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Survey Assistant II
Survey Assistant II

Survey Assistant II

Company : The City of Vancouver
Salary : $26.87–$31.56 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Requisition ID: 36239


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function
This position will report to Engineering Assistant IV and Engineering Assistant III in Waterworks Design Branch. The main purpose of the position is to assist a Survey Lead in manual and technical work in all aspects of conducting varied survey assignments including field and office related duties.

The regular work schedule for this position is Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM and will be based at Marine Gateway. The successful candidate may be required to adjust shifts and change locations as operationally required.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Assist a Survey Lead in the surveying of streets, lanes, and parks and others as assigned. Activities generally including:

  • Operating and maintaining survey equipment such as total stations, survey controllers, auto-levels, and basic hand tools
  • Physical work including but not limited to locating survey pins, plugs and monuments, staking, exposing shallow utility covers and markers, clearing weeds, bush and other obstacles
  • Traffic control duties including creating basic traffic control plans, setting up traffic control devices, and acting as a traffic control person
  • Keeping field notes, sketches; making computations and calculations as required
  • Office duties include data editing and input along with basic drafting using AutoCad.
  • Secondary duties include conducting field investigations, filing, and pickup and delivery of equipment or vehicles, supplies, and notices.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of secondary school diploma including courses in grade 12 mathematics or pre-calculus along with related experience and training, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A Diploma of Technology in civil engineering or geomatics is preferred.
  • Certification as a Traffic Control Person and/or training in traffic control, flagging, and site safety is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective respectful working relationships with staff, and exercise tact and diplomacy in relating to members of the public.
  • Ability to take direction from a rotating group of survey technicians in relation to specific assignments and carry out work diligently, efficiently, and safely.
  • Ability to accurately read, draw and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately, neatly and rapidly.
  • Skill in the use and care of surveying tools including total stations and levels.
  • Ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions including walking, lifting and carrying equipment over long distances on uneven terrain.
  • Sufficient capacity to lift and carry at least 22.5kg is required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of municipal design and construction of water main system.
  • Ability to work safely in all traffic conditions and on construction sites.
  • Experience or training using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite software.

Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License or higher and a Satisfactory driving record
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities
  • Your driving record will be reviewed as part of the application process. Candidates must demonstrate a safe driving history, as assessed by the City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy. All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment. Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Start Date: August, 2022

Position End Date: August, 2024

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-015: $26.87 to $31.56 per hour

Application Close: June 26, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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