Field Staff, Ecosystem Management (Meadow/Invasive Species) (Seasonal)

Gatineau Hydro Corridor, Scarborough, ON M1H 1X9, Canada Req #565
Friday, January 20, 2023

Position Details:


Current Rate of Pay: Min = $22.32/hr, Max = $24.20/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 (Restoration Services Centre), Claireville Conservation Area

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management

Travel: 30%

Remote Work: None


Seasonal Hire TRCA – 2023

Seasonal job opportunities are plentiful at TRCA. If you are looking for seasonal job openings, we can provide great opportunities and seasonal perks. Apply now!


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:

This position plays an integral role in the on-ground implementation of meadow restoration and ecosystem enhancement through the management of invasive species. The Field Staff position is responsible for assisting Crew Leads to complete meadow restoration and invasive species activities including site preparation, seeding, monitoring, and herbicide application. Staff will learn relevant skills, techniques, and best management practices for meadow restoration and invasive species management. Field staff will assist crew leads and help actively participate in the safe operation and maintenance of a range of tools and equipment including tractors, zero turn mowers and backpack sprayers. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.   

Major Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision: 

  • Assist Crew Leads with the implementation of meadow restoration and invasive species management within The Meadoway.
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of equipment, including tractors, zero turn mowers, trucks, implements and power hand tools. 
  • Assist with invasive management following best management practices including herbicide application.
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment safety checks to ensure safe operation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

All activities are expected to be performed in a safe manner, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations, along with Corporate Safety policies, procedures and programs. In addition, all necessary personal protective equipment must be used and maintained in good condition.


What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)   

  • Post-secondary education in biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field and pursuing a career in environmental or related field.


  • Experience related to major tasks an asset.  


  • Understanding of farm and construction equipment, including operation of small tools and larger machinery. 
  • Familiarity with mapping natural landscape features and reading maps;
  • Awareness of meadow restoration techniques and processes.
  • Knowledge of herbicide legislation and invasive species management practices - Pesticide applicator license an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of native and invasive plants and plant identification skills. 
  • Ability and aptitude to work outdoor in adverse conditions.
  • Good physical fitness required for carrying equipment for extended durations.  
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Mechanical knowledge an asset.
  • Standard First Aid an asset. 
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Valid G Ontario driver’s license Class A (R) license / trailer experience 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
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 30
Location on Google Maps
  • Gatineau Hydro Corridor, Scarborough, ON M1H 1X9, Canada