Crew Member, Conservation Parks (3 Casual Positions) – Ken Whillans And Ilca

Conservation Authority Mississauga Credit Valley Conservation Authority

Crew Member, Conservation Parks (3 casual positions) – Ken Whillans and ILCA


At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Crew Member, Conservation Parks (3 casual positions) – Ken Whillans and ILCA

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’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.


Reporting to the Superintendent, Conservation Parks, this position requires the candidate to provide excellent customer service and administration of full Conservation Area program and operations at CVC’s Ken Whillans and Island Lake Conservation Area. This position operates out of both parks located in Orangeville and Caledon.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Class “G2” or “G” driver’s license in good standing. Successful candidate must provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract.
  • Experience driving all-terrain vehicles;
  • Ability to easily engage with the public and staff both verbally and in written correspondence;
  • Be able to work in adverse weather conditions and be available to work all weekends and holidays;
  • Strong communication and customer service experience;
  • Cash handling experience;
  • Ability to lift a 50lb battery;
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail;
  • Pleasure Craft Operator card is mandatory
  • Knowledge of electrical trolling motors; use and repairs;
  • Basic carpentry and landscaping experience are an asset;
  • Knowledge of fishing techniques and species;
  • Knowledge of bird species;
  • Multilingual;
  • Standard first aid and CPR certification

Summary of Major Tasks

Perform the following tasks under limited direction: 
  • Safe operation and daily inspection of park equipment;
  • Handle cash and multiple forms of payment and operate a cash register. Be responsible for accurate end of day reports and settlement;
  • Assist with the set-up of picnics, events and weddings;
  • Carry out park maintenance which includes, but not limited to heavy lifting, carpentry, plumbing and grounds maintenance;
  • Carrying out daily routine tasks as well as other assigned duties;
  • Be knowledgeable about all CVC Conservation Areas and events and activities in order to inform visitors;
  • Maintain a good working relationship with staff, Conservation Area members and visitors, community groups and on-site operators;
  • Work effectively alone and during non-daylight hours;
  • Collecting data on wildlife sightings, monitoring species at risk habits (i.e. turtle nesting);
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Additional Information

Anticipated Start and End Dates:
  • 2 positions: April 6, 2020 – October 25, 2020 (35 hours/week)
  • 1 position: April 6, 2020 – November 6, 2020 (35 hours/week)

Salary starting at: $16.75/ hr

Forward resume by March 29th, 2020 to:

Credit Valley Conservation

Please quote "Crew Member, Conservation Parks (3 casual positions) – Ken Whillans and ILCA" in the subject line of your application email, as well as in the 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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