Probationary Firefighters

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

A probationary firefighter is an integral part of the emergency services team. This position will be responsible for fire suppression duties necessary to save life and property and providing emergency response, rescue and extrication duties within hazardous conditions.

The Fire Department provides an essential service 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to the community.  Firefighters work together as members of a well-honed team. Extended periods are spent working together, whether in emergency, training or other duties around the fire station.  The Guelph Fire Department takes pride in providing a high level of service and support to our community.

Duties

  • Combat, extinguish and/or prevent fires to save life and property. Perform fire suppression duties to extinguish fires rapidly and efficiently under emergency conditions, frequently involving considerable hazard.
  • Provide emergency medical response and aid. Perform rescue/extrication operations where necessary to prevent loss of life or further injury, from any cause.
  • Support work teams and allied agencies to maintain public safety. Seek direction and authority through the Incident Management System at the emergency scene and collaborating/assisting with allied agencies (e.g. paramedics and police).
  • Perform station, equipment and vehicle maintenance.
  • Assist with Alarm Room Technician/dispatch duties as required. Provide back-up resources to the communications unit by receiving emergency calls and dispatching resources on an as needed basis demonstrating excellent communications and multitasking skills to input and record pertinent data.
  • Contribute to public relations and education efforts. Support fire prevention efforts by conducting demonstrations and inspections.  Actively participate in community engagement & outreach initiatives.
  • Commit to lifelong learning, community and personal wellness and continuous improvement. Participate in training exercises and courses to maintain and improve skill set, learning new procedures and techniques.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following qualifications must be met at the time of applying:

  • Completion of secondary school diploma (Grade 12 or equivalent).
  • Successful completion of the National Fire Protection Association Firefighter Certification NFPA 1001, (I & II) & NFPA 472 or 1072 Awareness & Operations Level from a recognized post-secondary institution prior to the date of application submission
  • Have a valid First Aid Certificate and a valid CPR Basic Rescuer Certificate (Level C).
  • Must possess a minimum DZ drivers licence (or out of province equivalency) with a good driving record. (A current driver’s licence abstract/CVOR would be required at time of hire.) Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Must have successfully completed all phases of the testing program with OFAI (Ontario Fire Administration Inc) and hold a current and valid OFAI certificate. For more information please visit OFAI.ca (All costs associated with the test are the responsibility of the applicant.)
  • Be 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Canada. 

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through relevant training, experience (including volunteer or community service) and skills in a field closely related to emergency services.  This may include trades, health & safety, medical care, social services and/or heavy equipment operations.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of skills and experience may be considered.  (Note:  Applicants will be assessed according to the skills gaps and requirements of the Guelph Fire Department.  These requirements may change from one recruitment drive to another.)
  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement as demonstrated by experience volunteering in social/civil/community events and initiatives, non-profit organizations, counselling, crisis intervention is considered an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field would be considered an asset.
  • Must be a strong team player and demonstrate proven interpersonal skills that are consistent with the department’s core values to effectively deal with the public and allied agencies.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Computer skills with good keyboarding skills.
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labour within high risk and hazardous environments.
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations.
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check including vulnerable sector check (paid for by the candidate) may be requested at time of offer.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday November 5, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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As a second stage in our recruitment process, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may be contacted by email to complete an additional survey.  This survey would be used to learn more about the skills, experience and qualifications related to this position.  If this is requested, there would be a specific due date to complete this survey.  Please ensure you check your email regularly for future correspondence.

Resumes may be kept on file for future positions beyond this current recruitment.

You can also check the Specialized Recruitment page http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/careers-jobs/firefighters/ for further updates regarding the status of our recruitment process for Probationary Firefighters.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer, which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Temporary up to 6 months)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of temporary Licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in the Wastewater Services Division.  Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will use their background to perform repairs and maintenance at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewage Pumping Stations.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

  • Performs repairs on pumps, valves, electric and pneumatic actuators, motors, gears, hydraulics, mechanical drives, speed reducers and other related equipment.
  • Analyze by troubleshooting all types of mechanical and related equipment, making recommendations on a course of action for the repair or replacement of equipment.
  • Organize, co‐ordinate and work with external contractors while performing maintenance or repairs to equipment, including the inspection of completed work to ensure it conforms to City standards and industry best practices; Ensure all work complies with safety standards and all applicable codes.
  • Respond to emergency equipment failures, troubleshoot equipment and diagnose problems, identify needed resources and make repairs or work with contractors to complete work.
  • Provide support services to project implementation and the start‐up and commissioning of equipment.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development and day to day administration and update of a Computerized Maintenance Management System including the processing of work requests, work orders, and data entry of the same.
  • Perform welding, pipe fitting, rigging and operational duties.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all colleagues, customers and contractors through collaboration, communication and application of conflict resolution skills.
  • Works in accordance with the Occupational health and Safety Act, all applicable codes, Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures as well as regulation of the Ministry of the Environment and monitor compliance with established customer service and regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with Wastewater Services staff and contractors as appropriate to coordinate and minimize impacts of maintenance activities in terms of process and performance impact.
  • Completes and maintains all daily legislative and non‐legislative records.
  • Monitor inventories, develop specifications and initiate the proposal of goods and services required to execute work plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 Diploma and 4 years’ maintenance experience; preferably in water or wastewater environment. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Industrial Maintenance Millwright Certificate (433A)
  • Must be in possession of a Wastewater Collection OIT and Wastewater Treatment OIT Certificate or obtain same within 2 months of hire.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Able to understand equipment manufacturers’ schematic drawings, interpret design drawings and operating and maintenance manuals.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to resolve maintenance issues in a timely manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work effectively in an empowered team environment.
  • Able to perform physical requirements to safely and effectively complete required duties, including heavy manual labour in adverse conditions over long periods of time. (E.g. lifting, bending, kneeling work in confined spaces, working at heights, on scaffolding and in all types of conditions including inclement weather).
  • Knowledge of pumps, valves, electric and pneumatic actuators, motors, gears, hydraulics, mechanical drives, speed reducers and other related equipment.
  • Knowledge of MECP regulations and the fundamentals of electricity & process control along with the ability to understand and apply pump curve theory knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics is an asset.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System experience is an asset.
  • Experience with digester equipment is an asset.

Rate

$32.01 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Wednesday October 31, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Loader Operator

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Loader Operator within the Operations Department.  Reporting to the Supervisor, Public Works, the successful candidate will operate a loader with various attachments in live traffic.  The operator will also perform relevant road maintenance activities and winter control with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

  • Principal duties include the operation of a front end loader in live traffic and construction sites for road maintenance activities in a safe, efficient manner with minimal disruption to traffic.
  • Use of front end loader with broom, blower or other attachments in live traffic.
  • Ability to safely operate a front end loader with wing plow attachment maintaining public safety in the delivery of winter control service to the community.
  • Perform other various duties relating to winter control of roadways including operating a combination tandem truck with plow and wing and other relevant machinery; manual snow and ice clearing and manual salting and sanding equipment and sidewalk winter control as needed.
  • Perform other related duties in the execution of maintenance activities related to right of way maintenance and winter control such as labourer duties, street sweeping, gravel maintenance, asphalt repairs and traffic control set-up.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations including corporate, departmental and divisional, policies and procedures.
  • Remove obstacles hazardous to employees or the public or that interfere with the safe operation of vehicles or equipment.
  • Accurate and timely completion of daily activity time sheets including reporting of materials used and work completed, inspection and reporting forms.
  • Accurate and timely completion of vehicle and equipment checks as outlined in the fleet policies.
  • Report on variances in daily work plans.
  • Immediately report vandalism, mechanical difficulties, damage and hazardous conditions.
  • Actively participate in a team environment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 12 education is required.
  • Experience related to the duties listed above which includes one (1) year relevant experience operating front end-loaders and D-Z vehicles in a safe and efficient manner in live traffic and in winter driving conditions. Perform work related to roadway asphalt removal, excavation, asphalt paving, road maintenance activities, and winter control operations. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience related to the duties listed above which includes five (5) months of Plow and Wing experience on a D-Z Class vehicle.
  • Must possess a Class D-Z licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of tools, equipment and procedures relevant to asphalt maintenance activities.
  • Experience in material control including tracking and documentation of inventory.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter, able to make decisions and function with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to deal with the public in a cordial manner and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical activities including lifting, digging, shoveling, raking and climbing ladders and be able to actively participate in daily activities, working within live traffic conditions and severe weather conditions.
  • Basic understanding of and experience with computers and work order systems.
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Working knowledge of Ontario Traffic Manual (Book 7).

