Assistant Supervisor, Parks and Natural Assets

Assistant Supervisor, Parks and Natural Assets

NEW, Full-time Permanent Opportunity

 

Why Choose Loyalist for Your Next Great Career Opportunity? Loyalist Township is committed to developing leaders who are passionate about making a difference. Environment sustainability is a big part of our focus as we plan for extensive community growth and this newly created position supports this through their leadership of the Township’s parks and natural assets portfolio. We support leaders to grow their strengths in managing others, and together we will reach our collective full potential as an employer of choice. We offer excellent pay and benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, OMERS. Service to our community, and to each other is what we do.

 

Loyalist is a growing community of over 17,000 residents situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston. The Township is a blend of rural and urban areas with a number of smaller hamlets throughout, including its very own island community, accessible by ferry. It is an outdoor-lovers dream, with a Great Lake on the doorstep and beautiful Canadian shield lakes and provincial parks minutes away to the north. Next door is the historic City of Kingston, which boasts an amazing downtown core right on Lake Ontario, full of excellent restaurants and night life offerings. We are also connected to large urban centres by the 401, with the GTA two hours to the west and Ottawa two hours to the east.

 

What do You Offer Loyalist as a Natural Leader? You are a keen and positive person, who loves to support others to be the best they can be. You are a natural leader with a capability to motivate and nurture teams, while also effectively having tough conversations as soon as challenges become apparent. You have a blend of experience in parks, forestry, horticulture, natural assets and sports field turf maintenance. You value making a difference for the public and contributing to a great team environment. Your technical problem-solving allows you to brainstorm solutions to complex situations with your staff. You value making a difference for the public and contributing to a great team environment where you work collectively to “get the job done”. You are a champion and advocate of health and safety and believe in the value of taking the time to do it right the first time.

 

File No: 2022-41 Assistant Supervisor, Parks and Natural Assets

Hours: 40 per week

Salary: $80,412 – $92,747 ($38.66 – $44.59 per hour)

Closing: August 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

A detailed job description is below. Please submit your cover letter and resume using the online form by selecting the link below:

https://forms.loyalisttownship.ca/Council-and-Administration/Employment-Application-Forms/2022-61-A_Supervisor-Parks-and-Natural-Assets

 

POSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – PARKS AND NATURAL ASSETS

DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY & CUSTOMER SERVICES

REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR OF PARKS AND FACILITIES

CATEGORY: PERMANENT, FULL-TIME, MANAGEMENT

UPDATED: NEW, APRIL 2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

This role is an integral part of service delivery to the residents of Loyalist Township and contributes to the achievement of our Strategic Plan. It is key to the overall quality maintenance of parks and sports fields as well as horticulture, arboriculture, and natural assets.

 

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership support to the Supervisor of Parks and Facilities. The Assistant Supervisor – Parks and Natural Assets provides day-to-day supervision, and technical guidance to division staff engaged in parks and horticulture operations in accordance with Township policy, recognized turf and park practices, operations and maintenance and divisional programs. This position is partially responsible for evening and weekend leadership support as a member of the leadership team.

 

minimum Qualifications – education & experience:

 

Post-secondary diploma in Recreation and Parks Technician, Recreation and Leisure, Arboriculture, Horticulture or a related field or combination of education and relevant work experience.
Three (3) years’ leadership experience in a parks and/or turf maintenance
Qualifications and experience that would be considered an asset:Parks and Recreation Management Certificate, PRO
Horticulture Technician Certificate
Natural Turf course, Sports Turf Canada
Certified Grounds Technician (CGT) (formerly Certified Parks Technician – CPT)
Experience performing any related duties such as: grounds maintenance, arboriculture, horticulture, ecosystem restoration, snow removal, playground inspection, chainsaw use and safety certificate, lawn care and landscaping.
 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to motivate, recognize, and supervise staff in a respectful, fair, and consistent
Motivation and ability to develop further supervisory and leadership skills and participate in continuing education for succession planning.
Ability to implement and complete projects independently or through supervising teams, with minimal supervision.
Ability to oversee individual division staff and work crews, in a unionized setting, to ensure safe and productive work is performed, through adherence to policies and procedures.
Good understanding and knowledge of horticulture arboriculture, parks, and sports field operations and maintenance.
Solid understanding of the MTO’s Book 7, and proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pesticide Act, and other applicable legislation.
Demonstrated ability to safely and competently operate various types of equipment including, but not limited to, line trimmers, rototillers, brush chippers, backpack sprayers, chainsaws, chippers, agricultural tractors, loader, rotary mowers, post pounders, leaf blowers, sod cutters, and small tools in a safe and efficient manner.
Knowledge of equipment maintenance requirements, procedures required; awareness of asset management principles and procedures is an asset.
Customer service and public relations skills, the ability to be professional and courteous when interacting with the other staff and the public at role-model level.
Good communication skills, including the ability to write reports, and maintain and communicate data and information.
Proficient time management and record keeping skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel.
Demonstrated proficiency with PerfectMind, CityWide, and iCity, considered an asset.
Self-motivated with the ability to stay current in knowledge and
Good problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to make sound and timely decisions under stressful conditions, including the ability to conduct quality research and analysis.
Familiarity with principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and the maintenance of public records is an
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Front Line Supervision

