Survey/Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technologist

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Petawawa Employment Service
  • Post Date: February 1, 2018
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Survey/Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technologist

Reference number: DND17J-008698-000324
Selection process number: 17-DND-EA-TRNTN-422906
National Defence (Public Service Employees)
Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario)
$54,399 to $66,185For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence (Public Service Employees)

Closing date: 15 February 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education and experience factors listed as essential qualifications. The screening board cannot make assumptions about
your experience. It is not enough to simply state that you have the required qualifications, or list your current responsibilities. An effective approach would be to write one or two paragraphs with specific examples on how you meet the required experience. Failing to do so will result in your application being rejected. The resume may constitute a secondary source to validate the experience factors described in the screening questions. Applicants WILL NOT be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

The client organization will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

All information pertaining to the process will be sent by email. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your email account, including your junk folders, for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis.

Contact information for 2 supervisory references.

•**Please indicate in your resume the location for which you would like to be considered.


The Survey/CAD Technologist will work in the Real Property Operations Detachment and will conduct on-site surveys and provide design and drafting services involving the application of the principles, methods and techniques of engineering technology. The Survey/CAD Technologist will use data from the on-site surveys and from existing CAD drawings to produce site plans, architectural and engineering Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) documents for design and construction, support of project management, project tendering, maintenance and planning. The Survey/CAD Technologist will also perform on-site inspections to confirm existing site conditions and ensure the accuracy of technical/spatial data to be uploaded to the Real Property Spatial Data Warehouse. The Survey/CAD Technologist will be responsible for cataloguing and maintaining a library of archived drawings of all infrastructure at the Detachment.

Work environment

The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers. DNDs role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. As a civilian employee, you will be an important part of the Defence Team.

8 Wing Trenton is located in the Quinte West region of Ontario and is situated on the western end of the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. Trenton is home to the National Air Force Museum of Canada and the surrounding area offers conservation areas, campsites, picnic grounds and marinas. Located south of Trenton is Prince Edward County which boasts many vineyards, camping, beaches and boating.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill one immediate temporary vacancy. A pool of qualified candidates resulting from this process may be created to staff current and future vacancies, and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures (permanent and temporary), various language requirements and profiles, and various security requirements.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Essential Qualifications

EDU1: Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution focusing on Surveying, Computer Aided Design (CAD) or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or work experience.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Experience in conducting site surveys and using data collected to produce BIM and CAD Models.
EX2: Experience extracting technical data from existing CAD documents and GIS databases.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Skills and Abilities
A1: Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
A2: Ability to operate conventional and GPS surveying equipment.
A3: Ability to operate BIM and CAD software to produce accurate models.

Personal Suitability
PS1: Effective interpersonal relations
PS2: Dependable
PS3: Attention to detail
PS4: Problem solving

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AEX1: Experience working in a military real property environment as it pertains to Surveying/CAD.

AEX2: Experience using Autodesk Civil 3D software.

AEX3: Experience conducting GIS work in an Airfield environment or at large construction/facilities sites etc.

AEX4: Experience using Leica surveying equipment, Total Station, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

AEX5: Experience using GIS software, such as ESRI.

Operational Requirements:

OR1: Willing and able to traverse various terrain conditions up to approximately 1 km.
OR2: Willing and able to carry 15-20 lbs of survey equipment.
OR3: Willing and able to travel and work in remote locations on occasion.
OR4: Willing and able to work overtime.
OR5: Willing and able to work in inclement weather.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other conditions of employment:

Willing and Able to traverse various terrain conditions up to approximately 1 km.
Willing and able to carry 15-20 lbs of survey equipment.
Willing and able to travel and work in remote locations on occasion.
A valid, unrestricted driver’s licence holding a qualification (class) equivalent to the DND vehicle to be driven/operated.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DND 404 Military Driver’s Licence.

Other information

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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