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Main Purpose and Function
Engineering Services contributes to the overall City purpose by providing many services and public works facilities. These ranges from such fundamental services as water supply, sewerage, drainage, refuse removal, street access, and lighting, to regulatory functions such as traffic control, parking enforcement, transportation planning, and preservation of utility and communication corridors.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Sanitation Operations Workers are typically assigned to Street Cleaning or Collections. The Street Cleaning Operation helps keep our City clean and involves collection of litter, debris and abandoned waste from City streets and laneways. The Collections Operation provides direct customer service to our residents and involves curbside collection of garbage or green bin materials on assigned collection routes throughout the City. Operations Workers may also be assigned to other Sanitation Branch specific work.
Sanitation operations branches function 365 days/year, applicants must be willing and able to work shift work. The shifts may include 7:00am to 3:30pm, 10:00am to 8:30pm or 8:30pm to 7:00am. Applicants must be willing and able to work shifts which may include dayshift, afternoon, and graveyard with the expectations to work weekends. Successful applicants availability must meet Branch expectations in order to continue employment with the Branch.
Education and Experience:
- Up to completion of high school and some laboring and truck driving experience.
- A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record. Air Brake endorsement is preferred.
- 5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
- 3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year
- Employees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of safe work procedures.
- Sound knowledge of the tools, material and equipment used in the work.
- Some knowledge of construction and maintenance tasks.
- Some knowledge of the functions of the branch concerned and the established practices in carrying out the work.
- Ability to exercise some independence of judgment and action in the routine or simple aspects of the work.
- Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public.
- Skill in the use of a variety of tools and equipment.
- Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy physical labour.
- Ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects.
- Ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting.
- Ability to work close to moving machinery and in high traffic areas
- Ability to work on ladders, elevated areas and/or confined spaces,
- Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, and on uneven surfaces
- Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment variety of tools and equipment.
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: July 2019
Position End Date: September 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-310: $28.67 per hour
Number of Positions: 8
Application Close: June 11, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.