The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Career opportunities

Thank you for your interest in​ working with us. This is where we regularly post casual, temporary, contract and full-time positions for a wide range of jobs.

Please view each job posting for application instructions. Please note that we do not accept applications through LinkedIn.

Current Opportunities ​​

Forestry Program Assistant (Contract)

  • Contract: April to December 2024
  • Bradford, Ontario
  • Hourly Rate: $18.75 – $23.44

As part of the Conservation Authority’s Conservation Lands team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting department staff with the delivery of forest management and afforestation activities on Conservation Authority lands, at Durham Regional Forest, and on private properties within the watershed. This position reports directly to the Forestry Program Coordinator.

What you offer

  • Post-secondary education in Forestry, Forest or Natural Resources Management, or Forest Conservation studies with a minimum of two years related experience.
  • Familiarity and understanding of best forest management practices, silvicultural guidelines for local forest types, tree planting, and the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.
  • Strong tree and shrub identification skills; sound understanding of forest inventory and tree marking.
  • Knowledge of local forest management challenges.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and strong customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, with a positive attitude towards the responsibilities and duties of the position.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid Certificate required.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license required.
  • Chainsaw operator certification is an asset.
  • Experience with GIS (ArcView), MS Office Suite products including Access and PowerPoint would be an asset.
  • Experience in the removal of hazard trees would be an asset.

What you will do

  • Assisting Forestry staff with:
  • Management activities in Durham Regional Forest including hazard tree removal, trail maintenance and development and other property maintenance activities.
  • Collection of stand inventory information for management plan updates and the development of management prescriptions.
  • Forest inventory and tree marking.
  • Implementation of the Conservation Authority’s tree and shrub planting program.
  • Developing forest management plans on private properties to enable landowners to qualify for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.
  • Assisting Conservation Lands staff with the management and maintenance of Conservation Areas including hazard tree removal, trail maintenance and development and other property maintenance activities.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Forestry Program Coordinator.
Start Date

April 2024

Hours of work

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Possible weekend and evening work if required.

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Conservation Authority’s Human Resources, referencing Competition #10-2024, by 4:00 pm on March 8, 2024, to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The Conservation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Conservation Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Conservation Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lands Management Assistant (Contract)

  • Contract: April to December 2024
  • Hourly Rate: $18.75 – $23.44

As part of the Conservation Authority’s Conservation Lands team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting department staff with the delivery of management, inventory, planning, administrative, and maintenance activities on Conservation Authority lands across the watershed. This position reports directly to the Director, Conservation Lands.

What you offer

  • Working towards or completion of a post-secondary education in Forestry, Natural Resources, Ecosystem or Land Management, or Outdoor Recreation studies with a related experience.
  • Familiarity and understanding of best practices for land management, trail design and maintenance, and visitor management.
  • Understanding of the impacts of climate change and invasive species on natural heritage systems.
  • Experience and comfort working outdoors in natural spaces in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and strong customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, with a positive attitude towards the responsibilities and duties of the position.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid Certificate.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license required.
  • Experience with GIS (ArcView), MS Office Suite products including Access and PowerPoint would be an asset.

What you will do

  • Assisting Conservation Lands staff with:
  • Land management activities including field data collection, property, trail and other infrastructure assessment, and wildlife monitoring.
  • Administrative activities including meeting planning and minutes, document management, digitization and filing, research, and data entry.
  • Invasive species mapping and management including cutting and pulling.
  • Assisting with implementation of the Conservation Authority’s Signage Strategy.
  • Assisting with plan implementation and data analysis.
  • Working with community volunteers on conservation area initiatives including trail maintenance and development, garbage clean-up, and other property improvements.
  • Assisting Greenspace and Forestry Services staff with:
    • Management and maintenance of Conservation Areas including hazard tree removal, trail maintenance and development, and other property maintenance activities.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Director, Conservation Lands.
Start Date

April 22, 2024

Hours of work

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekend and evening work if required.

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Conservation Authority’s Human Resources, referencing Competition #12-2024, by 4:00 pm on March 8, 2024, to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The Conservation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Conservation Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Conservation Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Environmental Compliance Officer (Full-Time)

Newmarket, Ontario

Annual Salary: $73,906.47 to $86,457.73

The Environmental Compliance Officer is primarily responsible for the enforcement of the Conservation Authorities Act and associated Regulations. Reporting to the Director, Development Services, the Officer will receive and review complaints, conduct inspections and investigations, negotiate resolutions, issue permits and lead prosecutions.

What you will do

  • Conduct inspections and investigations associated with complaints of unpermitted development to enforce provisions of the Authorities Regulation and Conservation Authorities Act.
  • Conduct compliance inspections to ensure works are in compliance with permits granted by the LSRCA.
  • Issue Notice of Violations to document unauthorized development/works.
  • Issue retroactive permits.
  • Determine appropriate measures/recommend the course of action required to bring work into compliance with LSRCA requirements and ensure remedial works are carried out according to permits.
  • Collect evidence and statements.
  • Attend court proceedings including the preparation of court documents and giving evidence in court.

What you offer

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Science, Geography, Ecology, Water Resources Management, Natural Resources Law Enforcement, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Level 1 Provincial Offences Officer Training or designation is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience of legal proceedings related to the collection of evidence, inspections, investigation and enforcement procedures and protocols.
  • Working knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act and Regulation, as well as other related provincial and federal environmental legislation and protocols.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, negotiation, organization, collaborative and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills are essential.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access along with knowledge of Geographical Information System (GIS) applications and use of a Global Positioning System (GPS).
  • A positive and proactive attitude to resolve compliance matters.
  • The successful Environmental Compliance Officer will be required to provide LSRCA with a clear Police Record Check prior to commencing employment.
  • A valid G class driver’s license.

Start Date

April 2, 2024

Hours of work

35-hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

This position is eligible for hybrid work.

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Conservation Authority’s Human Resources department, referencing Competition #15-2024, by 4:00 pm on March 14, 2024, to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The Conservation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Conservation Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Conservation Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Recruitment

Co-op, Intern Placements or Volunteer Opportunities

Please send inquiries and your resume to Human Resources by email. Be sure to include the specific area of the organization that interests you.​​​​

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