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Ministry of Transportation
Transportation Infrastructure Management Division
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
12919 - Technician 3, Engineering Survey
$1,163.55 - $1,421.53 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your computer aided drafting (CAD), geographic information system (GIS), mapping and land surveying skills, experience and expertise to the Ministry of Transportation. Be part of a progressive and professional team supporting the design and construction of Ontario's highways!

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this challenging and technically diverse role, you will:
• produce legal and pre-engineering survey drawings, GIS applications and themed maps, digital terrain models, cross-sections and horizontal alignments by using least squares adjustment software, coordinate geometry software, GIS software, computer assisted drafting software, etc.
• produce and maintain Engineering and Title Records and other map products
• review reports, plans, cross-sections, maps and other data sets for accuracy and content
• provide guidance and feedback to ministry staff and service providers regarding technical issues such
• liaise with and provide technical information, advice, training and guidance to partners, stakeholders and internal ministry clients and respond to technical enquires from external agencies

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

• You have knowledge of legal and engineering survey principles, practices and procedures (e.g., cross-sections, volumes, profiles, contours, digital terrain models (DTMs), three-dimensional (3D) models) ) to support the planning, design, maintenance and construction of highways
• You have the ability to interpret and apply federal and provincial survey related legislation (e.g. Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, Surveys Act)
• You have knowledge of field survey principles and practices, data collection procedures and related survey equipment used to gather field data both digitally (e.g., Total Station, GIS applications and Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) survey receivers, LiDAR) or manually (e.g., Measuring tape/chain)
• You have knowledge of mathematics (e.g. geometry, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, closure techniques and statistical analysis using least squares adjustments)

Specialized Computer Software Knowledge and Skills:

• You have experience in specialized computer software (e.g. AutoCAD Civil 3D), digital terrain modeling, alignments, drafting techniques and standards
• You have experience in GIS tools, software and databases (e.g. ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online)
• You have knowledge of GIS automation tools available via software applications (e.g., FME, Model Builder) and programming languages (e.g., Python, VBScript, HTML)
• You have demonstrated understanding of control networks, co-ordinate geometry, least squares adjustments, and the use of map projections and datum to prepare geomatics generated products using AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Access, Excel, etc.

Analytical, Organizational and Decision-Making Skills:

• You have analytical skills required to interpret survey data and assess evidence, and to identify, isolate and correct errors
• You demonstrate judgement and decision making skills to determine if deliverables are acceptable and conform to ministry standards, and to resolve conflicts and manage changing priorities
• You have effective organizational skills to coordinate and organize own work activities on multiple projects with varying levels of complexity

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have oral and written communication skills required to relate technical information to internal staff, consultants and external agencies; ability to write memos and reports
• You are able to tactfully provide guidance and feedback and respond to inquiries from staff, consultants and external agencies
• You are capable of dealing with the demands and pressures of unexpected changes or modifications to deadlines on short notice.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Permanent, 159 Sir William Hearst Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Friday, December 4, 2020
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 18, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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