City of Toronto

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Work Term Student 1

Mar 24, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Summer, Internship, 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 Work Term Student 1 within our Toronto Building Division.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a "Current Part-time employee" in the "Custom Information" section of your on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Please note: The applicant pool from this job posting may be used for similar summer job opportunities in various divisions.

Major Responsibilities:

The Work Term Student will assist divisional staff with general office duties as it relates to the program area. Duties could include:

  • Assist Plan Examination staff with the calculations of fees, building areas and technical matters
  • Sorts, inputs, updates, maintains and archives paper and electronic files and records used by the division
  • Assists with clerical services such as preparing, typing and formatting documents
  • Receives general inquiries both in person and over the phone
  • Photocopies and faxes documents
  • Assists in the organization of meetings, schedules and appointments
  • Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an architectural technology, science of building design, civil or mechanical engineering technology, urban planning or an equivalent program.
  2. Experience in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  3. Very good communication skills with the ability to interact with staff, clients and members of the public in an efficient and diplomatic manner, both in person and over the phone.
  4. Strong organizational skills.
  5. Ability to read and interpret surveys, architectural, structural, mechanical, and plumbing drawings.
  6. Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively within a team and to work independently.
  8. Ability to physically roll and lift large plans, boxes and archive files.

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 2266629 and the job classification title.