City of Toronto

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Natural Resource Worker 2

$26.29 / Hour
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

On-Going Opportunities Description


Although there may not be current vacancies, your resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design, preparation, planting, monitoring and maintenance of natural area plantings and landscapes in City-owned lands applying ecological principles and silvicultural techniques, as well as all aspects of Plant Health Care
  • Monitors natural areas and plantings; implements effective Plant Health Care management including weed control, mechanical cutting, pruning, mulching, water and prescribed burn preparation; performs inventories of plant material and keeps accurate records
  • Operates various types of motor vehicles and mechanized forestry maintenance equipment
  • Completes work reports including daily log sheets, tailboard meetings, pesticide use forms and inventories etc.
  • Responds to general natural resource questions from the general public
  • Participates in community stewardship events including planting events and site tours
  • May be required to direct other staff or volunteers
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Experience in plant identification common to the Toronto Region and monitoring techniques, native/non-native plant ecology/biology, and monitoring plant response to various silvicultural treatments for both desirable and undesirable species.
  • Diploma or certificate in Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Science or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and must qualify for the City's equipment operating permits and requirements and be able to maintain same.
  • Must possess an Ontario Pesticide License with a Forestry or Landscape Exterminator designation, but the Forestry designation is preferred.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge in the establishment and maintenance of native plant communities common to the Toronto region including planting techniques, weed control through chemical or physical methods and watering. Ability to interpret and implement work plans in order to complete assigned work programs.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties and must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to work in close proximity to poison ivy and in natural environments where they may be exposed to pollens and allergens.
  • Must be able and willing to work with chemical pesticides.
  • Must be available to work weekend/overtime as required.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.