Local recruitment: Coordinator, Rural Clean Water Program

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Vaughan, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $37.09/hr, Max = $40.21/hr

Employment type: Temporary Contract

Duration of employment: 14 months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Restoration Services Centre

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management

Travel: 25%

Remote Work: Hybrid

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

 TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the general guidance and direction of a Senior Project Manager, Restoration Projects, this position is responsible for engaging with communities and private landowners/residents to encourage sustainable behavior and take stewardship and restorative action on-the-ground.

The program provides technical assistance and financial incentive to the farm and rural non-farm community in the Regions of Peel and York to achieve their environmental and stewardship goals. Specifically, the program’s goals are:

  • To promote and facilitate the adoption of environmentally sound land management practices to protect, restore, and enhance surface and ground water, air and soil quality and/or fish and wildlife habitat in the Regions of Peel and York;
  • To support Region of Peel/York farmers and agricultural organizations as valuable contributors to the environment, community and economy; 
  • To protect agricultural lands as a natural resource of major importance in the Regions of Peel/York;
  • To promote healthy rural communities that respect the natural environment and water resources;
  • To seek partnerships with others invested in agri-environmental protection in order to leverage resources and obtain greater environmental impact for dollars spent.

Overall, this position plays an integral role in supporting the Living City Vision through the implementation of environmental improvement projects that address:

  • Rural water quality;
  • Environmental enhancement and sustainability; and,
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist Project Managers in implementing the Rural Clean Water Program in the TRCA jurisdiction within Peel and York Regions, and the ALUS Peel pilot project in the TRCA jurisdiction within Peel Region.
  • Outreach and liaison with rural and agricultural landowners, advertise the program, and encourage enrollment in TRCA’s agricultural programs.
  • Effectively communicate technical knowledge and information to private landowners regarding the financial cost share grant programs available to the agricultural community, including the voluntary Environmental Farm Plan process.
  • Support the preparation of project correspondence including project plans, external communications and reports of a general and technical nature.
  • Attend and present at agricultural fairs and farm events to promote TRCA’s agricultural programs.
  • Assist Project Managers in preparing funding proposals for agricultural programs and projects and maps/reports on technical and/or field conditions.
  • Perform desktop and field assessments to identify ecological restoration opportunities and Best Management Practices.
  • Communicate with internal departments/staff to update corporate databases as required.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma with a focus on Environmental, Agricultural Sciences, Ecological Restoration and/or Resource Management.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Thorough understanding of ecological principles related to current farming practices, nutrient management and Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs).
  • Special event coordination and planning experience.
  • Specialty in urban agriculture and farming experience an asset; knowledge about general farm practices (manure, crop types, tillage, livestock, etc.)
  • Computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office, GIS, and Lotus Notes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (regular interaction with public, committees, neighbouring CAs, government agencies, like-minded organizations).

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integritycollaborationaccountabilityrespect, and excellence (icare)

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on April 4, 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 Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.





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