Graphics Technician – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Graphics Technician

Requisition ID: 21678 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world’s most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose & Function 

  • Support the Sanitation Services Branch with ongoing vehicle route creation and updates. Ongoing tasks include the development and revision of route (beat) maps, generating vehicle routes to respond to ongoing operational changes, and ground truth information with subject matter experts
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data visualization best practices to communicate changes (for example ESRI Storymaps and Operational Dashboards)
  • Generate vehicle routes using geospatial data entry by entering, compiling, and editing spatial, geographic and associated non-graphic data into various City of Vancouver databases

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

  • Reporting jointly to the Sanitation Services Superintendent II and Solid Waste Program Branch Team Lead
  • Working closely with Branch Superintendents, Working Foremen, Sub-Foremen and Operators
  • Consulting with a variety of staff from Zero Waste and Technology Services

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Illustrate current service patterns and gaps on city maps and generate multimedia visualizations
  • Create, update and optimize route/beat maps
  • ‎Work day-to-day with supervisors and front line staff to provide timely route/beat maps to support service trials and regular operations
  • Identify possible mapping related synergies between Street Cleaning and Collections
  • Support Sanitation Branch with general mapping needs, as required

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by courses in geographic information systems (GIS) with sound related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience (eg: ArcGIS Pro)
  • Reporting & Data Visualization (eg. Excel pivot tables, graphs, maps, status report)
  • Database Management and Administration (eg: SQL Server, Oracle, Access)
  • Data entry experience
  • Reporting and Data
  • Hansen & Lagan Awareness

The following is important but not essential:

  • Municipal‎ Operations Experience‎ (able to work in fast paced and rapidly changing work area)
  • Fleet Route planning

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 
Position Start Date: 10/26/2020 
Position End Date: 04/30/2021 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $32.25 to $37.97 per hour
Application Close: October 23, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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