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 have a good employee benefits program. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We have flexible work hours for many positions. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll have free access to our parks and discounts on recreational equipment rentals. 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 Conservation Areas Superintendent this position will participate in the development and implementation of resource management, special event and recreation programs on authority owned and/or managed lands and be responsible for daily operations in the absence of his/her Superintendent. This position is based out of Terra Cotta Conservation Area.
- 2-3 years post-secondary education in parks management, resource management and/or outdoor recreation program other related studies (or directly related experience)
- Provincial Offences Officer certification an asset
- 3 years’ experience including park operations, land care, asset management, facility management, and / or special events
- Demonstrated supervisory experience
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Strong communication skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
- Ability to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays
- Good working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation, regulations, programs, policies, and procedures
- Must be able to successfully acquire a Police reference check for “Vulnerable Sector Screening Program”
- Standard First Aid and CPR
- Pleasure Craft Operators Card
- Chainsaw Operators License an asset
- Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license in good standing
Summary of Major Tasks
Program Planning & Implementation
- Supervise Conservation Area seasonal program staff
- Assist in the hiring, training, evaluating and motivating seasonal staff
- Purchase all necessary program materials
- Develop, review, and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures
Customer Service and Community Liaison
- Assist in the planning and delivery of programs
- Provide excellent customer service
- Respond to and document visitor and client concerns and report to supervisor
- Maintain good internal communications and positive contacts with external groups, agencies and the local community
- Participate in the promotion of Conservation Areas and other CVC related activities
- Assist with implementing Conservation Area special events and management of event agreements
- Provide assistance in the enforcement of Section 29 of the Conservation Authorities Act, Regulation 102 under the Conservation Authorities Act, and the Trespass to Property Act on CVCA owned / managed Conservation Areas lands
- Adhere to the CVCA Enforcement program as identified in the “Principles and Polices’ and ‘Field Procedures’ documents
Budgeting and Staff Planning
- Prepare cost estimates for maintenance projects
- Perform / supervise daily maintenance operations
- Assist in annual budget/staff planning preparation
- Prepare casual staff schedules
- Provide on-call, after-hours service response as required
- Participate in the flood watch/warning programs as required
- Implement CVC safety plans
Other duties and projects as appropriate to the position.
The position works outdoors regularly and spends time at work frequently standing, crouching and lifting heavy objects. Driving vehicles are part of this role as well as performing administrative and customer service duties. This role can also be exposed to dangerous and toxic or chemical substances.
Anticipated Start Date: June 28, 2021 (35 hours/week)
- This position generally works 35 hours, most weekends, some evenings, with occasional overtime to assist in emergency situations and on-call work.
Annual Salary Starting At: $59,713
Forward resume and cover letter by June 17, 2021 to:
Credit Valley Conservation
Please quote “41-Assistant Superintendent, Conservation Parks” on resume/letter.
Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Word or Pdf. format as one document.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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