Assistant Supervisor, Conservation Parks

Boyd Conservation Park, 8739 Islington Ave, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada Req #1029
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $45.09/hr, Max = $52.28/hr

Employment type: Full-Time Contract

Duration of employment: 6 Months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Boyd Conservation Park

Division: Conservation Parks & Lands

Business unit: Conservation Parks

Travel: None

Remote Work: None



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 February 14, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Assistant Supervisor, Conservation Parks supports day-to-day oversight of TRCA’s variety of public-use conservation areas, campgrounds and recreational facilities. The position works closely with the Conservation Parks & Lands management team to contribute to the daily work schedules and operational plans, business plans, capital/infrastructure maintenance, and functional processes and procedures. This position supports the supervision of a team to effectively carryout day-to-day operations, programming, and maintenance.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Supervisor with day-to-day operations of large conservation parks and related facilities according to service standards.
  • Performs site assessments and risk management activities; supports the development of rotational general maintenance plans for routine and preventative maintenance.
  • Ensures that staff adheres to best practices in the safe handling, use and storage of hazardous materials and equipment. Ensure all SDS sheets are up-to-date and accessible.
  • Supports external stakeholders with concerns/issues; referring to the Supervisor when issues escalate further.
  • Supports the investigation of inquiries and complaints pertaining to facility operations.
  • Supports coordination of public programs and events, working closely with corporate and community partners, project coordinators, and event planners to identify program/event specifications, support event logistics.
  • Coordinates site-specific regulatory programs, special events and other related practices.
  • Receives goods and services and initiates payment.


What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Facility Management, Business Administration, Heritage Conservation, Turf Management, or a related field
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver's license  



·       3+ years of experience related to day-to-day park facility management and operations

·       Demonstrated experience in resolving conflict related to staff and visitor experience


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in park operations and management and related equipment operations and maintenance.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of building systems, facility maintenance and landscape maintenance
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit internal and external customer feedback in order to improve business relationships
  • Influences decisions by presenting technical information and evidence in an appealing and easy to understand manner
  • Collaborates with others to focus on objectives and effectively delegates work within a team
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation 
  • Proficient in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint 

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 Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews.  Please be advised 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 TRCA.  We welcome applications from all qualified persons.  Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in 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 Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880-2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $45.09
  • Max Hiring Rate $52.28
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Boyd Conservation Park, 8739 Islington Ave, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada