Field Staff, Restoration & Infrastructure (Construction Services)

Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #1167
Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Position Details:

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

Employment type: Temporary Contract

Duration of employment: 1 year

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Restoration Services Centre/Various

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Construction Services

Travel: 5%

Remote Work: None


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 September 30, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Field Staff working on the Construction Services team providing general labour assistance in a dynamic team environment with the implementation of ecological restoration projects with a focus on habitat restoration and resource management. Staff will have an opportunity to contribute to restoring TRCA’s watersheds including stream, shoreline, and wetland restoration projects as well as trail construction in natural environments. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.  


Major Responsibilities:

  • Executes on a number of general field work duties related to specific project/program area.
  • Collects and inputs field data according to project scope.
  • Ensures that quality control and assurance measures are followed at all steps of the work process.
  • Performs traffic control duties on project sites.
  • Operates appropriate machinery and equipment required to execute work duties related to specific project/program area (i.e., chainsaws, drills, line trimmers, generators, skid steers, mini excavators etc.)
  • Assists with the transportation of materials to and from sites as required.
  • Directs the public to project notice signage and possibly providing contact information for additional information and inquiries, referring detailed questions and complaints to supervisor.
  • Participates in the daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Operates appropriate machinery and equipment required to execute work duties related to specific project/program area.
  • Assists with maintenance of equipment and vehicles, performs circle and other health and safety checks. Reports potential maintenance requirements to supervisor.
  • Maintains equipment (storage, organization, minor repairs)
  • Incumbents may also be assigned other duties.


What will you need to succeed:

  • Minimum pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field.
  • Valid Class G2 Driver’s License
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification
  • Familiar with basic equipment and power tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify problems in a timely manner, seeking the appropriate level of support to solve issues. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office for general office communications (I.e., mail, spreadsheet and word processing software, including online enablement software such as MS teams and SharePoint)
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation
  • Required to lift or carry objects that could weigh up to 45lbs.

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 the 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 the 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 Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.54
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.29
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Diploma
Location on Google Maps
  • Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada