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
Reporting to the Superintendent, Conservation parks, this position requires the candidate to provide excellent customer service and team leadership in the administration of the fishing and recreation program and operations at CVC’s Island Lake Conservation Area. This position operates from Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville.
- 2 years post-secondary training in Parks related programs, Resource Management or other related outdoor recreation
- A minimum of 2 years directly related field experience and facility management
- Demonstrated supervisory experience required
- 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
- Strong communication and customer service experience
- Cash handling experience
- Experience with conflict resolution
- Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with the public and staff both verbally and in written correspondence
- Some mechanical, carpentry and grounds maintenance experience
- Ability to lift a 50lb battery
- Be able to work in adverse weather conditions and be available to work all weekends, holidays and select on-call shifts
- Knowledge of electrical trolling motors; use and repairs
- Knowledge of power tools and equipment; use and repairs
- Knowledge of fishing techniques and species
- Standard first aid and CPR certification
Summary of Major Tasks
Perform the following tasks under limited direction:
- Assist in the supervision of casual staff during conservation areas and stewardship programs
- Assist in hiring, training, evaluating and motivating seasonal staff
- Assist in preparation of work schedules, schedule and assign work
- 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 handling and overseeing cash, using a cash register, completing day use permits and preparing detailed, accurate daily cash reports
- Have the ability to work effectively alone and during non-daylight hours
- 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 adhered to at all time
- 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 facilities, as well as, other projects or duties as assigned
- Carry out general development, park maintenance and operations procedures in the Conservation Area which could include, but not limited to heavy lifting, carpentry, plumbing and grounds maintenance
- Provide visitors with detailed information about the Conservation Area and surrounding area from a recreational and educational perspective
- Other duties and projects as appropriate to the position
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.