If you enjoy working outside and are committed to customer service, come join the Alberta Parks winter Maintenance Service Team. Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area is hiring two flexible, well-organized, and responsible trail maintenance staff for the busy winter recreation season. These individuals will be part of a team accountable for providing excellent cross-country ski, snowshoe, fat-tire bike and other recreational trail conditions using a variety of grooming equipment. Your attention to detail, experience with equipment operation and passion for supporting recreating in our parks will be assets in this role.
||Winter Trail Maintenance Staff
Maintenance Service Worker 2
||Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
|Rate of Pay:
$22.52 - $27.30 per hour
(Plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits and holidays)
||October 18, 2019
As part of the maintenance team, you strive to maintain Alberta Parks’ high standards to ensure quality customer service and safety is provided at all times. Two positions will be filled, each with specific responsibilities including:
- Coordinating, documenting, and performing running maintenance to vehicles and equipment used
- Following Occupational Health and Safety protocols and best practices to ensure all tasks are done safely
- General administrative duties
Winter trail groomer:
- Grooming and track setting using a variety of snowcats, snowmobiles and grooming equipment
- Responding to short notice shift calls depending on snowfall and weather conditions
- Ensuring trails are kept free of hazards including fallen trees, shrubs, rocks, etc.
- Posting and updating of ski trail advisory signage when needed
- Tracking of grooming through skitrails.com live tracking software
Trail maintenance and event support:
- Preparing trails for winter season by ensuring trails are kept free of hazards including fallen trees, shrubs, rocks, in shoulder season
- Working closely with the Canadian Birkebeiner Association in preparation for the annual Birkebeiner ski festival in February
- Event support and trail maintenance and grooming prior to Birkebeiner ski event
- High school diploma and one year of related experience. Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.
- Ability to effectively operate a wide variety of machinery, equipment and tools confidently and safely
- Understanding of snow physics and experience in the grooming and track-setting of cross country ski trails
- Experience in trails maintenance and construction
- Ability to travel safely in an outdoor environment in all kinds of weather and conditions.
- Good administrative skills – ability to work on a computer, complete timesheets and meet deadlines
- Excellent knowledge of Government Policies and Procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Acts and Regulations
- Knowledge of volunteer engagement and trail stewardship initiatives, as well as special events such as the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival
- Ability to provide great customer service when interacting with public on the trails
- Valid Class 5 Operator's License
- Recognized current Standard First Aid Certificate
- WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) training
- Mechanical, carpentry, plumbing and/or electrical experience
- Computer skills
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: Staff must be agile in order to anticipate and quickly adapt to changing priorities and situations to effectively meet diverse visitor needs
- Build Collaborative Environments: This position is one component of a larger work environment that includes other program areas therefore, it's important to understand how this position contributes to achieving broader Alberta Environment & Parks goals.
- Creative Problem Solving and Judgement: Occasionally, challenges arise and staff must assess options, understand implications and determine appropriate actions to achieve the necessary solutions
Terms of Employment
- Position start date will be as soon as possible (mid to late October)
- Casual hours during winter season only
- groomer to work primarily in winter months
- maintenance and event support to work primarily in fall and again in February
- Final candidates will be required to provide a Criminal Records Check and a driver’s abstract.
- Shift and weekend work will be required.
- This position requires working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
- This posting will be used to fill two positions. One will involve strictly trail grooming
- These positions are physically demanding.
- Those selected for an interview must bring three work related references to the interview.
- This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.
How to Apply
- Please email your application (resume, cover letter and any other documents in one MS Word file or PDF) with the subject line “Trail Groomer-CLBT-Last name, First name”
- You can also fax, mail or drop of your application ensuring that Trail Groomer-CLBF-Last name, First name is clearly marked
- Email to email@example.com.
- Email applications are preferred.
Environment & Parks
Park Division, Central Region
52365 Range Road 210
Sherwood Park, Alberta
We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.