TORONTO URBAN WILDERNESS INSTRUCTOR

THE ROLE
Outward Bound Canada operates an urban program based at our Evergreen Brickwork‘s location in the Don Valley and also makes use of green spaces in and around the Greater Toronto Area. In this position, you will be working in a camp/outdoor education centre framework to introduce students to the urban wild. Responsibilities include facilitating activities in and about the urban wilderness, and highlighting connections to environmental education and personal growth. Team building, nature connections, hiking, canoeing, backcountry skills, and environmental education are among the program goals for our middle school students. Our high school programs pair canoeing, backpacking, and urban navigation to provide continuous journeys through natural spaces in and around our cities.  We are striving to provide life-changing outdoor educational experiences that are accessible, relevant, and contribute toward a better world.  Our students include both school and community groups as well as individuals looking for a journey in their own backyard ranging from 1-5 days long.  Outward Bound Canada is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who have the credentials and capacity to work at the Toronto Urban Wilderness providing exceptional educational programming to students, teachers, and schools.

 

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Parks Planner – Capital Regional District

Summary
The Parks Planner is responsible for the successful delivery and leadership of park planning initiatives by preparing park and trail management plans, undertaking/coordinating the preparation of environmental and social studies and integrating this information with park and trail planning; preparing park infrastructure development plans; organizing and conducting public engagement related to park planning initiatives, and coordinating the implementation of park management plans. The Parks Planner manages projects that are environmentally, socially and technically complex, involve a wide range of interests and stakeholders and are often politically sensitive. `

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Links the CRD Parks Master Plan with park and trail planning.
  • Prepares park and trail management plans.
  • Prepares project terms of reference.
  • Prepares and controls project budget.
  • Coordinates project teams.
  • Coordinates the preparation of all necessary mapping
  • Provides recommendations to the Manager Planning, Resource Management and Development regarding land acquisition priorities.
  • Write all planning documents related to planning  activities
  • Presents draft park management plans to CRD Management Team for review and comments
  • Conducts and coordinates public and government involvement and reports on the results.
  • Acts as department spokesperson at public meetings.
  • Presents park management plans to Regional Parks Committee and municipal councils.
  • Undertakes special planning studies and participates in cooperative planning exercises with other agencies and levels of government
  • Supervises consultants working on planning projects and oversees the administration and supervision of contract and budget
  • Participates on project management teams in Regional Parks.
  • Prepares draft staff reports and budget submissions for Manager Planning, Resource Management and Development.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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Urban Forestry-Park Technician

We are currently seeking a Park Technician (Natural Areas) to join our Urban Forestry team.  This unique full-time job opportunity will allow you to apply your varied work experience and skills to meet the challenges of managing more than 1600 hectares of forest, shrubland, and grassland natural area parkland.

 

Responsibilities

  • Implement all aspects of natural areas management including, but not limited to, debris and refuse removals, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, native plantings, wildlife management, invasive plant management, and tree risk assessments.
  • Perform supervisory and technical work in the planning, coordinating, and supervising of City crews and contractors.
  • Preparation of schedules, inspections, and reports related to the delivery of projects and programs.
  • Perform hands-on fieldwork in all weather conditions.
  • Prepare annual and seasonal work plans for assigned functional responsibility areas, based on section goals and objectives and within approved budgets.
  • Develop and implement new work methods and techniques.
  • Develop asset-based management prescriptions, including preventative maintenance programs.
  • Implement and practice safety-related policies, procedures and regulations and perform fieldwork in accordance with accepted standards, techniques, and practices.
  • Respond to service requests from the public.

The successful applicant:

  • can work independently, as well as in a team environment, and must be physically able to carry out the duties as required
  • is a logical and analytical thinker in problem-solving situations
  • has superior public relations, interpersonal, communication, organizational, multitasking and leadership skills
  • has strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  • has a comprehensive knowledge of ecological processes, applicable statutes and regulations, and native flora and fauna in Surrey.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Diploma program from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 3 years related experience, OR
  • Completion of grade 12 supplemented by a relevant Trades Qualification supplemented by 3 years of related progressive experience, OR
  • Completion of grade 12 and a related Technical Certificate Program (one-year full time) from a recognized post-secondary institution with additional related academic courses and training including at least 1 credit course in each of supervision and technical writing supplemented by 4 years of related progressive experience.

An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

You must have a valid B.C. driver’s license with a safe driving history. An Arborist certification (International Society of Arboriculture) and a Pesticide Applicator’s License are required to be obtained before the completion of the probation period.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check

Parks Partner Program Leader

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth-largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban center. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

Are you passionate about Parks and excited about working with community volunteers to bring Coquitlam Parks alive? Your experience in park operations, landscape horticulture, urban forestry, and volunteer management will make you a great candidate for this role. As part of the Coquitlam Parks team, reporting to the Park Spark Program Supervisor, this position will be responsible for implementing an expanded volunteer engagement initiative working with local residents, businesses, schools and service groups to enhance Coquitlam’s parks – and have fun doing it! Your job will be to recruit volunteer Park Partners to enrich and beautify Coquitlam parks, train and supervise volunteers and plan and organize activities to connect residents with their parks. We have exciting initiatives in 2022 including our award-winning Coquitlam in Bloom program, Year of the Garden initiatives, tree planting campaign, and park host enhancement.

This is hands-on work that includes working outside in all types of weather, the ability to support volunteers engaged in a variety of Park Spark and Inspiration Garden activities. This position will build relationships with community organizations and work with Park Operations staff to schedule and deliver specific volunteer experiences.

Successful candidates will be scheduled for a 4-month (Apr- Oct) or 8-month (May to Aug) term.

Applicants should have education and training in volunteer management and support, and experience working in a parks operations role, as well as hold a current BC Driver’s License (with a satisfactory driving record). This position requires evening and weekend work.

If you have an interest in delivering a high level of service to our community volunteers and want to help bring “Coquitlam Parks Alive”, then this position may be right for you.

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The City offers a CUPE hourly rate of $31.32 per hour as well as 6% in lieu of benefits and an ability o participate in an Earned Day Off program. The City has a vaccination policy in effect with requirements for all current and future employees. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation (with no adverse reports).

Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.