Field Assistant, Erosion Hazard Monitoring (Seasonal)

9755 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0A3, Canada Req #560
Monday, January 23, 2023

Position Details:

Vacancies: 16

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $19.87/hr, Max = $21.54/hr

Employment type: Temporary Contract (Seasonal)

Duration of employment: 4 months and 7 months

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Eastville and Boyd

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Erosion Risk Management

Travel: 15%

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:

The Field Assistant is responsible for providing field support for the Erosion Risk Management Program, primarily with respect to conducting technical reviews related to erosion and flood control structures, shoreline stabilization structures, and erosion hazards throughout TRCA’s jurisdiction.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assesses TRCA erosion control structures and shoreline stabilization structures.
    • Assess the existing condition of structure(s) (qualitative) to identify deficiencies which may be/are negatively impacting the structure.
    • Record measurements of the structure and measure deficiencies found.
    • Capture accurate GPS readings of the structure location and location of deficiencies.
    • Capture photographs of the structure and surrounding area to inform prioritization process.
    • Prepare brief technical summaries on structure condition and make recommendations on maintenance priority.
    • Efficiently and accurately enter data into TRCA’s database.
  • Conducts monitoring of erosion hazard sites throughout TRCA’s jurisdiction.
    • Ensure accurate measurements are taken and accurately recorded.
    • Update or create new Erosion Hazard Scoring Records.
    • Identify significant erosion/slope stability issues.
    • Identify potential violations.
  • Identifies and immediately reports emergency hazards, high priority sites, and potential violations to their supervisor.
  • Ensures inspection records include accurate coordinates, profile sketches, and site photographs.
  • Conducts inventories as requested on infrastructure condition, infrastructure risk due to watercourse activity, and erosion hazards which may put public safety or infrastructure at risk.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)   

  • Actively pursuing a post-secondary education in Environmental/Civil Engineering, Geology, Physical Geography, or related discipline.
  • Completion of (minimum) first year of post-secondary education in one of the above programs.


  • Familiarity with flood and erosion control structures is considered an asset.
  • Familiar with map, plan, and air photo interpretation.


  • Ability to perform physical activities under adverse weather conditions that includes standing, walking, and using monitoring equipment throughout the day.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple objectives and tight deadlines.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License in good standing.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on February 13, 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

  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 15
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  • 9755 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0A3, Canada