 

Responsible for supervision of the division’s front line staff.

Support talent management processes, training and development, and health and safety protection for the assigned team.
Duties include assigning work and equipment, monitoring performance and addressing performance concerns, addressing attendance concerns, approving timesheets, problem solving and addressing complaints, monitoring training requirements and ensuring appropriate training is provided.
Investigate, with others, all employee/equipment accidents, equipment/property damage to determine root cause(s) and make recommendations on corrective actions and assist with reporting and investigating all incidents involving personal injury.
Responsible as a Supervisor for health and safety, including enforcing health and safety within requirements of legislation and policies, regularly holding safety talks and recording these, acting on reported hazards, and ensuring a safe and clean environment is
Responsible to maintain current knowledge of safe operation for each piece of equipment that is used by staff, and be familiar with all the specific safety devices and
procedures for specific equipment, to ensure staff are trained in the safe use of equipment.

 

Operational Support

Operations – day-to-day direction regarding parks operations, horticulture program, tree program, natural assets, and winter sidewalk operations.
Maintenance – day-to-day direction regarding parks maintenance activities inspection duties, as assigned.
Analyze maintenance issues and problems encountered, evaluate alternative solutions, make recommendations on courses of action, and engage Supervisor for complex decision
Assist with maintenance of Township infrastructure, as required and as instructed by the Supervisor of Parks and Facilities.
Assist in the planning, organizing, coordinating of regular parks, sports fields operations, activities, special events.
Assist with coordination of responses to weather events, infrastructure, or asset
Assist with policy and procedure development, capital works projects, planning, budget tracking, administration, and operational direction of the Township’s parks programs.
Maintains frequent communication with the Roads Supervisor or designate regarding Minimum Maintenance Standard and winter control operations with respect to sidewalks snow clearing operations.
Monitor material and supply volumes and prepare purchase orders and requisitions.
Participate in project planning including development of manpower, materials, and costing
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other documents, and maintain up-to-date and accurate data and records.
For Township parks, ensure locates are obtained and locate procedures are followed by
Provide good customer service and address service enquiries/complaints, through direct contact.
Liaise with governmental and regulatory officials, Township staff, private and community organizations, developers, contractors, and others encountered in the course of
General

In the case of an emergency, may be required to operate
Provide services to both internal and external customers in a timely and courteous
Work effectively as part of a team and independently, demonstrating good interpersonal skills, tact, and
Note: Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed

as all-inclusive.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Internal: daily communication with Parks and Facilities staff/supervisor/manager, frequent communication with Operators, Recreation Attendants, Horticulturalist, Roads Supervisor during winter months, and occasional communication with other Township employees, human resources, union representatives.

 

External: residents, contractors/vendors, external seminar and course providers, external trainers, and consultants.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Normal office environment working conditions apply when completing administrative tasks. May be seated for periods of 2-3-hours.
Frequent outdoor work in various and changing weather conditions that include but is not limited to snow, rain, hot and cold temperatures, and
Ability to work shifts and respond after hours as needed. During the Summer season regular support after hours for parks operations is required.
Occasionally may be required to attend meetings, programs, seminars, events which may take place at differently facilities, requiring
Occasional moderate or heavy physical exertion may be
Work may include locations with exposure to sensory elements including waste materials and
Note: The foregoing is intended to outline the general description of duties and

responsibilities for this position. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted as a complete description. Loyalist Township reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

Environmental Field Technician

Full Job Description
Clear Environmental Solutions is looking to add Environmental Field Technicians (Contract) to our team. The position is field-based at project locations throughout Western Canada, however preference will be given to candidates located in Central & Northern, Alberta along with Southeast Saskatchewan.

Primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate and execute field services, including: Drilling Waste Management, Water Resources Management, Environmental Site Assessments, Waterbody and Wetland Assessments, Environmental Monitoring, Spill Response, etc.

Qualification Requirements:

Post-secondary education in a related environmental discipline (bachelors degree or technical diploma)

Previous experience with Drilling Waste Management in upstream oil and gas operations is considered an asset

Candidates must have a valid drivers licence and safety/competency certifications, including: Standard First Aid+CPR, H2S Alive and Common Safety Orientations (CSO), be in good standing with WCB

Strong organizational capability and ability to prioritize

Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

Willing to work away from home and legally eligible to work in Canada.

The contractor will require their own truck, insurances and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

Earth & Environmental Scientists: 1 year (preferred)

Indigenous Relations Liaison

An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Okanagan-Columbia Business Area.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.
This position is also posted as an STO 24 under requisition 87614

Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this rewarding role

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber.  BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.

Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC.  BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:

Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The Indigenous Relations Liaison works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e., preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

Vernon is Surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention. Nature remains Vernon’s biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 22km/13mi from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, countless hiking and cycling trails to explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicants Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Brian.Sye@gov.bc.ca.   DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:

Registered, or eligible for registration, as professional (i.e. Registered Professional Forester) with the British Columbia association as required by the specialty area, and 2 years of experience related to natural resource or Indigenous Peoples relationship management. Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
Provisos

Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
Must be willing to work extended hours with limited notice, including evenings and weekends.
Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and/or rotary winged aircraft and/or watercraft.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

Experience with contract management.
Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire – YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Candidates should be prepared for the following tentative assessment dates:

Interviews will be conducted on May 31, 2022.

Assistant Park Superintendent – Sandbanks Provincial Park

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Expression of Interest
Position: Assistant Park Superintendent
Classification: M0609A – Legal/Regulatory 03 ($57,398.00 – $84,322.00)
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park
Duration: Temporary assignment for up to 6 months with possible
extension
Are you looking for a great opportunity with the Ministry of the Environment
Conservation and Parks to engage with people and work with a dynamic and motivated
team?
As the Assistant Park Superintendent, you will play a central role by assisting with
planning, developing and managing Sandbanks Provincial Park while protecting their
natural and recreational heritage values.
The Ontario Parks’ mission is to protect natural and cultural resources and provide
opportunities for inspiration, enjoyment and education; now and for future generations.
This is an opportunity to:
• Assist in providing leadership and supervision to a team within the parks as you
deliver the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks / Ontario Parks
mandate with a focus on ecological sustainability
• Assist in the planning, organizing, and implementation of business, resource
management and operational activities
• Provide assistance on human resources activities such as recruitment, training
and evaluation of staff, assigning work schedules and managing performance
• Monitor park programs through an audit process to ensure compliance with cash
handling policies, Park Discovery Program guidelines, compliance with accepted
enforcement practices and techniques and regard for employee and public safety
• Prepare tenders and purchases materials, maintains expenditure control against
allocated budget, administers service contracts and concession agreements
• Participate in the preparation and updating of the risk management plan and
direct the implementation of action identified to ensure duty of care with respect
to the public use
• Take enforcement action as required as a Park Warden involving
serious/sensitive violations as well as providing leadership during park
emergency situations
How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must have the ability to obtain a Park Warden designation and ability to
meet the standards in Use of Force training.
• You must possess a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized
by the Province of Ontario.
• Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Emergency First Aid certificate.
Leadership Skills:
• You possess strong interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership,
monitor performance and promote excellence in customer service and team
performance.
• You are able to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, work under pressure and
maintain a high level of accuracy.
• You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human
resources, including labour relations issues.
• You have the ability to be responsible for the overall compliance with legislative
statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives,
guidelines and commitments related to programs and services.
• You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative
advice and guidance to senior management.
Program Management and Coordination Skills:
• You possess knowledge of resource management principles related to park
management, concessions operations and planning.
• You have a good understanding of accounting, revenue practices, expenditure
control and supply and contract management.
• You possess knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping and utilities coupled
with knowledge of capital development including the ability to understand site
development and construction plans.
• You possess analytical skills and the ability to work independently and use good
judgment.
• You have organizational skills to prepare schedules, organize and implement
work and special projects.
Communication, Relationship Management and Interpersonal Skills:
• You have strong communication skills to effectively develop and manage
relationships with staff, volunteers, visitors, service providers and other
government agencies.
• You have the ability to collaborate with other agencies including ambulance
services, fire services, to develop a comprehensive approach to emergency
planning and management for the purpose of first aid response, critical incident
management, road closures and disaster planning.
• You have the ability to respond to emergencies, complaints and contentious
issues involving the public, staff, stakeholders, interest groups and media with
tact and diplomacy.
• You have interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership, monitor
performance and promote excellence in customer service and team performance.
Technical Skills:
• You have knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping, utility and equipment
maintenance.
• You have knowledge of capital development to understand site development and
construction plans.
• You are able to apply and interpret relevant legislation, policies and procedures
and possess working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume via
email, quoting “Expression of Interest – Assistant Park Superintendent –
Sandbanks” in the subject line, no later than May 20, 2022 to:
Attention: Curt Morris, Park Superintendent
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Southeast Zone, Ontario Parks
Land and Water Division
E-Mail: curt.morris@ontario.ca
Thank you for your interest. Please ensure you have your manager’s approval to apply.
Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism: We are
committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a
diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable
workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with
disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a
diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and
expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint
pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility,
diversity and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of
employment, consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Parks Development Officer

About Us
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

 

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

 

Alberta Environment and Parks – We support 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. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-natural-resources.aspx
Role
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding position that helps make a difference in managing recreational land activities in Parks? If so, this could be the job for you either in the Central or Kananaskis Region.

 

Reporting to the Area Manager, the Parks Development Officer plays an integrated role in the facilitation and oversight of private sector recreation service delivery and commercial tourism in parks and protected areas. Successful candidates will work to is responsible to ensure the consistent operational application of policy, legislation and standards related to managing recreation and , land use activities in parks and protected areas designated under the Provincial Parks Act or the Wilderness, Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas, and Heritage Rangeland Act.

 

The position provides guidance, training, advice, direction and support to regional and district staff and works directly with land use applicants, recreational/tourism disposition holders, adjacent land owners, staff of other departments, municipalities, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders. This helps ensure the effective management of recreation and tourism associated dispositions/approvals for land use activities on park and protected area lands. The Parks Development Officer develops and implements compliance monitoring systems, inspections, and related processes for the Region. Position may provide support to the Permitting, Filming and Special Events program as well as other program areas.

 

Your duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

At the regional level, the position plays a leadership role in the review, approval and administration of recreation and tourism dispositions as well as other non-industrial land use activities at parks and protected areas located within the Region.

 

Coordinates the regional role in the external and internal referral process for applications for approvals on lands outside of designated parks and protected areas
Monitoring of land use activities and ensuring compliance with terms and conditions and other legal requirements:
Participates as a key member of the Area Parks Operations Team and works with the team to:
As directed by the Area Manager and Program Team Leads, coordinates or contributes to the operational delivery of area and regional programs, projects and initiatives.
Leadership, supervision and contract management.
The incumbent must work to resolve or mitigate the competing interests of recreational, tourism, commercial users on the Parks’ land base to effectively balance those interests with the ecological needs of natural systems contained within parks and protected areas.
The position will be the Region’s primary liaison lead with Lands Division disposition staff where mutual interests or impacts are in play, whether providing input to Lands approvals, inspections, addressing complaints or non-compliance issues.
Other duties
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:

 

University Degree in a field of study such as: natural resources management, biology, ecology, agriculture, forestry or other related natural sciences and 4 years directly related work experience. Or, a technical diploma in Natural Sciences or related field plus 6 years of directly related work experience.
Extensive knowledge and experience in working with relevant legislation such as the Provincial Parks Act, Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act, Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Public Lands Act, etc.
Prior experience in land use management for a wide range of commercial, tourism and recreation-based land users.
Class 5 Driver’s License is also required.
Equivalencies will be considered.
Assets:

 

Experience in spatial and other database systems (e.g. GLIMPS, ArcGIS, etc.).
Considerable investigative, compliance monitoring and management, analytical, negotiation and conflict management skills are required to effectively deal with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders to ensure program goals and objectives are adequately addressed.
Knowledge in the application of land use management policies, procedures and best management practices for resource development, resource extraction and land reclamation. Coupled with a thorough knowledge of current and potential resource management issues affecting park and protected area lands and natural resource management issues across the province, in general.
Proficiency in using a wide range of equipment commonly used for field investigation (Global Positioning Systems, cameras, etc.)
APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviors 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.

 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

 

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate the following competencies:

 

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.
Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
Other Relevant Attributes: Capability for public speaking; ability to navigate high-volume, fast-paced workloads; capacity to manage tight and coinciding timelines.
Salary
$2,537.00 – $3,263.92 biweekly (approximately $66,215 – $85,169 per year)
Notes
This is a full-time, 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday position.

What we offer:

 

Working for the Alberta Public Service – https://www.alberta.ca/advantages-working-for-alberta-public-service.aspx
Pension plans: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – https://www.pspp.ca
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How To Apply
Click on the “Apply Now” button.

 

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.

 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account.

 

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx

 

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 required competencies.

 

Resources for applicants:

 

https://www.alberta.ca/apply-for-jobs-with-the-alberta-public-service.aspx
https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
https://alis.alberta.ca/look-for-work/
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised Requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Samantha Kith at Samantha.kith@gov.ab.ca.
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Coordinator – South Coast Conservation Land Mgmt Program

This is a 22-month term position with opportunity for annual extensions¹

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada, in partnership with the Province of BC’s Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship (LWRS); The Nature Trust of British Columbia; and the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada, is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill the position of Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program (SCCLMP) for management of a portfolio of conservation lands acquired, owned and/or managed by these partners throughout the South Coast region.

This unique and exciting opportunity includes working directly with two of the leading conservation organizations in BC as well as the federal and provincial government. Based in the Lower Mainland, this position will lead an ongoing partnership between these parties, with the goal of using a collaborative approach to maximize the values and utility of these lands for the conservation of fish & wildlife habitat, including species and ecosystems at risk.

In addition to working directly with the conservation partners, the work will include liaison with other organizations, such as local governments, First Nations and stewardship groups, to address land management matters within the portfolio of conservation lands.

Duties & Responsibilities
Deliver operations, maintenance and management activities, including: supervising and coordinating seasonal work crews; facility inspections, maintenance, and repair of infrastructure; vegetation and invasive plant control; trail maintenance; and signage installation and maintenance
Review property management plans to prioritize for update and oversee plan updates
Liaise with LWRS and partners on land management issues, including trespass and applications to use lands designated under the Wildlife Act and Land Act
Identify opportunities for habitat restoration, wildlife inventory and monitoring, and species at risk recovery options
Implement ongoing restoration and monitoring projects
Develop funding proposals in collaboration with partners to implement restoration, inventory and monitoring actions identified above
Requirements
Must have a passion for conservation and the outdoors
A Bachelor’s degree specializing in the conservation or management of fish or wildlife with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in conservation, or equivalent combination of training and experience
Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external staff and partners
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to write in both technical and plain language styles
Experience writing funding proposals and successfully completing projects
Knowledge of the flora and fauna of BC with an emphasis on the Coastal Western Hemlock and Coastal Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic Zones
Experience with vegetation management and light construction projects
Membership or Eligibility for Membership in the College of Applied Biologists
Experience with data management and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License
Experience with a diversity of habitats including wetlands, forests or agricultural programs are an asset
Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be an asset
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: May 20, 2022 (11:59PM EDT)

1Extensions pending funding and performance.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

SURFACE WATER SPECIALIST

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your skills in surface water resource management, consider the valuable contribution you can make as an expert on surface water quality and/or quantity for the region.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role you will:

• provide expertise in surface water quality and/or quantity in support of regional water programs
• make recommendations to protect, conserve, and manage surface water resources
• act as a regional expert on compliance issues
• evaluate hydrological and ecological impacts of proposed and existing activities
• investigate and resolve surface water spills and assess contaminated site and landfill impacts
• develop and implement field investigations to support ministry water resource management programs and provide advice to clients

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You have a valid Ontario Class G driver’s licenses in order to carry out field studies.
• You have a degree with specialization in disciplines such as Biology, Hydrology, Chemistry or Water Resources.

Environmental and Technical Knowledge:
• You have experience applying the principles of surface water management, limnology and water quality assessment techniques and environmental management theories, principles, and practices
• You know how to conduct field investigations and operate surface water equipment
• You know hydrological, chemical, and/or biological methods and techniques with specialization in water resource management and ecology
• You have a demonstrated ability to understand and apply applicable policies, procedures and legislation related to environment protection (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Bill of Rights)

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:
• You have excellent research and investigative skills to collect data during field studies and determine compliance.
• You are highly analytical and have the ability to break down, assess, and interpret complex scientific data.
• You know how to identify and evaluate problems to develop effective solutions.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can communicate technical information in a clear manner
• You know how to draft a variety of written materials such as scientific reports, briefing notes, correspondence, etc.
• You work well with others and are able to persuade and influence diverse interests

Project Management Skills:
• You have proven skills in project management.
• You can lead discussions involving conflicting approaches or opinions to develop consensus.

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
6
Category:
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Monday, April 25, 2022
Note:
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

W-ET-180860/22(2)
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, May 9, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Wetland Water Resource Specialist

Competition # : 35141

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: 5/9/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us
Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal welfare through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership, and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, farm animal welfare, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas. To know more, please visit our website https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/

 

This position is based in our Water Branch. We are the strategic leaders of programs that manage and protect drinking water, water resources, coastal and aquatic areas. We are specialists in our fields and trusted advisors to our government and colleagues on issues affecting water. We lead the collaborative and strategic development of policy, standards, processes, tools, monitoring and training to manage risks and promote activities to protect health, water, and shorelines.

About Our Opportunity
The Wetland Water Resource Specialist works as a part of a team to oversee the implementation of the Nova Scotia Wetland Conservation Policy.  The Specialist ensures provincial and regional program goals and objectives are coordinated in cooperation with other government partners through application and delivery of a consistent wetland program across the province.

 

The Wetland Water Resource Specialist will be expected to use critical thinking, judgment and initiative to guide major regulatory processes with scientifically sound information. They demonstrate initiative in increasing awareness of complex business, environmental and scientific issues faced in the area of resource management, as well as demonstrating leadership and strategic thinking in the development and implementation of program strategies and improvements.

Primary Accountabilities
As a Wetland Water Resource Specialist, you will:

 

Support decisions on approval applications, provide recommendations and monitor work undertaken.
Be considered one of the Department’s wetland experts and will be expected to use this expertise and knowledge of provincial and federal legislation and policy to review, analyze and provide advice on the approval/rejection of proposed wetland alterations.
Actively support the promotion and understanding of the Wetland Conservation Policy of Nova Scotia through training, development of guidance and tools, and stakeholder engagement.
Provide advice to the department on all matters related to the Wetland Conservation Policy of Nova Scotia
Consult with senior management on policy and procedural matters
Provide technical assistance to regional office staff
Liaise with other departments; communicates regularly with municipalities, industry, academia; and assists with planning.

Qualifications and Experience
As the successful candidate you will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (earth sciences, biology, environmental sciences, etc.) plus a minimum of 2 years related experience.

You also possess:

Demonstrated experience in wetland classification and delineation, including identification of hydrophytic plants, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology; and assessing wetland functions and values using a variety of methodologies and analyses of impacts to wetlands.
Experience recommending wetland mitigation and compensation strategies, conducting annual mitigation monitoring and reporting and preparing wetland assessment reports and approval application documents (experience in EA/CEAA process would be considered an asset).
Familiarity in water resource evaluation and planning, management strategies, quality and sampling methodologies and the natural communities, plant and/or animal species of Nova Scotia is also required.
Ability to work as leader on multi-discipline teams, as well as independently, to meet deadlines; to adjust to changing priorities in the work environment; and to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, First Nations representatives, industry and the public is needed to be successful in this role.
Ability to negotiate and implement collaborative initiatives with a variety of potential partners
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and excellent communication skills.
Superior writing and public speaking ability and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior management and public at all age groups and background.
Knowledge and competency in computer software applications including relational databases, modelling, spreadsheets, word processing, imaging and graphics is required.
Valid driver’s license.
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about wetland conservation approaches and their implementation.  The position will provide you with an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and initiative to advance provincial-level wetland conservation within a dynamic management paradigm.

 

The following will be considered an asset:

 

Experience in development and delivering of training initiatives and accreditation as biologist, geoscientist and/or Wetland Specialist.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
35 hours a week.
Mostly sitting job for long period.
Some travel may be required across the province.
You must either have a driver’s license or a reliable alternative form of transportation
Additional Information
This competition is to fill a Permanent employment opportunity based in Halifax.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
Countless career paths
Department specific flexible working schedules
Pay Grade:  PR 10 – PR 15

Salary Range:  $2,121.77 – $3,155.27 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Indigenous Foodland Conservation Postdoctoral Position

The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS) was founded in 2006 out of a recognized need to carry Indigenous voice and vision in food systems research, action, and policy. The WGIFS has since become an internationally recognized grassroots organization consisting of Indigenous knowledge holders, scholars, researchers, practitioners, representatives of community, regional, tribal and inter-tribal networks and non-profit organizations. Our work has been foundational to the building of an Indigenous Food Systems Network consisting of social actors who see the critical need to reconceptualize frameworks for Indigenuos foodland conservation within a more holistic, regenerative life giving paradigm and narrative. The placement for this position is in collaboration with Dr. Hannah Wittman at the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

The WGIFS is led by Indigenous Matriarchs and the men and 2 spirits who support us, and is inclusive of non-Indigenous friends and allies who demonstrate deep and meaningful willingness and ability to work within the Decolonizing Food System Research and Relationships: Cross Cultural Interface Framework developed by the WGIFS. Our analysis framework focuses on multiple intersecting scopes and scales, as they are defined by bio-cultural heritage, geography, and areas of focus outlined below.
The successful candidate will work with the direct supervision and direction of the WGIFS, and will support the WGIFS in applying their Decolonizing Food Systems: Research and Relationships Framework to the creation of ethical spaces of engagement in the interface where grassroots voice and vision of traditional hunters, fishers and gatherers meets the Pacific IPCA’s Innovation Centre, and Canadian Mountain Network knowledge hub. The PACIFIC INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AND CONSERVED AREA (IPCA) INNOVATION CENTRE network brings together western and Indigenous science.

Main Responsibilities
The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS) is seeking a postdoctoral Researcher to work with the Research Curator, Circle of Indigenous Experts, and Project Team to research concepts, cases and conversations, and advocate for the establishment of Indigenous Foodland Conservation Areas. The researcher will assist with coordinating the research team and participants, conducting oral history interviews, and conducting literature reviews to inform the development of decolonizing food system research matrix and articles.

Deliverables:
Apply the WGIFS Decolonizing Food System: Cross Cultural Interface Framework to the development and design of a research matrix and plan, Research Ethics file, and transformative evaluation framework in conversation with Circle of Indigenous Experts and community participants.
Develop research protocols, ensuring consistency with established Indigenous methodological approaches and models, adherence to project timelines, and completeness of documentation;
Conduct literature reviews of Indigenous case law, legal frameworks, and oral history/traditional land use studies and history interviews with Elders/hunters, fishers and gatherers focused on traditional harvesting as in situ conservation;
Coordinate consultations with Indigenous law and governance experts.
Community engagement with Traditional knowledge holders to develop Indigenous Land Use Principle and relational indicators
Access, gather and analyze land referrals maps, and assist with the establish a database to gather and interpret environmental monitoring observations gathered by traditional harvesters (hunters, berry pickers, subsistence farmers)
Review literature/statistics on hunting, fishing licensing process;
Compile, analyze and translate research in a culturally responsive, community engagement process;
Draft progress reports and project materials for the project team and Circle of Indigenous to ensure information and issues are of implemented
Develop concept paper and co-author articles in peer-reviewed journals/digests that highlight findings from research and activities ensuring consistency with the highest standards of Indigenous scholarship and showcasing the case study of Secwepemc Foodlands Conservation leadership;

Main Areas of Focus: Indigenous Law/Governance/Environment, Land and Resource Management, Sustainable Food Systems.
Status: Temporary Full time – with potential to extend pending future funding
Start Date: June 6, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2023
Location: Negotiable, requires travel to Secwepemc territory (Chase, BC)
Remuneration: $55,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in a field related to Indigenous Law and/or Indigenous Governance or another relevant area of focus
strong research knowledge in social and/or environmental justice and success with relevant academic publication environment
experience with decolonizing and Indigenous research methods, qualitative interviewing
Lived experience working with Indigenous Peoples
Driver’s license or ability to meet transportation needs to and from Chase BC.

Other Factors:
Non-Indigenous applicants will be considered only with a deep comprehensive understanding and demonstrated ability to work in a decolonizing relationship based approach to creating ethical spaces of engagement with Indigenous Peoples.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted in a pdf attachment by email to dawn.morrison@wgifs.org and Hannah Wittman hannah.wittman@ubc.ca with the subject “Indigenous Foodland Conservation Area Postdoc 2022”, and file name “LastName.FirstName.pdf”, and should include:
1-page cover letter stating your interest and key qualifications
CV including contact information for 3 references, and
1-3 writing samples (e.g. recent peer-reviewed publications).

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022
Indigenous researchers preferred. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

ENTRY STATION RANGER

Are you an avid outdoor lover who is looking for one of a kind job experience and have an interest in resource management? If so, Quetico Provincial Park wants you to join their dynamic team.

Quetico Provincial Park is a major wilderness park. It is one of Ontario’s premier wilderness canoeing areas with visitation averaging over 120,000 camper nights annually. To the south, the park is approximately 50% bordered by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness located in Minnesota, U.S.A.

Within the interior of the park there are two remote ranger stations accessible only by water. Communication for emergencies is by radio or satellite phone. Supplies are brought in by aircraft once a week. Visitation averages 12,000 to 34,000 camper nights annually per station. 95% of the park visitors are from the U.S.A. The stations function as emergency stations for their assigned areas of the park interior.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role,
• You will be working with limited direct supervision due to the remoteness of the work location.
• You will be operating and maintaining a remote Park Interior Wilderness Ranger Station, providing emergency and first aid services, as well as clerical and information services, grounds maintenance, operate a small park store and issue park permits.
• You will be working remotely..
• You will be required to travel into Minnesota (USA) and then take boat transportation through the superior national forest to reach your work location in the Backcountry of Quetico Provincial Park along the Canada/USA border.
• You will be provided off the grid living accommodations at the remote entry station.

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must possess a valid ‘G’ licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Small Drinking Water Operator’s Certificate.
• You have the ability to obtain valid CPR and Emergency First Aid Certificate.
• You have the ability to obtain a valid Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator’s certificate.
• You have the ability to work shifts, including nights, weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule.
• You have the ability to cross the border into the USA in order to travel to your work location in southern Quetico.

Technical expertise:
• You possess working knowledge of overall park operations and assist in the development of new mechanical systems.
• You have the ability to conduct maintenance safely of grounds, buildings, and equipment, and to use machinery and tools.
• You possess basic mathematical skills to perform cash handling duties as well as conduct maintenance and basic construction work.
• You have a good understanding of and interest in resource management principles and techniques.
• You are knowledgeable of and have the ability to operate, maintain and perform minor repairs to a variety of light powered equipment.
• You have demonstrated experience in safe canoe tripping, camping, navigation and practices/techniques of outdoor living.
• You have knowledge of and the ability to operate, maintain and learn the hydro-electric turbine water system, water treatment systems, composting toilet system and hydro-electric and gas generating electrical systems;

Analytical and Organizational Skills
• You follow instructions and seek clarification, as required.
• You pay close attention to detail, priorities and record information accurately and meet deadlines.
• You have organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects within acceptable timeframes and deal with competing demands.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• You apply your verbal and written communication skills to communicate information related to programs, prepare a variety of documents, and respond to public and/or internal inquiries by phone, email, and in-person.
• You have interpersonal and customer service skills to liaise with clients, staff and park visitors.
• You have demonstrated ability to work independently and follow and carry out instructions.
• You have the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, and directives such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act and those regulations made under the act that apply to the workplace and work being performed.

Computer proficiency:
• You have the knowledge of and ability to operate and maintain a variety of office equipment.
• You are proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, databases, email, and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the,OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 20 weeks, 108 Saturn Ave, Atikokan, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Note:
Effective, January 1, 2022, the updated salary range for this position is $23.71 to $26.42 per hour in alignment with the recently ratified OPSEU Unified 2022-2024 collective agreement.
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The