SCADA Specialist (Temporary for up to 12 months, with possible extension)

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 SCADA Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise and project coordination to Water/Wastewater Services on projects, updates and maintenance on SCADA and security matters.  This position will support the development, updating and implementation of SCADA standards, procedures and policies.  This position will assist with technical troubleshooting, physical and cyber security measures, development of SCADA and security data based reports, and provision of reporting tools to staff where appropriate.  Reporting to the Manager of Business Services, this position will work closely with the existing SCADA and Security Specialists, supporting services like Treatment, Collections, Distribution, Maintenance, Technical Services as well as other departments as needed. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Analyze and troubleshoot operating software, hardware and communications malfunctions to determine problems and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of the SCADA system disaster recovery plan, assist with the development of policies, service level agreements and operating procedures.
  • Assist with coordination of the facility security program, develop and implement operational warnings and alarms based on GRCA and Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) regulatory requirements and discussions with staff.
  • Maintain, upgrade and update SCADA 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.
  • Assist with developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) related to SCADA and security for staff in consultation with key staff and management.
  • Assist with preparing and updating the preventative maintenance and replacement program for all SCADA and security assets including hardware and software.
  • Perform checks and preventative maintenance where appropriate on SCADA servers, virtual server environments, network equipment, network security, and communications.
  • Develop and maintain daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports for Operational, Corporate, and MECP needs as regulated or requested by various personnel.
  • Develop and maintain SCADA manuals for all components within the SCADA-HMI-LAN environment.
  • Maintain, update and configure SCADA system computers, file servers, SCADA Internal Ethernet network and drawings for all division facilities with SCADA systems.
  • Assist with the procurement of major services, materials, supplies, and equipment, develops and supports service agreements and contracts, develops and awards Tenders, RFP’s, RFQ’s and manages increases in scope to existing projects.
  • Assist with developing formal project documents including Project Charters, Schedules, Risk Registers, and Business Cases, amongst others, and ensures project management vigour consistent with protocols of the City’s Project Management Office and PMI.
  • Support continuous improvement through SCADA and security systems and support the Environmental Management System and DWQMS in this process.
  • Ensuring the functionality of data and trend charts in support of meeting the Environmental Compliance Approval objectives.
  • Supports SCADA programming, communications and troubleshooting for Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment instrumentation and processes.
  • Support Water Supply staff in meeting Guelph Water’s commitments to MECP data reporting.
  • Supports SCADA programming and communications for distribution system District Metered Areas (DMAs) and develops reports and performance dashboards to analyze system water loss and related performance indicators.
  • Develops reports and performance dashboards to analyze system key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Support asset management programs in the areas of SCADA and security in coordination with Maintenance, CMMS Specialist and other appropriate staff.
  • Liaise with Supervisors, external consultants, city staff, and contractors to review new or modified programming for various related processes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of post-secondary education in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or a related discipline and considerable experience in SCADA programming and maintenance for Wastewater or Water Utilities. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • 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 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 & 10,Windows Server, and Cisco IOS.
  • Familiarity with security systems in Water/Wastewater utility systems using SCADA principles.
  • Familiar with network administration, routing, firewalls, DMZs, subnets and cyber security measures.
  • Understanding of real time process control applications such as: GE Proficy iFIX, Win911, Visual Basic, GE Proficy iFix Historian, Ladder logic programming (RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000).
  • Familiarity with industrial communication protocols such as OPC, DNP3, Ethernet/IP, Modbus RTU, and Modbus TCP.
  • Knowledge of published industry SCADA standards and related technical reports, including ISA5.1, ISA18.2/IEC62682, ISA-95/IEC62264, ISA101, and ISA/IEC62443.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, including an ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve system hardware and software problems.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical details (eg. events, root cause analysis) with all levels of staff, stakeholders and consultants.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Eng., C.E.T., and/or ISA CAP (Certified Automation Professional) designation is considered an asset.

Rate

$45.70-$57.13 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, February 7, 2021. 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.

Supervisor, Compliance and Performance

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 successful candidate will supervise staff dedicated to monitoring compliance of water, wastewater and solid waste, including adherence to the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Compliance Approvals and other applicable legislation. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Provide visible and positive leadership to compliance staff developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and scheduling of work plans.
  • Oversee environmental compliance and quality management systems, keeping up to date on changes to legislation and provincial consultations, updates to the DWQMS and the development and updates to the environmental management quality systems for wastewater and solid waste.
  • Work with the Environmental Services management team to conduct internal audits, manage external audits and ministry inspections.
  • Develop and practice emergency exercises, identify opportunities for improvement and document all compliance related decisions.
  • Monitor, review, summarize and ensure compliance with applicable legislation and regulations including support for the preparation of regulatory reports.
  • Adheres to all applicable legislation, including ECAs and supports the department in adherence to legislation.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
  • Works with corporate partners to deliver compliance and performance objectives, develops effective working relationships with all internal support departments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through successful completion of a post-secondary degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Engineering Technologist or related discipline and extensive experience in environmental services related environment such as solid waste, water or wastewater preferably in an operational municipal setting. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience supervising staff or leading work teams, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Experience developing ISO14001 management systems and maintaining accreditation.
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively with staff, contractors and the general public.
  • Excellent problem solving techniques and the application of good judgment consistent with industry “best practices.”
  • Excellent motivational and team building skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines.
  • Knowledge of all applicable provincial and federal legislation and regulation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Must possess a valid Class G driver’s 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 the requirements.

Rate

$91,514.42-$114,393.03

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday,  February 7, 2021. 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.

Project Manager, Development Revenue Bylaws (Temporary for 2 years)

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 City of Guelph is currently embarking on an update of two development fee bylaws (development charges and parkland dedication) and the creation of a new Community Benefit Charge Bylaw as a result of recent changes in legislation. Reporting to the Manager of Financial Strategy and Long-term Planning, and coordinating a cross-functional project team with staff from all areas of the corporation, the successful candidate will bring excellent inter-personal and project management skills to lead the planning, development and execution of this three-part project. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Prepare project parameters, pro formas and project schedules for approval by senior management; provide necessary updates as required.
  • Retain and manage consultants, including full-cycle procurement process, in accordance with an approved pro forma and approved budget.
  • Manage schedules including critical project milestone dates.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of communication and stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Responsible for coordinating a multi-disciplinary staff team to support the various deliverables of the bylaw update including project charter approval, investigation of policy options, and bylaw language.
  • Deliver quarterly project reporting to the Capital Steering Committee, and seek their approval of policy decisions where appropriate
  • Prepare Council reports and presentations at various stages through the by-law update and creation process.
  • Complete complex financial analysis to validate revenue projections compared with projected cost models
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Degree or Diploma in the Municipal Administration discipline and considerable understanding of the service offerings with a municipality. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Considerable project management experience delivering projects on time, on budget, with complex stakeholder and communication requirements.
  • Experience with municipal development processes including in-depth knowledge of the Development Charges Act and Planning Act.
  • Experience with complex development contracts, including but not limited to cost sharing agreements.
  • Experience writing policies, by-laws, and executive level reports.
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with stakeholders (verbally and written).
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and communication skills.
  • Experience in managing complex relationships.
  • Ability to work under pressure, deal with multiple deadlines and stakeholders, effectively handle stressful situations.
  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality when dealing with the public, business partners and/or elected officials.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook) and project management software such as MS Project.
  • Project Management training/certificate such as a PMP designation is preferred.

Rate

$83,184.28 – $103,980.35

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Continuous Improvement 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.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Continuous Improvement Specialist within the Continuous Improvement Office.  Reporting to the Program Manager, Continuous Improvement Office, you will work with all levels of employees across the organization with the objective of driving improvement that will positively affect the performance of the departments and enhance our service to the community.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Identify opportunities, assist in development and delivery of training support to the organization related to Continuous Improvement tools such as Lean and Six Sigma; assist with coaching White Belt, Yellow Belt and potentially Green Belt projects
  • Drives the development of a CI culture through training, coaching and consulting with others in the organization to ensure program and project success
  • Provide CI technical advice and problem-solving assistance to departments and individuals within the organization, including facilitating Kaizen events
  • Provide training, coaching and consulting to improvement project teams related to change management, conflict resolution and CI project management
  • Ensure proper tracking of improvement activities and documentation of changes
  • Creates reports and communication documents to report on program and project status
  • Research, assess and assist with implementation of industry best practices.
  • Audit effectiveness of active or completed continuous improvement activities and provide useful recommendations
  • Conduct statistical analysis to identify performance trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Partners with functional leaders, project sponsors and project leaders to help them achieve their continuous improvement goals
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time with competing deadlines
  • Support any other activities of the Continuous Improvement Office
  • 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 in a related field with progressive experience in a quality assurance or continuous improvement-oriented role. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, certification strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of performance measurement methods and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of Change Management & Project Management principles
  • Data driven, able to prepare complex statistical reports and efficiency calculations
  • Ability to effectively teach and coach Lean methodology thinking and tools; prefer education or experience in adult learning concepts and methods
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office software and relevant business applications required.
  • Team-oriented with demonstrable leadership, change management and project management skills
  • Possess excellent communication, presentation, organization and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuous improvement and quality customer service
  • Able to manage multiple and changing demands and priorities
  • Knowledge of municipal activities and processes is an asset
  • Ability to attend meetings at offsite locations as required
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

Rate

$68,747.99 -$85,934.98

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Administrative Coordinator

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 Administrative Coordinator within the City Clerk’s Office.  Reporting to the General Manager, City Clerk’s Office/City Clerk, this position will perform a variety of highly responsible, confidential and complex administrative duties primarily in support of the General Manager but also in support of the whole departmental team. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Provides routine administrative support to the General Manager, City Clerk’s Office/City Clerk and the departmental team including the handling of sensitive and highly confidential matters.
  • Receives communications to the City Clerk’s Office team including backup on telephone calls, incoming/outgoing mail, and e-mail messages, and provide assistance using independent judgment and/or in consultation with the General Manager and Managers to determine those requiring priority attention.
  • Provides support for corporate related departmental activities e.g. annual reporting, budget processes, employee engagement, and health and safety related work.
  • Recommends process or procedural changes affecting Department and administrative activities.
  • Schedules and attends meetings, including staff meetings and inter-departmental meetings (e.g. the Records and Information Management Steering Committee and the Customer Service and Digital Steering Committee), and supports by transcribing and distributing minutes and follow up on actions assigned to staff as required.
  • Ensures adequate support for business continuity with full administration and clerical support.
  • Ensures the proper filing and storage of documents, by-laws, agreements and files in electronic and/or hard copy format including in the corporate filing room/records rooms.
  • Provides clerical and administrative support to the City Clerk’s Office department (e.g. word processing, Excel, Power Point, data entry, distribution of information, and payroll record keeping, reconciliation of credit card statements, manages service requests and provide technical support for the agenda forecast application, preparation of purchase orders and payment of invoices.)
  • Provides periodic clerical and administrative support to the Information Technology (IT) department (e.g. calendaring/scheduling, payroll record keeping, reconciliation of credit card statements, preparation of purchase orders and payment of invoices.)
  • Researches, reviews, develops, implements and monitors best practices, policies, and procedures to optimize administration, including the areas of information management and organizational practice.
  • Collects, organizes and supports the analysis of data related to City Council meeting management.
  • Acts as Marriage Officiant under the Ontario Marriage Act including the managing of bookings and associated processes.
  • Acts as Commissioner of Oaths under the Commissionersfor Taking Affidavits Act.
  • Acts as backup for the Deputy Division Registrar under the Vital Statistics Act.
  • As Commissioner of Oaths, and Marriage Officiant, works independently and appropriately to answer any questions related to these responsibilities.
  • Supports the documentation required for Corporate Services Health and Safety processes including serving as Fire Warden for the City Clerk’s Office.
  • Supports with the preparation of the Municipal Election held every 4 years.
  • Makes necessary arrangements for the Departments engagement events and other sessions.
  • Completes special assignments and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a degree, diploma or related experience.
  • Diploma in Business Administration, Office Administration or closely related discipline and experience in performing customer service, research, basic financial analysis and administrative support to a senior manager in a private or public sector organization. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience motivating, training, and supporting staff in a service oriented, politically sensitive environment.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a demanding environment.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communications skills (both oral and written) with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to support the department’s budget process and other City initiatives.
  • Ability to prepare of SOP’s, reports and presentations.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Flexible, adaptable with the ability to work efficiently, independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Must demonstrate respect for highly confidential and sensitive issues and information.
  • Experience with Kronos, Cherwell, J.D. Edwards and WAM would be an asset.
  • Municipal or public sector experience would be an asset.

Rate

$62,505.26 -$78,131.58

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday, January 25, 2021. 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.

Community Emergency Management Coordinator

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 Community Emergency Management Coordinator, within the Corporate and Community Safety Division of the Operations department. Reporting to the Manager of Corporate and Community Safety, will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the City’s emergency management and business continuity programs. Perform skilled technical and administrative functions while working independently and with cross-divisional and multi-sector project teams. This position will assist with planning, coordinating, developing and promoting the emergency management and business continuity programs. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision for an inclusive, connected, prosperous city.

Hours of work

35 hours per week, typically Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Some flexibility will be required to respond to after hour emergencies.

Duties

  • Coordinate the implementation of the City’s community emergency management and business continuity programs including updates and resource materials as needed.
  • Act as the City’s Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) per legislative requirements.
  • Responsible to ensure the City of Guelph and its Emergency Operations Control Group (EOCG) are in a continuous state of readiness in the event of a municipal emergency through ongoing planning, training, exercise, testing, and awareness initiatives.
  • Project management responsibilities associated with supporting and/or facilitating cross-divisional and multi-sector planning teams to develop business continuity initiatives for the City of Guelph and any strategic or operational partners as required
  • Work collaboratively with service areas to identify acceptable recovery time periods, and establish resources required for the successful resumption of services in the event of a significant disruption.
  • Coordinate and lead the corporate flood response.
  • Develop and facilitate sessions for service areas in the development of business continuity and continuity of operations plans, and assist as needed to implement those plans.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to service areas in the planning for community emergency management, and where appropriate with community partners.
  • Design and implement the approved community emergency management plan including required public education for prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Two year College Diploma in Emergency Management and experience in developing and delivering community emergency management and/or business continuity initiatives, Or a Master of Arts from a Canadian University in Emergency Management related discipline. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines in a very demanding service focused environment
  • Excellent facilitation skills in order to conduct training and workshops.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to resolve inquiries/complaints in an effective manner.
  • Excellent communications skills (both oral and written) with the ability to influence and communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in Business Continuity and Business Impact Assessment are an asset.
  • 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.

Rate

$75,634.49 to $94,543.11

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Asphalt Operator / 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 the position of Asphalt Operator / Winter Control Operator within the Operations Department.  Reporting to the Supervisor, Public Works, the successful candidate will operate various heavy equipment such as front end loader with attachments, asphalt paver, roller, tractor, skid steer and sweeper 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

Hours of work

Any eight (8) consecutive hours between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and between 5:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays.  Rotating shifts on Winter Control.  Stand-by may be a requirement of this position.

Duties

  • Perform duties in the development, maintenance, and operation of the Operations Department related to summer and winter road maintenance
  • Safely operate various heavy equipment such as front end loader with attachments, asphalt paver, roller, tractor, skid steer, and sweeper 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 DZ vehicles in a safe and efficient manner in live traffic and in winter driving conditions and performing 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.
  • 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
  • Recent experience with roads winter control operation including five (5) months of Plow and Wing experience on a D-Z Class vehicle would be an asset
  • 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

$27.32 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 24, 2020. 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.

Apply for this job

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.

Termite Technician – part time Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Use power equipment to cut pipes, cardboard and plywood into pieces for termite traps.
  • Interact with residents to explain and update termite project activities.
  • Install and check traps on residential properties.
  • Survey properties for termite activity.
  • Extract termites.
  • Plot termite activity on maps.

Qualifications

  • Valid G or G2 drivers licence and minimum of 2 years driving experience with a good driving record.
  • Must be able to perform heavy physical work outdoors during hot weather.
  • Must be a reliable and punctual team player, able to work with & without direct supervision.
  • Previous outdoor labourer experience and/or use of power machinery an asset.
  • College or university courses, with a degree specializing in zoology, biology or entomology desirable.

Hours of Work

20 hours per week Monday to Friday

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.

Rate

$17.22 to $21.96 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. First consideration will be given to those who apply by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

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.

IT Service Desk Assistant – Summer 2021

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

Preform PC/Laptop replacements – responsible for imaging, testing, and installing software and hardware at city owned offices and facilities. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Utilize Microsoft system center to image new and replacement computers
  • Work with the IT Service Desk to troubleshoot and correct issues related to PC replacements
  • Install and upgrade Windows software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Performs testing to ensure that computers, applications and peripherals are 100% operational after being replaced.
  • Receive work requests from the IT Service Desk. Fix problems and close tickets in a timely manner. Consults with and follow up with user when required.
  • Prepare and deploy corporate mobile phones

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled or completed a post-secondary school degree or diploma in Information Technology.
  • Experience with PC imaging, testing and software installation.
  • Experience working with Windows 10.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
  • Excellent customer services skills with the ability to interact with city staff.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills, including oral & written communication skills.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to maintain files and records.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an unpaid one hour lunch break starting at the beginning of May to end of August. After hours work is required at certain times.

Rate

$17.22 to 21.96 per hour depending on education level and work experience

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

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.

Assistant Building Inspector – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous 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 starting beginning of May to end of August

Rate

$17.22 to 19.07 per hour depending on education level and work experience

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

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.

Part 9 Plans Examiner – Summer 2021

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

  • Accept permit applications and process Part 9 building permits
  • Review all types of Part 9 residential building plans for compliance with the Ontario Building Code and all other applicable regulations and by-laws
  • Establish and maintain good relations with the public, professionals and City personnel and assist with Code and By-law requirements as they pertain to particular projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education (completed or in process) in Architectural or Construction Technology. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Ability to interpret Codes, By-laws and working (construction) drawings, with a strong understanding of the Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code and Municipal By-laws
  • Must possess good computer skills in a Windows based environment
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess excellent team skills and have a sincere focus on Quality Customer Service
  • Must be qualified (or in the process) with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the following categories:
  • General Legal
  • House (or Small Buildings)

Hours of work

35 hours per week Monday to Friday starting beginning of May to end of August

Rate

$17.22 to 19.07 per hour depending on education level and work experience

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

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.

Parks and Forestry General Labourers – Summer 2021

The City of Guelph is looking for hardworking, motivated team players to work in various departments during the summer months. The City of Guelph is now accepting applications from candidates who are interested in performing general labour in following areas of the Parks Operations & Forestry department:

  • Turf Maintenance
  • Sports Fields Maintenance
  • Horticulture
  • Park Infrastructure
  • Urban Forestry
  • Parks Sanitation
  • Trails and Natural Area Stewardship
  • Amusement Rides/Playground/Splash Pads

These positions assist with providing services and maintenance related to hundreds of hectares of parkland and the related amenities that make Guelph such a great place!

Rate of pay: $14.57 per hour

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a mandatory interview day scheduled on February 17th or March 3rd. Plan to be available for one of the mandatory interview dates. Please understand that you will be responsible to adjust your schedule to be available for the interview date.

Please follow the instructions and follow all steps:

  • Be sure to complete all the steps when creating your profile.
  • Answer the online screening questionnaire specific to this position.
  • 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.

*Please read all of the information below before applying*   

General Information about our Parks & Forestry General Labourer

  • Most begin in April and finish at the end of August/beginning of September. However, there are a few positions that continue until the end of October.
  • Positions will work up to 40 hours per week. Some positions include evenings and weekends or may have regularly scheduled shifts outside the standard hours; some positions start later.

General Qualifications

  • Valid G or G2 Driver’s license and a minimum of 2 years driving experience for positions that are required to drive a City vehicle. 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 license 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.
  • Valid CPR and First Aid is required prior to start date.
  • Ability to work with various small tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform physical work and in all types of weather.
  • Ability to work with or without supervision.
  • Strong team skills and have a focus on quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated community mindedness through volunteering, community outreach and other initiatives is an asset.

Position Descriptions and Job Specific Qualifications

Turf Maintenance Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to, turf maintenance within the City’s parks and open spaces, including working within the road allowance.
  • Safe & efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment and vehicles, i.e.  grass cutting machines, trimmers, blowers, trucks, and small equipment including all auxiliary attachments
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • 6-9 months of turf related experience demonstrating basic knowledge in Turf Maintenance and the ability to operate grass-cutting equipment.
  • Experience in parks or landscape maintenance is considered an asset.

Sports Field Maintenance Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to sports field maintenance within the City’s parks and open spaces.
  • Familiarization with all official dimensions of playing surfaces; baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, football fields etc. as well as lining procedures and proper grooming procedures and requirements for safe playable surfaces.
  • Install, maintain and remove tennis nets, monitor and clean tennis surfaces as required.
  • Awareness and fulfillment of tournament requirements and needs. Carry out assigned tasks with minimal interference with play.
  • Ensure all surfaces are safe for daily use, and inform crew lead of unsafe conditions
  • Proper installation and maintenance of home plates, pitching points.
  • Daily cleaning of all areas; player’s benches, backstops, under bleachers etc.
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment in a clean, tidy condition, making regular inspections, reporting defects to immediate supervisor.
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.
  • 6-9 months of turf related experience demonstrating basic knowledge in Sports Field Maintenance and the ability to operate a tractor with appropriate attachments is an asset.
  • Previous experience playing or coaching team sports is considered an asset.

Horticulture Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to the care and culture of plants, shrubs, and small trees within the City’s parks and other City-owned property, including working within road allowances.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles (i.e. trucks, water trailer, pruning saws, pruning pole, hand tools)
  • Required to weed, water, prune, dead head, plant, woodchip and maintain beds on a scheduled basis, assist with tree and shrub maintenance, litter pick and report any hazards.
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in horticulture, arboriculture and/or landscaping is preferred.
  • Experience in horticulture, landscaping, landscape design, urban arboriculture, greenhouse, or other related experience is an asset.

Parks Infrastructure Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to the installation, maintenance and repair of furniture, park buildings, fencing, park signs, interlock repair, painting, assisting with special events, graffiti removal, etc. within the City’s parks and  other City-owned property, including working within road allowances.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles (i.e. trucks, trailers, power tools, hand tools)
  • Required to perform or assist with all aspect of maintenance and repair on park infrastructure, litter pick and report any hazards.
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in construction, carpentry and/or building maintenance is preferred.
  • Experience in construction, landscaping (fencing, interlock, cement, and masonry), carpentry, plumbing, professional painting, graffiti removal or other related experience is an asset.

Urban Forestry Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to, the care and culture of trees on City owned property.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment, tablets, and vehicles (i.e. water trailer, pruning saws, pruning pole, etc.)
  • Required to inventory, water, prune, remove, and plant and maintain trees on schedule basis.
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in arboriculture or forestry is preferred.
  • Experience in landscaping, farming, tree planting or other related experience is an asset.

Parks Sanitation Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to, maintaining the cleanliness of Guelph’s parks and washrooms
  • Safe and efficient operation, care, and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles. For example: one-ton garbage truck, power washer, pick-up trucks, grass cutting machines, tractors, cleaning equipment and small tools.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment, tablets, and vehicles
  • Emptying, cleaning and replacing liners of trash/waste receptacles
  • Cleaning, dusting and disinfecting all washroom fixtures
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Garbage pickup in parks, and litter picking
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in parks or environmental field is preferred.
  • Previous cleaning experience is considered an asset.

Trails and Natural Area Stewardship Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to, the maintenance and care of trails and natural areas on City owned property.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care, and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles. For example: grass cutting machines, tractors, water tanks, chippers, and small equipment, including all auxiliary attachments, pick-up trucks, trailer, rototiller, shovels, rakes, string trimmer, pole saw, sweeper, ATV, one-ton garbage truck, power washer, weed wrenches
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment, tablets, and vehicles (i.e. water trailer, pruning saws, pruning pole) required inventorying trails, and pruning.
  • Work cooperatively with volunteers
  • Garbage pickup in parks, and litter picking
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in parks, forestry or environmental field is preferred.
  • Tree and shrub identification skills are an asset.
  • Experience in landscaping, farming, tree planting or other related experience is an asset.

Parks Amusement-Playground-Splash pad Labourer

Duties

  • This position is responsible for duties related, but not limited to, the maintenance of playgrounds, splash pads, and the skate park, operation of our seasonal amusements (carousel and miniature train) at Riverside Park, assisting with special events, graffiti removal, etc. within the City’s parks and other City-owned property, including working within road allowances.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles (i.e. trucks, trailers, power tools, hand tools)
  • Required to perform or assist with all aspect of maintenance and repair on park infrastructure, litter pick and report any hazards.
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and report defects to the immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities.
  • Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and policies/procedures of the Corporation.
  • Communicate courteously with the public and where necessary refer them to a permanent staff member.
  • Assist other members of the Parks & Forestry team during vacation/sickness and other peak workload periods.

Specific Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in recreation, customer and/or team management, or child development is preferred.
  • Experience in operating amusements, landscape maintenance, working with or around children, professional painting, graffiti removal, organizing large events or other related experience is an asset.

How to Apply

Applications are received online, effective Thursday, December 24, 2020. 

First consideration will be given to those who apply by Friday, January 22, 2021.

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

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.

Heritage Research Assistant – Summer 2021

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 130,000 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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Conduct research and analysis of properties to determine cultural heritage value or interest
  • Prepare recommendations for designations of individual properties and cultural heritage landscapes under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.
  • Prepare draft reports to City Council recommending designation of cultural heritage resources;
  • Assist planning staff in the review of heritage permit applications;
  • Undertake work on special projects related to the City’s cultural heritage conservation program;
  • Contribute to presentations and reports to the municipal heritage committee with respect to designation of cultural heritage resources under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education (completed or in process) in planning, architecture or related program.  Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strong written, verbal, visual, and interpersonal skills.
  • Research and report preparation experience.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and GIS (ArcMap and ArcGIS Online) applications.
  • An ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • General knowledge of Ontario planning and heritage legislation/activity.
  • Interest in Ontario history and architecture.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of two years driving experience.

Hours of work

35 hours per week Monday to Friday from April to the end of August

Rate

$17.22 – $21.96 per hour depending on education level

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Apply for this job

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.

Environmental Services General Labourers – Summer 2021

The City of Guelph is looking for hardworking, motivated team players to work in various departments during the summer months.

Rate of pay

$14.57 per hour for first work term

Please follow the instructions and follow all steps.
• Be sure to complete all the steps when creating your profile
• Answer the short online screening questionnaire specific to the position
• Attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (word or pdf format)
• If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

*Please read all of the information below before applying*
• Successful candidates who will be required to drive a City vehicle as part of their duties, will be required to participate in a mandatory driver training and testing session prior to their start date.
• 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.
• The City of Guelph reserves the right to revise any of the information listed below. Some positions may be subject to change.

Qualifications

• Post-secondary education in the Environmental field is an asset.
• Valid G or G2 Driver’s licence and a minimum of 2 years driving experience for positions that are required to drive a City vehicle
• A valid Emergency First Aid and CPR
• Ability to work with various small tools and equipment
• Ability to perform physical work and in all types of weather
• Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as all Federal, Provincial, and City of Guelph regulations, policies and procedures
• Ability to work with or without supervision
• Strong focus on quality customer service
• Demonstration of community mindset through volunteering, community outreach and other initiatives is an asset
• Experience in landscaping, construction, farming or other related experience is an asset

Wastewater Services Maintenance/Treatment Labourer

These positions will assist the Wastewater Services Maintenance & Treatment teams in the upkeep of the Wastewater Services facilities.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Performing maintenance duties related to grounds keeping; including litter/garbage control, general landscaping, general housekeeping, painting and various duties related to the upkeep of Wastewater Treatment facility
• Operate landscape related equipment
• Process sampling and sample bottle preparation

Wastewater Collection Labourer

This position will assist the Wastewater Services Collection team in the maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Assists with duties related to sanitary sewer maintenance
• Assists with duties related to sanitary pumping station maintenance
• Perform duties within the right of way and near traffic
A satisfactory Police/Vulnerable Sector check will be required at time of offer for the above positions.

Customer Service and Site Maintenance Attendant

These positions will require performing site maintenance and assisting at the hazardous waste depot. This position will also require excellent customer service skills when dealing with members of the public.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Meeting and greeting customers at the public drop-off and assisting with their waste disposal needs
• Screening waste at the Public Drop off and Recycle Zone
• Keeping drop off areas clear of debris
• Performing lawn maintenance and litter clean-up at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre
• Picking up missed waste throughout the City based on calls from the public

Water Services Building / Grounds Maintenance Assistants

These positions will assist the Water Services Maintenance team in the upkeep of the Water Services facilities.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Performing minor facility maintenance
• Performing grounds keeping and landscaping duties
• Entering maintenance tasks into the database system
• Ensuring inventory levels are monitored and maintained
• Performing basic janitorial duties as required

Water Services Building / Grounds Maintenance Team Lead

This position will perform all of the duties of the Water Services Building/Grounds Maintenance Assistant as described above, and will be responsible for overseeing the work of the Water Services Building/Grounds Maintenance Assistants.

How to apply

Applications are received online, effective Monday, December 21, 2020.
First consideration will be given to those who apply by Friday, January 15, 2021.

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.

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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.

Property Standards Assistant – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Perform on-site inspections of properties under the Yard Maintenance by-law
  • Prepare and issue required notices and letters in relation to on-site inspections.
  • Assist Property Standards Inspectors with their enforcement activity.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate or currently enrolled in a Police Foundations program or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in municipal by-law enforcement would be an asset.
  • Basic familiarity with Municipal By-laws, Municipal Act and Provincial Offences Act.
  • Must possess good computer skills in a Windows based environment.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent team skills and have a sincere focus on Quality Customer Service.
  • Must possess a valid ‘G’ driver’s license.

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.

Rate

$16.00 to $18.60 per hour depending on education level and work experience.

Hours of work

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Approximately 4 months beginning in April/May, and may be extended for up to 6 months.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Guelph Water Wagon Program Assistant – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Guelph loves its tap water and, throughout the summer, our Water Wagon is proud to play an important part of large, outdoor community festivals and events. The Water Wagon Program Assistant promotes Guelph’s tap water, educates the public about our local water supply, and is responsible for coordinating and delivering the Water Wagon program. The successful candidate will provide reliable access to our naturally filtered, high quality tap water at diverse festivals and events. The Program Assistant is an enthusiastic person who enjoys variety in their work and connecting with people. If you are passionate about the environment; are an outgoing, friendly and highly organized person; want to develop strong communication skills; enjoy being outdoors; have fun attending local festivals and events; and are interested in tap water promotion and water efficiency, then we are looking for you!

Duties

  • Assist in the delivery of the Guelph Water Wagon program and associated Tap Water Promotion program.
  • Liaise with event organizers, external contractors and City of Guelph staff to create and manage the Water Wagon event schedule, coordinate siting and event needs, organize Water Wagon transportation, and verify service requirements and contracts for each event (i.e. ensure the event organizers meet all Water Wagon Conditions of Service).
  • Prepare the Water Wagon and supplies for each event and ensure the storage of the Water Wagon and all materials post event, maintaining a stocked, clean and organized storage space.
  • Attend events at which the Water Wagon is present to set-up the Water Wagon and outreach booth, oversee Water Wagon operation, ensure its cleanliness and maintenance, monitor usage, and run public outreach and engagement initiatives.
  • Act as a professional City of Guelph representative, promoting Guelph’s tap water with positivity and enthusiasm.
  • Test the Water Wagon’s water to ensure compliance with drinking water quality standards, track water usage and complete required documentation throughout events and as necessary.
  • Train event volunteers assigned to assist with Water Wagon service delivery on Guelph Water Wagon operations, handling and procedures.
  • Monitor program participation, including the measurable impact of education and outreach materials and tactics, and implement or recommend program improvements based on observations and data collection.
  • Contribute to the research and development of promotional materials and programs to support the City’s Water Wagon and Tap Water Promotion programs. This could include, for example, the development of event activities, social media content, communication and project plans, and publications such as brochures, newsletters, or advertisements.
  • Maintain consistent dialogue with the Water Wagon Program Coordinator in regards to Water Wagon program activities and work plan progress.
  • Provide prompt, courteous and professional customer correspondence through email, telephone and in person.
  • Document and report operational issues with the Water Wagon to maintenance staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends at outdoor community events, as required dependant on Water Wagon bookings.
  • Experience and education related to the duties listed above, normally obtained through a post-secondary education in Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Physical Geography/Geology, Environmental Engineering Technology or related field.
  • Must have keen interest and willingness to learn about municipal water systems, including groundwater systems and drinking water treatment.
  • Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and an ability to use professional language that is clear, precise and appropriate for the target audience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal, public engagement and customer services skills.
  • Valid G-class driver’s license with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Additional assets

  • Experience working at a municipal water system or knowledge about urban water resources management.
  • Knowledge about or experience applying effective public outreach and engagement, marketing, or behaviour change tools, practices and principles (e.g. Community Based Social Marketing).
  • Experience conducting water tests, such as chlorine residuals.
  • Experience overseeing or training volunteers.
  • Familiarity with small hand tools and working around truck and trailers.

Important notes

  • 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 license 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.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for providing, at own expense, approved CSA “green patch” safety footwear. Valid CPR and First Aid is required prior to start date. A Police Vulnerable Sector Check must be supplied prior to the successful candidate’s start date.

Hours of work

35 hours per week Sunday to Saturday from April to the end of August 2021. The work week will be adjusted to accommodate attendance at evening and weekend events.

Rate

$16-$18.60 per hour depending on education level and work experience

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

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.

Traffic Signal Assistant – Summer 2021

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

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Traffic Engineering, the successful candidate will perform and assist in tasks related to traffic signal design within the City of Guelph. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Update existing or create new legal traffic signal design drawings (PHM-125) using AutoCAD software.
  • Visit traffic signal installations in the field to verify locations.
  • Update traffic signal GIS layers and asset management records.
  • Save drawings into City’s electronic record system.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Graduate or currently enrolled in an Engineering Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering program or equivalent.
  • Previous experience related to “Transportation Engineering Technology” would be an asset.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge in traffic engineering theory and practice, Ontario Traffic Manual, and Highway Traffic Act.
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office and traffic related software applications.
  • Strong AutoCAD experience is required.
  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess a valid ‘G’ driver’s license.

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.

Rate

$17.22 to $21.96 per hour depending on education level and work experience.

Hours of work

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Approximately 4 months beginning in April/May.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Apply for this job

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.

Water Efficiency Program Assistant – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Provide administrative support and assistance to the Water Efficiency team’s program goals and strategies as identified through the Water Efficiency Strategy.
  • Assist with the administration, coordination and delivery of the City’s Outside Water Use Program.
  • Complete customer appointment bookings and inquiries for the City’s Healthy Landscape Visit Program.
  • Correspond with City staff, industry contacts, and customers as needed on behalf of the programs’ section.
  • Travel within Guelph to research, review, or assist with program business and Water Efficiency programs and promotions.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination and delivery of water efficiency program initiatives and events.
  • Identify creative opportunities for communicating water conservation and efficiency program resources to Guelph residents and businesses.
  • Assist with the design of educational and promotional campaigns and materials.
  • Collect and analyze data in support of budget requirements, performance indicators, bench marking and programming goals, including progress reporting.
  • Support and assistant with education, outreach and rebate programming initiatives.
  • Conduct water efficiency research over the internet and telephone.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education (completed or in process) in environmental science, environmental resource studies, or closely related field.  Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
  • Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal) along with strong research and planning skills.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Must be able to understand and interpret relevant environmental legislation, water conservation industry practices and issues.
  • Knowledge of water conservation industry best practices and municipal water and wastewater systems would be an asset.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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 license 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

Rate

$16 to $18.60 per hour depending on education level and work experience

Work Location

City of Guelph – Water Services Department, 29 Waterworks Place, Guelph.

Hours of work

35 hours per week starting April/May 2021 for approximately 4 months

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

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.

Healthy Landscape Program Assistant – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Perform residential outdoor landscape audits as part of the City of Guelph Landscape Visit Program.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination and delivery of healthy landscapes and water efficiency program initiatives and events.
  • Assist with the design of educational and promotional campaigns and materials.
  • Coordinate meetings with community partners and stakeholders.
  • Conduct research over the internet and telephone.
  • Correspond with industry contacts and customers as needed on behalf of the programs section.
  • Provide administrative/clerical support for the programs section.
  • Staff community displays and events.
  • Travel within Guelph to research, review, or assist with the Water Efficiency Programs and Promotions.
  • Identify creative opportunities for communicating water and efficiency program and resources to Guelph residents and businesses.
  • Design, implement, and maintain community gardens.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education (completed or in process) in horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental science, natural resources, or closely related field. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s license with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
  • Experience in working with horticultural practices as they pertain to water efficient plant selection and home landscaping site design principles strongly desired.
  • Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal) along with strong research and planning skills.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Must be able to understand and interpret relevant environmental legislation, water conservation industry practices and issues.
  • Knowledge of water conservation industry best practices and municipal water and wastewater systems would be an asset.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Valid CPR and First Aid is required prior to start date.
  • 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 license 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.

Location

City of Guelph – Water Services Department, 29 Waterworks Place, Guelph.

Hours of work

35 hours per week starting April/May 2021 for approximately 4 months

Rate

$16-$18.60 per hour depending on education level and work experience

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Apply for this job

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.

Solid Waste Program Assistant – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Duties

  • Support administration with customer service including responding to customer calls/e-mails and in-person inquiries, record-keeping and other clerical duties as assigned.
  • Correspond with City staff, residents, community partners, business and industry contacts on waste minimization and diversion efforts.
  • Support promotional & educational campaigns and materials development (e.g. curbside education, social media and website content), including coordination and delivery of these materials.
  • Conduct site visits with businesses/landlords in the downtown core to educate them on proper waste sorting.
  • Assist Program staff with the development, promotion and implementation of various projects to increase waste minimization and diversion efforts in the City (e.g. curbside battery collection program).
  • Conduct waste industry research and surveys over the internet, telephone and in-person (e.g. food waste research).
  • Assist with site tours and community outreach such as school presentations and special event displays.
  • Data entry (multi-residential and cart databases).
  • Support work with multi-residential properties such as organizing site plan approvals and attending site meetings.
  • Assist the Waste Resources Coordinators with marketing and procurement of inbound and outbound material loads.
  • Conduct waste audits (curbside, material recovery facility, etc.) and conduct site visits with residents to educate and discuss contamination issues.
  • Verify curbside compliance with City Bylaw Officers.

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in Environmental Studies, Technology or Engineering or closely related field and experience in customer service and performing general administrative duties.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience. Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job including lifting, stacking and un-stacking wheeled carts.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to understand and interpret relevant environmental legislation, waste industry trends and issues.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to conduct research, organize and prioritize assignments in order to accomplish multiple projects.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Rate

$17.22 – $21.96 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, January 31, 2021. 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.

Apply for this job

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.

Administration Clerks – Summer 2021

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’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Qualifications

  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in performing general clerical and administrative duties.
  • Performing general clerical and administrative duties.
  • Ability to transpose information accurately and within established timelines.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team as required.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access etc.
  • Experience with WAM, Kronos or AMANDA would be a definite asset
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written skills.
  • Strong focus on organization and customer service.

Administration Clerk – Water Services
Duties

  • Schedule appointments with customers for services such as water meter replacement, water turn on/off, and rebate inspections.
  • Provide customer service to both external and internal customers, via telephone, letter, e-mail, website, in-person, and radio dispatch.
  • Assist with telephone reception, daily clerical work, photocopying, faxing, and filing.
  • Assist in reviewing, updating, and populating the existing records systems with current and historical information.
  • Assist with daily data entry, compilation and auditing existing records.
  • Actively participate in meetings and projects as they arise.

Administration Clerk– Parks & Forestry
Duties

  • Assist with daily data entry and compilation of statistical information
  • Assist in providing customer service to both external and internal customers, via telephone, letter, e-mail, website, in-person, and radio dispatch.
  • Assist with data entry of service requests into work order management software
  • Assist with telephone reception, daily clerical work, photocopying, faxing, and filing.
  • Assist in reviewing, updating, and populating the existing records systems with current and historical information.
  • Actively participate in discussions and projects as they arise.
  • Other clerical duties as assigned.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.

Administration Clerk– Operations
Duties

  • Assist with telephone reception, maintenance of general email box, clerical work, photocopying, faxing, and filing
  • Assist with data entry of service requests into work order management software
  • Assist with data entry pertaining to driver license information
  • Assist with ordering and inventory of office supplies,
  • Compile monitor and record hours of Service and vehicle inspection reports
  • Generate, assess and monitor CVOR driver files
  • Actively participate in discussions and projects as they arise.
  • Other clerical duties as assigned.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.

Administration Clerk – Corporate Building Maintenance
Duties

  • Provide customer service to both external and internal customers, via telephone, e-mail and in-person.
  • Assist with daily clerical work, filing, photocopying and records management.
  • Assist with data entry pertaining to ESA compliance documents
  • Assist in reviewing, updating, and populating the existing records systems with current and historical information.
  • Assist with daily data entry and compilation of statistical information
  • Actively participate in meetings and projects as they arise.

Rate

$14.55 – $14.97 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday January 31, 2021. 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.

Apply for this job

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.

Probationary Firefighter

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario.  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

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 high performing team, often working extended periods of time in emergency situations, 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 hazards.
  • Provide emergency medical response and aid.
  • Perform rescue/extrication operations, including, but not limited to; vehicle, confined space, water, ice, high angle and hazardous materials, to prevent loss of life or further injury.
  • 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 through community engagement, education, and prevention initiatives and inspections.
  • 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.
  • Possess, and maintain, a valid Advanced First Aid Certificate (i.e. First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, etc.) 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.
  • 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 Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Services program (OFAI CTS), including the swim test, by time of hire, and be prepared to submit all related certificates.
  • Must be able to work a 24 hour shift schedule that involves working weekends and holidays, averaging 42 hours per week.
  • Must provide, and maintain, a satisfactory Police Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).
  • Must be 18 years of age, or older, and legally entitled to work in Canada.

Additional Qualifications

The following qualification will be considered an asset to this position:

  • Post-secondary education.
  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through relevant training and experience, including volunteer or community service.
  • Skills and experience in a field closely related to emergency services, including firefighter, paramedic, police, military, medical care, social services, skilled trades, and/or heavy equipment operations.
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labour within high risk and hazardous conditions.
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations and environments.
  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement as demonstrated by experience volunteering in social/civil/community events and initiatives, non-profit organizations, counselling, and crisis intervention.
  • Proven interpersonal skills that are consistent with the City’s core values.
  • Good written communication skills.
  • A strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Computer skills with good keyboarding skills.
  • Multi-lingual skills

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11:59pm. Please click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

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Further Information

  • 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.
  • All applicants must complete the online application process in order to be considered.
  • Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.
  • Please check our specialized recruitment page http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/careers-jobs/firefighters/ for further updates regarding the status of our recruitment process for Probationary Firefighters.
  • Resumes may be kept on file for future positions beyond this current recruitment.

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.

Downtown Maintainer (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 part-time Downtown Maintainer.  Duties will include, but are not limited to, manual and motorized snow removal, sanding/salting, manual and motorized sweeping and cleaning at parking facilities and other public facilities, pedestrian areas and sidewalks within the Central Business District. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

Hours of work

Up to 24 hours per week, including weekends and some afternoons.

Duties

  • Trouble shoot and perform skilled work in the maintenance of city owned parking facilities and equipment including parking meters, parking revenue equipment, plumbing, ventilating systems, electrical, drywall, elevators and fire panels as well as maintain all pedestrian areas including roads, public laneways and sidewalks for cleanliness in the city’s downtown.
  • Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of all city waste containers in the downtown core.
  • Assist in maintaining necessary daily records of all maintenance activities.
  • Inform the Lead Hand of any breakdowns, vandalism and deterioration of facilities and all city owned downtown property.
  • Operate various types of maintenance equipment as per manufacturer’s safety guidelines and as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including but not limited to tractors, skid steers, front-end loaders, mad vac, power washer, power sweeper, trackless units with plow and or blower attachment, pick-ups with sanders and plows, small equipment including auxiliary attachments, and hand and power tools in a safe and efficient manner, all within a high density pedestrian and vehicular area.
  • Carry out all necessary maintenance and adjustments while keeping the equipment in a safe, clean and tidy condition, perform daily equipment circle checks and report defects and if necessary carry out small repairs in a prescribed manner.
  • Remove and/or flag obstacles hazardous to employees or the public or that interfere with the safe operation of vehicles or equipment, and duly note and immediately report such conditions to the Lead hand or Supervisor.
  • Comply with requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, The Highway Traffic Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Respond to emergency accidents, clean-ups, and spills in the downtown and all city owned and operated parking facilities and parking lots and follow up with proper environmental protection protocol.
  • Assist other team members of the Public Services Area in day to day activities.
  • Provide housekeeping functions for all city-owned and operated parking facilities and central business district Road, Right of Way physical infrastructure including benches, bike racks, and garbage cans.
  • Work with City MMS system work orders, WAM work requests, purchase orders and other customised software as required.
  • Perform manual and motorized sweeping, cleaning, power washing, snow clearing, removal, and sanding /salting at city owned parking facilities, civic precinct, Transit Terminal and pedestrian areas and sidewalks within the City’s Downtown.
  • Carry out or assist with the manufacture, construction, erection/removal and maintenance of all traffic control and parking devices.
  • Keep the Central Business District and all work areas clean and in a presentable and safe condition for users.
  • Demonstrate initiative to resolve issues with focus on quality customer service.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 12 education is required.
  • Experience related to the duties listed above which includes 6 – 12 months experience operating medium to heavy equipment (i.e. trackless, mobile sweepers, mobile vacuum units and pick-up trucks with snowplow and spreader attachments, high pressure power wash units) in a safe and efficient manner in high density pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas. Experience related to maintenance work related to physical Right of Way infrastructure, Parking facility and parking equipment maintenance activities. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Class G driver’s licence with a good driving record; a DZ driver’s licence would be an asset. 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 infrastructure, facility and equipment preventative maintenance such as parking meters, parking revenue equipment, plumbing, signage installation, ventilating systems, electrical, drywall, elevators and fire panels, minor concrete, asphalt and paving stone repairs.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter, able to make decisions and function with minimal supervision, as well, work as part of a team, and undertake all aspects of the job thoroughly and willingly.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be neat in appearance and have the ability to deal with the public in a professional and cordial manner and work well in a team environment.
  • Must be able to physically perform strenuous and repetitive work in a safe manner, such as climbing, lifting, bending, pushing and moving heavy items in all types of weather conditions.
  • Experience working with computer applications including Windows, Microsoft Office, MMS systems; and WAM.
  • Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid First Aid/CPR certificate.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Rate

$17.70 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Thursday, August 20, 2020. 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.

Community Investment Program Manager – temporary up to 3 years

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

Reporting to the Manager of Community Investment, the candidate will manage the City’s new community investment programs including the Emergent Initiative Fund, Resilience Fund, and City Fee Reimbursement, and support the Manager of Community Investment in the operations of other community investment programs. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the City’s Vision – to be an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

Duties

  • Develop, lead, promote, and manage new council-directed Community Investment programs
  • Develop evaluation framework for Community Investment programs and monitor, evaluate, and report on outcomes
  • Manage, forecast and report on the three-year community investment budget of over one million dollars
  • Build and sustain strategic partnerships with external organizations supporting the implementation of the Community Investment Strategy
  • Represent the City of Guelph alongside sector leaders as a participant at external stakeholder roundtables and committees
  • Lead and support the Grants Allocation Panel, a citizen’s committee appointed by City Council, to make informed and transparent funding decisions on behalf of the City
  • Regularly work with organizations and other funders on sensitive and confidential matters that impact Guelph residents
  • Coordinate other City department’s participation at various levels of the program development and implementation including directing internal staff teams and consultants and effectively managing program deliverables
  • Develop and host networking, information and learning events to promote new Community Investment programs
  • Create and distribute information, materials, and applications to ensure stakeholder participation in investment programs
  • Design creative online too tools to promote Community Investment programs while keeping all information current and accessible
  • Create correspondence and reports to stakeholders and for City Council
  • Support management of established Community Investment programs including the Community Grants, Community Benefit Agreements
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

  • Applicants are required to demonstrate in their application how their qualifications match those specified above. Assessments based on all of the objectives and qualifications listed above will be a part of the interview, written and/or practical test and reference checking.
  • Education related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in arts, social science, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years professional experience in program management in areas of community development, and funding program administration.
  • Experience working with external organizations to build positive, mutually beneficial, and strategic partnerships.
  • Candidates with an equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience in using variety of evaluation techniques and tools.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work on your own and in a team environment.Demonstrates initiative and the ability to multi task
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, council, not-for-profits and the general public.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Knowledge of innovative funding programs would be an asset
  • Knowledge of AODA accessible document preparation would be an asset

    Rate

    $75,634.49 – $94,543.11 per year

    How to apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by 11:59 pm on Thursday January 9, 2020.  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.

    Apply for this job

    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.

    2020 Summer -One2One Camp Counsellor

    Reporting to the Inclusion Programmer, the successful candidate will support campers with physical, cognitive and or/ developmental disabilities at various City of Guelph Camps; ensuring a welcoming environment designed to foster friendships and promote social interaction. Providing assistance to campers where required as well as provide assistance to the camp staff to deliver inclusive and adaptive programming in a recreational camp setting.

     

    Hours of work

    Monday-Friday, shifts ranging from 8:00am-5:00pm (maximum 44 hours/week).

     

    Duties

    • Work in a team to create a welcoming environment for all campers and their support workers who attend.
    • Provide One2One support/assistance for campers with disabilities, who need assistance integration into recreation camps.
    • Actively supervise and engage camper(s) attending the recreation camp.
    • Assist with aspects of camp programming including adapting activities to meet the needs of participants, as well as, set up/take down.
    • Support camp staff in all efforts to integrate campers and adapt programming to meet all needs.
    • Complete administrative tasks; all forms and documents.
    • Communicate with the camp team, and participant’s support worker/family as appropriate.
    • Respect and maintain participant confidentiality.
    • Maintain proper communication between all parties involved, including parent(s)/guardian(s).
    • Complete and attend all mandatory City of Guelph training and meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is an asset.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Previous experience with program planning, development, and implementation.
    • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and in a team environment.
    • Adaptable, patient, and innovative approach to work.
    • Able to work at various locations across the city.
    • Valid CPR Level C and Standard First Aid (or willing to obtain upon hiring).
    • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (or willing to obtain upon hiring).
    • A Criminal Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector check will be required at the time of hiring.

    Work hours

    These are seasonal positions, with training hours beginning in June. Mandatory training dates are listed below.

    • June 3,4, 4:30- 9:00pm- Team Leader Only
    • June 6, 9:00am-4:00pm
    • June 10,11, 4:30pm-9:00pm
    • June 20, 9:00am-4:00pm (12:00pm-4:00pm Inclusion specific training)
    • June 25, 9:00am-4:00pm
    • June 26, 9:00am-12:00pm
    • 4 hours online training
    • 3 hours paid planning time in June

    Rate of pay

    $14.75 per hour

     

    How to apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday January 20, 2020. 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.

    Apply for this job

    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.

    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.

    Facility Maintainer – 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 Facility Maintainer within the Parks and Recreation Department – Recreation Services.  Reporting to the Supervisor – Recreation Facility Operations, the successful candidate will perform a wide variety of duties related to facility maintenance and facility operations within 8 Recreation facilities including a seniors centre, a pottery centre, 2 multi-purpose Community Centres containing aquatic centres, arenas, and multipurpose rooms, and stand-alone arenas and pools including one outdoor pool.  In addition, the position will competently and safely use a variety of equipment and vehicles to perform ice, floor, pool, and facility maintenance, including ice re-surfacers, and hand and power tools.  The functions performed in this position are in accordance with established standard operating procedures, departmental and corporate policies and practices, and legislated requirements with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement.

    Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

    Hours of Work

    40 hours per week.  Any five (5) shifts of eight (8) consecutive hours 6:00am to 4:00pm or 3:00pm to 1:00am, Sunday through Saturday.  Shifts are a requirement of this position.

    Duties

    • Perform ice plant, aquatic centre, building equipment and general facility repair duties to ensure high-calibre maintenance and operation of facilities.
    • Maintain facility quality and ensure safety by adhering to predetermined building standard operating procedures.
    • Act as a resource person to customers and to the facility teams and provide superior customer service.
    • Assist in the coordination of building or system repairs/services with internal City departments, and external contractors and service companies.
    • Communicate regularly with team members and facility user groups.
    • Access facility schedules and co-ordinate all equipment/set up/take down requirements.
    • Report and follow up on all building incidents as per established protocols
    • Ensure all log books (pool testing, snow removal, etc.) are updated regularly and accurately per corporate procedures, industry standards, and legislated requirements.
    • Troubleshoot and make adjustments to mechanical, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, roof systems and handling systems; assist in maintaining energy management systems.
    • Perform non-complex repairs such as carpentry, painting, masonry and drywall.
    • Assist in the preparation of statistical information of building use.
    • 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 one-year experience in a recreation environment (i.e. arena and pool) operating an ice re-surfacer and performing building maintenance. Candidates with 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 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 mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, refrigeration, painting, roofing systems and handling systems, masonry and drywall.
    • Must obtain and maintain a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate.
    • Knowledge of the Ontario Health and Safety Act.
    • Must be a reliable self-starter, able to make decisions and function with minimum supervision.
    • Ability to work co-operatively with other team members.
    • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact with internal and external contacts/customers on a daily basis.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job including; lifting, kneeling, and shovelling, and be able to actively participate in daily activities, and in all types of weather conditions.
    • Have or have the ability to obtain the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) or Certified Aquatic Technician (CAT) designations within 12 months of hire.
    • Basic Refrigeration training would be an asset.
    • B Certification or completion of the Refrigerator Operator – RB1 exam and RB2 exam would be an asset.
    • A satisfactory Police Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check would be required at time of offer.

     Rate

    $26.85 per hour

    How to apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Wednesday December 4, 2019. 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.

    Apply for this job

    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 b

    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 [email protected].

    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 [email protected].

    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. 

    Apply for This Job

    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

    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: [email protected]

    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:

    [email protected]

    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 [email protected]) and Jocelyn Pedersen (email: [email protected])

    Crossing guards

    We’re hiring!

    Looking for a way to give back to the community? Become a school crossing guard and 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. You will work approximately one to two shifts per day at school bell times from Monday to Friday in various weather and traffic conditions. Access to reliable transportation 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.

    Learn more about this position