Rate

$26.43 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday October 22, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Communications Officer (temporary up to 12 months)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Communications Officer within the Corporate Communications department.  The Communications Officer is a key position within the Corporate Communications team; they are generalist practitioners who are the first and main point of contact with City departments. The successful candidate will have a well-rounded background in public relations, with experience in several of the sub-disciplines of the practice. You will develop and implement multi-faceted communications plans for City departments; anticipate, plan for and respond to issues; and provide communications support for corporate strategic initiatives.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

  • Provide strategic communications expertise and support
  • Develop and implement integrated communications programs in support of City programs and services
  • Conduct research and analysis of strategic issues; anticipate, plan for and respond to issues; prepare briefing notes and develop issues management plans
  • Design, write, develop, execute and manage online content
  • Analyze effectiveness of communication strategies, report on results and provide recommendations for optimization in stakeholder communication
  • Support the media relations program: research, write and edit news releases and media materials; provide support to both the media and City employees; develop plans for new and traditional media; handle media inquiries and facilitate interviews; leverage the City’s social media properties to engage stakeholders
  • Coordinate the development and production of communication materials
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma, a post-degree certificate in Public Relations or Corporate Communications and 4 to 5 years work experience in the field of public relations, including experience in an issues management role, preferably in the public sector. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Solid understanding of communication theory and best practices with experience developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive communications programs
  • Understanding of data analytics, especially with respect to digital communications, and ability to identify metrics to support desired outcomes
  • Understanding of and experience with stakeholder analysis, and customizing communications approaches and materials to meet the needs of various audiences.
  • Understanding of community-based social marketing (CBSM) theory gained through formal learning, and experience developing and implementing CBSM programs
  • Experience marketing government programs and services designed to motivate behaviour change including rebate and education programs
  • Proven writing, editing and research skills
  • Well-developed presentation and client service skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure, complete multiple assignments and function effectively in a high volume workplace with tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion, good judgement, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Previous experience and/or knowledge of municipal government is an asset
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office; demonstrated ability to use WordPress, Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms
  • Professional membership with CPRS and/or IABC is an asset
  • Ability to create and/or edit Google Maps, or familiarity with GIS-based technology is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is an asset

Rate

$32.66 – $40.12 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday October 21, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Pottery Instructor

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference. We are looking for an experienced potter who has training in ceramics and has the desire to teach and instruct both adults as well as children from beginner to advanced courses in the art of pottery

Duties

  • Set-up and clean-up of program activities
  • Plan and implement age appropriate program activities
  • Responsible for taking the necessary steps for ensuring the safety of both children and adults in the program at all times (following City of Guelph process and procedure)
  • Teach a well thought-out weekly plan, incorporating different ceramics techniques.
  • Have weekend and week night availability to facilitate Open Studio time.

Qualifications

  • A positive, encouraging attitude
  • Highly responsible and punctual
  • Extensive ceramics background and past teaching experience
  • Thoughtful, energetic and passionate about teaching
  • Ability to problem-solve and work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate and interact positively
  • Extensive knowledge in handbuilding and pottery on the wheel
  • Extensive knowledge in glazing and firing pottery in kilns

Rate

$14.25 – $21.37 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to Tonie.Sacchetti@guelph.ca by Friday November 2, 2018. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

  • Ability to assume ORO responsibilities for a MOE Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Plan, administer, delegate, supervise and direct the daily work of Wastewater Treatment Operators.
  • Supports the development and implementation of policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures to ensure all work practices comply with applicable legislation, regulations and City of Guelph’s health and safety policies as well as other policies and procedures.
  • Support the operational plan through a comprehensive operational preventative maintenance program for the Wastewater Treatment Plant to support divisional operations and industry best practices.
  • Provide visible and positive leadership to the Wastewater Treatment team that is consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff.
  • Support internal benchmarking and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensures all compliance, preventative maintenance and operational activities are scheduled, completed, recorded and fully documented.
  • Monitor operating expenditures and assists with the development of annual capital and operating budgets.
  • Works closely with peers across the division (i.e. Supervisor of Wastewater Collection, Supervisor of EPO and Laboratory Services, and Supervisor of Maintenance) to ensure continuity and execution of work plans.
  • Review, develop and refine, SOP’s, SOG’s and work methods for wastewater treatment operators.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination and scheduling of work plans and risk assessments
  • Leads in the coordination of projects related to process control.
  • Monitors, interprets and communicates process control data as it relates to the facilities Environmental Compliance Approval and other regulatory requirements.
  • Implement quality customer service initiatives and respond to internal and external customer complaints and requests for information.
  • Support the coordination of facility tours and co sample and data requests.
  • Responsible for writing reports as required including monthly compliance and technical reports.
  • Support colleagues in the preparation of compliance, memorandums for customers, staff, management, including technical specifications, and work instructions.
  • Review and provide input on current and future resource requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with the City’s purchasing by-law.
  • Represent the department in a professional manner with internal and external contacts.
  • Comply with all applicable Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adequate coverage to maintain service delivery at all times
  • Participate in Wastewater Services Management on-call rotation.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a post secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering Technology or related field, and a considerable experience in the operation of a Wastewater Treatment Facility, preferably in a municipal environment. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid MOE Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Facility License or ability to obtain within 15 months of start date
  • Experience supervising staff or leading work teams, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract and CVOR (if applicable) prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation processes and control.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple and changing demands and priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong negotiating and public relations skills are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to monitor the operational preventative maintenance program using CMMS and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to effectively monitor the process.
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check would be required at time of offer.

Rate

$72,911.82 – $91,139.77

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, November 4, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Market Square Attendant (Ice Season) – Casual Part time

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of Work

(Up to) 23 hours per week, Sunday to Saturday, hours between 7:00 am and 12:00 am (including statutory holidays) from Mid November thru March.

Duties

  • Operate ice re-surfacer and ice edger for rink resurfacing
  • Preform ice maintenance which may include hose floods, to maintain a safe and quality surface for users
  • Recognize potential accident causes and watch out for and eliminate them.
  • Report without delay any accidents, defects in the ice and all equipment etc.
  • Ensure safety of skaters at all times
  • Supporting events on market square
  • Maintain a safe and fun skating program
  • Winter control work such as snow shoveling and salting in and around Market Square
  • Maintain Refrigeration logs and report irregularities or concerns
  • Maintaining and cleaning of Pavilion building (inside and out) and washrooms
  • Emptying and replacing the liner of garbage bins throughout the market square
  • Cleaning, maintaining and disposing of rubbish/garbage in plant beds in Market Square
  • Interacting with the Public for help and inquiries
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous experience operating an ice re-surfacer would be an asset
  • Current or ability to obtain Emergency First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Relevant experience operating a variety of tools and equipment
  • Experience in providing quality customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform physical work
  • Team player and able to work with & without direct supervision
  • Must be a self-starter and work well in a multi-tasked environment
  • Safety oriented

Rate

$15.57 per hour (under review)

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply Please apply for this position by sending your resume and cover letter to careers@guelph.ca  by Friday November 2nd, 2018.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

HVAC/Gas Fitter Technician

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of HVAC/Gas Fitter Technician within the Facilities Management Department. Reporting to the Supervisor, General Trades and Corporate Building Maintenance the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining City facilities.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

  • Perform mechanical system inspections, troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs as required to ensure efficient, safe and reliable HVAC, refrigeration, boiler, generator, and plumbing/piping systems.
  • Design, layout and install mechanical projects.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment inspection records and certify compliance with computerized PM program.
  • Liaise with mechanical/electrical contractors.
  • Liaise with TSSA as required and obtain a Certificate of Authorization for refrigeration pressure piping.
  • Liaise with other City Departments to review existing equipment, new installs and assist set-up, operation of BAS systems.
  • Ensure that all safety and operational procedures are followed during work performance.
  • Assist Operations staff in isolation and start-up of equipment.
  • Assist in accumulating data to support MMS program.
  • Ensure completion of work orders, purchase orders and time keeping through MMS program.
  • Work with other team members of Corporate Building Maintenance in day to day activities.
  • Respond to issues related to building at various Facilities e.g. fire alarm panel.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 diploma and 5 years industrial/commercial mechanical systems and equipment experience. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must hold a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, and a TSSA Certificate of Qualification as a Gas Technician I.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record.  Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to deal with internal and external contacts in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Must be able to perform physical work (e.g. lifting, walking, climbing, push and pull and working in all types of weather conditions).
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Experience with MMS computer system (SPL) would be an asset.
  • Knowledge with the maintenance and operation of instrumentation, BAS, and DDC computer control systems.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and high areas.

Rate

$34.78 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, October 28, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Seasonal Winter Control Operator

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for temporary Seasonal Winter Control Operators within the Operations Department.  The successful candidate will perform road winter control maintenance activities and have a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.

Hours of work

40 hours per week.  Rotating shifts and standby are a requirement of this position. This is a temporary position for approximately 4 months during the winter control season.

Duties

  • Perform duties in the development, maintenance and operation of the Operations Department related to winter road maintenance.
  • Operate a tandem dump truck in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Perform various duties relating to winter control of roadways including operating a tandem truck with computerized material applicator, plow and wing and or other relevant road maintenance equipment, manual snow and ice clearing equipment and manual salting and sanding equipment.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Remove obstacles hazardous to employees or the public or that interfere with the safe operation of vehicles or equipment.
  • Complete daily activity time sheets including reporting/recording of materials used and work completed, inspection and reporting forms.
  • Report on variances in daily work plans.
  • Immediately report vandalism, mechanical difficulties, damage and hazardous conditions.
  • Actively participate in a team environment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a grade 12 education and 1 year experience operating DZ vehicles and other relevant heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner in live traffic and in winter driving conditions (preferably for winter control purposes).  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience related to the duties listed above which includes five (5) months of Plow and Wing experience on a D-Z Class vehicle.
  • Must possess a Class D-Z licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of tools and equipment relevant to winter control and roadway maintenance activities.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter, able to make decisions and function with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess good communication skills and have the ability to deal with the public in a cordial manner.
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical activities including but not limited to lifting, digging, and shovelling and be able to actively participate in daily activities, working within live traffic conditions and adverse weather conditions.
  • Basic understanding of and experience with computers.
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Highway Traffic Act.

Rate

$$26.43 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application. Please note preference will be given to candidates applying by November 30, 2018, after which applications will be reviewed need basis.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Aquafit Instructor (part-time)

Position summary

Plan, organize and conduct aqua fitness classes following guidelines outlined by the Aquatic Department. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work

Up to 20 hours per week with daytime, evening and weekend shifts required

Locations

Victoria Road Recreation Centre
West End Community Centre
Centennial Pool

Duties

  • To be a role model and a positive motivating force to participants.
  • Ongoing assessment and monitoring of participants for the appropriateness of the program content and level. Provide options to the patrons to meet their needs.
  • Participate in regular professional development opportunities both internally and externally in the following areas: choreography, exercise technique, exercise safety, specialty areas, music selection, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining high safety supervision at all times.
  • Take appropriate action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies as outlined in the department policies and procedures.
  • Be a supportive team member by covering classes in case of an absence.
  • Ensure music and equipment provided at facilities (Head set, aqua fit mat ) are prepared before class and used.
  • Represent the City of Guelph in a professional manner at all times both internally and externally.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Recognized Aquafit certification through SPEEDO, CALA, YM/YWCA or other training/certifications
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate that is recognized by WSIB (must be done every two years)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good planning, instruction and communication skills, training and experience in specialized fitness.

Rate of pay

$24.25 per hour

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@guelph.ca.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Sidewalk Winter Control Operator

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Applications are being accepted for the temporary positions of Sidewalk Winter Control Operators within the Public Works Department. Committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, successful candidates will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work

This role is required to work during or following snow storms for shifts ranging from 4 to 12 hours in duration. Hours will be as needed on a call-In basis, Sunday through Saturday up to a maximum of 12 hours per day and 60 hours per week. Ability to respond to the work site within a reasonable response time is required. On-call may be a requirement of this position.

This is a temporary position working from approximately the end of November 2018 to approximately mid-April 2019.

Duties

  • Operate equipment relating to Sidewalk Winter Control operations including but not limited to Sidewalk Plow with Plow Blade or Snow Blower Attachment.
  • Actively participate in a team environment.
  • Complete daily logs and time sheets.
  • Report vandalism, mechanical difficulties, equipment/property damage, etc.
  • Report variances to daily work plans.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations/requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • You must possess a Class G licence with a good driving record and have held such licence for the past 5 years.  Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Experience with relevant equipment such as snow blowers, sidewalk plows, farm tractors, skid steers and pick-up trucks with a plow would be an asset.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to communicate in a cordial and professional manner.
  • Able to perform physical labour including lifting and shovelling.
  • Mechanically inclined with strong attention to detail.

Rate of pay

$25.04 per hour

Mandatory Orientation: You will be required to attend an orientation session which is expected to be scheduled for October 2018.  Further details will be provided.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Please note first consideration will be given to those applications received by September 4, 2018.

Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Park Activation Program Assistant(Part-time)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

The Programming and Community Development Department is seeking dynamic, responsible individuals to coordinate and deliver physical activity programming for children in community parks.

Hours of work

16-24 hours per week.  Evening and weekend work will be required.

Duties

  • Deliver dynamic and creative physical activity programming for children in local parks.
  • Provide on-site supervision and leadership to participants and support fellow program staff at Park Programming session.
  • Take a lead role in the development and implementation of weekly activities and events.
  • Assist in the advertising/promoting of Park Activation activities and programs.
  • Act as a resource and advocate for participating children and parents.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of participants, volunteers and staff.
  • Responsible for R-Zone program compliance.
  • Complete various administrative duties ( progress reports, incident reports, statistics, program evaluation)
  • Ensure that City Parks and Programming and Community Development Program Guidelines and Procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and kept in an acceptable, safe condition.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of special events, when required.

Qualifications

  • Obtained or pursuing a degree/diploma in Recreation & Leisure Services, Social Services, Child Development or related field
  • Previous experience working with children 4-12.
  • Previous experience in program planning, development and implementation for this age group.
  • A valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate (or willing to obtain upon hiring).
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal skills) and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent Conflict Resolution Skills with the ability to identify and resolve conflicts before they escalate
  • A satisfactory police record/criminal reference check will be required at the time of hiring

Rate

$15.85-16.98 per hour

How to apply

Preference will be given to applicants who apply  by Friday, July 13, 2018. Please note all applicants must submit their resume and cover letter as one document by email to siobhan.devine@guelph.ca in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Public Works General Labourer – Summer 2018

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Duties

  • Work with outside construction crews to assist with labourer duties related to concrete, boulevards and stormwater.

Qualifications

  • Relevant experience operating a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Previous experience performing construction, landscaping, farming or assisting mechanics in a garage environment would be an asset.
  • Valid Class G/G2 licence in good standing with 2 years driving experience.

Important notes

  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm they have a valid driver’s licence held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Successful candidates must attend the compulsory orientation training session scheduled to be attended at City Hall.

Rate of pay

$14.00 per hour.  Final rate of pay will be determined based on qualifications and relevant work experience.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system . Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Pottery Program Instructor

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Resumes are being accepted for Pottery Program Instructor with the Parks and Recreation Department.

Position summary

We are looking for an experienced potter who has training in ceramics and has the desire to teach and instruct both adults as well as children from beginner to advanced courses in the art of pottery.

Duties

  • Set-up and clean-up of program activities
  • Plan and implement age appropriate program activities
  • Responsible for taking the necessary steps for ensuring the safety of both children and adults in the program at all times (following City of Guelph process and procedure)
  • Teach a well thought-out weekly plan, incorporating different ceramics techniques.

Qualifications

  • A positive, encouraging attitude
  • Highly responsible and punctual
  • Extensive ceramics background and past teaching experience
  • Thoughtful, energetic and passionate about teaching
  • Ability to problem-solve and work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate and interact positively
  • Extensive knowledge in handbuilding and pottery on the wheel
  • Extensive knowledge in glazing and firing pottery in kilns

Rate of pay

$19.33 per hour 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Tonie.Sacchetti@guelph.ca.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Fitness Instructors – Kick boxing (Part time)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city. 

Position summary

The City of Guelph Recreation Division offers a variety of recreation fitness program for people of all ages and abilities in weekly sessions throughout the year.

Reporting to the Recreation Program Coordinator, successful candidates will lead a fun and motivating setting for group fitness classes, and be inclusive to all participants.

We offer a variety of classes at various locations – West End Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre and Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. 

Hours of work

Depending on the program(s) the instructor is hired for, the hours will include the program time and up to a 15 minutes for preparation and 15 minutes for  take down.

We are looking for qualified fitness instructors to teach in the following areas/skill sets:

  • Kickboxing
  • Self-defense
  • General group fitness

Duties

  • Create a welcoming environment for all participants
  • Communicate with the program team
  • Provide enthusiastic and exciting fitness classes
  • Provide fully inclusive program to participants of all abilities
  • Ensure participant confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check is required at time of offer
  • Standard first Aid with CPR C
  • Fully certified fitness instructor qualifications
  • Full availability is required for scheduled program day and time

Rate of pay  

$23.35  per hour

How to apply

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Recreation Program Coordinator, Tonie Sacchetti by email at Tonie.sacchetti@guelph.ca.

For more information about some of the programs we are hiring for, please reference programs listed in adult section in the Guelph Community Guide.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Public Works Labourer – Boulevards (summer 2018)

Resumes are being accepted for the summer position of  Public Works Labourer – Boulevards.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the necessary skills related to concrete work with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.   Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of Work:  

This is a full-time, summer contract position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm (hours subject to change depending on weather). 

DUTIES:

  • Assist with duties related to pouring and finishing concrete. Additional duties include assisting with restoration/repair of City owned boulevards.
  • Perform duties related to landscaping and placing sod.
  • Perform duties within the right of way and near traffic.
  • Utilize hand tools, pressure washers and other power tools as required.
  • Perform duties related to site maintenance and clean-up, including cleaning up of debris.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related and unrelated duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 3-6 months experience related to the duties listed above, particularly experience with concrete pouring and finishing.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years.  The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Possess excellent team and communication skills, and present a pleasant demeanor with the public.
  • Excellent customer service skills with sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job which includes walking, lifting, bending, kneeling, and standing for extended periods of time, in all types of weather (heat, rain, etc.). 

Hourly rate:

$14.00 per hour

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be received online by  Tuesday, February 20, 2017.  Please note you will be required to complete a short online questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. To apply for this position click on the “Apply for this Job” icon, instructions will follow. 

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer

Licenced Auto Truck and Coach Technician / Licenced Truck and Coach Technician

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of  Licenced Auto Truck & Coach Technician / Licenced Truck and Coach Technician with the Operations – Fleet Services Division.  Reporting to the Supervisor of Fleet Services, the successful candidate will focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work

40 hours per week, rotating shifts – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and 12 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday to Friday.  Winter control on-call support is required.

Duties

  • Perform all inspection, maintenance, and repair of all types of light and heavy vehicles, including diagnosis and correction of problems with diesel and/or gasoline engines, automatic transmissions, brakes, steering and other vehicle components as per approved policy.
  • Hydraulic repairs and service.
  • Lubricate, refuel, change oil, service tires and batteries, etc. as required.
  • Accurate and legible record keeping.
  • Participate in Apprentice training.
  • Maintain a neat, tidy, and clean work place, and perform general housekeeping as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Grade 12 education and four (4) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid Truck & Coach Technician Licence (310T). 310S license or recognized credit towards obtaining a 310S considered an asset.
  • First consideration will be given to applicants who possess both licenses. However, if positions remain available, second consideration will be given to employees who possess a valid Truck and Coach License (310T). The successful applicant(s) will be required to complete the automotive mechanics licence (310S) within a prescribed period of time as a condition of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Class ‘DZ’ licence with a good driving record, or have a valid driver’s licence in good standing and be willing to obtain DZ within a specified time period. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current three year driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with electronic diagnosis equipment.
  • Computer keyboarding skills, and beginner skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting, various levels of standing, climbing, sitting & crouching as required.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter and able to prioritize tasks according to changing demands and work with or without supervision.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Must be neat in appearance and able to communicate in a cordial manner.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and have a sincere focus on quality customer service.

Rate

$32.86 per hour (310S and 310T) and $31.51 per hour (310T)

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application. Please note all applicants must submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Preference will be given to the candidates applying by Monday, February 12, 2018, after which applications will be considered on need basis.

To access the online application system, please click on the “Apply for this job” icon. Instructions will follow.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Extra Board Sorter

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Position summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Extra Board Sorter within Solid Waste Resources Division.  The successful candidate will sort materials from incoming waste at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work

Up to forty (40) hours per week on a scheduled and call in basis.  The shifts will be Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am to 3:00pm and 9:00am to 5:00 pm.

Duties

  • Manually sort materials from incoming wastes at sorting stations throughout the MRF, lift materials from conveyers and drop into appropriate areas.
  • Manually remove recyclable or reject material from various areas of the MRF.
  • Visually inspect recovered materials for product quality and remove contaminants as necessary.
  • Transport material storage bins from sort rooms to various area of the MRF.
  • Clean sorting and other areas of the plant including tipping floor and storage areas.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations policies and procedures.
  • Communicate by two way radio on an “as needed” basis.
  • Through direction of other staff, start and stop equipment as needed.
  • Identify production enhancements.
  • Other related duties as assigned, including inter-changing job functions.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 Diploma and 3-6 months experience in a manufacturing production line related work environment. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to perform physical work (e.g. lifting, bending and standing for long periods of time).
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence and possess a good driving record would be an asset.

Rate of pay

$14.87 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

To access the online application system, please click on the “Apply for this job” icon. Instructions will follow.

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Assistant Building Inspector- Summer 2018

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Duties:

  • Assist Building Inspector II’s with inspections of low rise residential housing and associated ancillary buildings such as wood decks, sheds, and with re-inspections of houses, semi detached and townhouses.
  • Perform municipal by-law licence inspections such as inspections of Swimming Pool Fences.
  • Prepare and issue reports and letters in relation to on-site inspections.
  • Review property files and advise homeowners and builder of property record status.
  • Enforce requirements related to the City’s Termite Control Program related to above noted structures.
  • Establish and maintain good positive relationships with the public, professionals and City staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of 2nd year of a 3 year community college diploma program in Architectural Technology or Construction Technology.
  • Some experience in building construction and/or municipal Building Department and/ or by-law enforcement experience.
  • Must be qualified with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the following categories:
  • General Legal
  • House
  • Must possess a valid “G’ driver’s licence with a good driving record (a current driver’s abstract may be required at time of offer)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret Codes, By-laws and working (construction) drawings, with an excellent understanding of the Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code (specifically division B, part 9), and municipal by-laws.
  • Strong level of judgement and ability to resolve problems related to inspections.
  • Must possess intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word and relevant software.
  • Experience with building permit related software (preferably AMANDA) would be an asset.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong team skills, customer service and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of the Provincial Offences Act and the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job which includes walking, sitting and standing for extended periods of time; climbing, crawling and stooping will also be required on a regular basis
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check would be required at time of offer.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm they have a valid driver’s licence held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • A satisfactory police record/vulnerable sector check will be required at time of offer

Hours of Work:

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Duration:

Approximately 4 months beginning in May and ending in August. Possible 2 month extension.

Salary:

$16.10 to $17.82 per hour depending on education level and work experience

How to Apply:

Applications must be received online by January 31, 2018. To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply For this Job” button. Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document. If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

Aquatics

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Recreation Services is accepting applications for full time and part-time employment opportunities in Aquatics.  Positions include Deck Supervisors, Aquatic Swim Instructor/Lifeguard and Assistant Instructor.

Hours of work

Hours of work are up to 20 hour a week and up to 35 hours during the summer months

Location

Positions are available at:

  • Centennial Pool
  • West End Community Centre
  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • Lyons Leisure Pool (outdoor pool July – August only).

Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body (Lifesaving Society) standards and the City of Guelph expectations. Maintain and enforce high safety standards at all times.  Lifeguard as requested and assume all responsibilities of a guard.

Duties

  • Maintain a high level of safety supervision at all times.
  • Complete all necessary administration documentation thoroughly.
  • Attend all mandatory staff trainings.
  • Class management and safety supervision during Instructional Learn to swim Programs
  • Respond as required to any aquatic emergency situations.
  • Assist in implementation of City wide events, such as swim meets, theme days, rentals, etc. as required.
  • Ensure that all aquatic qualifications remain current and on file.
  • General maintenance of pool deck and facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Current National Lifeguard certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors and Coaching Level 1 certifications would be an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification
  • A current Police Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required immediately after an offer has been made and must be dated no earlier than the offer date.

Assistant Instructor

Assist the instructor during the instructional program.  Perform minor first aid and assist in emergencies as required.  Lifeguard as requested and assume all responsibilities of a guard.

Duties

  • Maintain a high level of safety supervision at all times.
  • Complete all necessary administration documentation thoroughly.
  • Attend all mandatory staff trainings.
  • Assist with class management and safety supervision during Instructional Learn to Swim programs under the guidance and direction of the aquatic instructor.
  • Respond as required to any aquatic emergency situations.
  • Assist in implementation of City wide events, such as swim meets, theme days, rentals, etc. as required.
  • Ensure that all aquatic qualifications remain current and on file.
  • General maintenance of pool deck and facilities.

Qualifications

  • Current Bronze Cross certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Assistant Swim Instructor certification
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification
  • A current Police Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required immediately after an offer has been made and must be dated no earlier than the offer date 

Rate of pay

$14.00 to $14.50 per hour

How to apply

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply For this Job” button. Please specify which position(s) you are applying for in your resume/cover letter.  In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile.  This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process.  You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document.  If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

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Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.  We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Customer Service Assistant II – Part-time (year round)-Parks & Recreation

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, Recreation Support Services, the Customer Service Assistant II is responsible for providing front-line customer service to patrons at recreation centres; in person, and on the telephone. Additionally, this position will assist with clerical work, including data entry, filing, etc. 

Through efficient processes and timely communication, the Assistant will provide excellent customer service, both internally and externally. Consistent with the team approach, this position will contribute in the delivery of the Department’s programs and services through clerical support, special projects and other general duties as assigned.

Hour of Work:

The position is scheduled up to 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent the City of Guelph in a professional manner at all times
  • Provide excellent customer service to both external and internal customers.
  • Maintain positive, open communication with participants, residents, visitors and other staff.
  • Promote and educate public on Parks and Recreation programs, services and facilities.
  • Assist with solutions to inquiries, concerns and complaints from patrons; keeping supervisor informed of issues that require further attention or escalation.
  • Process program registrations, membership/pass sales, and sundry sales.
  • Process financial transactions in accordance with Cash Handling procedures and protocol as it related to the position.
  • Balance cash floats and receipts at beginning and end of each shift.
  • Prepare daily reconciliation documentation and secure funds for deposit.
  • Maintain promotional materials at facility, ensuring that current information is reflected.
  • Perform other administrative tasks including maintaining attendance records, filing, printing and copying as necessary.
  • Maintain reception area neat, clean and welcoming.
  • Work effectively as part of a team; attend team meetings and training sessions.
  • Be responsible to work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and the City of Guelph policies and Corporate values (V.I.E.W.) 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 Diploma.
  • Two years’ experience in front line customer service and clerical duties. Candidates with an equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills with the ability to resolve customer inquiries/complaints in an effective manner.
  • Cash handling and cash reconciliation skills
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment including community groups, agencies and organizations
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Experience using CLASS software would be an asset
  • Excellent communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Knowledge of the City of Guelph Parks and Recreation programs, services and facilities.
  • Experience working within a Parks and Recreation environment would be an asset (ie. Summer Camps, Aquatics, Parks and Recreation programming, etc)
  • This position would be required to work at different facilities throughout the City

Rate of Pay: 

$15.34 per hour

How to Apply:

All interested candidates should apply online.  First consideration will be given to those applications received by Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed on an as needed basis.  Please note, candidates will be required to complete a short questionnaire at the time of application.

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Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Development Planning

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Summary:

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Manager of Development Planning. The successful candidate will provide dynamic leadership and strategic direction to staff in conducting plan review functions for all development applications received by the City.  With a focus on a collaborative approach to providing quality customer service and continuous improvement, this position is guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness.  The successful candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties:

  • Guide the City’s overall development strategy and contribute to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of the Guelph community.
  • Provide planning recommendations and advice to the department head, Council, other departments/  divisions and the public on a wide variety of planning matters.
  • Manage the plan review function for all development applications within the City including: draft plans of subdivisions/condominiums; site plan approvals; zoning and official plan amendments; Committee of Adjustment applications; and part lot control exemption requests.
  • Oversight of the Site Plan Review Committee and Development Review Committees.
  • Collaborate with other departments, staff and external stakeholders to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities with respect to the delivery of the development review function and associated customer service.
  • Develop and manage the annual Development Priorities Plan or other annual reports based on established key performance indicators.
  • Provide evidence at Ontario Municipal Board hearings and other tribunals.
  • Facilitate public consultation and liaison in a positive and inclusive manner.
  • Build and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with other city departments, divisions, the building/development community and the public.
  • Write reports and make presentations as required both internally and to the public, as well as to council and committees.
  • Identify and achieve corporate policies and objectives in support of the City’s strategic plan.
  • Develop strategic operational plans to achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Develop and monitor operating and capital budgets for the division.
  • Provide leadership to professional staff and consultants responsible for development planning activities, special projects, information/research and data management.
  • Guide and advise staff on project management matters, priorities, and the approach to be taken on planning initiatives.
  • Develop and nurture a work environment that is inclusive, respectful, positive and motivating for staff.
  • Champion and facilitate change in a team-based working environment.
  • Apply policies, procedures and collective agreements consistently where applicable.
  • Evaluate performance and establish objectives for staff; monitor results and provide coaching, training and development opportunities as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience related to the duties listed above, acquired through the completion of an advanced University degree in Planning, Urban Studies or a related field; combined with several years of senior level management experience in a similar environment. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Registered Professional Planner with CIP or OPPI.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills acquired through considerable experience leading and motivating staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead, and implement progressive and proactive municipal planning policies and programs.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, public facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage budgets and achieve performance targets.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, solve problems and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act and experience at the Ontario Municipal Board or other tribunals.
  • Experience in environmental planning and urban design would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of community energy conservation policies and implementation measures would be an asset. 

Rate:

$95,371.24 – $119,214.05 per year

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Friday, September 15, 2017. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

To access the online application system, please click on the “Apply for this job” icon. Instructions will follow.

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Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Seasonal Winter Control Operator

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Summary: 

Resumes are being accepted for temporary Seasonal Winter Control Operators within the Operations Department.  The successful candidates will perform road winter control maintenance activities.  Committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, successful candidates will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work:

40 hours per week.  Standby is a requirement of this position. This is a temporary position for approximately 4 months during the winter control season.

Duties:

  • Perform duties in the development, maintenance and operation of the Operations Department related to winter road maintenance
  • Operate a tandem dump truck in a safe and courteous manner
  • Perform various duties relating to winter control of roadways including operating a tandem truck with computerized material applicator, plow and wing and or other relevant road maintenance equipment, manual snow and ice clearing equipment and manual salting and sanding equipment
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures
  • Remove obstacles hazardous to employees or the public or that interfere with the safe operation of vehicles or equipment
  • Complete daily activity time sheets including reporting/recording of materials used and work completed, inspection and reporting forms
  • Report on variances in daily work plans
  • Immediately report vandalism, mechanical difficulties, damage and hazardous conditions
  • Actively participate in a team environment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a grade 12 education and 1 year experience operating DZ vehicles and other relevant heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner in live traffic and in winter driving conditions (preferably for winter control purposes).  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a Class D-Z licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of tools and equipment relevant to winter control and roadway maintenance activities
  • Must be a reliable self-starter, able to make decisions and function with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess good communication skills and have the ability to deal with the public in a cordial manner
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical activities including lifting, digging, shovelling and climbing ladders and be able to actively participate in daily activities, working within live traffic conditions and adverse weather conditions
  • Basic understanding of and experience with computers
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Highway Traffic Act.

Rate of pay: 

$26.01 per hour

Mandatory Orientation: You will be required to attend an orientation session scheduled for early November. Further details will be provided.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be received online. 

Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. 

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Please note first consideration will be given to those applications received by September 8, 2017. 

Applications received after September 8, 2017 will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Note: In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

Winter Patroller

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary 

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary positions of Winter Patroller in the Operations Department. Committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, successful candidates will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work

24 hours per week working night or day shifts during the winter control season starting in December.  Some flexibility may be required, however the anticipated shift schedule would include:

Nights

  • Friday, 11 p.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, 11 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Days

  • Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Duties

  • Operate equipment relating to Sidewalk Winter Control operations including but not limited to Sidewalk Plow with Plow Blade or Snow Blower Attachment
  • Actively participate in a team environment
  • Complete daily logs and time sheets
  • Report vandalism, mechanical difficulties, equipment/property damage, etc.
  • Report variances to daily work plans
  • Comply with all applicable regulations/requirements
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a grade 12 education and a minimum 2 years roads winter control experience. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a Class G licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge & experience in road maintenance and winter control activities and in the operation of equipment required for road maintenance and winter control technologies.
  • A DZ licence and Completion of the Ontario Good Roads Association’s T.J. Mahoney Road School is an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and work order software (ie. WAM)
  • Effective communication, customer service and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team. Must be a reliable self-starter and undertake all aspects of the job thoroughly and willingly.
  • Must possess a working knowledge and understanding of Book 7 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Rate of pay 

$24.65 per hour

Mandatory Orientation: You will be required to attend an orientation session scheduled for early November. Further details will be provided.

How to apply

Applications must be received online. 

Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. 

Please note first consideration will be given to those applications received by September 8, 2017.

Applications received after September 8 will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

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Note: In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Licensed Automotive/Truck and Coach Technician

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Summary:

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Licensed Automotive/Truck and Coach Technician within the Operations Department.  Reporting to the Supervisor of Fleet Services, the successful candidate will have a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.   Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of Work:

40 hours per week, rotating shifts – 8:00am to 4:00pm, 4:00pm to 12:00am and 12:00 am to 8:00 am – Monday to Friday. Winter control on-call support is required.

Duties:

  • Responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of all systems on various types of light and heavy vehicles and equipment.
  • Hydraulic repairs and service.
  • Accurate and legible record keeping.
  • Maintaining a neat, tidy and clean work place.
  • Assisting with Apprentice training.
  • Perform maintenance activities as required.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a grade 12 diploma and 5 years relevant experience in the maintenance and repair of light and heavy vehicles and equipment. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess both a valid Automotive (310S) & Truck and Coach Technician (310T) Licence.
  • A valid ‘DZ’ drivers licence or have a valid G licence with the ability to obtain DZ within a specified timeframe in the position; have a good driving record and proven ability to operate heavy equipment and vehicles in a safe manner. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with electronic diagnosis equipment.
  • Computer keyboarding skills.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting, various levels of standing, climbing, sitting & crouching as required.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter and able to prioritize tasks according to changing demands and work with or without supervision.
  • Must be neat in appearance and able to communicate in a cordial manner.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and have a sincere focus on quality customer service.

Rate:

$32.86 per hour

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Preference will be given to those applicants who apply by Sunday, July 23, 2017. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

To access the online application system, please click on the “Apply for this job” icon. Instructions will follow.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Adult School Cross Guard Program – Spare Guard Position

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes and applications are being accepted for the position of spare crossing guards with the Adult School Crossing Guard (ASCG) program. The Adult School Crossing Guard is hired on a temporary basis for the school year, September to June, to escort students safely across a highway at a designated school crossing which meets the City’s criteria for crossing guard(s). Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

  • Stand by for morning coverage (8-9am) and afternoon coverage (2:45-4pm).
  • Optional ‘other duties’ are available to spare crossing guards i.e. attend Public Works week, peer mentoring, field study data collection, and equipment pick-ups.
  • The guard must ensure that the students comply with safe crossing rules, set out in the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Abide by the Highway Traffic Act, by displaying a stop sign in an upright position, wear a CSA approved safety vest, and comply with regulations under the Health and Safety Act.
  • Document and report any incidents involving traffic and/or students to the Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be able to stand unassisted for 45 to 75 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day in all weather conditions. (rain, snow, wind, heat, cold)
  • Must be able to hold a STOP sign for up to one minute frequently.
  • Must be able to cross the road quickly unassisted in any weather conditions.
  • Must be able to communicate to the Coordinator, Supervisor, School officials and the Guelph Police for any incidents occurring at their crossing.
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check would be required once a position has been offered.
  • No prior experience as a crossing guard is required. All training is undertaken by the City of Guelph, and we offer a mentoring program for new guards

Rate

$14.50 per hour

Notes

  • The City of Guelph will supply the stop paddle, vest and a 6 in one water proof/ winter coat, winter hat and baseball cap
  • Currently paid 2 hour standby per day
  • If a shift is worked, the spare guard is paid the full hour, plus mileage to and from their home

How to apply

All interested candidates should forward their resume and/or Crossing Guard application form, to Human Resources 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A1 or by email to christine.vettor@guelph.ca.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Business Performance Specialist – Temporary for approx. 12 Months

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Position Summary:

The Business Performance Specialist will be part of Infrastructure, Development, and Enterprise Services and report to the General Manager of Facilities Management. The position will be a departmental resource responsible for conducting business process reviews and related initiatives that drive continuous improvement and opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery. Committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the successful candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the City that makes a difference.

Hours of Work:

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Some flexibility would be required to attend evening meetings.

Duties:

  • Conduct business process reviews under the direction of the GM of Facilities Management.
  • Support management by providing consulting services in business process and continuous improvement.
  • Build competencies and capacity within the department to measure service performance and enhance management approaches and practices with appropriate tools i.e. project management, risk assessment, business case development, communications, budgeting, compliance issues, documentation.
  • Analyse business processes throughout the department to identify opportunities for service optimization and cost efficiencies.
  • Research best practices and make recommendations for implementation.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new processes within the department.
  • Assist the GM of Facilities Management with research, analysis, field work and reporting, communications, and budget preparation.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for Management and Council.
  • Provide business improvement expertise, consulting and support to all divisions within Facilities Management.
  • Conduct statistical analysis to identify performance trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Track key performance indicator (KPI) metrics and assist with the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in Business Administration, Operations Management or a related field with considerable experience in a quality assurance or continuous improvement-oriented role.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in various facilitation models including public meetings and presentations.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean principles would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement methods and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to prepare complex statistical reports and efficiency calculations.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines in a very demanding environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • A team player with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, able to respect and deal with highly confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to analyze problems/opportunities for efficiencies and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Excellent change management and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Internal Audit experience is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of municipal infrastructure, asset management, and energy management would be an asset.
  • Business Process Improvement Certification, Continuous Improvement Certification, Six Sigma Certification would be considered an asset.

Rate:

$35.26 to $44.07 per hour

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday July 10, 2017.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Cleaner – Casual Part Time

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Hours of Work:

Up to 20 hours per week working evenings and weekends

Duties:

  • Cleaning at a variety of locations
  • Cleaning work includes sweeping, vacuuming, washing floors, mirrors and windows, cleaning washrooms, work rooms, polishing, responding to emergency clean-ups and spills, garbage removal etc.
  • Stocking supplies
  • Cleaning loose garbage outside, salting/sanding and snow shoveling.
  • Recognize potential accident causes and watch out for and eliminate them
  • Report without delay any accidents, defects etc.
  • Interacting with the public and staff for help and inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience cleaning would be an asset
  • Current or ability to obtain Emergency First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Experience in providing quality customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform physical work including lifting, bending, pushing and pulling with moderate exertion
  • Team player and able to work with & without direct supervision
  • Must be a self-starter and work well in a multitasked environment
  • WHIMIS training and knowledge of the Ontario Health and Safety Act are required

Rate:

$12.96 per hour

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system.

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Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Supervisor, Parks Infrastructure and Horticulture

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Summary:

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Supervisor, Parks Infrastructure and Horticulture within the Parks and Recreation Department. Reporting to the Manager of Parks Operations and Forestry, the successful candidate will be responsible for parks infrastructure maintenance and horticulture, including plant production. The functions performed in this position are in accordance with established standard operating procedures, departmental and corporate policies, sound horticulture/construction principles and practices, and applicable codes, with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties:

  • Provide visible and positive leadership to staff consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff.
  • Responsible for horticulture and parks infrastructure inspection and maintenance, including playgrounds, splashpads, skate park and parks; park facilities including washrooms, concessions, utility buildings, picnic shelters, signs, fencing, gates and bollards; park furniture including commemorative benches; park utilities including water and hydro; park amusements and special events; and, horticulture installations and maintenance in parks, trails, gateways, public spaces, and City facilities, including an operating floral clock; shrub and tree maintenance; and, greenhouse operations including plant production.
  • Supervise, delegate and oversee work carried out by staff (Full Time, Contract, and Seasonal) and contractors to ensure it is performed safely, effectively and efficiently and in accordance with City or departmental standards, level of service, specifications, policies, procedures, and legislated requirements.
  • Recruit, train, develop, manage and evaluate staff (Full Time, Contract and Seasonal); develop work plans and schedule work according to priorities; review employee performance on a regular basis and take corrective/disciplinary action, as required.
  • Develop, review/revise and implement policies, guidelines, best management practices and standard operating procedures to ensure all work practices comply with the City of Guelph’s Health and Safety policies, as well as with other applicable City policies and guidelines.
  • Document and analyze operational performance, activities, and costs.
  • Resolve/handle inquiries/requests for service/complaints from the general public, residents, emergency services, other departments, senior management and members of council.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative assessments of park assets, and develop and implement short and long-term maintenance strategies for them.
  • Schedule and oversee development, maintenance, capital programs (including assisting in the preparation of specifications and meeting with and scheduling of contractors), purchasing of supplies and equipment and overseeing and auditing of service contracts as appropriate.
  • Manage contracts and contracted services with suppliers and vendors, including price negotiations, in accordance with the City’s purchasing by-law.
  • Execute both capital and operational budgeted retrofits on a timely basis; in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Board, Canadian Standards Association, Electrical Standards Association and Technical Standards and Safety Authority and other ordinances, Municipal, Provincial, and regulatory bodies and legislation.
  • Assist with the development of operating and capital budgets; deliver programs and projects within budget.
  • Utilize available granting opportunities to maximize funding for identified projects, research, apply and report as required.
  • Ensure materials and equipment is available to execute work plans.
  • Contribute to needs analysis/projections and budget forecasting related to Parks Operations and Forestry equipment needs.
  • Investigate operational issues and identify measures to improve performance and quality of service.
  • Oversee the provision of documentation and evidence supporting the City’s risk management, insurance and legal representatives in addressing damage or liability claims against the corporation.
  • Plan and organize plant requirements for the planting season; oversee and guide annual plant production, including hanging basket and container stock.
  • Participate in professional and community committees and keep current in relevant areas.
  • Network with permitted user groups and special event organizers on a wide range of parks-related matters, including facilitation of large scale special events throughout the City.
  • Ensure that administrative requirements of the work group are being satisfactorily met.
  • Act temporarily in various departmental leadership positions as required.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends when required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a diploma or degree in Landscape Design/Construction, Horticulture, Parks Management, or related field and experience in parks maintenance and horticulture showing progressively accountable positions. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience supervising staff or leading work teams in a unionized environment;
  • Valid Class “G” Driver’s License with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Currently certified or the ability to obtain Playground Practitioner Certification and Splash Pad Practitioner Certification.
  • Currently licenced or the ability to obtain Ministry of Environment Pesticide License(s).
  • Currently certified or the ability to obtain Integrated Pest Management Accreditation.
  • Experience within a municipal environment would be an asset.
  • Knowledge in the management of parklands including procuring and managing contracted services to ensure compliance with specifications, regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Highway Traffic Act, and the Ontario Traffic Manual’s Book 7 for temporary conditions and other applicable legislation
  • Organizational skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to resolve customer inquiries/complaints effectively.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and function effectively in a high volume workplace with competing priorities and time restraints;
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Joint Health & Safety Certification considered an asset.
  • Experience with CLASS, GIS, JD Edwards or WAM (synergen) is considered an asset;
  • Confined Space certification an asset;
  • Must obtain and maintain Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification

Rate:

$71,657.81 – $89,572.26 (per year)

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Administrative Assistant

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Summary:

Resumes are being accepted for a position of Administrative Assistant within the Transit Services Department. Reporting to the General Manager of Transit Services, the successful candidate will provide administrative support to the team. This position will have a strong focus on business, financial and administrative support.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will support the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of work:

35 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Duties:

  • Provide administrative support to the General Manager of Transit Services and Senior Manager of the Department through functions such as time and employee information management, coordinating travel arrangements, co-ordination of department activities and performing other related administrative functions.
  • Deliver professional assistance to staff as well as external contacts – acting as the first point of contact in order to direct requests appropriately.
  • Prepare agendas/minutes for meetings of the Transit Services Direct Reports as well all related working/operating committees; attend meetings and coordinate follow up actions with staff of the department.
  • Undertake other additional tasks and responsibilities to support the Transit Services management team such as:
    • departmental meeting management
    • assist with the preparation of the departmental budget
    • word processing, document editing, preparing spread-sheets
    • status report tracking, expenditure tracking and records management
    • preparation of purchasing invoices as directed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a certificate / diploma in Business Administration or closely related discipline and experience providing administrative support to a senior manager. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent organizational and office administration skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy environment to meet stringent deadlines.
  • A self-starter with good problem solving skills.
  • Highly professional, adaptable and anticipatory with excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and customer service skills and ability to respect & maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of financial/work management software and databases such as JDEdwards, Kronos, WAM would be an asset.

Rate:

$52,639.01 – $65,798.76 per year

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, June 25, 2017. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT III – Service Guelph (part-time)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Summary:

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Customer Service Assistant III – ServiceGuelph. As the first person citizens encounter, the successful candidate will be the face of the City of Guelph and will deliver exceptional centralized customer service by providing assistance to City Hall customers in a friendly and professional manner. Your citizen-first, service-oriented approach will be the key to building positive experiences for customers. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

HOURS OF WORK:

Up to 20 hours per week with daytime, evening and weekend shifts required.

DUTIES:

  • Assist with variety of financial and non-financial transactions including processing
  • Payments (e.g. parking tickets, transit tickets/passes, tax payments, licensing payments, and general sales), processing registrations and memberships, accepting applications, documents, and forms, and responding to general inquiries.
  • Assist with processing statutory services e.g. signing burial permits.
  • Assist in operating the corporate switchboard and TTY.
  • Assist with responding to corporate e-mail inquiries.
  • Assist with sorting and processing corporate mail.
  • Operate and balance a cash drawer.
  • Create a positive experience for customers by responding to their service needs quickly, professionally, and accurately.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 diploma and 1-2 years of experience in a customer service environment.
  • Experience handling high volume cash/credit/debit transactions (e.g. safe cash handling, accurate balancing, and security processes).
  • Knowledge of municipal services, programs, and initiatives.
  • Excel in a team environment and enjoy sharing knowledge with others.
  • Good organization and planning skills.
  • Must have a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have attention to accuracy and timelines.
  • Need intermediate computer skills.

Rate of Pay:

$17.08 per hour.

How to Apply:

Applications must be received online by June 22, 2017. To apply for this position, please visit http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/ for further detailed instructions. Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (PDF format preferred). If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Building Performance Specialist

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Position Summary:

The Building Performance Specialist (BPS) is responsible for providing project management and technical expertise to the Corporate Building Maintenance (CBM) and Corporate Energy (CE) divisions of Facilities Management. This position monitors and optimizes the daily operations of our building automation systems (BAS) which control our HVAC and lighting systems to ensure that they are operating in an efficient manner. This position is also responsible for the management, maintenance, trouble-shooting, updating, installation, project management, reporting, commissioning, security, and I.T. matters related to BAS. This position develops, updates, and implements BAS operational and security standards, procedures, and policies with the support of the CBM and CE teams. It also assists with technical troubleshooting and is responsible for overseeing physical and cyber measures, development of BAS and trend data based reports for the purpose of tracking equipment runtimes and energy efficiency, and provision of reporting tools to staff where appropriate. This position works closely with CBM and CE staff, facility managers, outside contractors, consultants, and other departments such as Information Technology.

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

 Duties:

  • Analyze operating software, hardware and communications malfunctions to determine problems and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Development, implementation, optimization, and maintenance of BAS, development of policies, levels of service, and operating procedures.
  • Maintain, upgrade and update all BAS graphic displays, historical data, tag name standards, and real-time data and control databases and displays. Review and improve standards on a regular basis and establish standards where they do not yet exist in consultation with relevant staff and management.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) related to BAS, operations and security for staff in consultation with key staff and management and provide operator training and support. After hours support is also a requirement of this position.
  • Prepare and update full preventative maintenance, commissioning, re-commissioning, and replacement program for all BAS assets including hardware and software.
  • Perform checks and preventative maintenance where appropriate on BAS servers, virtual server environments, network security and communications.
  • Develop daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports for operational and corporate needs as regulated or requested by various personnel and develop and maintain BAS manuals for all components within the networked environment.
  • Maintain, update and configure BAS system computers, file servers, BAS internal Ethernet network and switches and Network architecture drawings for all facilities with BAS systems.
  • Develop the Re-commissioning Plans for our facilities based on goals for the project and findings from the initial site visit and information gathering. Prepare the Implementation Plan.
  • Submit the Re-commissioning Final Report (a summary of the entire project and O&M guidelines for each measure).
  • Develop the next Re-commissioning or Ongoing Commissioning Plan for the owner.
  • Provide building operator training on the implemented measures and how to ensure improvements persist over time.
  • Develop, perform, document, and oversee functional test procedures, as needed.
  • Develop Recommissioning Investigation Report that summarizes findings and provides recommendations for implementation of selected measures.
  • Review existing building documentation prior to the initiation of energy efficiency projects
  • Perform a detailed on-site assessment of the current operation and maintenance (O&M) practices.
  • Perform an initial site walk-through and gather general information about the building.
  • Assist in developing a scope of work based on information from the site visit.
  • Assist with or oversee implementation of the selected improvements.
  • Calculate energy savings and assist with prioritizing the most cost-effective improvements for implementation.
  • Perform short-term diagnostic monitoring, using energy management control system (EMCS) trend logging where appropriate.
  • Compile verification data by performing post-implementation monitoring and testing activities to verify proper operation.
  • Recalculate energy savings based on before and after short-term energy measurements.
  • Support asset management programs in the areas of BAS and security
  • Must interact with a wide range of people including facility managers, building operators, unionized staff and tradesmen, outside contractors and consultants, and manufacturer representatives.

 Qualifications:

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Red Seal C of Q preferably Refrigeration Mechanic with a minimum G2 gas fitter or 3 year diploma in a Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline with 5 years of experience in BAS programming and maintenance. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience leading projects on time and on budget.
  • A valid Class G drivers’ license with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Knowledge of industrial computer hardware (i.e. PLCs) and software applications, computer languages, programming, process control, automation processes, development tools and data communications systems.
  • Knowledge of computer networking, security applications and operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8 and Windows Server 2008.
  • Familiarity with security systems in BAS systems
  • Familiar with network administration, routing, firewalls, DMZs, network and cyber security measures.
  • Understanding of real time process control applications such as: JCI, Reliable, Delta, Andover, Tridium/Niagara, and KMC
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, including and ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve system hardware and software problems.
  • NiagaraAx Certification and C.E.M designation
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical details (i.e. events, post mortems, analysis) with all levels of staff, stakeholders and consultants.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Rate of pay:

$70,598.82- $88,248.53

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday January 2, 2017 and submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered.

To access the online application system, please visit the job posting listed on http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/ and click on the “Apply for this job” icon. Instructions will follow.

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Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

 

River Run Centre – Part-time Front of House Services

River Run Centre logo

Located in the heart of downtown Guelph, the River Run Centre is a magnificent performing arts centre that opened in October 1997.  The Centre houses a 786-seat Main Stage Theatre, the 225-seat Co-operators Hall and the large Canada Company Hall, a communal lobby which is also multi-purpose.

Part-time staff – Front of House Services

We are currently accepting applications for customer service oriented individuals to work part time (3-20 hours per week). Shifts will vary, no guarantee of hours; evenings and weekends are required.

Sometimes referred to as House Captains or Floor Supervisors, this position is responsible for providing staff support to the Front of House Operations.  This includes supervising the individual levels of the theatre, monitoring patron activity, assisting the volunteers in their positions as needed, counting floats and deposits, stocking bar inventory, and assisting in emergency situations.

Job requirements include strong customer service skills, ability to work well with volunteers in a team environment, knowledge of theatre and/or concession services, comfort handling cash and inventory, and the ability to do light lifting of bar and concession inventory.  Neat appearance and positive attitude when dealing with co-workers and patrons are essential.  Candidates should have completed their Smart Serve Certification. First Aid training is an asset.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a resume with cover letter. 

Resumes can be submitted:

  • In person to River Run Centre Box Office, 35 Woolwich Street
    Monday–Friday 11am-6pm
  • By mail to River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3V1
  • By email: info@riverrun.ca

The City of Guelph values diversity in the workplace and we are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require a workplace accommodation in order to fulfill the duties of this role, please let us know prior to your start date.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

Instructor and Assistant Positions

The City of Guelph Community Social Services department offers a wide variety of recreational programs for people of all ages and abilities. We are looking for qualified individuals to lead and assist in Recreation Programs for Winter/Spring 2014.

Please review the following list of recreation program positions needed, days and locations:

  • Parent and child programs: music, crafts and games (Mon, Tue, Thurs at Vic Rd Rec Centre)
  • Children’s Art Instructor (Wednesday evenings at the West End Community Centre)
  • Children’s Theatre Instructor (Monday afterschool/evening at the Guelph Youth Music Centre)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning and preparation of weekly program activities/lesson plans
  • Lead program activities, and supervise program participants

Expectations For Employment:

  • Applicant must have strong communication skills and experience working with children/youth in a recreational setting
  • Applicant must be a self-starter, motivated, highly organized and creative

Availability is required on scheduled day and time of program hired for.

Pay Range:

$11.10-$14.00 per hour

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter highlighting skill set (ie. musical, theatre, preschool) and desired position by Monday, December 23, 2013. Most programs will begin on the week of January 13 and 20, 2014.

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a resume directly to:

Alana Bell, Community and Social Services at the West End Community Centre or
email: alana.bell@guelph.ca

The City of Guelph is committed to creating a fair and equitable workplace with employment systems that allow everyone to participate fully and with respect for their diversity. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please notify us when you are contacted for an interview.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Art Instructor

The Evergreen Senior’s Community Centre is looking for an art instructor to teach an acrylics class to active older adults.  The acrylic class is scheduled for Thursday mornings from 9am – noon and the sessions will run fall, winter and spring.

Please submit a resume or application to:

jocelyn.pedersen@guelph.ca

Fitness Instructors

The City of Guelph Community and Social Services is looking for qualified individuals to lead Land Classes. Applicants must have a current Group Fitness Instructor qualification and Standard First Aid with CPR Level C.

Yoga Instructor needed for Monday evenings, starting April 8th at the West End Community Center and Wednesday morning at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, with flexibility to teach other classes/ days

Proper Yoga qualifications are required

If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume highlighting your experience as an instructor and specific classes you have taught to:

The City of Guelph—Community and Social Services
Program Coordinators
Attention: Sarah Farwell (email sarah.farwell@guelph.ca) and Jocelyn Pedersen (email: jocelyn.pedersen@guelph.ca)

Crossing Guards

Looking for a way to give back to the Community? Become a school crossing guard & help make our community safer for children.

We are accepting applications for crossing guards and spare crossing guards for various locations. Self-motivated, personable and able to communicate effectively, you will ensure elementary school children cross safely at designated school crossing locations in the city of Guelph. You are required to obey all established safety regulations and report and document any concerns. Committed and reliable, you must be willing to work approximately 2 hours per day; morning and afternoon shifts; Monday to Friday in various weather and traffic conditions. Access to reliable transit is required. Employment will be subject to providing a satisfactory police record check.

We currently have positions available for regular on-going part-time shifts and occasional part-time shifts.

 

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