(One-year contract, with potential annual renewal)

The Watershed Planning and Natural Heritage division of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) is seeking a Restoration Coordinator, for coordinating and delivering restoration projects that contribute to improving watershed health.


The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) is a community-based agency that works in partnership with watershed municipalities to protect the natural environment.  CLOCA provides environmental services within the Region of Durham, from the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario - from Ajax/Pickering in the west to Clarington in the east.  CLOCA encompasses a 627 sq. km mix of rural and urban landscapes; owns and manages over 2,250 hectares of conservation lands



Reporting to the Director of Watershed Planning and Natural Heritage, the Restoration Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coordinating and delivering restoration projects that contribute to improving watershed health.  The projects will require an individual with technical design and implementation experience related to terrestrial and aquatic restoration practices.  The project priorities could include low impact development and green infrastructure, creation and restoration of wetlands, forests and streams, erosion control enhancement using naturalization, bioengineering and natural channel design.



The successful candidate will require a minimum of 5 years of project management experience related to ecological restoration with the following expertise and knowledge to execute the responsibilities of the position:  


  1. Works with a multi-disciplinary team of CLOCA staff to coordinate, administer, develop and implement an integrated restoration program. The project priorities will include low impact development and green infrastructure, creation and restoration of wetlands, forests and streams, erosion control enhancement using naturalization, bioengineering and natural channel design.

  2. Conducts pre and post construction assessments and analysis of restoration sites to identify targets and document success.

  3. Prepares concept and detail design drawings for project implementation using GIS, AutoCAD and historic air photos to create concept plans, detailed working drawings and construction details.

  4. Prepares planting plans including site preparation, maintenance and tending requirements for terrestrial restoration work.

  5. Strong interpersonal skills required to create and maintain working relationships with private landowners, NGO’s, academia, and multi-levels of government.

  6. Responsible for the preparation of detailed budgets to support the writing of funding proposals to secure third party funding and partnership support.

  7. Coordinates the preparation of terms of reference, tender documents, review and selection of outside organizations/consultants/agencies to implement restoration activities.

  8. Coordinates the administration, development and implementation of individual and multi-year restoration projects including permitting, financial and technical reporting, construction supervision, securing project materials and organizing volunteer events.

  9. Reviews, assesses and evaluates academic literature, data, statistical analysis and evolving science supporting the continuous improvement of CLOCA’s restoration program. 


Human Resources

  1. Leads contractors undertaking restoration project activities.


Public Relations

  1. Provides information to the public, agencies and member municipalities regarding CLOCA’s restoration projects.

  2. Responds to telephone and written inquiries from the public.

  3. Prepares and makes presentations and conducts tours of restoration projects.

  4. Prepares written articles, as requested, for publications or news releases

  5. Attends public open houses and sessions, as required, providing restoration information.

  6. Liaises with the public, steering and technical committees, and government partners.



  1. Complies with CLOCA policies, procedures, strategic plan and fundamentals.

  2. Participates as a member of the various internal and external committees, as required.

  3. Represents CLOCA on committees and associations providing advice and information.

  4. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new and existing legislation pertaining to natural heritage.

  5. Performs other tasks as assigned by management.

  6. Uses creativity, concentration and reasoning to design restoration projects, resolve site specific constraints or issues, and seek solutions to a variety of timing or expected events. 

  7. Uses creativity and problem solving in the resolution of unusual problems, offering workable solutions in impasse situations.



  1. Graduate of a post-secondary program in engineering, natural resources management, environmental and ecosystem management or landscape architecture.

  2. Minimum 5 years of project management experience related to ecological restoration.

  3. Project management and contract administration experience including preparation of estimates, budgets, tenders, contracts construction inspections and reporting.

  4. Good organizational, communication and analytical skills.

  5. Ability to use AutoCAD, GIS and project management software, Microsoft office suite.

  6. Knowledge of the principles, design, policies and procedures related to ecological restoration and green infrastructure.

  7. Ability to review and operationalize sediment control and grading plans.

  8. Must be able to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends).

  9. Valid Driver’s license.

  10. Ability to act tactfully and professionally in confrontational situations.

  11. Ability to adapt to a variety of changing priorities within the job.

  12. Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

  13. Certification in or eligibility to become a CISEC Certification (or equivalent), Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (Society of Ecological Restoration), OALA full member (Ontario Association of Landscape Architecture and /or a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) licensed in the Province of Ontario, would be an asset.

  14. Ability to provide public speaking engagements to a variety of audiences.

  15. Knowledge of accepted provincial protocols for data collection and monitoring.


Salary: $65,110.00 to $79,215.00


The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority offers a competitive benefit package.

Closing date for resumes: September 20, 2019

Please submit cover letter and resume to: If you do not have access to email, please submit cover letter and resume to:


Employment Coordinator

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON   L1H 3T3



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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