Duration: 11 weeks
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:
The Crew Leader, Ravine Youth Team position is responsible for the implementation of daily program and event activities of TRCA’s Ravine Youth Team, by enabling crew (support staff) to execute tasks such as tree planting, biomonitoring, trail restoration, clean-ups, as well as public engagement on occasion. This position is responsible for providing support to the program coordinator and supervisor through activities such as daily reporting on inventory, health and safety, task protocols, etc. related to this youth program.
Under the guidance of their Supervisor and R&I staff the Crew Leader will:
Implement program activities and tasks with their crew of 3-5, for example:
- Planting projects
- Trail and site preparation and restoration
- Community engagement events
- Clean-ups, etc.
- Ensure field staff execute tasks in a safe manner, using required health and safety equipment and adhering to required safety policies and protocols.
Oversee field staff in skills development and safe execution of activities through:
- Training and review of safety measures as it relates to daily tasks;
- Management of Health and Safety records/tracking;
- Daily site checks;
- Coordination of staff travel to various work locations as required;
- Vehicle and equipment management.
- Act as a point of contact between field staff and coordinator or supervisor to identify any issues with regards to program activities on site.
- Complete all training programs including presentations and training workshops; be prepared to conduct training sessions with their crew.
- Participate in all program-related activities including documenting program activities and experiences.
- Work with TRCA staff to capture feedback from their crew to help inform future program activities.
- Ensure compliance with TRCA policies and professional standards.
- Offer excellent customer service in all aspects of this role.
What you will need to succeed:
- Post-secondary education in progress or recently completed (degree, diploma or certificate) in any environmental sector program, for example horticulture, landscaping, arboriculture, environmental science, biology or related discipline.
- Minimum of 1 year experience in environmental sector role (e.g: landscaping, arboriculture, environmental camps / education)
- Experience working with different stakeholders and community groups (municipalities, schools, service clubs).
- Experience working with youth/volunteers.
- Valid G level Ontario Drivers License.
- Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Standard First Aid with CPR certification
- Excellent organization skills (i.e. time management, scheduling, inventory).
- Excellent communication skills (presentation, written, verbal, email, etc.)
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues.
- A proven track record of successful implementation of projects and events.
- Strong problem solving, collaborative and facilitation skills.
- Experience working with hand tools.
- Comfortable working in both indoor and outdoor environments.
- Proficient with computers and administrative system software (e.g. Microsoft Work, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Ability to work flexible schedules including some evenings and weekends.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to 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-122-21 prior to midnight on May 13, 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 that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
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.