Capital Works Resident Inspector – Multi-Disciplinary

The Town of Newmarket, Engineering Services
Requires a Capital Works Resident Inspector – Multi-Disciplinary
30 Month Contract (35 hours per week)

About Newmarket

The growing community of Newmarket is home to 90,000 people and is located 40 minutes north of Toronto, in York Region. As one of the most densely populated communities in Ontario, Newmarket may be small in area, but BIG things are happening there. From the transformation of a community landmark, the Mulock Property, into Newmarket’s very own Central Park to the renewal of the urban corridors to make them even more eclectic, vibrant, livable, and lovable – the Town of Newmarket is always looking forward.

We offer and value flexibility to support work/life balance and wellbeing, including flextime, compressed workweeks, and hybrid work. As we move forward, Newmarket is committed to evolving, growing, and trying new approaches, all while creating an environment for extraordinary public service.

Who We Are Looking For

Under the direction of the Project Management Leader – Mulock Property, the Capital Works Resident Inspector – Multi-Disciplinary is accountable for the day-to- day on-site inspection, quality assurance, and assisting with frontline contract administration of capital projects associated with the Mulock Property as well as other Town capital projects. These projects would include such initiatives as: major building construction and renovations (i.e. renovation of the historic Mulock House, Conservatory), pumping stations (i.e. sanitary and water features), recreation facilities (skate pavilion, splash pad, outdoor rink, etc.), green spaces, environmental and low-impact development projects, public spaces, parks, pathways and parking, and other projects involving a broad range of multi-disciplinary design and construction work). The role applies a knowledge of construction management techniques to monitor and ensure quality on the Mulock Park site, as well as potentially other Town of Newmarket capital projects.

This position’s initial focus is expected to include capital projects for the historic Mulock Property which will include adaptive re-use of an historic manor house, green spaces, art studio, historic formal gardens, a riverine fountain feature, skating trail, splash pad and skating pavilion, greenhouse conservatory, diversity gardens, a natural playground, and bike and walking trails.

This role provides an important front-line role for the Mulock Park Project, a Town of Newmarket strategic priority and the largest capital program ever undertaken by the Town. The program includes three main construction work packages, and a capital value in excess of $50 million.

How do you qualify?

  • One of the following post-secondary qualifications is required:

a) Engineering Technology Diploma and certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), or
b) OAA Licensed Technologist with significant demonstrated experience; or
c) An equivalent combination of education and progressive experience working on capital projects.

  • Demonstrated progressive experience in inspection and contract administration for the construction of municipal capital infrastructure including, but not limited to roads, parking lots, sidewalks, sanitary and storm sewers, watermains, street and walkway lighting, pumping stations, parks, recreation facilities, landscaping, drainage structures, retaining walls, and municipal buildings.
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal standards, design and construction practices, procedures and/or manuals including the Ontario Provincial Standards, Ontario Traffic Manual, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), soil and concrete testing practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently as owner’s or consultant’s site representative.
  • Under the guidance of the project management team, ability to exercise judgment and communicate effectively with the general public, contractors,  consultants, and Town staff.
  • Excellent customer service skills with an ability to maintain composure regardless of the demands of the environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer programs, inclusive of spreadsheet applications, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), MS Project, and software supporting construction management systems programs.
  • Available to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and provide after-hours on-call response. Ability to work on active construction sites with exposure to inclement weather, noise, dust and natural environmental conditions.
  • Experience renovating existing or heritage buildings is an asset.
  • Certification as a Certified Inspector of Sediment & Erosion Control (CISEC), or prior training in Working at Heights or Confined Space Entry are assets.
  • Valid Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing with reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
  • Due to the responsibilities of this position a Police Information Check satisfactory to the Town is required.
  • Professional designations that include a Police Information Check will be considered.

Salary: $40.50 – $47.50/hour

How do I apply?

Please apply online at Newmarket.ca by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2024, quoting the file number 24-50.

The Town of Newmarket is committed to accommodate all applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities including the recruitment process. Please no phone calls.

Finance Summer Student

City of Orillia
Corporate Services Department
Financial Services Division
Finance Summer Student (14 week Contract)

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Corporation of the City of Orillia has an opening for a Finance Summer Student in the Financial Services Division of the Corporate Services Department for a period of 14 weeks.

DUTIES

  • Assist with general office administration related to the revenue, treasury and procurement activities of the Finance Division.
  • Analysis, research, file and assist in Division projects as assigned.
  • Assist in financial system data entry using MS office applications and Great Plains i.e. invoice entering, PO creation, etc.
  • Provide superior customer service by responding to general inquiries by telephone, email or at the front counter if required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolling in and/or returning to a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2023.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a professional manner.
  • Familiar with MS Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, etc.
  • Knowledge of Great Plains Software would be beneficial.
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check is required for this position prior to the commencement date, at the incumbent’s expense.

Compensation for this position is $19.03 per hour for 35 hours per week, for a 14 week contract. Interested applicants are invited to apply by March 8, 2024 at noon.

Applications will only be accepted by applying online. Please visit https://careers.orillia.ca/

We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia ON L3V 7T5 or call 705-325-1311

Park Administrative Assistant

Park Administrative Assistant
Full-Time Contract Position (April 2024 to December 2024)

Position Description
39 Week Contract

Reports to: FRCA Park Superintendent
Hourly Rate: $28.68 hourly for 37.5 hours per week

Purpose:
Provide efficient office administration services which support the Conservation Areas operations, team members, and the FRCA Park Superintendent. To provide friendly courteous customer service and coordinate gatehouse office functions.

Qualifications:

  • College Certificate in Office Administration or related discipline or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in an office administration or in conservation area operations related environment
  • Ability to preform courtesy and effective customer service
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues and with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to develop and format professional looking forms, letters, documents and reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with accuracy in English spelling, grammar and data entry
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office around Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification an asset
  • Ability to work independently within a gatehouse environment, with limited supervision
  • Ability and desire to assist and mentor other gate operation staff when required
  • Must be available to work flexible hours such as daily, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Last, but certainly not least, passion, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn and retain knowledgeable information

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform friendly courtesy customer service and reception services to customers inquiring about the conservation area, such as campgrounds, services, access, and information
  • Answering and handling phone and email enquires in a promptly and professional manner
  • Perform and process financial transactions by issuing day-use and campsite permits
  • Perform secure handling of cash and the use of point-of-sale electronic payment
  • Operate and support the campground “Camis” reservation software and perform campground and day use bookings while problem solving any customer related issues
  • Maintain accurate daily receipts and process shift deposits
  • Clearly communicate Conservation Area rules and regulations to visitors
  • Work collaboratively and take direction from the Park Superintendent with respect to the gatehouse operations and administrative support functions
  • Keep Park Superintendent up to date on related issues, concerns and complaints
  • Prepare statistics and financial reports for related correspondence
  • Carry out administrative support as it relates to correspondence, camper agreements, contracts, events, communications, park information, documents, etc.
  • Source out and prepare grant applications
  • Work collaboratively with MVCA Communications to maintain FRCA webpages and social media
  • Assist and/or directly undertake supervising seasonal staff in the gatehouse operations
  • As needed, will perform janitorial maintenance duties such as cleaning/ disinfecting public washrooms and showers, collecting garbage, and other maintenance duties assigned
  • Assist with seasonal staff hiring process
  • Assist as a Health and Safety Representative for the FRCA occupational health and safety risk management, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Must be available to work both weekends and holidays
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Core Competencies:

Accountability
Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments; follows organizational guidelines, regulations, and principles; demonstrates reliability and integrity on a daily basis; meets deadlines and follows organizational standards.

Critical Thinking
Monitors and analyzes the internal and external environment to identify current and future opportunities, challenges, and risks; asks questions to gather details and information in order to effectively respond to requests; and uses available tools and resources.

Planning and Organizing
Accurately estimates duration and level of difficulty of tasks and projects and sets goals, objectives, and work plans to complete; responds to positional, and organizational needs by effectively managing priorities and responsibilities; establishes priorities and identifies critical tasks that need to be handled immediately.

Service Orientation
Provides superior service to both internal and external customers; considers the client’s needs when completing work, making suggestions, and providing service typically resulting in client satisfaction; always displays professionalism, respect, and dignity in daily interactions; follows through on commitments and responds timely.

Teamwork
Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal; participates actively in group activities fostering a team environment; offers to help and respects contributions of all team members; demonstrates cooperation and supports team decisions.

Effort
Not normally subject to ongoing physical or mental fatigue. There may be some fatigue resulting from visual attention to detail, or the physical requirement to unpack supplies, prepare for and tidy up from tasks, prepare large mail outs.

Working Conditions
Indoor gatehouse office environment. May be exposed to difficult customers. Green Patch CSA approved safety boots must be worn. Be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Some heavy lifting is required. Maitland Conservation will provide uniform shirts/pants.

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work flexible hours such as daily, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Must provide police issued “Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check

Training:
MVCA offers comprehensive health and safety training including on the job training for the operation of grounds maintenance equipment, WHIMIS, First Aid, Health and Safety Training.

Location:
Falls Reserve Conservation Area – located at 80900 Falls Reserve Line, Benmiller, Ontario; a 230-acre property situated in the Lower Maitland River Valley and consisting of 170 campsites with both seasonal and transient overnight camping and day use amenities.

Work Period:

  • Early April to December 2024 at 37.5 hours per week (work schedule provided)
  • 9-month duration with possibility for extension.

Wage:

  • $28.68 per hour based on salary grid
  • Contract, full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • OMERS pension plan eligibility
  • Competitive compensation and Benefit package
  • Free daily access to applicable Conservation Areas

Application Deadline:

  • Monday, March 11, 2024, or until position is filled

To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or MS Word document addressed to: Jason Moir, Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, email jmoir@frca.on.ca (Subject: Administrative Assistant).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of
specific accommodation requirements. Please advise us of your needs to ensure your accessibility requirements are accommodated.