City of Toronto

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Research Trainee

Apr 24, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Internship, Work While Studying, Co-op

Job Description

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Research Trainee within our Real Estate Services Division.

As part of the Real Estate Services Division, working in a team environment, the Research Trainee will support the delivery of various divisional programs and initiatives such as real estate portfolio data management, project management and appraisal services.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with assembling and compiling information.
  • Collects data, visits sites, asks groups for information/opinions, etc. and documents findings.
  • Inputs/retrieves/updates/maintains data.
  • Assists with organizing and presenting data collected.
  • Assists with compiling and consolidating data for others to analyze/process.
  • Assists others with drafting documents, bulletins etc. and data analysis.
  • Assists in maintaining data/statistics.
  • Answers calls, provides general information, takes messages and directs inquiries to appropriate staff to answer questions/handle requests.
  • Assists with various office functions.
  • Assists with packing, loading, lifting, moving, delivering and unpacking supplies, displays etc.
  • Travels to various locations to provide support/on-site assistance and distribute information.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program in real estate or urban planning, with a focus on real estate administration, property assessment, appraisal, or other related program/course work.
  2. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) and the Internet.
  3. Experience conducting research, analysis and compiling results.
  4. Ability to categorize and classify property/real estate related information.
  5. Good research, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  6. Good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  7. Good organizational and problem-solving skills.
  8. Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as cooperatively as a member of a team.Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  9. Ability to travel to various locations within the City of Toronto as required.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Note: The applicant pool from this job posting may be used for similar summer job opportunities in various divisions.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at, quoting the job ID #2270044 and the job classification title.