Contract Duration: 1 Year Contract
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.
TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
Reporting to the Project Manager, Ecosystem Management and under the direction of the Environmental Technologist, Ecosystem Management, the Assistant Environmental Technician is responsible for the daily oversight of planting sites, providing support on planting plan development and technical expertise. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the delivery of restoration planting projects within wetlands, streams, forests, shoreline enhancement and meadows. This position contributes to the strategic plan objectives including improving protection of water quality and aquatic ecosystem health; building a more robust network of green space and green infrastructure; and improving the protection of natural systems.
- Provide technical support in the development of planting plans (meadow, reforestation, trees and shrubs, aquatic vegetation, bioengineering) for restoration projects.
- Attend site visits and create maps for restoration project design, monitoring, site access etc.
- Collect and analyze field data to identify and guide and habitat restoration opportunities
- Assist with coordination of daily logistics and scheduling.
- Obtain utility and infrastructure locates, support landowner permission and access agreements.
- Assist with project start up and close out activities including deliverables reporting, prepare site implementation documentation, and provide assistance with organizing and delivering presentations.
- Provide daily oversight of planting sites under the direction of the Environmental Technologist.
- Aid in the hiring of seasonal staff during the spring and fall hiring.
- Under the direction of the Environmental Technologist and Project Manager, lead the seasonal staff orientation.
- Other duties as assigned.
What you will need to succeed:
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in resource management, restoration ecology, environmental sciences, fish and wildlife management or related field.
- Minimum 1-2 years of experience related to major tasks; resource management, restoration ecology, environmental sciences, fish and wildlife management or related field.
- Strong knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, fish and wildlife and habitat requirements, relevant regulatory legislation.
- Plant identification skills.
- Good silvicultural and plant identification knowledge.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
- Effective problem solving skills and leadership skills including staff supervision.
- Excellent computer proficiency with software experience (MS Excel, Word, ArcMap).
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.
- Valid Ontario G driver’s license in good standing.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).
You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
- Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
- Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
- Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
- Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
- Provides unique TRCA Perks.
- Provides flexible work arrangements.
- Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-001-21 prior to midnight on January 23, 2021.
While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.