Who are we?
Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.
Who are you?
You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.
Why work for us?
We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.
Summary of Functions
To provide excellent customer service and implementation of the full property management program on CVC’s land for the peak season.
- Must possess a valid “G2” or “G” driver’s license in good standing. Successful candidate must provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract
- Be able to work in adverse weather conditions
- Ability to communicate effectively with the public and staff
- Experience in operation and daily maintenance of equipment and machinery, e.g. riding mowers, grass trimmers, leaf blowers, hand tools, utility vehicles etc.
- Experience operating a vehicle with a trailer attached
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- Knowledge of power tools
- Standard first aid and CPR
- Knowledge of tree species
Summary of Major Tasks
- Ensure the safe operation and daily inspection of CVC owned and operated equipment
- Supervise a grass/landscaping crew to carry out grass cutting operations in all parks
- Regularly transport equipment to different sites using trailer with proper load tie-downs
- Carry out maintenance and operations in Conservation Areas, which could include but not limited to heavy lifting, carpentry, plumbing, grounds maintenance, dam maintenance and trail maintenance
- Responsible for the assigned day to day operational duties in various Conservation Areas
- Operate a variety of grass cutting equipment (ride-on lawnmowers, weed trimmers, etc.)
- Assist with seasonal equipment changeover from winter to summer
- Have the ability to work alone effectively
- Ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner and that all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all times
New employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Ministry of Health as a condition of employment and must have satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.