Field Staff, Development & Engineering Services (Ecosystem and Climate Science)

Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #1050
Friday, February 9, 2024

Position Details:

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

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: April to August 2024

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development & Engineering Services

Business unit: Watershed Planning & Ecosystem Science


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 23, 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 in support of TRCA’s environmental research, inventory and monitoring programs and projects.


Overall, this position plays an integral role in the implementation of an urban tree inventory project occurring in the Region of Peel and a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey in City of Vaughan. This position is responsible for ensuring that data is collected efficiently, safely, effectively, and accurately in the field. The Field Staff will be in constant communication with their team to ensure adherence to project objectives and protocols. The Field Staff must also comply with relevant corporate and municipal procedures and by-laws, and provincial and federal legislation.

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.
  • Carries out field data collection on trees (species, DBH, condition, etc.), and invasive species and pests.
  • Participates in daily safety meetings, including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Assists with environmental data QA/QC and entry/input.


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
  • Able to comprehend written documentation and procedural guidelines; skilled in writing clear correspondence (concise, logical, grammatically correct)
  • Familiarity with tree and shrub species and common invasive plant species in the Greater Toronto Area or southern Ontario, or the ability to use a key to identify species.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify problems in a timely manner, seeking the appropriate level of support to resolve issues
  • 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

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 Yes
  • Travel % 25
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada