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Competition #24/26
Internal/External Posting  
Closing date: Closing date: February 29, 2024

Co-op Student – Get Growing Victoria

(Temporary – up to 5 months)  
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department
 
Get Growing, Victoria! is an award-winning seedlings and soil-building materials distribution program, whereby the City of Victoria grows food plants and provides soil-building materials to the public through partnerships with over 60 non-profit organizations, with a focus on supporting underserved and equity-deserving communities.
 
This co-op student position is key to the operations of Get Growing, Victoria! as the role is responsible for delivering seedlings to all the Neighbourhood Distribution Day sites and to organizations that face barriers to transport their seedling orders. The selected person in this role will require their full Class 5 driver's licence, be comfortable driving an Econoline Van, and be able to lift tents and tables (up to 50 lbs). The role is required to work Tuesday- Saturday during the six-week period where Get Growing is in effect (three weeks in May-June, three weeks in July-August). The candidate selected will be representing the City of Victoria in the public at neighbourhood distribution days. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, professional, a great communicator, and will have the ability to multi-task when required.
 
Moreover, this role will also support the City of Victoria's Growing in the City summer programs, by being the person checking participants in before the workshop or event and being the onsite person with Standard First Aid. Some evening and weekend work is required. This role is dynamic and hands-on, with lots of opportunities to connect with community and learn from the diverse areas of the Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department.  
 
POSITION FUNCTION
As a student hired under the Co-operative Educational Training Program, you will be given meaningful and challenging assignments while being introduced to a career in municipal government. In this Co-op position you will assist with supernumerary projects and contribute to the overall goals of the work unit.
 
KEY DUTIES
Under the direct guidance and observation of the supervisor, assist with the on-going enhancement of the City’s operations by utilizing existing tools and software platforms.
 
Participate in the development and improvement of future-focussed projects that align with the department’s strategic goals and objectives by providing supernumerary field or office support.
 
Conduct and document research, analyze and interpret data, prepare summary of findings, draft reports, procedures and/or practices, and present to supervisor for feedback and/or next steps.
 
Assist with identifying and testing new and/or enhanced tools and processes and collaborate to ensure ‘shared learning’.
 
INDEPENDENCE
Work is assigned by supervisor and reviewed upon completion.
Problems are referred to supervisor.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Effort:
Normal. Some heavy lifting required (up to 50 lbs.)
Mental Effort:
Normal.
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Normal.
Work Environment:
Office, Driving, Public Events
 
 KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Organize and prioritize work.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Understand and carry out job related instructions.
Ability to learn quickly and independently.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Working level knowledge of current City word processing, spreadsheet, and related specialty software including social media tools.
Maintain accurate records with attention to detail.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
High School.
Enrolled in a recognized Co-operative Education Program at a Canadian Post-Secondary Institution.
Currently attending full-time education and returning to full-time studies in the subsequent academic year.
In good standing in an Undergraduate Degree Program or Technical School Diploma Program.
 
Experience:
Not required.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Pre-Employment Requirements
Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
 
Work schedule: Monday to Friday (few weekend shifts required), (35 hour work week).
$30.85 per hour, Pay Grade 2 
Job Code #4430
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
 
To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.
 
At the City of Victoria, we are committed to integrating equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility into our programs, policies, spaces, and services. Our goal is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community we serve and aim to become. Individuals who are Indigenous, racialized, immigrants, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+, or facing any additional barriers are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be available upon request throughout the application and selection process.
 
If you require assistance, please email us at careers@victoria.ca.