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 team leadership in the delivery of full conservation area program and operations at CVC’s Terra Cotta Conservation Area. This position reports to Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills.
- 2 years post-secondary training in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Leisure, Natural Resources or equivalent
- A minimum of 2 years directly related field experience, facility management
- Supervisory experience
- Must possess a valid Class “G2” or “G” driver’s license in good standing. Successful candidate must provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract
- Experience driving all-terrain vehicles
- Landscaping and trail maintenance experience
- Strong communication and customer service experience
- Cash handling experience
- Ability to easily engage with the public and staff both verbally and in written correspondence
- Experience with conflict resolution
- Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- Ability to work alone and in adverse weather conditions
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail
- Ability to clean and maintain facilities including washrooms and public areas
- Must be available to work weekends and holidays
- Basic carpentry, plumbing and landscaping or trail maintenance experience are an asset
- Interpretation experience is an asset
- Standard first aid and CPR certification is beneficial but not required
Summary of Major Tasks
Perform the following tasks under limited direction:
- Assist in the supervision of casual staff during Conservation Areas programming and operation
- Assist in hiring, training, evaluating and motivating hourly staff
- Assist in preparation and coordination of work schedules
- Schedule and assign daily and weekly workplans including special projects
- Source and purchase supplies and services in accordance with the CVC Purchasing Policy
- Participate in promotion of Conservation Areas and other CVC related activities
- Maintain accurate records and reports
- Maintain good internal communications and positive contacts with external groups, agencies and the local community
- Responsible for overseeing and handling cash, operating a point-of-sale system and preparing detailed, accurate daily cash reports
- Assist with special events as needed
- Ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner and that all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are followed at all times
- Ensure the safe operation and daily inspection of CVC-owned and operated equipment
- Responsible for the day-to-day appearance of the Conservation Area and its grounds and facilities
- Carry out general development, park maintenance and operations in the Conservation Area which may include, but is not limited to heavy lifting, carpentry, plumbing and grounds/trail maintenance
- Provide visitors with detailed information about the Conservation Area and surrounding area from a recreational and educational perspective
- Collecting data on wildlife sightings, monitoring species at risk habitats (e.g. turtle nesting)
- Perform other duties as needed
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.