Field Staff, Restoration & Infrastructure (Seasonal - Invasive Species)

Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #946
Monday, February 12, 2024

Position Details:

Number of Vacancies: 3

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.54/hr, Max = $27.29/hr

Employment type: Temporary Contract

Duration of employment: 7 months, possibility of extension

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Restoration Services Centre

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management

Travel: 30%

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 18, 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 Invasive Species Management Field Staff position is responsible for assisting Crew Leads to complete invasive species activities including site preparation, manual removal, monitoring, and herbicide application. Staff will learn relevant skills, techniques, and best management practices for invasive species management. Field staff will assist crew leads and help actively participate in the safe operation and maintenance of a range of tools and equipment including hand tools, powered brush cutters and backpack sprayers.

This position plays an integral role in the on-ground implementation of ecological restoration and ecosystem enhancement through the management of invasive species. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the implementation of invasive species management projects within TRCA’s jurisdiction by way of manual or mechanical plant removal and/or herbicide application and monitoring.
  • Participates in application of appropriate herbicides following best management practices under supervision by a licensed pesticide applicator.
  • Operates appropriate machinery and equipment required to execute work duties related to specific project/program area (i.e., chainsaws, drills, line trimmers, generators, tractors, etc.)
  • Directs the public to project notice signage and possibly providing contact information for additional information and inquiries, referring detailed questions and complaints to supervisor.
  • Participates in the daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Assists with maintenance of equipment and vehicles, performs circle and other health and safety checks. Reports potential maintenance requirements to supervisor.
  • Incumbents may also be assigned other duties.


What will you need to succeed:

  • Minimum pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field.
  • Valid Class G2 Driver’s License
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification is an asset.
  • Knowledge of pesticide legislation and invasive species best management practices -
  • Demonstrated knowledge of native and invasive plants and plant identification skills. 
  • Ability and aptitude to work outdoor in adverse conditions.
  • Familiarity with mapping natural landscape features and reading maps.
  • 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. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office for general office communications (I.e., email, spreadsheet and word processing software, including online enablement software such as MS teams and SharePoint, knowledge of ESRI ArcMap and FieldMaps is an asset).
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation
  • Required to lift or carry objects that could weigh up to 45lbs.
  • Candidates will be required to be clean shaven to properly fit a respirator.

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. 


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.54
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.29
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 30
  • Required Education Diploma
  • Job Start Date Monday, April 8, 2024
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  • Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada