Survey Assistant II – City of Vancouver

17 July 2023

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Survey Assistant II

Requisition ID: 38982 

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

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

Main Purpose & Function
Reporting to the Technical Supervisor, the Survey Assistant II assists in carrying out varied survey duties and assignments including field and office related tasks.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Surveyor to carry out field and office tasks related to different survey assignments
  • Perform physical activities in all weather conditions such as carrying equipment, climbing ladders and lifting heavy objects.
  • Perform work on active construction sites in close proximity to trench excavations and heavy duty equipment
  • Perform mathematical survey calculations and prepare field notes and sketches as necessary
  • Operate survey equipment such as total stations, data collectors, auto-levels, and basic hand tools
  • Care for and properly maintain tools and equipment
  • Locate survey markers and utility covers, clearing brush and other obstacles as necessary.
  • Assist with implementing traffic control plans and carrying out confined space entries
  • Research and provide technical information regarding sewer and water infrastructure for other city staff
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by courses related to the work and some related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience in the operation of survey instruments and tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of municipal sewer and drainage systems
  • Working knowledge of survey methods, technology, and equipment used in municipal survey work
  • Working knowledge of common office software and protocols
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and produce clear and accurate field notes
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with other staff
  • Ability to perform physical work such as lifting heavy objects and carrying equipment and tools
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, on active construction sites, and in proximity of vehicle traffic
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret engineering drawings and legal survey information
  • Ability to multi-task, understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to collaborate within a team environment
  • Ability to interact tactfully and courteously with others

Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: August 2023 

Position End Date: December 2024 

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

Application Close: July 23, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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