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IT Student

July 23 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Programming, Development, Project management, Information technology, Information technology
Orillia, ON


The Information Technology (IT) Division has an exciting opportunity for a University Student who will work directly with the Manager of Information Technology to shape the strategic direction for information technology within the City. From "Smarter Cities" to future IT Strategy; from Desktop support to Project Management; the successful candidate will work as part of a small IT Team providing a full range of IT services.


  • Perform research, make recommendations and converse with experts on a wide range of Information Technology topics including leveraging Office 365 for new and innovative business processes.
  • Write briefs, prepare business cases and perform presentations to the Senior Management team regarding recommendations on future IT strategy, products and approaches.
  • Gather business requirements and document existing business processes. Determine the business processes used in other municipalities. 
  • Document Project Charters and perform project management tasks.
  • Verify the inventories and versions of computer hardware and software in use. Document the business functions that the software and hardware fulfill. Make strategic recommendations for upgrades or replacements.
  • Speak with vendors, and other technology experts in a wide gamut of areas including Disaster recovery, Networking, Cloud technology, IT Security, IT policies etc. to develop future direction.
  • Work with other Business Units to optimize and automate business processes.
  • Work as a member of the I.T. team to provide technical support to the organization.


  • Currently enrolled in, or a graduate of a University program with in one or more of the following fields of study: Computer Science, Information Management, Information Science, IT/Information Security, Computer Engineering Technology.
  • Knowledge of research and forecasting techniques.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, writing, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft 365 products such as Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of basic network fundamentals including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, switching and routing.
  • Familiarity with Cloud Based Software and Solutions.
  • Must possess a valid class 'G' Ontario driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle.

Compensation for this position is $16.73 per hour. Start and end dates, as well as hours of work are flexible between August and December based on the successful candidate's availability. This position provides the successful candidate with the flexibility to work from home. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume by August 11, 2021 at noon.

Applications will only be accepted by applying online at

Note: The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001,S.O. 2001, c. 25., and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, City of Orillia, 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia ON L3V 7T5 network