Contract Duration: 8 month Contract
Number of positions: 2 positions
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:
Under the guidance and direction of the Superintendent - Indigenous Plant Propagation, Restoration and Resource Management (RRM), the Field Staff position is responsible for providing general labour and equipment operation assistance within a dynamic team environment in the TRCA’s Nursery Production Program. Successful candidates will be exposed to, and gain experience in, the propagation, care, and handling of plant materials, tree and shrub identification, seed collection, and the safe operation and maintenance of a wide range of tools and equipment. Working safely will also be a condition of employment.
- Assist with all Nursery Operations including, but not limited to, seed collection, processing, and sowing; transplanting of nursery stock; pruning, cultivation, fertilization, irrigation, weeding, digging of coniferous and deciduous stock; and inventorying of nursery stock.
- Provide active operational support with the shipping, receiving, and delivery of plant materials.
- Safely operate and maintain trucks, tractors, mounted tillage implements and other horticultural equipment and hand tools.
- Participate in the application of appropriate herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides under supervision by licensed pesticide and herbicide applicators.
- Participate in the maintenance of a safe, clean work environment through application of good housekeeping practices and in compliance with the TRCA Health and Safety Policies and all relevant Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation and regulations.
- Other duties as assigned.
What you will need to succeed:
- Post-secondary education in resource management, restoration ecology, forestry, horticulture or an equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.
- Minimum 1-year experience in implementation tasks in areas of specialization.
- Demonstrated experience and aptitude for outdoor activities.
- Demonstrated ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions.
- Familiarity with farm and construction equipment, including small tools and larger machinery an asset.
- Chainsaw experience an asset.
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Standard First Aid an asset.
- Valid Ontario “G” driver’s license.
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-029-21 prior to midnight on March 2, 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 successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening 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 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.