Job Posting #23038

Corridor Technician


Closing Date:Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
  
Department:Public Works
Location:Headquarters Campbell West
Type:Regular Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1287
Salary:$30.50 - $32.26 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

Summary


Reviews applications and processes Regional Road use permits.

Applications include construction encroachment, road occupancy, oversized loads, special events and any other related permit application.

Reviews and prepares recommendations on site plans, accesses, and zoning by-laws.

Inspects Regional Right-of-Way with respect to conditions and specifications with road use, sign by-laws and encroachments.

Liaise with other levels of government, telecommunication and utility companies, Regional staff and contractors to ensure coordinated services.

Corresponds with Special Event coordinators, representatives from MTO, Police and local Municipalities, to ensure a safe use during events and construction on Regional roads.

Enforces Regional Road use by-laws pertaining to signs, controlled access, obstruction/fouling and the Weed Control Act.

Additionally, this position participates in a variety of special projects and studies within other functions of the transportation services.


Additionally, this position participates in a variety of special projects and studies within other functions of the transportation services.



Education

  • Completion of a 3-year community college program, with a diploma in Civil Engineering or Transportation/Traffic or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Additional Ontario Traffic Council (O.T.C.) Courses or Municipal Training Courses is an asset.
  • Courses related to Municipal Law Enforcement would be considered an asset.
  • Related courses in the Transportation engineering field would be considered an asset.

Knowledge

EXPERIENCE• Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a municipal or government traffic engineering organization or other similar environment.
  • Experience working with OPS, TAC Manual and OTM Books is required.
  • Knowledge and ability to use Permitting Licensing and Land program PLL for road use permitting would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in roads infrastructure, civil design, culverts, drainage, construction, sightline issues and road safety are preferred.
  • Working experience and familiarity with various forms, procedures and protocols required to bring cases to court.
  • Experience in law enforcement and prosecution techniques would be considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of all pertinent by-laws as well as certain provincial legislation such as the Provincial Offences Act and the Weed Control Act.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, Traffic regulations and practice, Ministry of Transportation traffic manuals.
  • A thorough knowledge of common weeds/names, habits and methods of control is considered an asset.Certification• Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Certified Engineering Technician with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
  • Will be appointed by Regional Council as a By-law enforcement officer to enforce Regional By-laws.
  • Will be appointed by Regional Council as an area weed inspector to enforce the provincial Weed Control Act.

Experience

Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a municipal or government traffic engineering organization or other similar environment.
  • Experience working with OPS, TAC Manual and OTM Books is required.
  • Knowledge and ability to use Permitting Licensing and Land program PLL for road use permitting would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in roads infrastructure, civil design, culverts, drainage, construction, sightline issues and road safety are preferred.
  • Working experience and familiarity with various forms, procedures and protocols required to bring cases to court.
  • Experience in law enforcement and prosecution techniques would be considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of all pertinent by-laws as well as certain provincial legislation such as the Provincial Offences Act and the Weed Control Act.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, Traffic regulations and practice, Ministry of Transportation traffic manuals.
  • A thorough knowledge of common weeds/names, habits and methods of control is considered an asset.Certification• Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Certified Engineering Technician with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
  • Will be appointed by Regional Council as a By-law enforcement officer to enforce Regional By-laws.
  • Will be appointed by Regional Council as an area weed inspector to enforce the provincial Weed Control Act.

Skills

Ability to understand and interpret construction drawings is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of field inspection requirements for all construction activities resulting from the approved and/or pre-approved permits on Regional roads.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, customer service, public relations, negotiations and communication skills.
  • Must possess report writing, documentation and record-keeping skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and independently.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Familiarity with the same type of work at Regional or Municipal level is an asset.
  • Must be able to draft and prepare sketch plans.
  • Above average computer skills in software such as Microsoft (Word, Excel and Access) and Arcmap (GIS).
  • Must gather evidence and prepare court documents for court attendance as a prosecution witness.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted class G license for the class of the vehicle operated

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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