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Summer Student – Landscape Architecture Student

Job Type:
Posting Date:
Deadline Date:
Ottawa, ON
Company Name:
City of Ottawa
Job Details:

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52388614-01
Competition posting date: 2019-02-05
Competition closing date: 2019-03-01
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $17.629 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Summer Student

Job Summary

Assists the supervisor or designate in performing the following advanced level landscape architectural functions as required by

  • Conducting general construction site office duties
  • Conducting fieldwork including conducting visual surveys, collecting data, taking photographs
  • Monitoring and interpreting process data and conducting trend analysis
  • Conducting project scheduling, progress tracking and developing project documentation
  • Conducting public information sessions and presentations and developing communications documents as required
  • May be responsible for assisting in coordinating portions of smaller contracts

Education & Experience

  • Post Secondary Student (completion of third year College or University and beyond)
  • Landscape architectural or related program with a strong computer applications background
  • Two (2) years or more of related experience is required
  • Relevant work experience required.
  • Experience in a landscape architecture environment will be considered an asset.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

  • English oral, reading, writing required.
  • French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
  • Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
  • Students must supply own CSA-approved, green patch safety work boots.
  • A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and have own transportation.


  • Knowledge of project management principles and phases/life cycles of projects, related systems applications and data management tools
  • Knowledge of aspects of the construction project management and administration process
  • Sound knowledge of landscape architecture theories, techniques, and procedures or higher mathematics
  • Advanced level competency in writing and testing computer programs
  • Advanced level working knowledge of a variety of computer software including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and AutoCAD, Microstation 95, , graphics programs

Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to read engineering and landscape architectural plans, specifications, and reports
  • Ability to read or prepare plans, specifications and reports, designs and/or technical drawings
  • Ability to perform complex (not preset) calculations regarding, for example, with respect to site layout and construction grades
  • Ability to work in an office set in a technical work environment
  • Ability communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including participating in meetings, presentations, and interacting with the public
  • Ability to operate plotter, engineering copier, etc.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work on construction sites
  • Ability to operate cars and small trucksAbility to conduct fieldwork and drafting duties
  • Ability to operate power hand tools
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to recognize process problems to prevent the need for costly repairs
  • Ability to work with sensitive process and analytical instruments
  • Ability to read and prepare horticultural planting plans and technical drawings

How to Apply