct 6, 2017
EXTERNAL JOB OPPORTUNITY

 
POSITION: PARKS TECHNOLOGIST JOB POSTING #: 2017-0253
 
POSTING PERIOD: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
 

 
DEPARTMENT :
Parks - Development
UNION:
Non Union
 
 
 
 
LOCATION:
Various
JOB CODE:
NU0197
 
 
 
 
POSITION STATUS:
Temporary Full-Time
GRADE/CLASS:
NU11
 
 
 
 
# OF POSITIONS:
1
RATE OF PAY:
$70,804.00 to
$86, 063.24 Annually
 
 
 
 
POSITION #:
Not applicable
SHIFT WORK REQ'D:
No
 

DUTIES:
 
Reporting to the Manager of Parks Development, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, design, and drafting duties for Parks facilities, including mechanical, architectural and landscape systems.  Will be responsible for surveying, site engineering, cost estimating, finalization of various design details, field book notes, liaison with the general public, contractors, grant personnel, and other service areas.  Incumbent will handle designs and projects from start to completion ensuring compliance with specifications and construction standards.  Will be required to investigate and research new ideas, designs, techniques and materials to effectively supervise and manage new capital, operating and special projects for the City.  Investigate issues with existing City facilities to effectively mitigate problems, both immediate and long-term.  Organize and solicit public consultation for projects, facilitation of meetings and presentations with various community groups, councilors, consultants, boards and organizations.  Arrange meeting venue, plan and prepare project displays, write news releases and advertisements, create and organize and disperse advertisements.  Write council reports, media releases, conduct interviews, collect and analyze responses from public, provide notices and public service announcements.  Will be required develop technical specifications for projects, contracts, request for proposals and quotes, tender documents and technical reports in relation to new capital, operating and special projects; will research, prepare cost estimates and develop cost analysis for capital, operating and special project budgets.  The award of contracts, managing and supervising city staff, consultants or contractors on various capital, operating and special projects will be a component of the position.  Will complete indoor or outdoor inspection work for quality control, compliance, completeness and accuracy.  May be required to complete manual work when putting up stakes, guarding, etc. related to construction projects.  Incumbent will be responsible for the administration of projects/contracts on a daily basis, review shop drawings and material testing reports, coordinate and approve change orders, and administer contingency allowances.  Authorize payment to contractors, vendors, city staff and consultants through progress payments and certificates, purchase orders, work authorizations, contracts and contract orders.  Responsible for inspections related to specification compliance, codes, ordinances and project completion tasks such as financial, legal documentation and project deficiencies.  Will be required to commission completed projects and train staff in the operation and maintenance of the facility and/or equipment.  Researching, writing and creating budget estimates for managers, Mayor, Councilors, community groups and other external agencies for capital, operating and special projects will be a requirement of the position as well as assist in the creation of both capital and operating budgets.  Will generate revenue for services rendered to outside agencies and internal city departments.  Will be responsible to plan, host and conduct public meetings and interviews for various projects; consult and act as a resource for other departments, technical teams, standing and advisory committee boards, user groups, community groups, utilities, and provincial/municipal/federal agencies for projects related to Community Improvement, plans, permits, environmental assessments.  Occupational Health and Safety duties as outlined in the Corporate Health and Safety program.  Perform other related duties as assigned.
 

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must have a post secondary school community college diploma in Civil Engineering with certification as a Civil Engineering Technologist with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and a minimum of two (2) years related experience.
  • Must hold and maintain a current valid and lawful Class “G” driver’s license in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, for the purposes of operating a City of Windsor vehicle and provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment.
  • May be required to lift, carry, push or pull construction material up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have experience liaising with the general public, consultants, contractors and other agencies.
  • Must have supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  • Must have the ability to analyze problems and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to operate surveying equipment.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must have knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with work.
  • Proficiency in related computer programs such as AutoCAD, MS Project, PowerPoint, and Excel would be considered an asset.

 


 
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Send resume in confidence, quoting the above File Number, specifically noting your qualifications and experience as outlined above.
  • Resumes will be given further consideration based on meeting the criteria as identified in the qualifications section.
  • Resumes are to be addressed to and received by no later than 4:30 p.m. on the posting period date noted above.
  • Resumes may be provided to the Human Resources Department, 400 City Hall Square East, Suite 408, Windsor, ON, N9A 7K6 (email: recruitment@citywindsor.ca) OR you may drop off your resume to one of the Customer Care Centres.
  • Please refer to the City of Windsor’s website for further information on the location and hours of operation for Customer Care Centres.
 
NOTE:
  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

 

  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.

 

  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

 

  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.