This position is an integral front line seasonal position for Alberta Parks. It delivers exceptional visitor experiences to guests and maintains safe operations for staff and public in Alberta's protected lands. It serves as a hub for positive visitor experiences in our Parks and campgrounds, and integrates on-site day-to-day operations with other Alberta Environment and Parks staff. The specific duties and focus of the position will vary based on regional needs, geography, visitation numbers, and complexity of programming. Main responsibilities include public engagement, non-enforcement patrols, visitor compliance, public safety, revenue collection, maintenance projects, trails and signage.
The position upholds public service values of respect, accountability, integrity, and excellence. It is required to maintain provincial appointments associated with the Provincial Parks Act, and operates under all relevant conservation legislation.
The individual suited to this position is mature, able to exercise sound judgement and work with significant independence. They have very strong interpersonal skills, physical fitness, can provide leadership to a team of peers, and are able to identify creative solutions to solve issues even before they arise.
||Park Resource Officer - Hinton District
Natural Resources 3
(Up to 36.25 hours/week)
|Rate of Pay:
(Plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits and holidays)
||March 21, 2020
- Public engagement – advise the public of park information, campground rules and regulations through non-enforcement patrols
- Public safety – provide information regarding problem wildlife, backcountry safety, water safety, and public advisories
- Campground compliance - collect campground revenue, check campground compliance, lock and unlock gates for public access
- Park signage – order and install signage for visitor information, trails and park boundaries
- Trail maintenance – clear park trails and coordinate trail maintenance with partner agencies
- Assist park program areas with special events and special maintenance projects
- Develop good working relationships with local enforcement and emergency services
- The position requires some post secondary education in resource management, park management, outdoor education, recreation management or a related field and a minimum of 1 year related experience
- Excellent and confident communication skills for a wide variety of audiences
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
- Standard First Aid Certificate
- Proficiency with computer programs such as Microsoft Office
Equivalences will be considered on directly related experience or education considered on the basis of:
One year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience
- Experience in safe chainsaw operations
- Experience in campground operations and park maintenance
- Experience in the use of power tools
- Experience in OHV operations
- Knowledge of Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.
We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for
this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
- Agility: To think creatively while working in a changing work environment
- Build Collaborative Environments: By promoting collaboration and commitment, encourage broad thinking on projects, work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful dialogue
- Creative Problem Solving and Judgement: Using a wide range of communication techniques to promptly and professionally address issues
- Develop Self and Others: By actively learning about the organization, reflecting on performance to identify areas of improvement and create a shared learning environment to lead the delivery of successful programs
- Drive for Results: Through championing innovation and displaying high standards in programs, initiatives and services.
- Systems Thinking: To understand connections to the larger organization and to positively inspire the implementation of priorities or goals
Terms of Employment
- Anticipated start date in early may and end date September/October
- Evening, weekend, and shift work will be required
- Up to 36.25 hours/week with 7.25 hour shifts
- Final candidates will be required to provide a Criminal Records Check and a driver's abstract (will be reimbursed)
- Travel is required
- This position requires working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions in physically demanding conditions
- Interviews will take place in late March
- Those selected for an interview must bring three work related references to the interview
- Training will be provided to successful candidates
- Hours of employment are up to 36.25 hours per week, with shifts scheduled up to 7.25 hours This posting may be used to fill future vacancies
- The Ministry of Environment and Parks supports Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources
How to Apply
• Email applications are preferred. Ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as one file.
• Please save this document using the naming format of your last name, first name resume (Smith, Joe Resume)
• Please email your application with the subject line PRO-HIN-Last name, First name to mailto:
• You can mail or drop off your application, ensuring that PRO-HIN-Last name, First name is clearly marked
• Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of competencies
Parks Operations Division
Alberta Environment and Parks
Government Centre, 3rd Flr, 131 Civic Centre Road
We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.