Working in a fast-paced environment and under the direction of a Project Manager I, the Environmental Technologist is responsible for restoration project planning and design, assisting with permits and approvals and reporting on various restoration projects across TRCA’s jurisdiction. This position has a particular focus on the planting program including oversight of the daily coordination of field staff, vehicles and equipment. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the delivery of restoration projects including wetlands, streams, forests, shoreline enhancement and meadows.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Diploma or degree in restoration ecology, resource management, fish and wildlife management, environmental sciences or related field.
- Minimum 5 years' of experience related to major tasks.
- Demonstrated knowledge of restoration ecology, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
- Excellent knowledge of native trees and shrubs and their habitats.
- Knowledge of native herbaceous plants, native aquatic plants, invasive plant species and management techniques.
- Minimum of 3 years experience supervising staff and leading crews.
- Effective and efficient problem solving, multi-tasking, creative thinking, written and verbal communication.
- Experience in budget management and strong cost control skills.
- Excellent computer proficiency with GIS (ArcMap) and other software (Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point; Access an asset).
- Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Standard first aid and CPR an asset.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license (Class A an asset).
- Assist Managers and Project Managers with planning and delivery of a variety of wetland, forest, stream, and meadow restoration projects.
- Develop planting plans for restoration projects, including tree and shrub planting, herbaceous planting and aquatic planting.
- Recommend management options to ensure planting success, such as invasive species management.
- Assist with the procurement of materials and services.
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate the performance of staff.
- Maintain effective liaison with other agencies, community groups, and the general public, including stakeholder needs analysis and consultation and project reporting.
- Assist with project management including project development; plan design; internal, external and public consultations; permit acquisition; work plan development; budget preparation; cost control and close out.
- Prepare and format correspondence, project briefs and reports of a general and technical nature.
- Assist with the coordination and preparation of proposals for partnership agreements and non-traditional sources of funding to assist in achieving mutual objectives.
- Oversee the compilation, organization and maintenance of data from various sources to ensure that it is readily available to the project team.
- Carry out other duties as assigned.
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.