Lead Hand, Conservation Parks

Kortright, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #1148
Monday, March 25, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $36.68/hr, Max = $42.51/hr

Employment type: Full-Time Contract

Duration of employment: 16 Months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Kortright Center

Division: Conservation Parks and Lands

Business unit: Conservation Parks

Travel: 5%

Remote Work: None


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Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file (PDF or Word) prior to midnight on April 8, 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 Lead Hand, Conservation Parks & Lands coordinates and oversees the day-to-day operational activities of TRCA’s variety of public-use conservation parks and facilities. This position coordinates and completes general and preventative facility maintenance and contributes to the successful delivery of daily operations and special events. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates operational activities for conservation park, campground, and/or golf course operations according to service standards.
  • Provides site knowledge and recommendations to inform processes focused on enhancing the functionality, safety and financial sustainability of TRCA’s public-use facilities.
  • Oversees general facility maintenance and housekeeping duties in indoor spaces.
  • Completes seasonal grounds maintenance and ensures service delivery standards are met.
  • Safely operates fleet vehicles, utility vehicles, small and large equipment, hand tools and power tools. Completes a seasonal changeover of equipment to ensure that it is either safely stored or readily available for use.
  • Provides training on safe equipment operations for site related work and projects.
  • Arranges and performs preventative equipment and infrastructure maintenance on a regular basis.
  • Completes daily site health and safety checks and leads licensed professionals through monthly, semi-annual and/or annual facility inspections. Documents all inspections. Carries out or facilitates the completion of required work. Completes follow-up and evaluation.
  • Participates in and/or leads the daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Includes work in the evenings and on weekends.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Facility Management, Turf Management, Resources Management, Business, or related field of study
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver's license



  • 3+ years of experience in a related field coordinating teams


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • Demonstrated skill in facility maintenance, including basic carpentry and construction, minor plumbing, and landscaping 
  • Strong communication skills to provide clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations
  • Understanding and application of basic mathematical functions (e.g., adding, subtracting, measuring, money computation)
  • Strong communication skills to provide clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations
  • Demonstrates responsive to internal and external customer requests and needs
  • Ability to use critical thinking to evaluate problems, gather information, understand causes, and identify best possible solutions
  • Collaborates with others to focus on objectives and effectively delegates work within a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint

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 $36.68
  • Max Hiring Rate $42.51
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Kortright, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada