Are you an adaptable, detail-oriented, and organized self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills? Do you strive for excellence and work well independently? Do you have a passion for designing, developing, and delivering law enforcement and compliance training, a dedication to constant learning, and do you thrive in a cohesive and collaborative high-performing team? If so, consider this role with Ontario Parks!
Note: These positions are located at 300 Water Street, Peterborough, however alternate work arrangements may be available.
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.
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What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• design, develop, and deliver in-person and online compliance and enforcement training for new and experienced provincial park wardens.
• provide consultation and expert advice on training matters, policy development and investigations.
• support program delivery by assisting with field level enforcement, investigations, and conducting program audits.
How do I qualify?
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You have the ability to be designated as a Park Warden and meet the ministry certification criteria and standards in the use of force.
• thorough knowledge of Ontario Parks related legislation (e.g. Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006, Liquor Licence Act, Cannabis Control Act, 2017, Highway Traffic Act, Trespass to Property Act, etc.) and other related legislation (e.g. Criminal Code, Constitution Act, 1982, Provincial Offences Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, etc.).
• thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and practices associated with compliance, enforcement and natural resource programs and management.
• thorough knowledge of law enforcement techniques and procedures (e.g. statement taking, court procedures, etc.).
• knowledge of occupational health and safety, accommodation and accessibility legislation and requirements.
• demonstrated presentation skills and the principles and theories of adult learning and education to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate training programs.
• extensive knowledge of specialized training techniques (e.g. scenario-based training) to participate in the design and delivery of training that will ensure staff are trained to handle themselves in a safe and professional manner.
• advanced communication skills to present, discuss and explain highly complex information for learners in areas of subject expertise where content accuracy and understanding is critical to performance and liability avoidance.
• written communication skills to prepare lesson plans, reports, manuals and training policies and correspond with internal and external clients.
• ability to use and teach conflict avoidance techniques to deal with hostile and irate person encounters in the field.
• interpersonal skills, tact and professionalism to deal sensitively with student concerns regarding classroom presentations, to motivate students and to resolve conflicting views with students and other training staff.
• negotiation, facilitation and listening skills to develop optimum training packages and approaches by considering and evaluating often differing points of view of officers, senior management and the public.
• research, analytical and evaluation skills to address training requirements by identifying program issues/participant needs and developing innovative solutions and programs when considering all training and delivery techniques and options available.
• ability to make recommendations to senior management concerning risk and liability to the Crown and its employees associated with training requirements and delivery approaches.
• proficiency using common office productivity software, such as word processing, email, spreadsheets and presentation applications, also, to use scanners, printers and audio-visual equipment to prepare and deliver lesson plans, document training records, prepare reports, manuals and share training information/ideas.
Address: 2 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Note: Effective, January 1st, 2023 the correct salary range for this position will be $1,334.99 to $1,702.31 per week in compliance with OPSEU collective agreement provisions.