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Closing date: February 29, 2024

Co-op Student - Underground Utilities

(Temporary – up to 4 months)  
Engineering & Public Works Department
The City of Victoria is offering a temporary student position to support our Engineering Underground Utilities Division. Key duties of the position include the following:

  • Participate in the collection of field data for engineering projects; operate various manual and electronic equipment such as survey levels, sewer and drain depth recorders; and collect seasonal water samples from various locations for laboratory analysis.
  • Update computer files and records from source data and prepare statistical reports; assist in the production and updating of related engineering drawings and maps.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations regarding sewer odours, water leaks, flooding conditions and harbour pollution; respond to general enquiries from the public and staff; operate a vehicle to transport equipment and supplies.
  • Perform related duties where qualified.

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.
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’.
Work is assigned by supervisor and reviewed upon completion.
Problems are referred to supervisor.
Physical Effort:
Mental Effort:
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Work Environment:
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.
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.
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, (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 - 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.
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