Number of Positions Available: 2
Contract Duration: April 1 - September 27, with possibility of extension
The Crew lead position is responsible for executing the field work for meadow restoration including adaptive management, monitoring and maintenance within the Meadoway (a 16km stretch of hydro corridor) under the direction of the site supervisor. Candidates will demonstrate the relevant skills, techniques, and best management practices for meadow restoration and invasive species management. Candidates will lead crews and actively participate in the safe operation and maintenance of a range of required tools and equipment including tractors. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the on-ground implementation and construction of restoration and enhancement. This position contributes to the strategic plan objectives including improvement of water quality and ecosystem health; a network of green space and green infrastructure; and improving protection of our natural systems. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.
Perform the following tasks under general supervision:
- Provide crew leadership and actively participate in the implementation of habitat restoration projects focusing on meadow restoration and invasive species management.
- Operate and maintain tractors and vehicles; other assigned tools/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.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Post-secondary education in ecological restoration, biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in ecological restoration, horticulture, or commercial landscaping and 1 year of supervisory experience.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license.
- Class A (R) license / trailer experience an asset.
- Standard First Aid an asset.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- 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.
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-030-19 prior to midnight on February 25, 2019.
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 drivers 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.