Crew Leader (Seasonal – Wildlife)

Boyd Office, 9755 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #1044
Monday, February 5, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $28.43/hr, Max = $32.95/hr

Employment type: Temporary Full-Time (Seasonal)

Duration of employment: 12 weeks

Hours of work: 40hrs/week

Work location: Boyd Office

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management

Travel: 5%

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 21, 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 Crew Leader will lead a team of 1-2 Field Staff to implement TRCA’s wildlife programs, within the GTA. The wildlife program includes the Canada Goose Management program, where staff will work to humanely manage goose reproduction and relocate adult geese during their moult. This position will also include the construction and installation of essential wildlife habitat, including nesting/roosting boxes, and colonial waterbird habitat management, as well as beaver habitat mitigation. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Implements the Canada Goose Management program, including watercraft based nesting searching and management.
  • Implements wildlife conflict management mitigation, including beaver habitat mitigation.
  • Implement essential wildlife habitat through the installation of wildlife structures and colonial waterbird habitat management.
  • Operate equipment required to execute work duties related to the project, including operating and trailering 14-18” boats.
  • Conducts field work and supports the coordination of field work by providing on-site work coordination to the team.
  • Ensures quality control checks and tests are instigated, with records maintained and accessible.
  • Conducts site setup, reviews of implementation progress and site clean-ups; ensuring adherence to work plans.
  • Coordinates the operation and maintenance of equipment as required (ranges from small tools and measuring devices to heavy equipment); may also operate machinery/tools as required.
  • Ensures the required site activities are completed as per work scope.
  • Participates in and/or leads daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Incumbents may also be assigned other duties.
  • Assist with the oversight, training, and motivation of junior staff in compliance with the TRCA Health and Safety Policies.


What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)    

  • Completion of college diploma in Resource Management, Ecological Restoration or Management, Environmental or Engineering Science, Landscape Design, Forestry, Construction, or a related field
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license


  • 2+ years of experience in implementation tasks in areas of specialization.



  • Knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, fish and wildlife habitat, common plant identification and ecology.  
  • Experience with boating (14-18’ boats) and boat trailering 
  • Familiar with basic equipment and power tools. 
  • The ability to demonstrate strong problem-solving skills in a field environment; is able to break down site required activities and delegate and estimate time / resources / budget required to complete tasks.  
  • Ability to read and interpret maps.  GIS experience an asset.  
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.  
  • Familiarity with mapping natural landscape features and reading maps. GIS experience an asset.  
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions.  
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team leader.  
  • Good physical fitness required to perform activities.  
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint.  
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related regulations and legislation.  
  • Required to lift or carry objects that could weigh up to 50lbs.   
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and evenings. 

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 Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $28.43
  • Max Hiring Rate $32.95
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Diploma
Location on Google Maps
  • Boyd Office, 9755 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada