Supervisor, Erosion Hazard Monitoring

1 Eastville Ave, Scarborough, ON M1M 2N5, Canada Req #1143
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $50.59/hr, Max = $58.65/hr

Employment type: Permanent Full-Time

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Eastville

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Erosion Risk Management

Travel: 2-5%

Remote Work: Hybrid


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 April 9, 2024.


How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Supervisor, Erosion Hazard Monitoring is responsible for leading and optimizing the delivery of the erosion hazard monitoring program including but not limited to the inspection, assessment, and mitigation of erosion hazards, and the maintenance of TRCA’s erosion control infrastructure and flood control channels. This position acts as the team lead to maintain standards, enforce compliance with processes and policies, and promote the efficient utilization of internal and external resources.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a lead technical subject matter expert for the erosion hazard monitoring team; responsible for day-to-day department support as well as implementation of planned process improvements or changes.
  • Coordinates the inspection of hazard sites, existing infrastructure, and other sites identified under projects for regional and local municipalities; escalates critical hazards to the appropriate party for immediate action.
  • Oversees the preparation of annual and project-specific reports.
  • Manages department administration and database quality assurance and control with a focus on accuracy.  
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of industry best practices, more efficient financial processes and procedures, and the innovative use of new technology.  
  • Develops effective partnerships and business relationships, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve organizational goals.
  • Participates in site visits with monitoring, project management, survey, engineering, construction services, water resources, and planning ecology staff to verify priorities and help develop the preliminary scope of work and budget.
  • Prepares forecast tables, preliminary budgets, and other documents as required for the Associate Director to ensure the required information is available for budget submissions.
  • Leads a team of staff and ensures that team members understand expectations; communicates schedule and tasks and discusses priorities of items.
  • Communicates with team members regularly to assess workload and status of activities, amends work and reassigns staff as needed to direct workflow and accommodate for any situational circumstances.
  • Supports onboarding and provides on-the-job training and support as needed for individuals; also identifies any gaps in or potential improvement areas for training, development, process, resources, or procedures.
  • Identifies area of improvement or concern that should be addressed and collaborates with others to develop a plan that maximizes the value of a project; considering alignment with other areas, availability of resources and ability to leverage other projects/this project for other future projects.
  • Obtains approvals for the project scope and then ensures that project staff and resources are able to/can deliver the project addressing any training or resource gap; and develops a project plan timeline.
  • Monitors budget and timeline and develops strategies to mitigate any variances to the project plan.
  • Within authority level and project scope, approves expenditures, purchases, and contracts. Where required, negotiates contracts/services with support of others to ensure satisfactory terms for TRCA.


What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Environmental Protection Technology or a related field of study.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario or Certified Engineering Technologist or Certified Engineering Technician with Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.



  • 4+ years of progressive experience in field data collection, asset manager or an environmentally related field.
  • 1+ years of progressive managerial, supervisory or project management experience.


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • Advanced mathematical abilities (e.g., ratios, rates, percentages, basic geometry).
  • Expertise in designing data visualization and enabling others to quickly grasp complex data concepts.
  • Influences decisions by presenting technical information and evidence in an appealing and easy to understand manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate project status for various audiences.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness 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.
  • Knowledge of best management practices, and up-to-date knowledge of mitigation and controls, as well as safe work procedures.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Collaborates with others to focus on objectives and effectively delegates work within a team.
  • Strong budget management and cost control skills; able to address variances and manage ongoing risks while managing multiple deadlines / work processes.

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 that 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 is 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 and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Permanent Full-Time
  • Min Hiring Rate $50.59
  • Max Hiring Rate $58.65
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 2
  • Required Education Diploma
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  • 1 Eastville Ave, Scarborough, ON M1M 2N5, Canada