Field Staff, Development & Engineering Services

Earth Rangers, 9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #1052
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Position Details:

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

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 6 Months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Earth Rangers

Division: Development & Engineering Services

Business unit: Engineering Services

Travel: None

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 25, 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.
  • Monitors groundwater wells, piezometers.
  • Assists with fish and benthic invertebrates sampling, water quality data collection (e.g., collect water samples), sediment samples collection and other aquatic habitat data collection using standardized protocols.
  • Assists with field observations, data recording, management, and specimen collection.
  • Assists with activities involving the installation, operation and maintenance of environmental monitoring equipment and sampling gear
  • Participates in daily safety meetings, including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Assists with monitoring activities, including data entry and management, records management, and other duties, as assigned.
  • Assists with environmental data QA/QC and entry/input.
  • Assists with various types of monitoring equipment, including boats, GPS units, hand-held water quality instruments and biological sampling equipment such as electrofisher units (boat and / or backpack) and various types of nets
  • Performs routine maintenance and calibration of monitoring equipment

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

  • Able to comprehend written documentation and procedural guidelines; skilled in writing clear correspondence (concise, logical, grammatically correct)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation
  • Requires handling of aquatic organisms, including fish
  • Ability to work safely in, on, and around water, including use of watercraft
  • Requirements of the role require consistent movement and physicality – such as walking through vegetation, rough terrain and/or water bodies, stretching, jumping, digging as well as lifting (up to 30 to 50 lbs.)/pushing/pulling items or other general strain are regularly expected during the period of work
  • Knowledge of local aquatic fauna species and habitat

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 Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.54
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.29
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Earth Rangers, 9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada