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Manager, Greenspace Conservation

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Vaughan, ON
Company Name:
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Job Details:

Contract Duration: 1 Year Contract Position

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Master Planning and Greenspace Conservation, the Manager, Greenspace Conservation position is responsible for developing and directing implementation of TRCA greenspace planning, and related studies, including planning for Authority lands, greenspace and trail strategies, as well as master plan projects. The role requires interaction with special interest groups and government agencies at all levels to support the Associate and Senior Director. The Manager, Greenspace Conservation also provides excellent customer service and technical expertise to internal and external clients. Overall, this position plays an integral role in leading and supervising staff and project teams to ensure a comprehensive delivery of conservation land planning and management services, as well as providing staff with the direction, information and tools to do their jobs well.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Four (4) years of post-secondary education in environmental planning, recreation planning, landscape architecture, resource management planning or related fields.
  • Minimum six (6) years of progressively responsible project management experience, including three (3) years at a supervisory level leading staff and performing demonstrated land planning projects, asset management, development of multi-year budgets and efficiency and effectiveness in environmental land management.
  • Eligibility for professional membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP), or with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) and Canadian Association of Landscape Architects (CSLA).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of municipal and provincial legislation relevant to the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and the Environmental Assessment Act; Trails Act, Trespass to Property Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, plan, organize and implement projects or programs, including budget management and cost control.
  • Strong leadership skill and the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams with multiple projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and judgment when handling confidential, sensitive and/or controversial information.
  • Skilled in conducting market or environmental research, leading public consultation and facilitation of dialogue in diverse and complex groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with public organizations, volunteer groups and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and/or peak period workloads that may extend beyond the normal workday.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing / advocacy skills and proven ability to influence outcomes.
  • Experience with computer drawing and design programs (Arch GIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite).

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Design, plan and manage individual and multi-year projects that support development and implementation of management and master plans for Authority lands.
  2. Manage and facilitate the creation of new planning opportunities and assess and create the need for Project Plans. Define the needed project attributes including scope, timing and resource requirements with involvement of multiple stakeholders, multiple objectives and outcomes.
  3. Lead and coordinate environmental studies required by the Environmental Assessment Act, the Conservation Authorities Class Environmental Assessment and other environmental legislation or regulatory requirements at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, in support of to land management plans and trail plans.
  4. Manage/supervise and oversee the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
  5. Provide support, technical planning information and recommendations to the Associate Director and Senior Director.
  6. Hire, supervise and evaluate the performance of consultants, GC team members and summer staff, as required.
  7. Lead project meetings and develop agendas.
  8. Administer and monitor the approved budget and expenditures related to the Section to ensure effective and efficient use of resources and provide expenditure updates/reports to the Associate Director when required.
  9. Develop, manage and maintain effective liaison with consultants, municipalities, developers, the public, other agencies and members of the project teams.
  10. Prepare and deliver presentations, communications and reports to senior staff, the Authority and its Boards and other member municipalities, special groups and funding partners.
  11. Represent the Authority at meetings and on partnership committees regarding greenspace and trails.
  12. Develop, review and comment on greenspace and trail related policies and procedures.

How to apply:


Attach one pdf document that includes both your cover letter and resume.

Toronto Region Conservation Authority 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’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.