Crew Leader, Operations and Implementation – Multiple Positions (TRCA-044-19)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Job Description


  • 1 Full-Time Position
  • 3 Full-Tme Contracts for 2 years
  • 2 Short-Term Contracts for 1 year

Under the direction and guidance of a Site Supervisor, Operations and Implementation, and in cooperation with Conservation Lands and Trails and Forestry Services project teams, the Crew Leader position is responsible for providing specific skilled labour and equipment operation support in the delivery of construction, conservation land care and forestry projects. Foremost, this involves participation in the safe operation and maintenance of a complete range of required tools and equipment, while demonstrating current skills, techniques and best management practices. Compliance with, and adherence to, all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws, acts and regulations, TRCA Policies and Procedures, industry standards, and project details, with a strong focus on Health and Safety is required. In addition, the Crew Leader is responsible for assisting with the coaching and development of junior staff, the care and maintenance of assigned and shared resources, and the completion of project information records while providing excellent customer and client service.


  • Provide daily worksite supervision and active, operational support on assigned Land Care Maintenance projects– includes creation and repair of TRCA lands infrastructure including fencing, boardwalks, kiosks, natural surface trails, and mowing and clearing of existing paths.
  • Provide active operational support on Environmental Landscape, Infrastructure and Restoration Construction projects – includes the physical implementation of regional multi-use granular and paved trails, wetlands, shorelines, and habitat creation, restoration, enhancement and naturalization.
  • Provide, on an infrequent basis, daily worksite supervision and / or active, operational support in the following programs: Forestry – stand tending with marking, tree felling / harvesting based on predetermined forest prescriptions, forest inventory and data collection, hazard tree assessment, monitoring and removal, forest pest monitoring and mitigation / control, and access and firebreak maintenance projects; and Tree Planting – hand and machine planting of seedlings for reforestations projects, and proper handling, installation and post planting care of bare roots trees and shrubs, ball and burlap, and wire basket caliper trees for riparian and habitat enhancement and softscaping of environmental landscape projects.
  • Coordinate with Site Supervisors, Lead Hands and other Crew Leaders for staffing and equipment requirements. Schedule and supervise the maintenance of assigned equipment, and ensure that all materials meet specified requirements.
  • Prepare vehicles, equipment and materials as determined by immediate supervisor for daily site requirements; perform circle check on assigned vehicles and equipment, report any issues, and lock out / tag out if required.
  • Complete daily site work records, cost ledgers and prepare reports as directed.
  • Perform hazard assessments and daily ‘tailgate safety talks’ relevant to changes in type of work and site conditions and take required action to mitigate identified hazards.


  • Post-secondary education in resource management, environmental or engineering science, landscape design, construction or an equivalent combination of education, skills and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in implementation tasks in areas of specialization including a minimum of 1 year of experience in supervisory tasks.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License (AZ license in an asset).


  • Demonstrated daily work site coordination, site supervision, and associated responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws, acts and regulations, TRCA Policies and Procedures, and industry standards and their application to major task areas.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Demonstrated high level of technical ability in the safe operation and maintenance of equipment related to program specialization.
  • Current Chainsaw Operator and First Aid / CPR certificates are an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven leadership and ability to coach staff.
  • Basic GPS and computer literacy skills including word processing, spreadsheet and database functions.

Please apply to this posting via our website at  Submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-044-19 prior to midnight on March 8, 2019.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

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’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

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