Program Coordinator – Gardens

The Pop-Up Community Garden Pilot program was established as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to address urban food growing opportunities. This position will implement, plan and deliver the program. The Program Coordinator – Gardens will provide assistance to the Program Lead on projects and initiatives as they relate to community gardening.  This role will also be responsible for researching and delivering content for educational programs, websites, social media and promotional material.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

Support program planning, including the coordination of stakeholder input on guidelines and operational resourcing
Coordinate the procurement of supplies and monitor the program budget
Implement programs and initiatives based on work plans
Provide support to successful applicants throughout the season
Prepare and distribute marketing and communications resources according to the Communications and Engagement PlanSupport the development and delivery of information-sharing and educational opportunities, including presentations, workshops and training
Research and develop content for educational programs, websites, social media and promotional materials
Respond to customer and stakeholder inquiries
Creates maps and other geospatial resources using Google Maps
Support the celebration of beautification and gardening efforts in the city
Supervise seasonal staff, delegate work and monitor task completion
Provide input on program development, strategic planning and policy development as needed
Manage databases and analyze key performance indicators
Provide status reports on program deliverables and activities
Support new projects, initiatives and team events as required
Qualifications
:Degree or Diploma in Recreation, Leisure, Physical Education or a related discipline
Minimum of 1 year experience in Program Delivery
Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory role, including coaching, scheduling, recruitment and training of staff
Valid First Aid and CPR Level C required
Considerable experience and knowledge of the delivery of programming
Ability to provide leadership to staff and volunteers
Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, supervisors, co-workers and the public
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently effectively with little or no supervision
Must have the ability to work a variety of shifts which may include evenings and weekends
Ability to deal effectively with potentially stressful situations
Ability to work both in an office and outdoor environment in variable working conditions
Strong knowledge of native plants and is confident with identifying trees and shrubs is considered an asset
Excellent communication and customer services skills, both written and verbal
Excellent organizational skills to track and record program data information
Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit (http://bit.ly/3bH2Ztv)
Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.  For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit (http://bit.ly/2PLbz1w)
Hire is dependent on Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton and there may be a cost associated with this requirement
Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position
Applicants may be tested
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Employment@edmonton.ca

COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.
For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (bit.ly/3lKwb6j) and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure (bit.ly/39BICMt).

Programming Coordination Intern

Position: Programming Coordination Intern
Location: Lanark, Ontario

CONDITIONS:Salary: $20-22 at 40 hours/week
Candidate must be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy Funding [1] 6 month contract ending January 31st, with possibility of extension (if funding allows)
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and travel to locations in Eastern Ontario as required
Remote and in-office work at the Plenty headquarters in Lanark to be negotiated
Deadline to apply: August 17th, 2022, or until the position is filled
*We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

POSITION SUMMARY​:
Are you passionate about grassroots Indigenous-led environmental and community programming?  Are you well organised, with a talent for communication?  Do you love learning, sharing and inspiring others to do cross-cultural work for a better world?  If you’ve answered yes, keep reading!  Plenty Canada is seeking candidates to join us as a programming coordination intern and, if you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you. As an Indigenous-led organization, Plenty Canada applies both Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems to our work under the guiding principles of ‘Ethical Space” and ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’.  As such, we welcome applicants who are interested in developing their competencies in applying these principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Taking an active role, as a key member of our team, in coordinating elements of our local engagement programs (eg. Youth Circle for Mother Earth, public programming about cultural connections to the environment, plus collaborations with local school boards for land-based learning), with potential for some involvement with international work
Taking an active role in the delivery of in-person and online events
Communicating regularly with staff, partners, attendees and event volunteers
Monitoring and maintaining program-associated social media groups and discussion boards
Compiling and organising key information and photographs about our programs
Supporting outreach and recruitment
Assisting with the preparation of funding applications and reports for current and future programming
Participating in an Internship Support Mentorship and Training Program with other interns from across Ontario
Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:Event/Project coordination experience
Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills (written and in-person)
Familiarity with Indigenous Knowledge Systems and principles of sustainability
Excellent troubleshooting abilities
A self-starter who’s not afraid to ask for guidance
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Previous experience with funding applications/fundraising and/or willingness to learn
Demonstrated experience with facilitation and/or youth work an asset
Previous experience with not-for-profit work an asset
Proficiency with Google Workspace/Microsoft Office programs/Zoom an asset
Proficiency with graphic design and other digital skills an asset
Valid Driver’s license with access to a personal vehicle an asset
Capacity to work remotely

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications are welcome from everyone who’s eligible, and in particular from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to youth of Indigenous ancestry.
To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter with this position’s title in the subject line of your email to jobs@plentycanada.com.  We encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will be considering applications on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only be contacting those selected for interviews.
In addition to outlining why you think you’d be a great addition to our team, please answer the following:
What is your experience working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, especially as they relate to work in conservation?  (eg. Have you worked within or with such frameworks before; are you familiar with the concept of Ethical Space and, if not, do you have an interest in learning more?)
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[1] To be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy funding, candidates must be Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship (under 30 by July 15, 2021)
Have not participated in a Youth Employment Strategy Internship in the Past
Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy initiative.

SENIOR FIELD TECHNICIAN

Take the next step in your career by joining the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and grow your experience in Conservation Research at a globally recognized conservation organization!  The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is seeking a full-time temporary Senior Field Technician to join our team.  The successful candidate will support the Conservation & Science team in a variety of projects and programs within the conservation research department, including both field-based and office-based tasks.  You will work with internal teams as well as external partners to advance the conservation science and actions on the ground for species at risk.  You will provide technical expertise to conservation field crews, coordinate conservation program logistics and safety needs, build positive internal and external relations, and contribute to communications activities.

This is a temporary, full-time position with the possibility of an extension. The position will report to the Senior Manager, Conservation Operations at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.  The position requires significant field-based work and will be largely based at remote work locations across western Canada for the June-October period.

Our Mission | Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places
Our Values | Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation

Contract:

Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022
What you will do:

The regular role of the Senior Field Technician supports and assists the conservation programs in the following job responsibilities:

Implementing conservation actions for species in the field (i.e., live-trapping, handling, releasing, transporting individual species to and from zoo and field sites, supplemental feeding, behavioural observations, tracking, morphometric measurements, camera traps, monitoring and surveys)
Collect quality data in the field for various conservation research programs/projects
Conduct background research (i.e., literature searches), data entry, data validation, back up and save data and as needed data summary and analysis
Permit, report writing and assist with publication writing as needed for various programs/projects
Review, follow, update and help develop field research protocols for programs/projects
Review, sign, follow, update and help develop field hazard assessments for programs/projects
Set up, inventory, order and maintain field equipment for various programs/projects
Support with stakeholder communications and relationships (i.e. landowners and external partners)
Available for occasional public/zoo presentations
May lead or co-lead conservation research programs/projects in the field, as needed
May, on occasion if needed, train and/or oversee seasonal field staff or volunteers
May assist with interviews and hiring of seasonal field staff, as needed
May work with volunteers
Other tasks as needed
For this limited-term position, the successful candidate will support aspects of the above job responsibilities, with a specific focus on the following:

Provide technical field expertise and support to the greater sage-grouse conservation program, including fieldwork in eastern Alberta and Saskatchewan
Work closely with the Animal Care team to support successful processes and relations for greater sage-grouse and other conservation breeding programs
Provide additional technical support to other conservation programs’ field activities across western Canada as needed
Quality data collection, entry, validation and database organization
Coordinate logistical needs for conservation programs, including equipment cataloguing, maintenance, organization and purchasing; permit applications; identifying efficiencies in accommodation and transportation needs for field crews; and other logistics
Serve as the conservation department’s Health and Safety representative, taking an active leadership role in the continual identification and improvement of health and safety needs, including improvements to the department’s InReach procedures, conducting mid-season safety check-ins on all conservation programs, and supporting the coordination of health and safety needs in the office environment
Contribute to communications from the field for the Wilder Institute, including appearing on-camera, in live presentations, and speaking with the media, to share aspects of conservation fieldwork in action
Supporting the Conservation Operations team with other tasks as required
What you will bring:

BSc in Biology or a related discipline is required however a MSc is an asset
2 to 3 years experience with biological fieldwork (e.g. radio monitoring, wildlife and vegetation surveys, animal handling, etc.)
Class 5 Driver’s License
Standard First Aid, Wilderness First Aid is preferred
Demonstrate a passion for wildlife conservation and a love of working outdoors
Experience working with captive or wild birds preferred but not required
An interest in improving team safety protocols and safe operating practices; experience on a health and safety committee an asset
Demonstrate the ability to take initiative to identify improvement to logistical operations and problem-solving
Ability to successfully work independently in both field and office-based settings
Experience communicating with partners and collaborators to develop and maintain excellent partner relations
Experience communicating biological information to public audiences an asset
The ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
Experience at making sound decisions in a very dynamic environment
Experience working in a field crew (minimum 4 consecutive weeks)
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience living with co-workers in tight quarters
Experience with data entry, management (in Microsoft Access) an asset
An eye for detail, as accurate and precise data collection and entry is essential
Must have a high level of physical fitness
Working Conditions:

