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Inspections and Surveys Summer Student

Req ID: 12362
Vacancy Type: Temporary 
Number of Positions: 7  
Closing Date: 01/26/2021

Job Summary

The Technical Services Section requires Summer Students from May 3 to September 3, 2021. Reporting to the Supervisor, Surveys & Inspections, the primary responsibility will be to conduct daily walking inspections of sidewalks, pathways and boulevards. Other duties may also include, providing back-up/assistance for inspection and survey staff, delivering construction notices to residents, collecting material weigh tickets from worksites, or assisting with special projects or studies.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts walking inspections of City sidewalks, boulevards, and pathways to identify, record and report defects or hazardous conditions, to ensure compliance with O. Reg. 239/02: Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. A mobile computer tablet equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and electronic data capture forms will  be provided.
  • Reports and refers any dangerous street hazards to public or traffic safety for prompt action.
  • May assist City inspectors with various job related tasks.
  • May be to assigned to a Survey Crew to assist with construction layout, and field measurements for payments.
  • Delivers construction notices to homeowners.
  • Collects material weight tickets from truck drivers for construction materials delivered to City worksites.
  • May asisst with special projects or research studies.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a College or University Civil Engineering Program.
  • Must be returning to College/University in the Fall of 2021.
  • Experience in Municipal Services Construction is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications including MS Office: Word, Excel.
  • Previous experience in the use of Total Stations, levels and other related survey equipment is an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to create effective solutions to problems.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills along with strong customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written, with previous experience in preparing reports and maintaining logs/diaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgement and sound decisions.
  • Ability to carry out the full range of physical demands of the position such as lifting, pulling and carrying of equipment and objects etc up to 25 lbs.
  • Must hold a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License with a driving record in good standing. A driver's abstract will be required to verify a driving record in good standing.
  • Must be able to provide your own vehicle in which mileage would be paid.
  • C.S.A approved green patch safety boots are required.

Hourly Rate/Salary: 17.34 
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week (7:30 am to 4:00 pm) 
Work Location: Mavis Yard: Common Building 
Department/Division/Section: T&W/Transportation&Works Dept , T&W/Works Operations & Mntce Division , Technical Services 
Non-Union/Union: CUPE 


A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga 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 Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     




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