BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Operations Worker II (Street Operations)

Requisition ID: 38264 

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 and Function:
Engineering Services contributes to the overall City’s purpose by providing many services and public works facilities. Street Operations Workers maintain and construct City streets, lanes and sidewalks.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Operations workers perform general construction tasks such as concrete finishing, form setting, boulevard restoration, drain tile installation, asphalt raking and conduit installation. Operations workers also perform maintenance tasks such as pressure washing, bridge painting and pothole repair. The work is performed outdoors, in all weather conditions and is physically demanding. Functional and or physical assessment related to the bona fide position requirements may be required. Successful candidates are required to be fit tested annually, carry, maintain and wear respirators as operationally required.  Jewelry, long hair and facial hair may impede a complete seal of a respirator and will need to be adjusted or removed to ensure a seal can be achieved.

Street Operations functions 365 days per year. Successful candidates must be able to work Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm and may be required to adjust shifts as operationally required.

Education and Experience:
  • Up to completion of high school and some laboring experience in construction.
  • Experience working in roles requiring learning new skills, procedures and processes.
  • Experience working with asphalt and/or concrete is an asset.
  • Experience with bridge maintenance activities and working from heights is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of safe work procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of the tools, material and equipment used in the work.
  • Some knowledge of construction and maintenance tasks.
  • Some knowledge of the functions of Street Operations and the established practices in carrying out the work.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects.
  • Ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting.
  • Ability to work close to moving machinery and in high traffic areas.
  • Ability to work on ladders, elevated areas, confined spaces, and/or uneven surfaces.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to exercise some independence of judgment and action in the routine or simple aspects of the work.
  • Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public.
Driver’s License and Record Checks:
  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License or higher and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record 
    • 5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
    • 3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year 
  • Employees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail
  • Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
    • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting)
    • Insurance and Claims History for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting) 
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 1004 N/Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: August 2023
Number of Positions: 22

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-310: $30.42 per hour

Application Close: June 15, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ 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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Organization: City of Vancouver
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Construction
Posted: May 26, 2023, 4:21 pm
Expires: June 15, 2023, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $30.42 Hour