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Greater Sudbury

Summer Student Employment Information

As one of Sudbury's largest Employers, the City of Greater Sudbury encourages you to see what career choices it offers and for you to start building your career through its various Summer Employment Opportunities.

The City of Greater Sudbury will be accepting Summer Student Application Forms until Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 

Depending on the needs of our Operations, different summer jobs may be available each year. The following is a list of possible positions. Read through the descriptions, as well as job requirements, to decide which ones may be right for you!

Note: Positions include but are not limited to the list below.

General Labour/Maintenance/Parks Services:

Parks:

  • Assist in the maintenance of grounds and facilities including shoveling, raking, mowing grass, trimming branches, laying sod, planting and emptying garbage bins.
  • Must be able to handle loads greater than 20 kg.
  • Must be able and willing to be outdoors all day, in all weather conditions.
  • Must have a valid full G drivers licence.

General Labour/Maintenance:

  • Painting
  • Grass Cutting
  • Litter Collection around the City.
  • Weeding gardens
  • Trimming brush
  • Sweeping/Mopping
  • Delivering supplies to different facilities.
  • Some positions require a valid full G drivers licence.

Bus Operator:

  • Must have a valid full G drivers licence.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Transit will perform a three (3) week training program for all successful applicants to ensure all students can perform the duties of a city bus operator.

Playgrounds/Recreation/Summer Camps/Waterfront:

Day Camp Counsellors:

  • This role is both rewarding and challenging. Camp Counsellors provide a quality outdoor experience designed to help children develop an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. Counsellors are responsible for the daily supervision and safety of groups of children as they guide and assist them through outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, wall climbing, swimming, archery, mountain biking, etc. 
  • Will be required to attend scheduled evening campfires.
  • Must have experience working with children between the ages of 5-14.
  • Must possess a current First Aid and CPR Level C Certification prior to employment.

Playgrounds:

  • This role requires staff to maintain safety and supervision of small to large groups of children on a daily basis while leading exciting and interactive games and activities.  Activities included in this program are a mix of active and passive games, sports, arts and crafts, as well as weekly off-sites. With roughly 30 playground sites throughout the City of Greater Sudbury, it is possible to have a reporting location at a site anywhere within the City. *Please note that site placements are not guaranteed.
  • Must have experience working with children between the ages of 5-14.
  • Must possess a current First Aid and CPR Level C Certification prior to employment.

* Note: Students in Playgrounds and Summer Camps are required to complete HIGH FIVE® Training prior to their employment date. HIGH FIVE®training provides participants with nationally recognized certification that will assist them in working with children's programs in the sport and recreation industry.  

For information on HIGH FIVE® training, please contact Leisure Services at 705-674-4455 extension 2446.

Lifeguards:

  • Must possess a current National Lifeguard Certificate, as well as, a current First Aid and CPR Level C.

Office Clerical:

  • There are a variety of clerical positions that may require that an individual be taking a specific course while in school. The majority of clerical positions require that the individual have excellent computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office, organizational skills, communication skills, customer service skills. Some positions may require a valid full G drivers licence.

Special Events Assistant:

  • Students will be required to assist in the administration of special events and liaise closely with special event organizers and different groups.  
  • Duties include ensuring that events run smoothly with a focus on legislation and risk management. Other duties may include program advertising, facility matching, coordinating equipment and public speaking.
  • This position requires evening and weekend shifts.
  • Must have a valid G drivers licence. 

Engineering:

  • Must have a valid full G drivers licence.
  • Must be taking an Engineering course in post secondary education. Preferably Civil Engineering, other engineering courses that may be considered include mechanical, electrical, environmental, aeronautical chemical and computer engineering.

Land Reclamation:

  • Job duties will include planting multi-pot seedlings at various locations (remote and urban), digging up and transplanting forest floor vegetation, shoveling, bagging and manually hauling agricultural limestone to reclamation sites and spreading it by hand, loading and unloading vehicles with vegetation and bagged lime.
  • Must be able to handle loads of greater than 20 kg while walking long distances over rough terrain.
  • Must be able and willing to be outdoors (in the bush) all day, in all weather conditions.

