Mill Creek Crew Leader
Temporary Bargaining Unit Position
The Mill Creek Crew Leader reports to the Natural Heritage Supervisor and is responsible for coordinating the implementation of aquatic and terrestrial conservation projects, primarily within the Mill Creek subwatershed but also may work in other areas of the Grand River watershed. This work is carried out to support the Mill Creek Stewardship Ranger Program in partnership with the Friends of Mill Creek.
1. Assist in the development of a summer work plan and then follow plan to coordinate the implementation of habitat restoration initiatives within the Mill Creek sub-watershed and other areas of the Grand River watershed.
2. Coordinate and participate in the daily activities of the Mill Creek Stewardship Ranger crew ensuring they work safely as they carryout aquatic and terrestrial conservation projects.
3. Ensure collection of accurate data and prepare preliminary reports
1. Demonstrated experience in leading and coordinating a small team of staff and knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
2. Possess a good working knowledge of ecological principles and watershed science including fluvial processes; aquatic and terrestrial restoration techniques; and data collection.
3. Demonstrated experience in aquatic and terrestrial project implementation including working with landowners.
4. Ability to work outdoors in a variety of natural conditions.
5. Strong demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
6. Ability to organize projects, prepare work plans and reports.
7. Good computer skills with Microsoft Office software.
8. Valid driver’s licence.
Competencies and Abilities
Demonstrated ability in the area of critical thinking, analysis and assessment of implications, making connections of underlying issues and the ownership of the outcome. Sound judgment resulting in fair, efficient and effective decision-making, bringing clarity and resolution to complex and ambiguous situations. Recognizes when to escalate appropriate situations to the next higher level of expertise
The willingness to hold oneself and others accountable for acting in ways that are consistent with stated values, principles and professional standards. Maintaining impartiality, objectivity, confidentiality and fairness when dealing with employees, stakeholders and special interest groups
Organizes work, plans activities and sets priorities in a manner that meets competing needs and timely resolution of matters. Maintains high level of productivity and self-direction. Effective problem solving, collaboration, negotiation and facilitation skills. Does not shy away from challenges and seldom gives up, especially in the face of resistance, setbacks or change. Achieving high standards of performance from others is important
Interacts with team members and public respectfully and effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. The ability to gather facts and pertinent information to gain an understanding before drawing conclusions, taking action or resolving conflict. It involves active listening and comprehension of verbal and non-verbal signals to enhance understanding. Excellent communication skills are needed for staff relations and working with partners
Works in close collaboration with internal program delivery team to keep them appraised of relevant information and significant issues in a timely fashion. Exceptional communication skills to enhance relationships with staff, program partners and other relevant agencies
The successful applicant must possess their own Green Patch CSA approved safety boots and be available to work the duration of the contract.
The pay range for this position is Job Level 4 $23.38 to $29.21 per hour/35 hours per week (pay rate under review)
Approximate Start Date: June 2022
Length of Contract: June 19 to September 8, 2023
To Apply: Please send a resume and covering letter to email@example.com in MS Word or PDF format and quote “Mill Creek Crew Leader” in the subject line.
Deadline for Applications: 4:00pm Friday April 21, 2023
We thank you for your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
GRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accessibility accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact us. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially
Pursuant to section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Individual Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, C. M.56 the personal information contained on this form is collected under the legal authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter C.27 and is used for recruitment purposes. Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources, Grand River Conservation Authority, PO Box 729, 400 Clyde Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W6. 519-621-2761.
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