24-H20: Crew Member, Property Management (Grass/Landscaping) – ILCA

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 rentals! 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, a Crew Member for Property Management (Grass/Landscaping) provides excellent customer service and assists with the implementation of the property management program on CVC’s land. Our focus is to provide well-kept and maintained trails/day-use areas for visitors of CVC managed properties. This position can expect to work mostly outdoors at various parks throughout the Credit River Watershed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must possess a valid “G2” or “G” driver’s license in good standing. Successful candidate must provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract
  • Available to work Monday to Friday with occasional weekend shifts
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and staff
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Ensure the safe operation, daily inspection and maintenance of CVC equipment
  • Operate a variety of grass cutting equipment (ride-on lawnmowers, weed trimmers, etc.) in main day-use/picnic areas at various Conservation Areas
  • Carry out additional maintenance and operations in Conservation Areas, which could include but not limited to trail maintenance, grounds maintenance, dam maintenance, heavy lifting, carpentry, and plumbing
  • Assist with seasonal equipment changeover from winter to summer
  • Ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner and that all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are always adhered to
  • Maintain a good working relationship with staff, visitors, community groups and on-site operators

Additional Information

  • 35 hours/week
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