Technical Assistant, Erosion Hazard Monitoring - Short-Term Contract Position (TRCA-152-20)


Contract Duration: Sept 8 - Dec 23

Under the general guidance and direction of the Supervisor, Erosion Hazard Monitoring, the Technical Assistant position is responsible for providing field support for the Erosion Risk Management Program (ERMP), primarily with respect to conducting detailed technical assessments related to erosion and flood control structures, shoreline stabilization structures; bluff recession, and erosion hazards throughout TRCA’s jurisdiction. Additionally, this position can also provide support for monitoring partnerships between TRCA and our funding partners as needed. This is an entry level position in the ERMP team and is often filled with post-secondary students in the first, second, or third year of school on a seasonal or short-term contract basis.


  • Preliminary desktop and field identification and assessment of geomorphological features of interest within watercourses and ravines across TRCA’s jurisdiction.
  • Assess TRCA erosion control structures and shoreline stabilization structures by identifying deficiencies which may be/are negatively impacting the structure.
  • Capture accurate GPS readings and photographs of the structure location, and location of deficiencies (where necessary).
  • Compose brief technical summaries on structure condition, and make recommendations on maintenance priority.
  • Review and accurately enter data into TRCA’s Stream, Erosion and Infrastructure Database (SEID).
  • Participate in and promote maintaining a safe work environment by assessing hazards at each site, and prepare/maintain concise daily safety records associated with their work location.
  • Responsible for identifying and reporting all emergency hazards (spills, risk to water and sanitary infrastructure, risk to roads, etc.) to the Supervisor immediately upon finding.
  • Conduct detailed inventories as requested by our funding partners focusing on infrastructure condition.


  • Completion of (minimum) first year of post-secondary education in environmental/civil engineering, geology, physical geography, or related discipline.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence in good standing.


  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Familiar with map, plan, and air photo interpretation.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with flood and erosion control structures an asset.
  • Must be able to swim and participate in TRCA Water Safety Seminar which involves an in-water pool component.
  • This position is physically demanding and involves working outdoors on a daily basis, including inclement weather.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting #TRCA-152-20 prior to midnight on August 5, 2020.

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 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’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.


Restoration and Infrastructure
Salary range: 
$17.74 - $20.00 per hour
Boyd Centre - 9755 Canada Company Avenue. Woodbridge, Ontario
Closing date: 
Aug 5, 2020
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