About CVC

Crew Leader, Forestry


The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Crew Leader, Forestry

Summary of Functions

Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Forest Management, this position may oversee or be a part of a small crew in the planting of trees, shrubs and seedlings through the CVC Reforestation programs.  The position requires experience in the safe operation of vehicles, tractors, trailers and equipment supporting these programs.  Other duties will include supporting the production and maintenance of nursery stock, collection of forest inventory, tree removals, and other monitoring data and supervision of casual staff as required.  This position will be based out of the Warwick CVC Nursery and Workshop, 15526 Heart Lake Road, Caledon.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Post-secondary studies in Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or Biology is preferred
  • Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance Certificate is an asset
  • Forestry Exterminator License or Pesticide Technician Certification is an asset
  • Valid class “G” Ontario Driver’s License required
  • Outdoor work experience in forestry, tree planting, habitat restoration and supervisory experience related to major tasks
  • Proven experience with the safe operation of, chainsaws, wood chippers, mechanical reforestation planters, tractors, tank sprayers, ATV’s and landscape maintenance equipment
  • Proven experience with the safe hauling, loading, and unloading of trucks and trailers
  • Experience collecting forest inventory data
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Knowledge of forest silvicultural techniques and the ability to interpret forest management plans
  • Good tree, shrub and plant identification skills
  • Knowledge of chainsaw maintenance and safety required
  • Tractor operation and maintenance skills an asset
  • Knowledge of the safe handling of bare root seedlings

Summary of Major Tasks

Crew Leading
  • Operation of mechanical equipment including: chainsaws, wood chippers, vehicles, tractors, brush saws, ATV, water pumps, trailers
  • Leading a small  field crew in the planting of reforestation seedlings in various natural environments on private lands
  • Conducting work in a safe manner. Ensuring all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to
Data Collection, Monitoring and Report Writing
  • Collecting forest inventory data to update CVC Managed Forest Plans (MFTIP)
  • Assist in the data collection and creation of managed forest plans and other reports as required
  • Assist with reforestation effectiveness monitoring as required
Program Operational Support
  • Assisting a crew in the planting of reforestation seedlings on public and private lands
  • Assisting a crew while conducting forest management activities on public and private land
  • Assisting with site preparation of planting sites, including invasive plant species control
  • Provide assistance and direction to the crew and ensure that tasks are completed as planned and in a safe manner

Additional Information

  • Anticipated Start and End Dates: April 2nd to December 7th, 2018 (35 hours/week)

Salary starting at: $18.31 per hour

Forward resume by February 25, 2018 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email: hrcvc@creditvalleyca.ca

Please quote "Crew Leader, Forestry" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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