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Employment Opportunities


Seasonal - April 29th, 2024 to August 30th, 2024 (18 Weeks)

This is a Summer Student Position. Student(s) will work with Resource Technicians to conduct maintenance activities and to implement Management Plans on Conservation Area properties.

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) is seeking two (2) summer students for the position of Park Labourer. Student(s) will work with Resource Technicians to conduct maintenance activities and to implement Management Plans on Conservation Area properties. Work will involve restoration, rehabilitation, and protection of Conservation Area land based on natural heritage goals, as well as maintenance and construction of public facilities.


Student will work with Resource Technicians to provide support for land management projects and maintenance service support for buildings, properties, and vehicles. This job is a very physical job requiring the operation of heavy equipment, machinery, and light power tools, requiring essential core physical & cognitive requirements for safety. Given the physical requirements, use of machinery/equipment near the public and sometimes working alone on trails, this job is deemed safety sensitive.

Duties include:

· Assist staff in providing and enhancing Conservation Area visitor service in preparing conservation areas for public use, including day-use picnic areas, facility rentals and trail maintenance, etc.

· Student will be working in public Conservation Areas, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for visitors, and responding to visitor inquiries or complaints.

· Assist staff in building and grounds maintenance; Conservation Area projects, including development and maintenance of public trails and public signage.

· Maintain and clean public washrooms.

· Receive ongoing training for health and safety, WHMIS, equipment uses and skills development.

· Student must be able to perform outdoor, physical labour and be able to work weekends on a rotational basis.

· Must follow Authority policies, procedures, directives and ensure public and staff safety.


· Current First Aid/CPR certification

· WHMIS training

· Deal with people, problems and situations with honesty, integrity, and personal ethics; show interest, initiative, and effort.

· Work to agreed quality standards and specifications.

· Select and use appropriate tools and technology for a task or project.

· Work as a team member to complete projects and tasks within the Conservation Areas

· Valid Ontario driver's license.

· Student must provide and wear green patch safety boots. Other required safety equipment as prescribed in the Health & Safety Manual is provided by the employer.

Wages and Benefits:

Wage Rate per Hour: $17.55 per hour Hours per Week: 35

Closing Date for Resumes:

March 8, 2024

Or send cover letter and resume to:

Dan Hope, Conservation Lands & Education Manager

100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3

Tel: 365-633-0484


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Central Lake Ontario Conservation is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. CLOCA will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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