City of Thunder Bay

  • Student - Community Safety Ambassador

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    City Manager's Office
    Posting Category
    Corporate Strategic Services
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
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  • General Information:


    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


    If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2018/2019 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of my driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






    Job Description

    Position Summary:


    Under the direction, coordination and supervision of the Coordinator – Crime Prevention Council (or designate) and Coordinator – Thunder Bay Drug Strategy (or designate) the Ambassadors will implement community safety activities within the South Core neighbourhood and other neighbourhoods, as required.


    Major Responsibilities:

    1. Promote neighbourhood safety & well-being
    2. Pick up garbage, including drug-related litter
    3. Provide education to the general public on community safety
    4. Engage with local businesses to increase community safety
    5. Identify current and/or emerging community safety issues
    6. Report incidents of graffiti
    7. Compile community safety data
    8. Utilize computer programs (Word and Excel) to input data related to community safety efforts
    9. Support the work of the South Core Public Safety Task Force and the Thunder Bay Drug
    10. Strategy Harm Reduction Working Group
    11. Support safety & well-being initiatives of local service organizations
    12. Perform such other related duties as required




    • College or University level coursework in social sciences, community safety.

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of social issues relating to poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental health, marginalization
    • Knowledge of harm reduction and related strategies
    • Understanding of the social determinants of health
    • Ability to work with the public in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner
    • Highly motivated and able to work well in a team environment
    • Must be a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision
    • Must be physically capable of performing required duties
    • Must have a working knowledge of computers

    Physical Demands:

    • This position requires constant standing/walking; frequent squatting/kneeling, and lifting


    • Knowledge of Municipal By-laws related to Property Standards
    • Knowledge of the South Core street system, and awareness of Thunder Bay neighbourhoods
    • Certificate in standard first aid and CPR

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must be able to work some evenings and weekend shifts for special events


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