City of Oshawa Job Posting: Road Operations Student


Posting Number:  003463  

Job Title: Road Operations Student  

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario          

Employment Group: CUPE 250   Wage Rate:   01-$27.08 – $30.73  

Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  40.00   Shift Work Required:  Yes

Posting End Date:  2022/02/04 by 4:30pm

Important Information.  Please read before applying for this position.

To be eligible for a summer student position with the City of Oshawa you must be currently enrolled in full-time studies at community college or university and returning to full-time studies in the fall.  Documentation from the school must be provided by the end of June indicating your intention to return to school at the end of the summer break in the current year.  If this documentation is not received, you will be disqualified from the student employment program and will not be considered for future student employment opportunities.

Student are an important component of the Road Operations workforce and are key to the successful delivery of programs and services to the residents.  Students must commit to a full term of employment up to and including September 2, 2022.

Student performance will be evaluated during the work term. Students employed in previous summers must reapply.  Previous applicants or incumbents are not guaranteed an interview or employment from year to year.

Certain positions may require a satisfactory verification of a candidate’s Record of Criminal Offences as a condition of employment.

Applications will be reviewed and successful candidates are placed in a lottery.  Those selected will proceed through the interview process.

We would like to thank all applicants.  Please note that due to the volume of applications received only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  All other applications will be kept on file.

Once you have read the information, click the Apply Online button below and proceed by answering the online questions and attaching your covering letter and resume.

Job Description

Reporting to the Superintendent, Road Operations, and under the general direction of the Supervisor and/or designate, perform various general Technologist duties in the Road Operations Branch of the Community Services Department.

Job Responsibilities

Perform various duties to support the Roads Technologist and assist with season peak workloads but not limited to:

Completing fieldwork including but not limited to data collection, site monitoring, contract administration like SWMP cleaning, curb cuts, slab jacking and sidewalk replacements;

Preparing deficiency lists, schedules, estimates;

Maintaining inventories for budgets;

Undertaking research;

Excellent computer skills;

Completing appropriate work records and related paper work such as but limited to time sheets and event/activity schedules;

Work in accordance with the City of Oshawa’s Safe Work Standards and the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act;

Maintain good public relations using a positive, respectful and enthusiastic attitude as an ambassador of the City of Oshawa;

Perform other related duties as assigned;

Job Requirements

Preference will be given to students who are currently attending school and registered in a University or Community College program in Civil Engineering or equivalent; and have previous work experience in a municipal or construction related industry;


Field or lab experience in surveying, concrete and asphalt testing materials, drainage and structures.


Excellent research, analytical, mathematical skills.


Good communication skills, both oral and written, customer service skills to deal effectively with staff and the general public.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions concerning routine or unique work assignments. 


Experience and skills using Personal Computers and various software applications (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, GIS, AutoCAD);


Good interpersonal skills; common sense and courtesy to deal with the general public and to communicate with colleagues. 


Must be able to work within a group and also independently with minimal supervision;


Physically fit and able to perform strenuous work such as climbing, lifting and moving heavy items (80 lbs./approx. 36 kgs.), involving considerable effort, and capable of performing the work assigned in a safe manner;


Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to apply safety policies, standards and legislation (Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and WHMIS);


Able to work weekends and holidays as required due based on operational requirements;


Possession and maintenance of a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “G2” or higher, in good standing, and able to pass the Corporation’s tests for motor vehicle operation;


Please apply online to this position at


We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa promotes the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Oshawa encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples and persons of all cultures, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

All City of Oshawa employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment; proof of vaccination status will be requested upon hire. The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC  If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process or assistance with the application process please contact us at [email protected] or 905-436-5666. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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