Careers with Real Property Services

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

We manage one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of real estate in the country and are looking to employ specialists in a wide variety of areas.

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Overview

We are the common service provider of real property and office accommodation for the Government of Canada. We coordinate the accommodation needs of approximately 105 federal departments and agencies, while providing strategic advice on topics such as:

We also implement real property standards for federal departments, agencies and industry. These standards support construction projects that reflect current practices and technologies, such as: sustainable design and timely fit-up accommodations.

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At Public Services and Procurement Canada, we are transforming the federal workplace to create flexible, collaborative and sustainable spaces that empower public servants to better serve Canadians.

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We are environmental specialists, masons, architects and engineers, interior designers, partners with industry and communities, technicians, portfolio planners and knowledge workers.

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From students to veterans, Public Services and Procurement Canada has job opportunities for talented and dedicated individuals who have a passion for serving Canadians. We are making a difference for Canadians, and so can you!

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Careers

We employ specialists in a wide variety of areas. Learn about the work that these talented professionals do as well as the qualifications they need:

Administrative officer

What does an administrative officer do?

Administrative officers establish and coordinate administrative policies and procedures for officials, members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, executives and committees. They initiate and monitor expenditures, communicate with internal and external clients, report issues to management, and analyse incoming and outgoing correspondence. They also conduct research, analysis and fact-finding activities, and coordinate the preparation and submission of correspondence, summary briefs and reports.

What degree and qualifications does an administrative officer need?

  • A secondary school diploma
  • A bachelor's degree may be required

Related positions: administrative assistant, project assistant, administrative clerk, administrative support, business support clerk, executive assistant.

Architect

What does an architect do?

Architects are responsible for providing strategic professional advice and recommendations to asset portfolio investors and real property project teams that have the responsibility of delivering services in support of large or significant projects. They also provide strategic advice regarding the development of project definition documentation, including developing statements of work, requests for proposal and related deliverables.

What degree and qualifications does an architect need?

  • A degree in architecture from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • At least 7 years of experience in providing professional services in this discipline

1. Project Director

A Project Director has supervisory responsibilities and is accountable for one or more senior project managers and project managers. This role manages complex real property projects and a large portfolio of projects on behalf of one or more federal government clients. The Project Director has the financial responsibility and accountability for project or program funding. Responsibilities range from the planning to the delivery of projects including procurement processes and contracts for architectural, engineering and construction-related services. The Project Director provides strategic advice and briefings to clients, stakeholders and senior management.

Classification: ENG-06 or AR-07

Experience: Usually reached after 10 years

Language profile: CBC

2. Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager manages large, complex projects and is responsible and accountable for the delivery of programs of real property projects to one or more federal government clients. The Senior Project Manager also has supervisory responsibility for one or more project managers and officers as well as financial responsibility and accountability for project or program funding.

Classification: ENG-05 or AR-06

Experience: Usually reached after 8 years

Language profile: CBC

3. Project Manager – Level 1

Under the general direction of either a Project Director or Senior Project Manager, this position oversees high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. The Project manager takes projects from the original concept through final implementation. The position interfaces with all areas affected by the project, including end users, distributors, and vendors.It also ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. The project manager is responsible for assembling the project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing the schedule to ensure timely completion of the project.

Classification: ENG-04 or AR-05

Experience: Usually reached after 5 years

Language profile: BBB/CBC

4. Project Manager – Level 2

Under the general supervision of either a Senior Project manager or Project manager, this position oversees multiple projects or one larger project. The Project Manager is responsible for assembling the project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing the schedule to ensure timely completion of the project. The position may communicate with a senior project manager, functional area manager, or program manager regarding the status of specific projects.

Classification: ENG-03 or AR-04

Experience: Usually reached after 2 years

Language profile: BBB

5. Deputy Project Manager

Under direct supervision of a more senior project manager, this position oversees a small project or phase(s) of a larger project and has responsibility for all aspects of the project over the entire project life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close). The Deputy Project Manager must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.

Classification: ENG-02 or AR-03

Language profile: Various language profiles

Related positions: architectural technologist, junior architect, conservation architect, architectural technician, architectural assistant.

Building Systems Technician

What does a building technician do?

Building systems technicians are responsible for the provision of essential services, scheduled preventative maintenance tasks and the operation and maintenance of mechanical systems and equipment associated with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, water and plumbing within the National Capital Region.

What degree and qualifications does a building systems technician need?

A post-secondary education diploma in building systems technology or in a field related to the position from a recognized college or technical institute

Related positions: maintenance and operations assistant.

Business Management Assistant

What does a business management assistant do?

Business management assistants must carry out a full array of administrative duties for a manager. They manage the flow of information both inside and outside of the work unit and take responsibility for it. They plan and coordinate the related logistical aspects, i.e., meeting schedules, conferences, working group meetings and travel and keep various documents up-to-date using the follow-up system in place. They participate in group work to create, test and implement new administrative work methods and procedures and prepare various reports related to these activities.

What degree and qualifications does a business management assistant need?

  • A secondary school diploma
  • A college or university diploma may be required

Business manager

What does a business manager do?

Business managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a department; provide administrative services such as records management, security, finance, purchasing or human resources; and direct and advise staff engaged in providing these administrative services. They direct and control corporate governance and regulatory compliance procedures within the establishment; plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies; and prepare reports and briefs for management committees that evaluate administrative services.

What degree and qualifications does a business manager need?

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration or a related administrative services field may be required
  • Several years of experience at a professional level in business administration, finance or administrative services may be required

Related positions: project manager, project leader, program manager, strategic manager.

Carpenter

What does a carpenter do?

Carpenters perform a variety of skilled carpentry work on buildings and structures (maintenance and repair), fabricate and finish cabinetry work, and restore heritage and antique furnishings. They also install flags as well as barricades for state visits and ceremonial events.

What degree and qualifications does a carpenter need?

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • A valid provincial or interprovincial general carpenter licence or certificate of qualification.

Communication Project Coordinator

What does a communication project coordinator do?

Communication project coordinators provide advice on internal communications and project management for the development and implementation of communication strategies. They design strategic, tactical and operational communication plans and monitor and follow up on issues, trends and developments in order to present communication products and services to various clients and lead the design of internal communication tools, including online tools. They also conduct research, prepare briefings and reports, manage communication initiatives and ensure quality control.

What degree and qualifications does a communication project coordinator need?

A college or university diploma in a field related to the position to be filled

Related positions: communications advisor, communications officer, communications services officer, communications support officer.

Contract management support

What does a contract management support do?

Contract management support provide administrative support activities for contract management function and related committees. They maintain, administer and monitor contract management activity reports (spreadsheets); address stakeholder inquiries and requests; and respond to ad hoc requests such as reviews of contract files as directed by senior management. They coordinate responses from internal and external clients and stakeholders, which includes maintenance of procurement activity reports, proactive disclosure reports, records management, compilation of procurement plans and other general office administration.

What degree and qualifications does contract management support need?

A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration or a related administrative services field may be required

Related positions: contracting officer, contracting advisor, contracting clerk, leasing clerk, leasing administration officer.

Electrician

What does an electrician do?

Electricians are responsible for laying out, assembling, installing and maintaining electric wiring, lighting fixtures, low-power switching and control equipment, as well as installing self-contained electrical devices (such as air conditioners and refrigeration units) in buildings. They are also responsible for installing and adjusting switchboards, time clocks, and other low-tension systems, in addition to carrying out major maintenance, alterations and improvements to electrical wiring systems.

What degree and qualifications does an electrician need?

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
  • A valid provincial or interprovincial electrical licence or certificate of qualification

Related position: electrical maintenance specialist

Engineer

What does an engineer do?

Engineers are responsible for providing strategic professional advice and recommendations to asset portfolio investors and real property project teams that have the responsibility of delivering services in support of large or significant projects. They also provide strategic advice regarding the development of project definition documentation, including developing statements of work, requests for proposal and related deliverables.

What degree and qualifications does an engineer need?

  • A degree in engineering from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • At least 7 years of experience in providing professional services in this discipline

1. Project Director

A Project Director has supervisory responsibilities and is accountable for one or more senior project managers and project managers. This role manages complex real property projects and a large portfolio of projects on behalf of one or more federal government clients. The Project Director has the financial responsibility and accountability for project or program funding. Responsibilities range from the planning to the delivery of projects including procurement processes and contracts for architectural, engineering and construction-related services. The Project Director provides strategic advice and briefings to clients, stakeholders and senior management.

Classification: ENG-06 or AR-07

Experience: Usually reached after 10 years

Language profile: CBC

2. Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager manages large, complex projects and is responsible and accountable for the delivery of programs of real property projects to one or more federal government clients. The Senior Project Manager also has supervisory responsibility for one or more project managers and officers as well as financial responsibility and accountability for project or program funding.

Classification: ENG-05 or AR-06

Experience: Usually reached after 8 years

Language profile: CBC

3. Project Manager – Level 1

Under the general direction of either a Project Director or Senior Project Manager, this position oversees high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. The Project manager takes projects from the original concept through final implementation. The position interfaces with all areas affected by the project, including end users, distributors, and vendors. Itt also ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. The project manager is responsible for assembling the project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing the schedule to ensure timely completion of the project.

Classification: ENG-04 or AR-05

Experience: Usually reached after 5 years

Language profile: BBB/CBC

4. Project Manager – Level 2

Under the general supervision of either a Senior Project manager or Project manager, this position oversees multiple projects or one larger project. The Project Manager is responsible for assembling the project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing the schedule to ensure timely completion of the project. The position may communicate with a senior project manager, functional area manager, or program manager regarding the status of specific projects.

Classification: ENG-03 or AR-04

Experience: Usually reached after 2 years

Language profile: BBB

5. Deputy Project Manager

Under direct supervision of a more senior project manager, this position oversees a small project or phase(s) of a larger project and has responsibility for all aspects of the project over the entire project life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close). The Deputy Project Manager must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.

Classification: ENG-02 or AR-03

Language profile: Various language profiles

Related positions: various specializations in the engineering field, such as electrical, mechanical, energy technology, geotechnical, structural.

Environmental Analyst

What does an environmental analyst do?

Environmental analysts carry out research on environment-related trends, policies and laws, draft reports and make presentations to interested parties. They identify the issues brought up by projects and practices, propose solutions to mitigate the environmental repercussions and make recommendations to the decision makers who ensure a fair balance between environmental conservation and social and economic considerations. They develop regulations and guidelines for the application of environmental laws and policies.

What degree and qualifications does an environmental analyst need?

A college or university diploma in a field related to the position to be filled

Related positions: environmental advisor, environmental officer, environmental specialist.

Fleet Coordinator

What does a fleet coordinator do?

Fleet coordinators are responsible for planning and managing a fleet of motorized vehicles, as well as operating and maintaining heavy equipment such as forklifts, hydraulic cranes, aerial trucks and backhoes. They are also in charge of maintaining proper licensing, emissions testing and inspecting all motorized vehicles, as well as supervising a heavy equipment operator.

What degree and qualifications does a fleet coordinator need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Foreman—Various fields

What does a foreman do?

Foremen are responsible for planning and coordinating activities for production in a wide variety of specialized fields. The foremen’s functions also include establishing priorities, work methods and scheduling; coordinating activities with other trades foremen, property managers and clients; as well as supervising and assigning work to the employees within their crew.

Real Property Services hires foremen in the following fields:

  • Carpentry
  • Traffic sign writting
  • Electrical
  • Masonry

What degree and qualifications does a foreman need?

For all of the above-mentioned fields
A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
For a carpentry foreman
A valid provincial or interprovincial general carpenter licence or certificate of qualification
For an electrical foreman
A valid provincial or interprovincial electrical licence or certificate of qualification
For a masonry foreman
A valid provincial or interprovincial bricklayer licence or an international heritage stonemason certificate of qualification

General Labourer

What does a general labourer do?

General labourers are responsible for providing general labour support and services to the tradespeople, such as setting up equipment and material, operating a variety of hand and power tools, loading and delivering materials, performing traffic control operations, and installing barricades for ceremonial events.

What degree and qualifications does a general labourer need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

General Technician

What does a general technician do?

General technicians are responsible for providing a full range of technical and logistical advice and support services for conferences and events. The work includes setting up, configuring and operating technical systems for events, as well as setting up chairs, tables, stages and other furniture required for events. They work with floor plans and specifications and provide technical advice to clients and management.

What degree and qualifications does a general technician need?

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Be bilingual
  • Be able to lift equipment and furniture upwards of 22.5 kilograms
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s licence (G class in Ontario, or equivalent in other provinces and territories)
  • Be willing to work overtime often and on short notice
  • Be eligible for a secret clearance

Heavy Equipment Operator

What does a heavy equipment operator do?

Heavy equipment operators are responsible for operating specialized heavy motorized equipment, such as hydraulic cranes and hoists, hydraulic tail gates, dump trucks, hydraulic aerial trucks, front-end loaders and backhoes for digging, cutting, clearing, moving, spreading grading, leveling and compacting earth, sand, gravel, stone and other materials.

What degree and qualifications does a heavy equipment operator need?

A valid provincial operators’ licence (Ontario Class “A” or Quebec Class 21).

Horticultural Technician

What does a horticultural technician do?

Horticultural technicians are responsible for developing and managing various contracts for interior and exterior landscape projects (plants/trees/grass, removal of snow/ice/debris) as well as providing expert advice on living perishable assets (plants). They are also responsible for managing contracts and monitoring services provided by contractors.

What degree and qualifications does a horticultural technician need?

  • A 2-year college diploma in horticulture;
  • A knowledge of the applicable federal and provincial acts and regulations in the field.

Related position: landscape architect

Information Research Officer

What does an information research officer do?

Information research officers monitor the information storage register and keep up-to-date the data related to file and information management in addition to providing consultation, training and coaching services to clients. They are also responsible for maintaining the reference collection inventory and safeguarding historical documents and archived products. They interpret the central agencies’ directives and policies with regard to file and information management, determine their effect on the research centre’s operations and head the development of support tools and internal guidelines.

What degree and qualifications does an information research officer need?

A college or university diploma in a field related to the position to be filled

Related positions: information classification officer, information officer, records clerk, records technology specialist.

Interior Designer

What does an interior designer do?

Interior designers create and make esthetic, functional and safe interior designs for government buildings. They meet with clients to determine their needs, preferences, security requirements and intended use of the space. Then, they develop detailed plans using computer-aided drafting and graphics software. They assess the costs and materials needed and, if applicable, head a team of designers and sub-contractors.

What degree and qualifications does an interior designer need?

A college or university diploma in interior design

Issue Coordinator

What does an issue coordinator do?

Issue coordinatorsprovide support and strategic advice to the director general and managers concerning their responsibilities: planning, drafting reports and the performance measure, resource management, coordination of document management strategies and emergency preparedness, access to information and privacy, projects and special events. They also provide recommendations for improving processes, and a strategic direction or interpretation concerning the application and interpretation of policies, procedures and standards.

What degree and qualifications does an issue coordinator need?

A college or university diploma in a field related to the position to be filled

Related positions: issues manager, issues officer, senior advisor, strategic advisor, strategic analyst, strategic manager, portfolio advisor, policy and business advisor.

Junior Analyst

What does a junior analyst do?

Junior analysts conduct studies, research and multidisciplinary analyses. They help develop working documents, position papers and documents on best practices, briefing material for management, reports, presentations, lectures, recommendations and summaries of studies and analyses. They carry out research and identify information on trends and new facts regarding statistical analysis and data collection methods and techniques and they help design, implement and maintain viable and avant-garde programs. Junior analysts provide advice and recommendations to employees and management on the processes and coordination required to implement various policies and initiatives, including with regard to strategic and operational planning.

What degree and qualifications does a junior analyst need?

A college or university diploma in a field related to the position to be filled

Related positions: policy analyst, business analyst, resource analyst, resource officer, portfolio analyst, business support officer, research officer, planning officer, program officer, project officer.

Junior Estimator and Construction Specialist

What does a junior estimator and construction specialist do?

Junior estimators and construction specialists provide technical advice and services within a trade discipline, manage contracts for specific parts of a project, develop cost estimates, prepare/assemble construction contract documents, and conduct on-site inspections.

What degree and qualifications does a junior estimator and construction specialist need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Maintenance Analyst

What does a maintenance analyst do?

Maintenance analysts are responsible for data integrity and quality control for all inputs into the computerized maintenance system. They also verify work ticket completion, run system-wide audits and verify that the mandated and life cycle maintenance is being completed on schedule and as per the checklists. As subject matter experts, they provide end user support on both the computerized maintenance system and preventative maintenance.

What degree and qualifications does a maintenance analyst need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Mason

What does a mason do?

Masons are responsible for conserving, restoring and repairing interior and exterior stonework of government buildings, particularly those which have an important heritage and architectural value.

What degree and qualifications does a mason need?

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • A valid provincial or interprovincial bricklayer licence or an international heritage stone mason certificate of qualification.

Mechanical Installations Maintenance Specialist

What does a mechanical installations maintenance specialist do?

Mechanical installations maintenance specialists develop and manage small to medium contracts for maintenance of building mechanical systems (estimates, documentation, work validation, site inspections). They also provide expertise and support to clients, and develop recommendations on building automation and control systems.

What degree and qualifications does a mechanical installations maintenance specialist need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Mover/Installer/Driver

What does a mover/installer/driver do?

Movers/installers/drivers are responsible for loading, unloading, sorting and moving equipment and materials, such as, but not limited to, chairs, desks, furniture, boxes and cabinets, to various locations within the National Capital Region. As part of their duties, they will also be required to use a variety of handling equipment, including driving large vehicles.

What degree and qualifications does a fleet coordinator need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Plumber

What does a plumber do?

Plumbers perform a variety of repairs, maintenance and project support tasks, including assembling and installing plumbing equipment in assets comprised of office buildings, heritage assets, special purpose buildings and recently rehabilitated, highly innovated buildings. They are also responsible for making educated observations on the plumbing systems in a proactive manner and reporting back any issues, deficiencies and concerns.

What degree and qualifications does a plumber need?

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
  • A valid provincial or interprovincial plumbing licence or certificate of qualification.

Policy analyst

What does a policy analyst do?

Policy analysts research and analyze trends and developments in the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, and draft recommendations on policies, best practices, standards and tools. They develop comprehensive position and discussion papers for new business approaches and accommodation strategies. They also recommend performance criteria and evaluate regional activities to ensure compliance with policies, standards and national consistency. They write briefing/speaking notes, presentations and responses to ministerial correspondence for senior management, as well as participate in multidisciplinary project teams, committees and team meetings.

What degree and qualifications does a policy analyst need?

A bachelor's degree or college diploma may be required

Related positions: issues manager, issues officer, issues coordinator, senior advisor, strategic advisor, strategic manager, strategic analyst, portfolio advisor, policy and business advisor.

Program officer

What does a program officer do?

Program officers work within a team environment to plan, develop and implement policies, procedures, standards and tools that contribute to the effective development and management of strategic plans, initiatives and program delivery. They research and analyse information, lead complex studies and reviews, and prepare reports and other communications products related to key strategic, operational and business matters and issues. They collect and evaluate information on current and emerging client requirements, recommend operational and business responses to the development of new or enhanced practices, and help develop frameworks for monitoring the results of initiatives, policies, standards and service provisions.

What degree and qualifications does a program officer need?

A bachelor's degree or college diploma may be required

Related positions: resource officer, business support officer, project officer, policy analyst, business analyst, resource analyst, resource officer, portfolio analyst, business support officer, research officer, planning officer, project officer.

