Architectural Technician I - City of Vancouver

Architectural Technician I

Requisition ID: 36517 

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
This is technical office and field work involving the preparation and maintenance of conceptual plans, working drawings and record drawings for the construction or renovation of a variety of civic buildings and facilities. The work may also involve assisting in staff relocations during and after renovations, and responding to work requests for minor repairs and upgrades to staff work spaces.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
This position will prepare and/or maintain a variety of records, files, reports, specifications and record drawings of all City buildings and related structures; manage data and drawing archives; and prepare architectural renderings, layouts, charts and visual aid material to be used in presentations to management and Council. In addition, the position assembles building and furniture background information for major renovation projects; and performs related work as required.

Education and Experience:
Courses in Building Technology, plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have considerable knowledge of architectural drafting methods, practices and techniques, including computer-aided-drafting and specification preparation; considerable knowledge of the building design principles, methods and techniques and of the building and fire codes, regulations and by-laws applicable to the work performed; and considerable knowledge of the use of CAD (AutoCAD 2010) programs for computer-aided-drafting as related to the work performed. In addition, the successful candidate will have working knowledge of construction methods, practices and materials and of current construction cost applicable to the work performed; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts including suppliers, contractors and movers; and the ability to prepare and/or maintain a variety of records, reports, routing correspondence and reference material related to the work.

A current and valid BC Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory dirving record is a requirement of this position.

Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

Business Unit/Department: Real Estate & Facilities Mgmt (1100) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: August, 2022 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-020: $32.87 to $38.68 per hour

Application Close: August 14, 2022

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, LGBT2Q+ 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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In addition to uploading your cover letter and resume, part of the application process may include answering application questions related to the preferred requirements of the role which may take approx.. 5-10mins. Cover letters should express interest and highlight additional information relevant to the position and resumes should include a tailored summary of skills and experience related to the position.

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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Architecture
Posted: August 5, 2022, 2:50 pm
Expires: August 14, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $32.87 to $38.68 Hour

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