Field Staff, Planting and Stewardship - Short-Term Contract Position (TRCA-037-21)

Contract Duration: April 12 - June 11, with the possibility of extension
Number of Vacancies: Multiple

About TRCA:

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 field staff position is part of a dynamic team, responsible for providing general labour and equipment operation for the implementation of reforestation and naturalization plantings on private and public lands. Staff will be exposed to reforestation, private land stewardship and municipal partnership planting projects. Candidates will be exposed to aspects of tree and shrub identification, current planting techniques and best management practices. Providing excellent customer service and working safely is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of reforestation and naturalization projects focusing on terrestrial and riparian plantings on private and public lands.
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of the tools and equipment including RTVs, tractors and implements.
  • 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 biology, forestry or forest management, resource management, environmental science, or a related field.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience related to major tasks.
  • Knowledge of restoration ecology, terrestrial ecosystems, and reforestation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of native plants and their habitats.
  • Valid Ontario G or G2 driver's license; Class A (R) license / trailer experience is an asset.
  • Standard First Aid / CPR is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability and aptitude to work outdoors in adverse conditions.
  • Familiarity with farm, landscape, and construction equipment, including small tools, tractors and larger machinery is an asset.

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-037-21 prior to midnight on March 5, 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. 



Restoration and Infrastructure
Salary range: 
$21.45 - $23.26, 40 hours per week
Restoration Services Centre - 9741 Canada Company Avenue. Woodbridge, Ontario
Closing date: 
Mar 5, 2021
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