Senior Field Staff (Nursery Production - Seasonal)
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $25.84/hr, Max = $29.96/hr
Employment type: Temporary Contract
Duration of employment: 9 months
Hours of work: 40 hrs/week
Work location: Restoration Services Centre
Division: Restoration and Infrastructure
Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management
Remote Work: None
Seasonal Hire TRCA – 2024
Seasonal job opportunities are plentiful at TRCA. If you are looking for seasonal job openings, we can provide great opportunities and seasonal perks. To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file (PDF or Word) prior to midnight on February 13, 2024.
By working at TRCA you will:
- Work outdoors during the spring and summer in beautiful natural areas.
- Gain valuable experience working at a conservation authority.
- Get a free Conservation Ontario annual pass.
- Get access to TRCA’s Reciprocal Program (discounts across various Ontario attractions).
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Senior Field Staff, Restoration & Infrastructure performs skilled technical support and equipment operation on a variety of field work activities which support environmental projects and programs delivered by the Erosion Risk Management, Restoration and Resource Management, Construction Services or Professional Services teams.
- Assist in the planting and daily maintenance of seedbeds and production fields including aquatic and wet meadow plant potting and maintenance.
- Develop skills in cultivation, fertilization, and corrective pruning of field and container grown plants.
- Seed scouting, collection, and processing of native tree and shrub seed to meet propagation requirements.
- Application of appropriate herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides under supervision by a licensed pesticide and herbicide applicator.
- Harvest Willow plant material and assist the production of various bioengineering products.
- Conduct landscape maintenance of all Nursery grounds and surrounding area.
- Support the shipping, receiving and delivery of plant materials.
- Repetitious and strenuous physical activities related to all nursery activities including digging, bending, lifting, manual weeding and the carrying of plant materials and equipment weighing 25-50lbs.
- Ensures that quality control and assurance measures are followed at all steps of the work process.
- Participates in daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
- Assists with providing guidance and training to junior staff on the day-to-day duties to ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner.
- Provides support to junior staff related to position activities.
- Provides mentorship to junior staff on the above-mentioned tasks, duties and others as assigned through thorough knowledge and experience in the field.
- Maintains equipment and vehicles and performs circle and other health and safety checks. Reports potential maintenance requirements to supervisor.
- Operates appropriate machinery and equipment required to execute work duties related to specific project/program area (i.e. trucks, line trimmers, riding mowers, walk behind rototiller, RTVs, tractors with various implements, irrigation pumps/irrigation network, backpack and hand spray equipment etc.).
- Incumbents may also be assigned other duties.
What will you need to succeed:
- Working towards or has completed a post-secondary education in forestry, horticulture, biology, environmental science, resource management or related field and pursuing a career in environmental or related field
- Knowledge of restoration ecology and terrestrial ecosystems, and common plant identification and horticulture an asset
- 1+ years of experience related to major responsibilities
- Standard First Aid an asset
- Valid Class G2 Driver’s License
- Able to self-manage workload and prioritize tasks in a constantly fluctuating workload with multiple deadlines
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member to coach staff and work with stakeholders (internally and externally)
- Good physical fitness for carrying out major responsibilities
- Demonstrated experience with basic equipment and power tools
- Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy
- Demonstrated ability to proactively identify problems in a timely manner, seeking the appropriate level of support to solve issues
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related regulations and 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 Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Seasonal
- Min Hiring Rate $25.84
- Max Hiring Rate $29.96
- Travel Required Yes
- Travel % 5
- Required Education Diploma
- Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada