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HABITAT RESTORATION & RISK MITIGATION

Position: Field Staff, Habitat Restoration/Risk Mitigation Major Projects/Resource Management Projects
Organization: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority | Apply
Work location: Boyd Centre (9755 Canada Company Ave. Woodbridge, ON. L4H 0A3) and/or RSC (9741 Canada Company Ave. Woodbridge, ON. L4H 0A3)

Position Details:

  • Vacancies: 6
  • Current Rate of Pay: Min = 22.32/hr, Max = 24.20/hr
  • Employment type: Temporary Full-Time Contract
  • Duration of employment: 3 twelve-month contracts and 3 nine-month contracts
  • Hours of work: 40 hrs/week
  • Division: Restoration and Infrastructure
  • Business unit: Construction Services
  • Travel: Yes
  • Remote Work: None

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 guidance and direction of the Supervisor, Construction Services and reporting directly to the Site Supervisor and Lead Hand, the Crew Lead is responsible for providing specific skilled labour and equipment operation support in the delivery of construction and maintenance projects.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing general labour in the safe operation and maintenance of a complete range of required tools and equipment, daily support of project site implementation, coaching of junior staff, and providing excellent customer and client service. Additionally, this position requires interaction with the public through relaying information such as trail closures and various types of work taking place that may impact them. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the implementation and construction of infrastructure and restoration projects including multi-use granular and paved trails, armour stone walls, wetlands, shoreline enhancements, and many more.

Specific knowledge and experience is required in the implantation of projects that:

  • Protect, restore, and enhance natural cover, ecosystem function and wildlife habitat on shorelines, streams, wetlands, valley lands, meadows, and forests;
  • Remediate erosion hazards and maintain existing erosion control structures to protect public greenspace, park amenities, and municipal infrastructure; and
  • Create and maintain trails and other park amenities to provide optimal public access, use and exploration of natural spaces and green transportation connections.

Overall, this position plays an integral role in the delivery of TRCA projects working toward healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities in TRCA’s jurisdiction.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Gain experience safely operating and maintaining construction, forestry, rough carpentry, and agricultural equipment including trucks, trailers, excavators, articulated loaders, vibratory drum rollers, track carriers, skid steers, tractors, UTVs, chainsaws, and a full spectrum of hand and power tools.
  • Assists with the installation and maintenance of site securement measures and erosion sediment control measures such as silt socks, straw mats, and non-woven geo-textiles
  • Assists in the creation and repair of infrastructure including fencing, boardwalks, kiosks, natural surface trails, multi-use granular and paved trails; installation of products such as armour stone, vegetative buttresses, mechanically stabilized earth walls, shorelines, wetlands; habitat creation, restoration, enhancement, and naturalization
  • Performs checker/flagger and traffic control duties
  • Assists with site layout and drawing interpretation including laser level set up and operation
  • Prepare vehicles, equipment and materials as determined by immediate supervisor for daily site requirements
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles and perform circle check on assigned vehicles and equipment, report any issues, and lock out/ tag out if required
  • Completes a daily inspection of safety fencing to ensure public safety and participate in hazard assessments and daily tailgate safety talks relevant to changes in type of work and site conditions and take required action to mitigate hazards.
  • When required, perform informal coaching, supervise, and mentor junior staff.
  • Direct the public to relevant and appropriate project information and refer detailed questions to Supervisor.
  • When required, participate in public and internal conflict resolution.
  • Performs other duties with departmental, divisional, and/or corporate objectives as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Post Secondary Diploma or Degree in Resource Management, Environmental or Engineering Science, Construction, Restoration Ecology, or related field, or equivalent combination of knowledge, skill, and experience
  • Valid Ontario G Driver’s License
  • Minimum 1 year experience related to major tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws, acts and regulation, TRCA Policies and Procedures, environmental protection legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and their application to major task areas
  • Demonstrated ability in the safe operation and maintenance of equipment related to program specialization

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 here. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-188-22 prior to midnight on May 27, 2022.

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All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

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 that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

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.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 29 2022    ID: 64195