Utility Placement and Investigator
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Transportation Services Department, Traffic Services, Traffic Operations Branch
1 Full-time Temporary Position - 40 hours/week (Up to 2 years)
CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
$64,554.88 to $75,539.36 annually* (2019 rates of pay)
- You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
175 Loretta Street
Responsible for locating, identifying and marking underground City traffic control cabling, wiring, duct
crossings, loop detectors, and other underground devices and potential hazards. Prepares detailed Traffic
Plan Locations records for use by city work crews, other utilities and contractors; prepares, updates,
maintains location maps and technical sketches, and places them in traffic control boxes for reference by
work crews; coordinates activities with other utility locators and city work crews; prepares and submits traffic
plant damage records; and participates on/leads work crews on a rotational basis.
Education & Experience
Completion of Grade 12.
Minimum of five years of related experience in the location of underground wires and cables, including two
years working on a traffic installation and maintenance work crew.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
A valid unrestricted DZ driver's license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points
Completion of an Electrical and Utilities Safety Association of Ontario course in Electrical Safety and Hazard
Successful completion of a Pre Trip Inspection Air Brake Review Course
English oral, reading, writing required
- Methods and techniques for repairing, inspecting, troubleshooting and maintaining traffic control
- Ontario Traffic Manuals, Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and City Traffic and Parking By-laws
- Ontario Electrical Code
- Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS and City/departmental health and safety policies and
procedures and legislation
- City standards and procedures for installing, repairing and maintaining traffic devices
- Infrastructure of underground devises, including cabling, wiring, loop detectors, conduits, ducts, etc.
- Equipment/tools and technical procedures and processes used in installing, removing and maintaining
traffic control and other devices/signs
- Road and traffic control device system within the City
- Ottawa Hydro procedures and protocols for working around high voltage electricity
- Computer software applications used in the work, including Auto-cad/SID System and Microsoft Office
- Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Ability to interpret client requests and provide required location service in a timely and efficient manner
- Ability to give and follow instructions
- Ability to prioritize and schedule work
- Ability to interpret work orders, road plans and drawings
- Ability to identify problems and develop alternate options/solutions
- Ability to remove and replace wiring from traffic controller panels using precaution
- Ability to summarize technical information into concise drawings and schematics
- Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy
- Ability to collaborate and work effectively with work crews
- Ability to work on call and overtime as needed
- Ability to respond to call out and arrive on site with 45 minutes
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.