Parks and Facilities Maintenance Staff, Bruce’s Mill Conservation - Short-Term Contract Position (TRCA-197-21)

Contract Duration: Approximately 2 months 

Number of Vacancies: 6

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:

Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor, Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, Parks and Facilities Maintenance Staff are responsible for maintaining clean, safe, enjoyable facilities for all visitors. They will carry out various facility maintenance tasks such as landscaping, cleaning of public buildings, grounds and washrooms, and event set up. Ensuring safe operation at all times, Parks and Facilities Maintenance Staff utilize a variety of small and large tools, equipment and vehicles and will ensure compliance to all applicable rules and regulations while doing so.

This position also performs customer service duties, including interacting and engaging with visitors to ensure a positive and memorable experience.

Candidates must be flexible to work all required shifts, including weekends and holidays.

NOTE: Hiring at TRCA is contingent on the clearance of the Vulnerable Sector Screening. Candidates will be asked for a screening only where they have been selected as the leading candidate(s).

As this job is partly funded by a Canada Summer Jobs grant, to be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A youth between the ages of 15 – 30.

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada.

  • And legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Carry out various facility maintenance tasks including landscaping and grounds maintenance, cleaning of facilities, garbage collection/disposal and repairs.

  • Operate landscaping equipment, hand tools and power tools, as required.

  • Greet and engage with all visitors and potential visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.

  • Communicate park rules and regulations and details of facility programs, products, activities and events to visitors.

  • Assist in providing and enhancing visitor experiences within the facility by preparing areas for public use and engage with program or event organizers to ensure needs are met.

  • Ensure all required equipment is available, in good working condition and stored appropriately.

  • Identify and report hazardous site conditions, ensuring staff and visitors do not encounter unsafe areas, materials or equipment.

  • Perform parking control duties; maintain and direct traffic flow as required.

  • Understand and follow responsible cash handling procedures as required.

  • Support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

  • May require physical activity for extended periods of time in all weather conditions;

  • Other duties may be assigned.

What you will need to succeed:

  • High school diploma an asset.

  • Experience working in a general maintenance position an asset.

  • Experience working at an attraction or park an asset.

  • Skilled in handling and operation of small equipment.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and perform duties in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

  • Conflict resolution, de-escalation skills and problem-solving skills.

  • General computer skills.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.

  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification an asset.

  • Valid Ontario G2 drivers’ licence 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-197-21 prior to midnight on August 4, 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. 

Conservation Parks and Lands
Salary range: 
$14.25 per hour, 35 hours per week
Bruce's Mill - 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Closing date: 
Aug 4, 2021
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