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?
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the outdoors that provides you with a wide range of experiences and skills? Do you enjoy working as part of a team who share like-minded goals? Would you like to help our visitors and want to see them enjoy the same hiking trails, lakes, rivers and forests that you enjoy? Are you curious to learn how parks are managed and operated? We’ll teach you everything you need to know! If this position sounds like a great opportunity for you, we want to hear from you!
Why work for us?
Perks of the Job
- We offer better than minimum wage for all entry-level positions within Conservation Parks
- We offer occasional, part-time, and full-time (35 hours/week) hours
- We are a part of OMERS, one of the best pension plans in Ontario
- Free access to most conservation areas in Ontario!
- Free weekday equipment rental! Want to try skiing at Terra Cotta? How about boating at Island Lake? Some fishing at Ken Whillans? Ever tried fat tire biking?
- We provide a company branded uniform and applicable Personal Protective Equipment
- Paid training and continuous learning opportunities
- Schedules are published seasonally to help you plan your time throughout the year
- Opportunities for employment beyond the contract
Summary of Functions
Reporting to the Superintendent, Conservation Parks, a Crew Leader for Conservation Parks works in a variety of settings, mostly outdoors. Our main goal is to provide excellent customer service and connect visitors with nature. Crew Leaders are an integral part of the Conservation Parks team to deliver high-quality park programming, special events and trails and facility maintenance.
- Must possess a valid Class “G2” or “G” driver’s license in good standing. Successful candidate must provide an MTO Driver’s Abstract
- Possession of or ability to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card
- Ability to work in all weather conditions
- Ability to work during non-daylight hours
- Available to work most weekends and holidays
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Willingness to learn new skills
- Experience in a supervisory role is an asset
Summary of Major Tasks
- Assisting with supervision of Crew Members and Customer Service Representatives
- Assisting with hiring, training, evaluating and motivating seasonal staff
- Assisting with preparation of work schedules and delegating tasks
- Sourcing and purchasing supplies and services
- Conducting routine inspections
- Delivery of park programming including recreation opportunities like rentals of watercrafts, fat tire bikes, and fishing rods
- Set up, support and tear down for picnics and weddings
- Implementation and delivery of special events including Maple Syrup in the Park and interpretive programming
- Safe operation of CVC-owned and operated vehicles and equipment
- Operating a point-of-sale system including online and in-person sales, reservations and payments
- Providing visitors with detailed information about our Conservation Areas and surrounding areas from a recreational and educational perspective
- Maintaining green spaces and facilities by collecting litter, pruning, gardening and cleaning indoor areas as required