Project analyst

What does a project analyst do?

Project analysts help develop detailed project proposals for management’s review and approval. They draft a project business case, which includes identifying expected results, benefits, cost estimates, project resource plans, implementation plans and schedules, and communications strategies. They assess project proposals developed by managers, staff, external partners and contractors and coordinate the preparation of contracts. They maintain an overview of projects by coordinating with the individual project manager, tracking the progress of projects, undertaking the early identification of possible problem areas, and proposing solutions. They initiate, develop and prepare reports for senior management regarding project-related issues.

What degree and qualifications does a project analyst need?

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma may be required
  • Several years of experience at a professional level may be required

Related positions: project manager, project leader, program manager, strategic manager, business manager.

Project Officer

What does a project officer do?

Project officers coordinate and plan administrative services for projects related to facility requirements, moves, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance, security, etc. They perform analyses to assess needs in terms of funding and resources and handle administrative operations related to the budget, contracts, planning and the management process. They coordinate, develop and implement administrative support processes and procedures, collect and analyze data concerning projects, then prepare progress reports and explain any variances.

What degree and qualifications does a project officer need?

  • A secondary school diploma
  • A college or university diploma may be required

Related positions: resource officer, business support officer, program officer

Property and Facilities Manager

What does a property and facilities manager do?

Property and facilities managers are responsible for managing the delivery of building and installation services for the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) space inventory. This includes the management of financial resources, human resources, client relations, negotiations and space allocation. They provide expert advice and leadership to the PSPC senior administration, staff and clients, on short- and long-term property management, as well as the performance of those properties; contract dispute resolution; health and safety policies; environmental initiatives; security priorities; best practices; and resource maximization. Property and facilities managers also have employee-supervision and budget-managing responsibilities.

What degree and qualifications does a property and facilities manager need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Property and Facilities Officer

What does a property and facilities officer do?

Property and facilities officers are responsible for assisting management in delivering services to clients occupying space managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada. They must also manage clients and projects (for example, renovations and repairs), while considering the applicable policies, regulations and costs. They provide expert advice on property suitability, price negotiation and lease agreements. Some officers are also responsible for coordinating a wide range of initiatives for buildings and have an important role in problem resolution.

What degree and qualifications does a property and facilities officer need?

A secondary school diploma, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Strategic Analyst

What does a strategic analyst do?

Strategic analystsdevelop programs and policies, legislative bills and research-based proposals, demographic, social and economic analyses and pilot project assessment analyses in various fields. They conduct studies to determine the proper functioning and effectiveness of policies and programs, carry out assessments and suggest improvements to methods, systems and procedures in fields such as operations, human resources, file management and communications. They provide advice and support in relation to regulatory policies and procedures and ensure internal compliance with regulatory requirements.

What degree and qualifications does a strategic analyst need?

  • A college or university diploma in a field related to the position to be filled
  • A Master’s degree may be required

Related positions: issues manager, issues officer, issues coordinator, senior advisor, strategic advisor, strategic manager, portfolio advisor, policy and business advisor, policy analyst.

Traffic Sign Writer

What does a traffic sign writer do?

Traffic sign writers are responsible for making and installing traffic control, parking and associated signs by laying out and stenciling letters, figures and designs on metal, wood and plastic surfaces. They also take care of planning and laying out exterior and indoor parking surfaces relative to the installation of parking and traffic flow signs and lines. On occasion, they install flags as well as barricades for state visits.

What degree and qualifications does a traffic sign writer need?

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Vertical Transportation Maintenance Specialist

What does a vertical transportation maintenance specialist do?

Vertical transportation maintenance specialist are responsible for developing and managing contracts for the maintenance and operation of elevators. They also provide expert advice and support to clients and develop recommendations on this subject matter.

What degree and qualifications does a vertical transportation maintenance specialist need?

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • An Elevating Device Mechanics certificate of qualification from Ontario or an equivalency recognized by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.

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