Crew Leader, Ecosystem Management (Meadow/Invasive Species) (Seasonal)

Gatineau Hydro Corridor, Scarborough, ON M1H 1X9, Canada Req #564
Friday, January 20, 2023

Position Details:

Vacancies: 5

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $28.98/hr, Max = $31.42/hr

Employment type: Temporary Full-Time (Seasonal)

Duration of employment: 7 months with possibility of extension

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: The Meadoway, RSC, Claireville Conservation Area

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management

Travel: 30%

Remote Work: None


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By working at TRCA you will:

  • Work outdoors during the spring and summer in beautiful natural areas.
  • Learn about native meadows and invasive plant species.
  • 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 Meadow/Invasive Management Crew Leader leads a team of 3-6 staff to implement meadow restoration and invasive management activities. Meadow restoration and invasive species activities may include site preparation, seeding, monitoring, and herbicide application. Candidates will demonstrate the relevant skills, techniques, and best management practices for meadow restoration and invasive species management. The Crew Leader leads crews and actively participates in the safe operation and maintenance of a range of tools and equipment including tractors, zero turn mowers and backpack sprayers. This position plays an integral role in the on-ground implementation of meadow restoration and ecosystem enhancement through the management of invasive species, bringing their leadership skills together with their ecological knowledge. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Provide on-site leadership, supervision and actively participate in the implementation of meadow restoration and invasive species management within TRCA’s jurisdiction. 
  • Operate and maintain tractors, implements, zero turn mowers, vehicles, sprayers and other assigned tools/equipment safely, efficiently, and in accordance with approved project design and details. 
  • Ensure health and safety measures are met.
  • Lead daily safety meetings, including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning.
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment inspections to ensure safe operation.
  • Complete daily work reports, and project information records as assigned. 
  • Assist with the supervision, training, and motivation of junior staff in compliance with the TRCA Health and Safety Policies as well as all relevant Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation and regulations.
  • Participate in the collection of field data to identify and guide habitat restoration opportunities.
  • Provide general labour support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)   

  • Post-secondary education in ecological restoration, biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field. 


  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience related to major tasks; experience in ecological restoration, horticulture, commercial landscaping or related field and 1 year of supervisory experience.


  • Knowledge of native and invasive plants and proficient plant identification skills. 
  • Experience with farm, landscaping and/or construction equipment, including operation of small tools and larger machinery; mechanical knowledge an asset
  • Ability and aptitude to work outdoors in adverse conditions.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to lead a team and participate as team member.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Good physical fitness required for carrying equipment for extended durations.  
  • Computer proficiency with software experience (MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, ArcMap experience an asset).
  • Familiarity with mapping natural landscape features and reading maps.
  • Knowledge of herbicide legislation and invasive species management practices and comfortable working with and applying herbicide; pesticide applicators license an asset
  • Valid Ontario G driver’s license - Class A (R) license / trailer experience an asset. 
  • Standard First Aid an asset. 
  • Chainsaw operation certificate an asset.
  • Candidates will be required to be clean shaven to properly fit a respirator.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on February 12, 2023.


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 Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,285.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $65,360.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 30
Location on Google Maps
  • Gatineau Hydro Corridor, Scarborough, ON M1H 1X9, Canada