Grounds & Facility Support Representative
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $15.99/hr, Max = $17.34/hr
Employment type: Seasonal
Duration of employment: 16 weeks
Hours of work: 40hrs/week
Work location: Multiple work locations – listed below.
Division: Conservation Parks and Lands
Business unit: Conservation Lands
Remote Work: None.
Seasonal Hire TRCA – 2023
Seasonal job opportunities are plentiful at TRCA. If you are looking for seasonal job openings, we can provide great opportunities and seasonal perks. Apply now!
- Head Office (101 Exchange Ave, Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6)
- Restoration Services Centre (9741 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 2V2)
By working at TRCA you will:
- Work outdoors in beautiful natural areas.
- Gain valuable experience working at a conservation authority.
- Get a free Conservation Ontario annual pass.
- Get access to TRCA’s Reciprocal Program (discounts across various Ontario attractions).
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Grounds and Facility Support Representative is responsible for maintaining TRCA lands, trails, grounds, and gardens. The Grounds and Facility Support Representative will carry out various land management tasks such as work order mitigation, property inventory and audits, trail inventory and audits, trail infrastructure maintenance, and landscaping tasks. The position assists with annual assessment and monitoring responsibilities and works in collaboration with TRCA staff to identify and monitor land boundary encroachment issues, trespass and illegal use issues, trail conditions, and the state of trail infrastructure.
This position performs general customer service duties in support of providing an excellent customer service experience for all TRCA patrons.
Perform the following tasks under general supervision:
- Perform trail, parking lot and boundary inspections to audit site conditions and infrastructure inventories.
- Identify, manage, and report hazardous site conditions, and ensure that staff and visitors do not encounter unsafe areas, materials, or equipment.
- Carry out various facility maintenance tasks including but not limited to:
- Landscaping and grounds maintenance (mowing, trimming, removal of debris, litter pick-up, weeding, planting, etc.).
- Garbage collection and disposal.
- Fabrication and/or repair of benches, fencing, signs and other facility and ground assets.
- Basic carpentry under supervision.
- Trail, parking lot, and property boundary inspection and maintenance.
- Perform the safe operation of hand tools and power tools.
- Perform the safe operation of hand-held, walk behind and ride on landscaping equipment.
- Perform the safe operation of vehicles and equipment such as utility vehicles, trailers, and fleet vehicles.
- Engage with all visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
- Provide general guidance and resolve conflict as required/where possible.
- Communicate rules and regulations to visitors when visitors are not adhering to rules and regulations.
- Maintain and complete accurate records as required, including but not limited to inspection and maintenance records, incidents, accidents, and occurrences.
What will you need to succeed:
- High school diploma is an asset.
- Active and current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate is considered an asset.
- Previous training on maintenance and grounds equipment/tools is considered an asset.
- Education in park management, trail management, planning, environmental science, environmental technology, resource management, geography, engineering or related discipline is considered an asset.
- Minimum 1 year experience in general maintenance, land management, construction, agriculture or commercial landscaping.
- Strong health and safety aptitude.
- Ability to reliably carry out work in remote and difficult terrain and inclement weather for extended periods.
- Experience handling and operation of small equipment and hand tools is an asset.
- Ability to read and interpret maps.
- Ability to multi-task and perform duties in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy.
- Ability to manage conflicts and utilize de-escalation skills to resolve conflict situations.
- Basic computer proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint.
- Experience with GIS (Esri ArcMap, ArcGIS Collector), collecting field data and using handheld GPS devices is an asset.
- Valid Ontario Class G2 driver’s license in good standing.
- Required to lift or carry objects that could weigh up to 50 pounds.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on March 19, 2023.
While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
- Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada
- Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada