Crew, Ravine Youth Team - #110852

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)


Date: 1 week ago
City: Vaughan, ON
Salary: CA$23.54 - CA$27.29 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Position Details:
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.54/hr, Max = $27.29/hr
Employment type: Seasonal
Duration of employment: 12 weeks
Hours of work: 35 hrs/week
Work location: Various across Toronto
Division: Education & Training
Business unit: Education & Training
Travel: 80%
Remote: None

This position is funded by the City of Toronto. Funding stipulates that candidates must live in the City of Toronto and priority will be given to those living in Neighborhood Improvement Areas as designated here.

TRCA welcomes applications from all individuals including those with lived experience and/or Indigenous traditional knowledge.

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 is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on April 15, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
In support of the Toronto Ravine Strategy, the Ravine Youth Team is responsible for projects related to enhancing or improving the habitat and recreational value of Toronto’s ravines, including plantings, invasive species removal, trail restoration, litter clean-ups, as well as public engagement at local events.

This unique summer contract is an opportunity to gain valuable early work experience, while exploring potential career options in the environmental sector and building skills through various professional development experiences.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Performs activities associated with the Ravine Youth Team programs and adheres to principles outlined in Toronto’s Ravine Strategy.
  • Assists with ravine restoration activities including but not limited to invasive species removal, planting, and litter clean-ups.
  • Supports preparation of materials and engages with community members at organized virtual or in-person events to educate them about the Toronto Ravine Strategy and activities taking place to improve their conditions.
  • Assists with and occasionally performs field observations, data recording, data management and specimen collection.
  • Conducts daily vehicle and equipment inspections, review of inventory control; reports any concerns to the Crew Lead
  • Complies with health & safety policies, and other TRCA policies, as applicable in various work environments; ensures proper use of PPE in the field.
  • Submits and reconciles appropriate documentation including vehicle sheets, expenses for proper tracking to ravine program activities.
  • Participates in daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning, including using tools and equipment safely teamwork environment.
What will you need to succeed:
Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)
  • Minimum pursuing post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field.
  • Valid Ontario Class G2 driver's license.
Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies
  • Comfortable working with hand tools, and other equipment.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation
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 by demonstrating the following behaviours: 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).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
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 Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.

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