Libraries/Museums/Tourism:

Archives:

  • It is preferred to have a Student taking a course in History or Archival Studies, or that has an interest in local history.
  • Must have attention to detail, be able to work independently and be able to take direction.
  • Should have an understanding of scanning software.
  • Duties may include digitizing historical records to preservation standards, writing RAD (rules for archival description) compliant descriptions and embedding descriptive metadata in digitized records.

Summer Reading Club Program Assistant:

  • Must have a valid full G drivers licence.
  • Duties include assisting in the planning and delivery of the Library's Summer Reading Club activities. The student will be required to set up and take down the program venues, meet and introduce the entertainers and interact with the public. The programmer may also help out with in house programs, preparing craft activities, reading stories and helping staff with the program delivery.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

Tourism (e.g. Customer Service, Public Relations, Media Communications)

  • Must have a valid full G drivers licence.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Students will be required to work weekends.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

Tour Guides (Museums):

  • Must have a full G drivers licence.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and with a team.
  • Majority of the shifts will take place Monday to Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Work locations include Anderson Farm Museum (Lively), Copper Cliff Museum and the Flour Mill Museum.
  • Bilingualism considered an asset.

Summer employment is restricted to students who are enrolled full time in a secondary or post-secondary institution during the academic year in which he/she is applying for summer employment and who will be returning to school full time at the end of the period of employment.

Applications for employment from secondary school students will be accepted, however, college and university students and students in their last year of secondary school will receive preference.

For students who are eligible for re-hire and wish to return to the previous department in which you worked, you are not required to submit an Application Form for employment for the 2017 summer term. You will be contacted by your previous Supervisor regarding summer employment for the 2017 season. If you have not been contacted by mid-February, please contact the Department/Division/Section you previously worked for, or the Human Resources and Organizational Development Department at ext. 2440 and inform them of your availability.

For students who are eligible for re-hire but DO NOT wish to return to the previous department in which you worked, you must re-apply prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for other summer employment with CGS. Please note that you will be considered a new applicant, and will not be given preference over other new applicants.

For students who are eligible for re-hire and would like to request a transfer to a position that is better suited to your field of study; you must complete the Transfer Request Application (170 KB) prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for a transfer.

Application Forms (231 KB) are available on the City's website and at all of the Citizen Service Centres within Greater Sudbury (Capreol, Dowling, Chelmsford, Lively, Garson, Hanmer, Tom Davies Square), the Sudbury Main Library, South End Library, New Sudbury Library, the Human Resources and Organizational Development Department at Tom Davies Square.

The application form and transfer request form are available in an accessible format upon request.  Please contact the Human Resources and Organizational Development Division at 705-674-4455, ext. 2440.

Students are encouraged to submit their completed application form and resume in person at any of the locations listed above and receive a "Confirmation of Submission"(74.6 KB) sheet. Applications and resumes can also be submitted by email to studentjobs@greatersudbury.ca. No applications will be accepted by fax.

When submitting your application form and resume via email you must ensure the following:

  • Your application form and resume are compatible with Microsoft Word, Microsoft WordPad, Adobe Acrobat (PDF) or Corel WordPerfect. Using standard fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial will help to ensure your resume is viewed in its original layout.
  • The application form and resume must be appended to an e-mail message sent to studentjobs@greatersudbury.ca.
  • Links to application forms and resumes will not be accepted (e.g. SkyDrive, OneDrive, Google Drive).

Due to the nature of internet e-mail, the City of Greater Sudbury cannot guarantee the successful delivery of e-mail or the exact time your e-mail will be delivered. Our e-mail system will automatically respond when your e-mail is delivered, but applicants are encouraged to send their completed application form and resume well in advance of the closing date to be sure their application form and resume are received on time.

Applications and resumes must be submitted by email, mail or in person at any of the above locations. The absolute deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, February 17th, 2017  at 4:30 p.m. 

For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) webpage. You may also contact the Human Resources and Organizational Development Department at 705-674-4455, ext. 2440.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.