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City : Toronto

Category :

Industry : Government

Employer : City of Toronto


Job ID: 6481

Job Category: Engineering & Technical

Division & Section: Engineering & Construction Services, ECS Engineering Support Services

Work Location: 18 Dyas Road

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 1 Permanent

Salary: $88,979.80 - $104,624.00, TM2042, Wage Grade 6.5

Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Qualified List will be established to fill permanent positions.

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 23-Feb-2021 to 8-March-2021 



Bring your passion for municipal infrastructure – Toronto, ON

Creating the safe, sustainable municipal infrastructure that makes Toronto so livable is the responsibility of our Engineering and Construction Services (ECS) Division, which provides specialized engineering design and construction services to Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Solid Waste Management Services and other City of Toronto divisions, Agencies, Boards and Commissions, and external clients such as the development industry, utility companies and other public agencies.


If your experience in Surveying, Engineering, Planning or Real Property Law is complemented by expertise in survey field and/or office procedures, this is a great time to join our ECS Division in both a leadership and a hands-on role as Supervisor, Surveys (Team 1).

Reporting to the Manager, Land and Property Surveys, you’ll supervise and coordinate the office function of the City's Property Records, along with maintaining and updating those Property Records, including recording and maintaining documents related to the City’s Real Property Interest. You’ll assist with the provision of municipal numbering, including the assignment and reassignment of municipal numbers and investigations into the use or misuse of municipal numbers, and with the naming of public and private streets and lanes within Toronto, in accordance with the City's street naming policy.


Technical expertise and innovation

This is an exciting opportunity to act as a valued source of information, responding to inquiries from operating Divisions, Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, etc., and to lawyers’ letters related to easement and highway status. You’ll also approve sketches related to City-owned land or property interests to be acquired by the City, provide road/lane widening requirements for proposed development applications based on the Official Plan, coordinate the Municipal Numbering functions, and oversee Street Naming. Undertaking Title searches and providing Land Registry Office documents to Project Surveyors and client Divisions, while supervising and monitoring funds required to purchase Title information through a Teraview account, will be other primary aspects of your job.


Full team leadership accountabilities

Demonstrating your ability to train, motivate and lead staff and evaluate their performance, you’ll supervise the day-to-day operation of all assigned staff, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, ensuring effective teamwork, and high standards of work quality and organizational performance, and promoting continuous learning and innovation. As Supervisor, you’ll also be expected to provide input into, and administer, the assigned budget, and ensure that expenditures are controlled within budget.


Communication and stakeholder management

This role calls for someone who can interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, forge solid work relationships with internal and external clients, and ensure excellent customer service. Comfortable operating in a multi-stakeholder environment like ours, you’ll capably develop and manage client and stakeholder expectations and relationships through effective service agreements, communication and monitoring of commitments and obligations. You’ll also represent the Division, Cluster and/or Corporation at various meetings with clients, stakeholders and service providers, and maintain and disseminate all associated records in accordance with City policy, standards and legislated requirements.



Among the strengths you bring to the role of Supervisor, Surveys (Team 1) will be the following key qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in Surveying, Engineering, Planning or Real Property Law, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Considerable experience in Surveying, Engineering, Planning or Real Property Law.
  3. Considerable experience in survey field and/or office procedures.
  4. Considerable experience directing and managing staff in a technical office environment.


Given this background, you’ll bring knowledge of By-laws and Policies pertaining to Municipal addressing and numbering, the Street Naming Policy as well as its application and related procedures, and government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, while proficiency with computerized systems, including Microsoft Office, can be assumed.


As a leader, you’re known for your excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to handle day-to-day personnel and labour relations issues, and exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential personnel matters. A proven communicator, verbally and in writing, with good interpersonal and human relations skills, you excel at organization and customer service, and in a team environment. 


Equally important, you have the ability to support the City of Toronto Public Service By-law to ensure a culture that champions accountability, equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.



The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.  

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