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Position: Summer Student - Landscape Architecture Student

Competition Number: 2017-EX-EN-51996665-01
Competition posting date: 2018-02-01
Competition closing date: 2018-02-28

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $17.283 per hour (2018 rates of pay)

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Summer Student

Job Summary

Assists the supervisor or designate in performing the following advanced level landscape architectural functions as required by

Education & Experience

Post Secondary Student (completion of third year College or University and beyond)

Landscape architectural or related program with a strong computer applications background

Two (2) years or more of related experience is required

Relevant work experience required.

Experience in a landscape architecture environment will be considered an asset.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.

Students must supply own CSA-approved, green patch safety work boots.

A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and have own transportation.


Knowledge of project management principles and phases/life cycles of projects, related systems applications and data management tools

Knowledge of aspects of the construction project management and administration process

Sound knowledge of landscape architecture theories, techniques, and procedures or higher mathematics

Advanced level competency in writing and testing computer programs

Advanced level working knowledge of a variety of computer software including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and AutoCAD, Microstation 95, , graphics programs

Competencies & Skills

Ability to read engineering and landscape architectural plans, specifications, and reports

Ability to read or prepare plans, specifications and reports, designs and/or technical drawings

Ability to perform complex (not preset) calculations regarding, for example, with respect to site layout and construction grades

Ability to work in an office set in a technical work environment

Ability communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including participating in meetings, presentations, and interacting with the public

Ability to operate plotter, engineering copier, etc.

Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

Ability and willingness to work on construction sites

Ability to operate cars and small trucksAbility to conduct fieldwork and drafting duties

Ability to operate power hand tools

Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

Ability to recognize process problems to prevent the need for costly repairs

Ability to work with sensitive process and analytical instruments

Ability to read and prepare horticultural planting plans and technical drawings


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