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(Competition No.: CLK-2022-08)

Status: Contract Part-Time Positions
Range of Pay:   $18.00  per hour
Hours of work:  Up to 20+ hours bi-weekly
Start date: Fall of 2022
Assignments: Various Locations Available
 

The role of the School Crossing Guard is to direct and supervise the movement of persons (as defined in the HTA) across a highway (the HTA term for any public road) by creating necessary gaps in vehicular traffic to provide safe passage at a designated school crossing location.

Under the general direction of the Supervisor of Enforcement Services:

  • Ensure safety by supervising the safe passage of pedestrians, particularly children, at crossing locations
  • Encourage safe behavior to all pedestrians at school crossings and may also observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard
  • Informing motorists, by the appropriate signals, that pedestrians are using or are about to use the crosswalk
  • Exercise constant care to prevent injury and accidents
  • Practice courtesy and patience when interacting with school aged children and the general public
  • Must be able to perform duties in all types of weather
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications

  • Crossing guard experience a definite asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to stand outdoors for up to one and one-half hours in any type of weather and be physically capable of quick movement in case of emergency
  • Able to work independently
  • Current and clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen required
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandatory

Note: Mandatory attendance in a group training session is required, for which you will be compensated.

All applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department.

Via e-mail:     [email protected]       
Via fax:    705-360-2685   

 
Phone: 705-360-2628
Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The City of Timmins is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Timmins will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On Aug 31, 2022 at 10:16 AM
  

Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station #2 Bypass Report

Address: 57 Evans Street

Start date: August 29, 2022

Start time: 7:30pm

End date: August 29, 2022

End time: 8:38pm

Volume by-passed: 398.94 m3

 

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Aug 31, 2022 at 8:50 AM
  
Connecting Link update for August 30, 2022. Crews are currently working on the intersection at Preston St. All new infrastructure at Preston St. and Algonquin Blvd. is complete. Crews will start the disinfection procedure on the new watermain system this week. Hydro One will be moving services from old utility poles to new poles within the work zone. Once this is complete, the old utility poles will be removed and crews will complete the subdrains and start preparing for curb and sidewalk installation from just east of Theriault Blvd. to Preston St.

Work in the Beer Store parking lot has been finished and paving is being scheduled.

As we head towards the Mountjoy intersection, we are expecting to hit bedrock and may have to blast. You can see some of the existing rock formation on Algonquin by the Senator Hotel. A pre-blast survey has been completed by the contractor with all area businesses and residents in the area.

Finally, with the downpour we got last night, crews had some minor pumping of the excavation site this morning, but it won’t have impact on work progress.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 30, 2022 at 1:06 PM
  

NOTICE: The Archie Dillon Sportsplex pool will be closed from August 27 to September 11 for our annual maintenance shutdown. Projects include paint, tile repair, pool cleaning, and more.

Public swims will resume on Monday, September 12 (Private lessons begin September 11)

The office will remain open Monday to Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.

We'd like to thank our staff for an amazing summer - because of your hard work and dedication, 350 people have had the privilege of learning to swim. Well done team!

Click here for the new Fall 2022 swim schedule.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 29, 2022 at 3:42 PM
  
A water meter is a device that measures the amount of water used in a building that is supplied by the public water supply system. In Timmins, commercial and industrial property owners are required to install a water meter. Residential property owners can also choose to install a water meter. For residents with a large number of rooms, there can be potential benefit from being on a water meter if there is careful water consumption.

Water meters are purchased by the property owner through Service Timmins. Installation, maintenance and repair of the water meter is the responsibility of the property owner and must be carried out by a contractor approved by the City. No adjustments or reductions can be made to your water bill due to excessive water usage. Small home repair concerns like a leaking or running toilet, leaking faucets, leaking washing machine or dishwasher can have a dramatic impact on a property owner’s quarterly water bill.

It’s important to ensure an installed water meter is working correctly and that any repairs, like a leaking outdoor faucet, are made quickly. For property owners with rental units on a water meter system, it is particularly important that tenants practice sensible water use and communicate any potential water concerns quickly so that repairs can be made.

Finally, metered water is read and billed quarterly. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that their water meter is accessible and can be clearly read.

There are numerous potential benefits to having or installing a water meter. Water meters can help property owners be more accountable for water consumption; they can lead to better leak detection and repair; they can result in more accurate water bills; and, they can help reduce daily water usage, which is good for the environment.

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3e8Td77
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 29, 2022 at 2:57 PM
  
It’s been just over one year since City Council gave the green light to Timmins’ first-ever Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (the Plan) with the goal of achieving a sustainable community where everyone feels safe and has a sense of belonging. The Plan was robust and outlined a framework of four strategic priorities that, through public engagement, had been identified as primary concerns for the community.

Now, one year later, the Systems Leadership Committee responsible for overseeing the Plan are highlighting some of the advances made towards addressing homelessness, mental health and addictions, and overall safety and well-being.

“From the very beginning, this plan was based on community collaboration,” says Community Strategies Coordinator Meagan Baranyk. “The Plan cannot work unless it is considered a shared responsibility tackled by an engaged group of service providers, organizations and residents. After a year, we’ve seen an increase in agency collaboration; partnerships are being forged to share resources and improve care; and, programs are being developed that recognize how each priority interacts and impacts the community.”

Over the last year, Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) and Living Space have been working towards implementing a new program called the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) that measures the number of people on the street and in shelters, including their length of stay. The program will allow service providers to access real-time data to coordinate care services and ultimately supports CDSSAB’s work as “Community Entity” for the federal government’s Reaching Home program. Work done through Reaching Home will build on the connection between Living Space operations and potential housing solutions to guide decisions and focus on sustainable solutions to homelessness.

With the opening of Safe Health Site Timmins (SHST) in early July, Timmins’ leapt to the forefront of the proactive reduction of opioid poisonings and overdose deaths. It is a first for Timmins and was preceded by an extensive education campaign to help address community concerns and reduce misinformation. Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) and Timmins and Area Drug Strategy (TADS) have been instrumental in the operation of SHST and, overall, there has been an increase in provincial government funding to increase specialized addictions treatment at both the TADH and Jubilee Centre. A needs assessment and feasibility study for a permanent Consumption Treatment Service has been completed and the application process, including a source of funding, is now underway.

TADS has also started work to engage people with lived experience navigating service systems related to mental health and substance abuse. Earlier this year, the People with Lived Experience (PWLE) action group was initiated to increase the representation and active involvement of persons with lived experience, since their expertise and guidance is invaluable in providing community support. TADS members representing over 25 agencies have also begun planning for recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) in Timmins. IOAD is the world's largest annual campaign to end overdose, honour those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of friends and family. IOAD takes place August 31, 2022.

“We’ve learned a lot in our first year of navigating the Plan,” says Systems Leadership Committee Co-Chair Jamie Clark. “It is a community plan and we’ve been aided by a number of local organizations like the Timmins Police Service, Downtown Timmins BIA, and non-profits like the Anti-Hunger Coalition who have similar goals and key commitments. It’s rewarding to see the community come together and promote an overall sense of inclusion, understanding, diversity and well-being. All four priorities remain in place as we move forward and we intend on providing quarterly updates as we reach more targeted outcomes.”

When asked if he felt the Plan was working Clark added, “Anytime we can point towards more collaboration and an increase in partnerships amongst our service providers, it’s a win. Collaboration reduces repetition, makes more efficient use of resources, and makes navigating the service system easier for our most vulnerable. Each strategic priority is connected and impacts the community’s overall safety and well-being.”

Read the full annual update and learn more about the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan online at Timmins.ca. This is Timmins’ plan and together we are making it a success!
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 29, 2022 at 9:49 AM
  
The City of Timmins' grind and pave project continues tomorrow morning on Park Ave. starting at 7:00 a.m.
 
During grind and pave, the top 40 to 50 mm of road surface is removed before applying a new, smooth surface.
 
Watch for temporary lane reductions and work crews. Traffic controls will be in place. Please use caution when driving through the construction zone.
 
 Crews will be working on the west side of Timmins including sections of Riverside Dr.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 25, 2022 at 3:47 PM
  
Please be advised that heavy traffic from log hauling is expected on Gibson Lake Rd. until December 2022.

Motorists are advised to reduce speed and drive according to road conditions. Leave additional space when approaching from behind, as logging trucks can stir up dust and gravel from the road surface. Avoid passing a logging truck that is turning left or right off a road or highway. Logs can extend well beyond the rear of the truck and can block all or some of the lanes when turning.

Logging operations has also been contacted and advised to have their drivers reduce speed and drive according to road conditions.

Thank you for your cooperation. Drive safe.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 25, 2022 at 9:46 AM
  

The City of Timmins, Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division, wishes to inform the public that waste and recycling carts that are normally scheduled for Wednesday will be delayed or postponed until tomorrow, Thursday, August 25, 2022.

There will be a crew working this evening until 8pm in the rural area between Shirley and Mahoney.  Also there is a truck working in the area of Center to Frontenac.  The Schumacher area including Gold Mine Rd will be picked up tomorrow, August 25, 2022.

If your carts are not collected please have them curbside no later than 7:30 AM Thursday, August 25, 2022.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. 

Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division
Posted by Christina Beaton  On Aug 24, 2022 at 3:37 PM
  
On September 3, Timmins Transit will end its temporary summer service reduction and resume the modified schedule implemented during the pandemic. Route 16 (South Porcupine / Porcupine) and Routes 37 and 38 (Melrose / Riverside) will return to 30-minute frequency. Timmins Transit will continue to run a modified Saturday schedule Monday to Friday based on current ridership numbers.

Ridership refers to the number of the people who use the bus. That number has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. What does this mean for operations? Before COVID, transit fares covered roughly 35% of operating costs (fuel, wages, maintenance, and administration). On an operational budget exceeding $5 million, the municipal tax base had to absorb 64% of the costs with just 1% coming from other revenues. Since COVID, transit fares have covered just 19% of operational costs with the tax base now covering 68%. The City has also had to rely on operational grants to cover 12% of transit operations, even though the cost to operate was reduced through service reduction. The totals provided are based on actuals from 2019 to 2021. Add to that on-going labour shortages that have made hiring drivers post-COVID challenging.

At this time, a modified schedule works best to balance service, convenience, and cost. Timmins Transit tracks ridership numbers every month and can respond to an increase in demand if necessary. Management has also initiated a complete route analysis that will help to determine system efficiency. It’s the first step in evaluating how to increase ridership and find alternative modes of service delivery that better suit the needs of our community.

Timmins Transit’s popular Northern College Express will also hit the road on September 6 to help students travel back and forth from the Transit Terminal on Spruce St. direct to the Northern College campus. This seasonal service is another example of how Timmins Transit works to actively address demand and improve service.

The City of Timmins is currently hiring part-time bus drivers. The successful candidate will have an acceptable driving record and be capable of possessing a Class “BZ” or “CZ” Ontario’s Driver’s License. No transit experience is required, training is provided. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3KcasjA.

Track your bus online using https://tracker.timminstransit.ca or download the Timmins Transit app today from Google Play or App Store.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 23, 2022 at 11:31 AM
  
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