Field Survey Technician

City of Ottawa, Department of Planning, Real Estate & Economic Development Department  based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Field Survey Technician. The City of Ottawa’s is the Planning, Real Estate & Economic Development Department (PREED) shapes urban growth, manages real estate, and fosters economic vitality. PREED drives sustainable development, attracts investments, and enhances neighborhoods, ensuring a prosperous future for Ottawa. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Ottawa
Department: Planning, Real Estate & Economic Development Department
Service: ROW, Heritage & Urban Dsgn Services
Branch: Surveys & Mapping Branch
Position: Field Survey Technician
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $64 175,02 - $75 085,92  Annually
Employment Type: 1 ​​​​​​​Full-time Permanent
Job Category: Planning and Infrastructure
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Job Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean
Weakly Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Schedule: Full-time
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Requisition ID/Job ID: 12003


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of 2 year diploma in surveying from an accredited college or institution
Experience: Candidates should have minimum of 2 years of experience in either Engineering or Legal surveying

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties required for the role

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates must possess a valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated
  • The candidates should have knowledge of the Ontario Land Registration System
  • The candidates should be familiar with the 3º MTM and 6º UTM Coordinate System, as well as GPS equipment, electronic total station equipment, and conventional rod and level equipment
  • The candidates should have knowledge of provincial statutes relating to surveying and the Ontario Cadastral Survey Fabric
  • They candidates should be knowledgeable about applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • The candidates should be capable of operating a computer to assist in data downloading and able to read and interpret legal survey plans and base mapping products
  • They candidates must demonstrate thoroughness and meticulousness in their work
  • The candidates should maintain a courteous and informative character when dealing with City staff and the public
  • They candidates must demonstrate initiative and responsibility in their duties
  • The candidates should ensure that fieldwork meets legislative requirements and that the Surveys and Mapping Branch procedural guide is followed
  • They candidates should document observations in a clear and concise manner and ensure that electronic data is stored correctly
  • The candidates must perform routine equipment tests on a regular basis and operate City vehicles safely while performing daily maintenance checks
  • The candidates should have effective interpersonal relationships, tact, initiative, reliability, and thoroughness are essential qualities for the candidates


  • The candidates should be able to function as a member of a survey crew and assist the Survey Technologists in the collection of Topographic and Legal Survey information in the field

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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