Crew Leader, Ecosystem Management - Short-Term Contract Position (TRCA-181-21)

Contract Duration: September 13 - December 17 with the possibility of extension

Number of Positions:  5 positions

About TRCA:

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:

To provide crew leadership and specific skilled labour support in a dynamic team environment with the implementation of Restoration Projects tree and shrub planting program. Candidates will lead planting and site preparation crews and will actively participate in the safe operation and maintenance of a range of required tools and equipment. Candidates will demonstrate the relevant skills, techniques, and best management practices for site preparations, tree planting, and post planting maintenance. Candidates will be exposed to various restoration construction projects including forests, wetlands, stream restoration, shoreline enhancements, and meadows. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide crew leadership and actively participate in the implementation of habitat restoration projects focusing on terrestrial and riparian plantings as well as pre-planting site preparations.
  • Operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment safely, efficiently, and in accordance with approved project design and details.
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment inspections to ensure safe operation.
  • Complete daily work reports and project information records as assigned.
  • Assist with the supervision, training, and motivation of junior staff in compliance with the TRCA Health and Safety Policies as well as all relevant Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary education in ecological restoration, biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field.
  • Minimum one (1) to two (2) years of experience in ecological restoration, horticulture, or commercial landscaping; three (3) or more years' experience preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of supervisory experience an asset.
  • Proficient knowledge of southern Ontario’s aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of native plants and their habitats, with proficient plant identification skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the safe operation of motorized utility vehicles.
  • Familiarity with farm and construction equipment, including tractors and implements an asset.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to work outdoors in adverse conditions.
  • Standard First Aid an asset.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Valid Ontario G Class driver’s license.  Class A (R) license / trailer experience an asset.

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, please click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-181-21 prior to midnight on August 16, 2021.

While 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 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’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Restoration and Infrastructure
Salary range: 
$28.42 - $30.81 per hour, 40 hours per week
Boyd Centre - 9755 Canada Company Avenue. Woodbridge , Ontario
Closing date: 
Aug 16, 2021
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