Short-Term contract - 3 positions available
Full-Time contract - 1 position available
Under the overall direction of the Supervisor of Operations and Implementation, Resource Management Projects (RMP), in cooperation with the Forestry Services and Conservation Lands and Trails project teams, the Crew Leader is responsible for providing specific skilled labour and equipment operation support in the delivery of construction, forestry and maintenance projects. Foremost, this involves participation in the safe operation and maintenance of a complete range of required tools and equipment, while demonstrating current skills, techniques and best management practices. Compliance with, and adherence to, all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws, acts and regulations, TRCA Policies and Procedures, industry standards, and project details, with a strong focus on Health and Safety is required. In addition, the Crew Leader is responsible for assisting with the coaching and development of junior staff, the care and maintenance of assigned and shared resources, and the completion of project information records while providing excellent customer and client service. Each Crew Leader will be hired based on a distinct area of specialization, where assignments include, but are not limited to, forest management, tree planting and reforestation, OR environmental landscape and infrastructure construction and land care maintenance.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Post-secondary education in resource management, environmental or engineering science, landscape design, horticulture, forestry, carpentry, heavy equipment construction or a related field.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in implementation tasks in areas of specialization including a minimum of 1 year of experience in supervisory tasks.
- Demonstrated daily worksite coordination, site supervision, and associated responsibilities.
- Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws, acts and regulations, TRCA Policies and Procedures, and industry standards and their application to major task areas.
- Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- Demonstrated high level of technical ability in the safe operation and maintenance of equipment related to program specialization.
- Current Chainsaw Operator and First Aid / CPR certificates are an asset.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven leadership and ability to coach staff.
- Basic GPS and computer literacy skills including word processing, spreadsheet and database functions.
- Valid Class G Driver’s License.
Provide site supervision and daily worksite coordination of assigned projects focusing on safety, quality and efficiency to meet client expectations and project milestones / schedules within budget.Provide active, operational support in the following programs:
- Tree Planting – hand and machine planting of seedlings for reforestation projects; proper handling, installation and post planting care of bare roots trees and shrubs, ball and burlap, and wire basket caliper trees for riparian and habitat enhancement and softscaping of environmental landscape projects; conduct assessments of current and past planting as well as suitability of future sites.
- Forestry – stand tending with marking, tree felling / harvesting based on predetermined forest prescriptions, forest inventory and data collection, hazard tree assessment, monitoring and removal, forest pest monitoring and mitigation / control, and access and firebreak maintenance projects.
- Land Care Maintenance – creation and repair of TRCA lands infrastructure including fencing, boardwalks, kiosks, natural surface trails, and mowing and clearing of existing paths.
- Environmental Landscape, Infrastructure and Restoration Construction – physical implementation of regional multi-use granular and paved trails, with associated habitat creation, restoration, enhancement and naturalization.
- Coordinate with Site Supervisors, Lead Hands and other Crew Leaders for staffing and equipment requirements.
- Contact suppliers for delivery of materials, services and equipment as required to implement assigned projects.
- Schedule and supervise the maintenance of assigned equipment, and ensure that all materials meet specified requirements.
- Prepare vehicles, equipment and materials as determined by immediate supervisor for daily site requirements; perform circle check on assigned vehicles and equipment, report any issues, and lock out / tag out if required.
- Complete daily site work records, cost ledgers and prepare reports as directed.
- Perform hazard assessments and daily ‘tailgate safety talks’ relevant to changes in type of work and site conditions and take required action to mitigate identified hazards.
TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accessibility related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.