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Parks Inventory Technical Student At City of Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The Parks Inventory Technical Student will assist the Parks Subject Matter Experts in carrying out projects and tasks related to the inventory, status, monitoring, and assessment of Parks natural and physical assets (such as trees, vegetation, habitats, benches, signs, garbage cans, etc.). Primary duties will include:

  • Data collection using iPad, ArcGIS online and ArcGIS desktop. Data collected could include asset condition rating, customer experience rating, soil moisture readings, tree species and tree size, tree vaults, native plants and invasive species counts and areas, insect trap counts, phytomonitoring, or any other physical or natural attribute related to a Parks asset or Parks site.
  • Perform GIS Analysis, QA/QC on data collected as directed by supervisor.
  • Provide regular status reports and/or progress reports on assigned projects and tasks to be reviewed by supervisor.
  • Create written summary reports, including combination of maps, graphs and written qualitative comparisons, on GIS analysis for supervisor review.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in the field (often rough terrain, weather, insects), and in an office environment.

Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a diploma or degree program in Biological Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Horticulture, Geography, Botany, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Ecological Restoration, Engineering, Surveying, or a related program.
  • The ability to read maps and engineering drawings and plans is required.
  • A valid class 5 Driver's Licence (or provincial equivalent) and the use of personal vehicle.
  • Proficiency with Ms Office suite, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online is also required.
  • Native and invasive plant identification and surveying skills, experience with invasive plant management and restoration and experience with data collection, and mapping will also be considered assets.
  • Success in this position requires the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently and have strong communication and research skills, ability to work with iPads or other mobile devices.
  • Be able to multi task, and complete work assignments in a timely manner.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • Must be currently enrolled in school on a full-time basis with the intent to return to school full-time in the Fall of 2020.
  • If invited to an interview, you will be asked to provide an unofficial transcript or an enrollment verification letter (indicating the program and year you are currently completing).
Pre-employment Drug Test:
An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. This test assesses for use of drugs including cannabis. Failure to pass a pre-employment drug test may prevent an applicant from being hired into any safety sensitive position for a period of up to twelve months.
Union: CUPE Local 38


Business Unit: Calgary Parks
Position Type: 3 Temporary Student (May - August)
Location: 110 Westhills Way S.W. and 111 - 17 Street S.E.
Compensation: $25.85 per hour
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day
work week with one day off in a 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: March 20, 2020
Job ID #: 302926
We value diversity of expertise, talent and opinion which creates an innovative and collaborative environment.
We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.
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