Engineering Assistant I

The Lifestyle Community of Salmon Arm is nestled on the shore of Salmon Arm Bay of Shuswap Lake, centrally located half way between Vancouver and Calgary.  With a population of approximately 17,000, it is the largest community on Shuswap Lake and serves as the business centre for the area.  Surrounded by rolling hillsides, Salmon Arm is rich in culture and arts and enjoys a full complement of excellent recreation and community facilities including a modern City Hall. With a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, Salmon Arm offers year-round recreation and is renowned for its low stress lifestyle.
Reporting to the City Engineer, this position performs skilled technical mapping work relating to the creation, maintenance and distribution of GIS data and related information; including assembling spatial and related attribute data; producing standard and related maps and reports. This position involves the extensive use of Autodesk AutoCad, Arc GIS and Microsoft Office for the input and editing of data.
The Engineering Assistant I is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling Management Program, including responding to public inquiries.
Candidates for this position will be self-motivated with a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma and be eligible for membership in the ASTT of BC.  Applicants must have a sound knowledge of computer assisted mapping techniques and principles and the ability to research, analyze and assemble geographic-based data using an automated mapping system and associated equipment. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively, exercising considerable courtesy, tact and diplomacy verbally and in writing. Proficiency in Autocad, ESRI (Arcmap), design software and word processing is mandatory.     
Remuneration for this position is in accordance with the CUPE Collective Agreement, $ 1,927.49 - $2,158.37 bi-weekly commensurate with experience, accompanied by a competitive benefit package.
If you are interested in relocating to the Lifestyle Community of Salmon Arm and you possess the necessary qualifications and experience we look forward to you submitting your resume and cover letter, no later than October 9, 2017 to:

Human Resources
City of Salmon Arm
Box 40, 500 – 2 Avenue NE
Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 4N2

Fax:  (250) 803-4041

Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: September 12, 2017, 3:19 pm
Expires: October 9, 2017, 4:30 pm