Field Staff, Development & Engineering Services

7625 Finch Ave W, Mississauga, ON L4T 3P7, Canada Req #1048
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Position Details:

Vacancies: 2

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.08/hr, Max = $26.75/hr

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: April to December 2024

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Claireville Dam

Division: Development & Engineering Services

Business unit: Engineering Services

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 27, 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:

Field Staff, Development & Engineering Services are responsible for various field operations, monitoring and data collection activities, routine maintenance work, and general construction duties in support of TRCA’s environmental research, inventory and monitoring programs and projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with planning and preparation for seasonal field activities. Carries out monitoring and data collection activities in support of TRCA’s programs. Participates in surveying, utilizing environmental monitoring instruments and equipment
  • Participates in daily safety meetings, including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning
  • Assists with maintenance and construction work at TRCA’s flood infrastructure and hydrometric gauging locations conducting vegetation removal, debris removal, sediment removal, and other tasks.
  • Operates power tools such as, but not limited to, chainsaws, concrete saws, line trimmers, drills, pumps, and generators.
  • Assists with flood infrastructure inspections.
  • Assists with installation and maintenance of TRCA’s hydrometric gauging network.
  • Assist with maintenance of equipment and vehicles, perform daily vehicle circle and other health and safety checks.
  • Participate in daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Operate equipment required to execute work duties related to the project.
  • Incumbents may also be assigned other duties. 

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • Minimum pursuing post-secondary diploma or degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or a related field
  • Valid Class G2 driver’s license


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • The ability to demonstrate strong problem-solving skills in a field environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy
  • Under the guidance of their supervisor, prioritize tasks as an ongoing challenge in a frequently fluctuating workload
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation

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 $23.08
  • Max Hiring Rate $26.75
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 7625 Finch Ave W, Mississauga, ON L4T 3P7, Canada