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Position: Mill Creek Crew Leader
Organization: Grand River Conservation Authority
Location: Mill Creek, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario
Term: approx June 20 to September 9, 2022

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) manages water and other natural resources on behalf of 39 municipalities and close to one million residents of the Grand River watershed. The GRCA is a partnership of watershed municipalities, and provides an avenue to work together, addressing environmental issues and opportunities that serve to benefit the entire Grand River watershed.

Mill Creek Crew Leader

General Accountabilities
The Mill Creek Crew Leader reports to the Natural Heritage Supervisor and is responsible for coordinating the implementation of aquatic and terrestrial conservation projects, primarily within the Mill Creek subwatershed but also may work in other areas of the Grand River watershed. This work is carried out to support the Mill Creek Stewardship Ranger Program in partnership with the Friends of Mill Creek.

Specific Accountabilities

  1. Following an established work plan, coordinate the implementation of habitat restoration initiatives within the Mill Creek sub-watershed and other areas of the Grand River watershed.
  2. Coordinate the daily activities of the Mill Creek Stewardship Ranger crew as they work to carryout aquatic and terrestrial conservation projects.
  3. Ensure collection of accurate data and prepare preliminary reports.

Technical Accountabilities

  1. Demonstrated experience in leading coordination of staff and knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  2. Possess a good working knowledge of ecological principles and watershed science including fluvial processes; aquatic and terrestrial restoration techniques; and data collection.
  3. Demonstrated experience in aquatic and terrestrial project implementation including working with landowners.
  4. Ability to work outdoors in a variety of naturalized conditions.
  5. Strong demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  6. Ability to organize projects, prepare work plans and reports.
  7. Good computer skills with Microsoft Office software.
  8. Valid driver’s license.

Competencies and Abilities

Professional Judgement

Demonstrated ability in the area of critical thinking, analysis and assessment of implications, making connections of underlying issues and the ownership of the outcome. Sound judgment resulting in fair, efficient and effective decision-making, bringing clarity and resolution to complex and ambiguous situations. Recognizes when to escalate appropriate situations to the next higher level of expertise.


The willingness to hold oneself and others accountable for acting in ways that are consistent with stated values, principles and professional standards. Maintaining impartiality, objectivity, confidentiality and fairness when dealing with employees, stakeholders and special interest groups.

Goal/Action Oriented

Organizes work, plans activities and sets priorities in a manner that meets competing needs and timely resolution of matters. Maintains high level of productivity and self-direction. Effective problem solving, collaboration, negotiation and facilitation skills. Does not shy away from challenges and seldom gives up, especially in the face of resistance, setbacks or change. Achieving high standards of performance from others is important.

Team Work

Interacts with team members and public respectfully and effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. The ability to gather facts and pertinent information to gain an understanding before drawing conclusions, taking action or resolving conflict. It involves active listening and comprehension of verbal and non-verbal signals to enhance understanding. Excellent communication skills are needed for staff relations and working with partners.

Customer Focus

Works in close collaboration with internal program delivery team to keep them appraised of relevant information and significant issues in a timely fashion. Exceptional communication skills to enhance relationships with staff, program partners and other relevant agencies.

To Apply: Please send a resume and covering letter to in MS Word or PDF format and quote “Mill Creek Crew Leader ” in the subject line.

  • Deadline for Applications: 9:00am Tuesday May 24, 2022
  • Approximate Start Date: June 20,2022
  • Term of Employment: June 20 to September 9, 2022

The pay range for this position is Job Level 4 $23.38 to $29.21/35 hours per week

We thank you for your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

GRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accessibility accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact us. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with the Grand River Conservation Authority.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 10 2022    ID: 64173