Extensive periods of field work at various locations
Extensive periods of office work involving long periods of sitting at computer work stations
Field conditions, working long, irregular hours in inclement weather
Field work may involved hazards such as dangerous animals, insects, sunburn or frostbit, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, heaving lifting of field equipment, exposure to wildlife diseases
Driving on highways and dirt roads
Travel to field locations and remote work is required
As a requirement of working in one or more National Parks, vaccination against Covid-19 is required for this role
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff working at the zoo must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.

What the Zoo Offers:

Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
Participation in the Staff Pass Benefit Plan
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals
Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?

Apply by doing the following:

Watch this video to learn more about the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – the kind of conservation organization the world needs now.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0&t=1s)
Submit your resume with a cover letter via our online application system.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than May 20, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m. MST.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the Zoo’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

SENIOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATE

Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), named one of Outside Magazine’s Top 100 places to work two years in a row, seeks a Senior Wildlife Conservation Associate to play a key role in major campaigns and projects to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). The GYE is a remarkable natural landscape: home to a complete array of native wildlife, the headwaters of the west, an important place in the history of conservation, and of deep importance to Native Americans who have made this place home since time immemorial.

The Senior Wildlife Conservation Associate (SWCA) will lead GYC’s wildlife programs working to conserve iconic wildlife and their habitat within the Wyoming portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Specifically, the SWCA will work on programs aimed at the conservation of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears, wildlife migration and movement, and other key species.

Program Facilitator

Job Description: Casual Position Program Facilitator

Reports To: TBD

Overall Purpose: Power To Be is a non-profit organization that creates access to nature for youth, families, and adults living with cognitive, physical, financial, and social barriers. We support the discovery of limitless abilities through nature-based programs.

The Casual Position Program Facilitator supports and/or co-facilitates participant-centred outdoor recreation programs locally and in more remote locations. Primary responsibilities of the position include program facilitation, participant care, facilitating risk management and program logistics, supporting intake and administration, and working with volunteers and community partners.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

PROGRAMS

Facilitate programming and support participants in a way that is consistent with the mission, values and policies of Power To Be.
Assist with developing and implementing programs and curriculum (including preparation) for a variety of participants that support their abilities, expand their horizons and enrich their quality of life.
Consider and adhere to risk management and participant protection policies and procedures in programmatic decision-making.
Assist with any program or staff incident reviews where requested.
Maintain proper program procedures and paperwork; ensuring ethical guidelines, participant protection, privacy protection, risk management and other related policies and procedures are followed always.
Provide timely assistance in administrative functions such as pre-program documentation, progress reports, external and internal communications, log books, vehicle use, receipt management, participant files, and program evaluation and tracking.
Understand and use program systems and events calendars.
Support the direct care and maintenance of Power To Be equipment, vehicles, facilities, electronics and other assets.
Perform other duties as required
PEOPLE

Be a support to co-workers, volunteers and stakeholders; assist co-workers with their responsibilities in their absence as required.
Contribute to a positive and dynamic working culture congruent with the values of Power To Be.
Participate in meetings as required.
Adhere to all Power To Be policies and guidelines, and applicable legislation as they relate staff and volunteer practices.
FINANCE

Understand, and implement proper fiscal controls for program expenses.
Submit all documentation in a timely fashion.
Particular Working Conditions The position involves evening, weekend, overnight and multi-day commitments. Working outside in inclement weather and ability to perform physically demanding tasks (i.e. moving loaded kayaks, multi-day hikes, using adaptive gear like the TrailRider) is required.

Job Requirements

As per the Ministry of Justice requirements for organizations that work with vulnerable populations, A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

Minimum of two years of experience facilitating outdoor recreation programming.
Experience with people that live with a barrier, disability or other significant life challenge(s), and/or youth and family work.
Demonstrated competency in outdoor pursuits including canoeing, paddle boarding and sea kayaking (Paddle Canada and SKGABC certification or equivalent is an asset).
Proficiency in the use of computers including Office 365 and the internet
In consideration of the mission we serve, enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle
Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19

Assets The successful candidate may possess the following:

Current Wilderness first aid and CPRC certification
Valid Class 5 Driver’s license with a minimum of two years safe driving experience
Post-secondary education in a related field
Working knowledge of trauma-informed care, behavioural intervention, progressive curriculum and/or risk management practices
Certification in Canoeing, Kayaking, and/or Paddle boarding
Valid class 4 driver’s license
NLS and/or Bronze Cross
Experiencing using a CRM or database use

Terms of Employment: Ongoing Casual as Needed

Location: North Vancouver

Position: Program Facilitator

Reports to: TBD

Term: Casual/ On-Call – Weekends and evenings primarily with the potential of day time hours

Hours: As needed

Compensation: $18-22/hour commensurate with experience, plus 4% in lieu of vacation time.

Review of applications will begin immediately and interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their full application here. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Visitor Experience Product Development Officer III

Parks Canada
Fort Chipewyan (Alberta), Fort Smith (Northwest Territories)
PM-03
Indeterminate, year-round
$65,747 to $70,841 (salary under review; plus applicable Isolated Post Allowances)

Closing date: 7 March 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in Fort Smith, NT and within a 750 kilometre radius of Fort Smith who have a legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

* Preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Métis applicants who are members of the Wood Buffalo National Park Indigenous organizations.

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We want you to feel like you belong here. If you have accessibility needs, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Your request will be kept confidential.

You can apply online, by email, or in person.

In your cover letter, tell us how you meet each of the Education and Experience requirements. Your cover letter will be long – that’s okay. We may ask you for additional information after the closing date.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

Work environment
Do you see your community’s potential to be a world-class travel destination? Do you want to design park experiences that both locals and tourists love? Do you openly share ideas and work with others to build new things?

We’re looking for someone to keep building Wood Buffalo National Park as a place where both locals and tourists want to be. As a Product Developer, you’ll be part of the Visitor Experience team. We work together to strategically improve what we already offer, develop new ways for people to get to know the park and the people who live here, and make sure everyone feels welcome in Wood Buffalo National Park.

Intent of the process
We intend to hire someone as a full-time indeterminate employee at Wood Buffalo National Park.

We will also use this process to create a list of qualified candidates at the PM-03 group and level. We may use this list to fill permanent or temporary positions at Parks Canada. These positions may have various security levels, language requirements, and duration.

Positions to be filled: 1
When you apply, include a resume with your cover letter.

From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify in your application the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter “Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.”

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Education:
An acceptable combination of education, training and experience or graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program).

Degree equivalency

Experience
E1: Experience developing and evaluating tourism-related products. These could include recreational activities, interpretive exhibits and programs, overnight accommodations, trails, and/or special events.
E2: Experience writing and editing exhibits, signs, publications, and/or web content.
E3: Experience collaborating with staff and partners;
E4: Experience planning and completing projects.

If you meet the Education and Experience requirements you may be invited to an interview. During the interview, we will assess your Knowledge, Abilities, and Personal Suitability in these areas:

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge
K1: Knowledge of Parks Canada’s mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to visitor experience in national parks;
K2: Knowledge of tools and techniques used to develop and evaluate tourism products;
K3: Knowledge of tourism trends and how they apply to national parks.

Abilities
A1: Ability to use data to understand visitors and evaluate programs;
A2: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
A3: Ability to analyze issues and opportunities and develop creative solutions;
A4: Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Personal Suitability
PS1: Personally connects with people;
PS2: Strives for excellence;
PS3: Makes things happen;
PS4: Exercises sound judgement;
PS5: Demonstrates integrity.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Operational Requirements
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Michelle Douglas, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
Lyn Elliott, Visitor Experience Manager, Wood Buffalo National Park
lyn.elliott@pc.gc.ca

Heritage Presenter I

Parks Canada – Southwestern Ontario Field Unit
Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
GT-01
Term and/or Seasonal – 0.5 and 0.6 FTE (26 – 31 weeks) between April and November
$46,234 to $52,046 (based on full-time year round employment, salary under review)Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency! Parks Canada Web site

Closing date: 27 February 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in and within an 80 kilometre radius of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, who have a legal status to work in Canada.

Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit. Geographic restrictions may be applied by site should we experience a high level of applications.

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

– Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
– Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
– Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
– Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
– For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

Duties
Senior Heritage Presenters are part of a dynamic team that delivers world class heritage programming within Southwestern Ontario Field Unit Historic Sites.

This position gives you the opportunity to interact with visitors from around the world to deliver education programs, guided tours, and dialogic or conversational interpretation. You will also get to demonstrate historic activities, all with the unique advantage of being dressed in historic clothing/uniform.

Work environment
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Field Unit is a geographical area that encompasses approximately 30,000 km2 of Canada’s unique natural and cultural heritage. From the picturesque Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, to the most Southern point of Canada at Point Pelee National Park, the Southwestern Ontario Field Unit offers a truly distinctive work environment. On behalf of Canadians, we actively operate 4 National Historic Sites, 1 National Park and a Field Unit office in the most densely populated and diverse area of the country.

Intent of the process
Term and/or permanent seasonal – 0.5 – 0.6 FTE (26 – 31 weeks) between April and November.

In support of achieving a representative workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.

This process (will OR may) be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic (profiles OR requirements) in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A minimum of 2 years post-secondary education or acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.

For Example: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience means:

Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives; AND
– Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organisations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts); AND/OR
– A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation and/or outreach communications.

Degree equivalency

Experience:
EX1: Experience working and/or volunteering in one of the following fields for the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation:
– interpretation
– public presentation
– communications
– guiding tours
– informal and formal education
– leading day camps
– theatre performance

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB) and English Essential

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Knowledge:
K1: Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate
K2: Knowledge of communication, presentation and/or interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided tours

Abilities:
A1: Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals
A2: Adaptability: Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups
A3: Client Focus: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client
A4: Communication: Listening to others and communicating effectively to a wide variety of audiences in an engaging and informative manner

Personal Suitability:
PS1: Exercises sound judgment
PS2: Personally connects with others
PS3: Takes responsibility
PS4: Makes things happen

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AEX1: Experience working at a heritage site or institution

AEX2: Experience and knowledge of a heritage skill. Examples; firing of flintlock muskets, firing of historic artillery, historic cooking / baking, knowledge of, or experience working with, Georgian / Regency clothing and uniforms, Indigenous storytelling, etc.

AEX3: Experience handling cash/working with a Point of Sale (POS)

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

• Possession of a valid class G driver’s licence
• Required to possess or obtain a PAL. (Possession and Acquisition of Firearms License)
COVID-19 VACCINATION:
• The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Parks Canada Agency requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that they either attest to their vaccination status or have been accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act prior to the date of their appointment.

Operational Requirements:
The position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
• Work and/or travel in varied weather conditions.
• Stand/walk/march for prolonged periods in warm, heavy wool historic uniforms / clothing
• Handle historic weapons and black powder

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Human Resources
rhugso-sofuhr@pc.gc.ca

Blue Lake Team Lead

Outdoor Skills/ Tripping Team Lead

Columbia Outdoor School is a non-profit, charitable organization that focuses on providing outdoor education opportunities. The Society provides community outreach and operates a year-round outdoor and environmental education centre (Blue Lake Camp) located 26 km West of Canal Flats, BC plus an office location in Cranbrook, BC. Blue Lake Camp offers youth, and teen camp experiences as well as education and training programs for schools, private groups and youth organizations. Blue Lake Camp facilities are available year-round for vacation rentals, reunions, conferences, weddings, and other events.

The position, Team Lead will report to the Camp Director. The Team Leads will be provided with on-site room and board during programs.
Date Posted: January 15, 2022 Date Closed: March 1, 2022 (or until positions are filled)

Location:  Blue Lake Camp, Canal Flats BC

Terms:

Full-Time – Seasonal Contract
Daily Wage: $150-$160 per day dependent on education and experience.

Term:

April 19th, 2022 through August 22, 2022 or September 30th *Potential for contract to extend.
Nature & Scope:

The successful candidate will have previous experience supervising a team, program development and implementation, and experience working at a summer camp. We are hiring three Team Leads who will have shared and specialized responsibilities. The three focus areas are Education, Challenge Course/ Adventure Programs and Outdoor/ Tripping skills. The successful applicate will be proficient in leading all areas but will specialize and focus their expertise on one.

These positions are part of the leadership team and will play a dual role in the delivery of Blue Lake Camp programs. For the spring term, Team Leads are responsible for implementation of school programs. The spring season is also when they will prepare for leading Summer Camp Staff Training.

Spring programs consist of school classes attending Blue Lake Camp for an overnight experience to learn about environmental science and leadership. The Team Leads will provide expertise, experience, and skills specific to the operation of camp and its programs. Their main task is working directly with the students, teaching them about environmental sciences, leadership, play large group games and run a campfire program.

The Team Leads position shifts into a supervisory role for the summer term. The Team Leads will assist the camp counsellors in the areas of their expertise with relation to camp’s Discovery and Adventure programs, and general day to day camp operations while furthering Columbia Outdoor School’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Columbia Outdoor School & Blue Lake Camp

PO Box 759, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J5
Phone: 250-426-3676
Email: Shonna@ColumbiaOutdoorSchool.com www.ColumbiaOutdoorSchool.com

Experience supervising and training team members is essential as well as teaching curriculum themes, understanding group management techniques, facilitation styles, and general oversight of large programs.

The Outdoor Skills and Tripping lead will need a minimum of a 40 hour advanced first aid certificate (OFA 3, Advanced Wilderness First Aid). National Lifeguard, Food Safe, Class 4 Drivers License are considered assets. They will have previous experience leading backcountry out trips with youth and 6- 18. This position will live onsite at Blue Lake during camp bookings and during summer camp room and board is provided. You will require your own vehicle to get to and from Blue Lake. Applicants must successfully complete a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check and Covid-19 approved vaccinations are required prior to the start date.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Develop and deliver a tripping program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers

  Utilize the natural environment and the value of minimum-impact camping
  Evaluate abilities of campers and staff related to the proposed trip.
  Evaluate the success of the tripping program.
  Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers and encompass skills in safety in the outdoors, orienteering, nature exploration, fire building, outdoor cooking, and other camp craft skills.
  Teach the skills necessary for a fun and safe trip before leaving the camp site, including personal and group health and safety, outdoor cooking and camping, comfortable travel methods, maintenance and care of equipment, emergency procedures, etc.
  Meet with the Camp Director before and after trips to monitor camper health during and following trips.
  Lead and teach campers in various outdoor program areas (McGiver’s/ Eimer’s Pond, Turtle Lake, Howling Wolf/ Goat Lake, on site at Blue Lake)
  Plan itineraries and file with the Camp Director before leaving for each trip.
  With the assistance of campers and staff, pack and load all necessary camping and safety equipment, food, and water for the trip.
2.  Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their tripping group, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

  Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
  Assures campers are properly supervised at all times.
  Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.
3.  Ensure that camp staff and campers follow established safety guidelines  Assist in the implementation of staff training for tripping.
 Train other staff in their responsibilities on trips.
 Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.

 Be prepared to enact written emergency procedures in the event of accident or illness.
4.  Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the tripping area

  Maintain the tripping equipment Insert the equipment which will be utilized by this position. This may include boats, camping equipment, pack-out and cook out equipment, trailers, bikes, or other vehicles.
  Ensure the security of the tripping equipment when not in use.
  Conduct a check of equipment before and after each use, for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

Other Job Duties:
1. Spring Programs:

  Develop and deliver environmental programs that are appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and utilizes the camp’s natural environment
  Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers and encompass environmental studies with topics such as geology and soils, forestry, wildlife, water studies,and outdoor survival skills.
  Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the above stated environmental areas.
  Evaluate the success of the environmental program.
  Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
  Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise Spring School Programs, evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  Assist in the planning of any special events. Qualifications (Minimum qualifications and experience)
  Current certification in tripping instruction or documented training and experience.
  Current certification in first aid and CPR.
  Wilderness First Aid or OFA 3 certification
  Lifeguard Training Certification will be required of all trip leaders when the trip involves water activities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  Training and experience in teaching tripping skills to children.
  Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
  Skills in outdoor program design particular to the type of tripping and camping activities assigned to the unit.
  Previous experience leading wilderness trips.

Physical Aspects of the Position
  Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  Ability to lift and carry gear a distance of 6KM
  Ability to perform job responsibilities during daylight and nighttime hours.
  Physical ability to prepare for, participate in, and lead campers in wilderness activities involving tripping activities specific to this camp and position.

Some physical requirements of this tripping position could be endurance including walking, hiking, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility and environment available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and exposure to various animals, plants, and environmental conditions.

This job may include work in other areas of an organization, involvement in professional associations, or perhaps work related to the broader vision of camping.

Equipment Used:
Microsoft Office
CAMPBRAIN
Side by Side
Automatic Truck
Passenger Van and Bus
Recreation and Education: High and Low Ropes Challenge Courses, Canoes, Compasses,

Increment Bores, Microscopes, Fire, Outdoor Cooking Equipment.
To apply: Please send your resume to Shonna Murphy, Director of Programs via email:

Shonna@ColumbiaOutdoorSchool.com and visit our website to fill out our online application.

Thank you for your interest and application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only short- listed candidates will be contacted. Applications will only be discussed with the applicant.

Inclusion Counsellor

Blue Lake Camp Special Needs/ Inclusion Counsellor- Job Description

Inclusion Counsellor (paid and volunteer positions available)

Columbia Outdoor School is a non-profit, charitable organization that focuses on providing outdoor education opportunities. The Society provides community outreach and operates a year-round outdoor and environmental education centre (Blue Lake Camp) located 26 km West of Canal Flats, BC plus an office location in Cranbrook, BC. Blue Lake Camp offers youth, teen and family camp experiences as well as education programs for schools, private groups and youth organizations. Blue Lake Camp facilities are available year-round for vacation rentals, reunions, conferences, weddings, and other events.

The position Camp Counsellor will report directly to the Team Leads and Camp Director. The Camp Counsellors will live on site, supervising a cabin of youth aged 6-14 room and board is provided at no extra charge during camp programs.

Date Posted: January 15, 2022              Date Closed: March 1, 2022 (or until positions are filled)

Position Title: Eco. / Education Camp Counsellor

Location: Blue Lake Camp, Canal Flats BC

Terms:       Full-Time – Seasonal Contract
Salary: $121.60 -$160.00 Per Day, plus 4% vacation pay based on experience and certification

Term: June 26th, 2022 – August 22nd, 2022 (Summer Season)

There will be some virtual training sessions March through June in addition. *Potential to carry on into fall programming*

Nature and Scope:

Counsellors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counsellor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. We are hiring several Camp Counsellors who will have shared responsibilities, but will have one area they specialize in. The four areas of focus are: Eco./ Education, Rec./ Outdoor Skills, Teen/ Leadership, and Special Needs/ Inclusion. The successful applicant will be proficient in leading all areas but will specialize and focus their skills on one.

Essential Job Functions:

  Apply HIGH FIVE principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
  Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
  Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  Be aware of and implement safety guidelines. Participate in the development and implementation

of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
  Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.
  Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
  Assist in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.
  Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
  Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
  Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the Camp Director.
  Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems and discuss with camp director when appropriate.
  Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.
  Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
  Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  Set a good example to campers and others regarding general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Other Job Duties:
  Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested.
  Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
  Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  Assist in the planning of special events.
  Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

Inclusion/ Special Needs Focus:
  Provide 1:1 support for campers with special needs.
  This is not a nursing, care aid, or PSW role. If campers require physical support, they will attend camp with a qualified worker they will be responsible for providing.
  Adapt programs on the fly so that all the campers are able to play together.
  Develop goals with the camper and parent for the week.

Equipment Used:

Counsellors may be asked to use washers and dryers, gardening equipment, cleaning solutions and specialty program equipment. Some may be asked to drive camp vehicles with associated license.

Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)

  Must be a minimum of 16 years of age to apply for a paid position by July 1st, 2022
  Must be a minimum of 15 years of age to apply for a volunteer position by July 1st, 2022
  Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR by June 24th, 2022
  Must be able to provide proof of current Covid-19 Vaccination status. Must be fully vaccinated to week prior to start date.
  Ability to interact with all age levels.
  Previous experience working with youth with special needs.
  Paid staff must be available to attend all staff training and following seven weeks of camp.
  Volunteer staff must be available for all of staff training and two weeks of camp.
  Obtain HIGH FIVE Principals of Healthy Childhood Development Certification
  Provide a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check prior to start date (18+)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Understand the development needs of youth.
  Previous experience working with youth who have special needs.
  Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  Demonstrate knowledge and skill in designated camp program areas.
  Specialized certifications in other camp focus areas such as National Lifeguard, OFA 3, Wilderness First

Aid, Food Safe, Class 4 or 5 driver’s license, Challenge Course Facilitator, are considered assets but not requirements.

Physical Aspects of the Job:
  Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a Camp Counsellor position are endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited access to Wi-Fi, no cell service, and simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, bears, bats, etc.

Summer Camp Counsellors will work Sundays through Fridays. You can expect long workdays, with programs beginning around 7:00 AM and ending after 10:00 PM and wake ups throughout the night from campers.

To apply please visit our website to fill out our online application.

Thank you for your interest and application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will only be discussed with the applicant.

Eco./ Education Counsellor

Eco. / Education Counsellor (paid and volunteer positions available)

Columbia Outdoor School is a non-profit, charitable organization that focuses on providing outdoor education opportunities. The Society provides community outreach and operates a year-round outdoor and environmental education centre (Blue Lake Camp) located 26 km West of Canal Flats, BC plus an office location in Cranbrook, BC. Blue Lake Camp offers youth, teen and family camp experiences as well as education programs for schools, private groups and youth organizations. Blue Lake Camp facilities are available year-round for vacation rentals, reunions, conferences, weddings, and other events.

The position Camp Counsellor will report directly to the Team Leads and Camp Director. The Camp Counsellors will live on site, supervising a cabin of youth aged 6-14, room and board is provided at no extra charge during camp programs.

 

Position Title: Eco. / Education Camp Counsellor

Location: Blue Lake Camp, Canal Flats BC

Date Posted: January 15, 2022

Date Closed: March 1, 2022 (or until positions are filled)

Location Blue Lake Camp, Canal Flats BC
Full-Time – Seasonal Contract
Salary: $121.60 -$136.00 Per Day, plus 4% vacation pay based on experience and certification

Term: June 26th, 2022 – August 22nd, 2022 (Summer Season)
There will be some virtual training sessions March through June in addition. *Potential to carry on into fall programming*

Nature and Scope:

Counsellors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counsellor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. We are hiring several Camp Counsellors who will have shared responsibilities, but will have one area they specialize in. The four areas of focus are: Eco./ Education, Rec./ Outdoor Skills, Teen/ Leadership, and Special Needs/ Inclusion. The successful applicant will be proficient in leading all areas but will specialize and focus their skills on one.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

  Apply HIGH FIVE principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
  Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.
Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.
  Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
  Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
  Assist in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.
Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.

  Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
  Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the Camp Director.
  Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems and discuss with camp director when appropriate.
  Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.
Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  Set a good example to campers and others regarding general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Eco./ Education Focus:
  Develop and deliver an outdoor or environmental program (“ECO FUN”) that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and utilizes the camp’s natural environment
  Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers and encompass environmental studies with topics such as geology and soils, plant adaptations, wildlife habitat, water studies, animal science, and forestry.
  Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the above stated environmental areas or related eco/ environmental topics
  Evaluate the success of the nature or environmental program.
  Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
  Provide shadowing opportunities for other staff to learn the Eco. programs
  Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
  Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the nature or environmental program area
  Maintain the nature or environmental equipment including microscopes, water testing kits, laptops, iPad, projector, increment bores
  Be responsible for observing hazards or enhancements in the natural environment and alerting other appropriate staff.
  Ensure that the nature or environmental equipment and supplies are inventoried, and steps are taken to replace them in a timely manner.
  Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

Other Job Duties:
  Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested.
  Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
  Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  Assist in the planning of special events.
  Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

Equipment Used:

Counsellors may be asked to use washers and dryers, gardening equipment, cleaning solutions and specialty program equipment. Some may be asked to drive camp vehicles with associated license.

Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)
  Must be a minimum of 16 years of age to apply for a paid position by July 1st, 2022
  Must be a minimum of 15 years of age to apply for a volunteer position by July 1st, 2022
  Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR by June 24th, 2022
  Must be able to provide proof of current Covid-19 Vaccination status. Must be fully vaccinated to week prior to start date.
  Ability to interact with all age levels.
  Paid staff must be available to attend all staff training and following seven weeks of camp.
  Volunteer staff must be available for all of staff training and two weeks of camp.
  Obtain HIGH FIVE Principals of Healthy Childhood Development Certification
  Provide a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check prior to start date (18+)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Understand the development needs of youth.
  Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  Demonstrate knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.
  Specialized certifications in other camp focus areas such as National Lifeguard, OFA 3, Wilderness First Aid, Food Safe, Class 4 or 5 driver’s license, Challenge Course Facilitator, are considered assets but not requirements.

Physical Aspects of the Job:
  Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

 Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a Camp Counsellor position are endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited access to wifi, no cell service, and simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, bears, bats, etc.

Summer Camp Counsellors will work Sundays through Fridays. You can expect long workdays, with programs beginning around 7:00 AM and ending after 10:00 PM and wake ups throughout the night from campers.

To apply please visit our website to fill out our online application.

Thank you for your interest and application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will only be discussed with the applicant.