Provincial Instructor

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.

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 “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

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?
Mandatory
• 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.

Technical knowledge:
• 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.

Training expertise:
• 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.

Communication skills:
• 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:
• 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.

Analytical skills:
• 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.

Computer proficiency:
• 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.

Additional Information:
Address: 2 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 6
Category: Parks
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.

Executive Director

We are looking for a full-time Executive Director to join our team in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, located in the stunning landscapes between Calgary and Cochrane, Alberta.

As our Executive Director, you will manage the employees and volunteers at the provincial park and visitor’s centre. You will also oversee the park’s various initiatives, such as seasonal support for kids camps and award-winning educational programs, golf cart tours, vegetation management, etc.

Your essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing all employees and volunteers, including conducting quarterly reviews and providing support and guidance
  • Funding development, including grant writing and donor solicitation
  • Maintaining and developing cooperative relationships with stakeholders, including Alberta Parks, landowners, tourism agencies, and community leaders
  • Providing financial, operational, and infrastructure improvement updates to the board on a regular basis
  • Managing communications and outreach efforts including the development of monthly newsletter, web, and social media content
  • Capital project management and Strategic Planning
  • Managing core programs like the Vegetation Management Program
  • Ensuring that all new and existing public programs, events, and services align with GRPF’s mission and vision
  • Acting as the park’s head host, meeting and interacting with visitors
  • Hiring and training staff and volunteers

See full job posting here.

Residential Teaching Assistant, Claremont Nature Centre

Residential Teaching Assistant, Claremont Nature Centre
Claremont, 4290 Westney Road North, Goodwood, Ontario, Canada Req #113

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the guidance of the Field Center Supervisor, the Residential Teaching Assistant supports immersive, curriculum connected overnight and day school visits at Claremont Nature Centre.

Building The Living City Strategic Plan (2013) identified education and community engagement as key objectives and mechanisms through which to achieve our strategic goals. Section 5: Foster sustainable citizenship, focuses on improving the awareness of and commitment to sustainability by the region’s residents.

This position involves teaching curriculum-linked lessons to visiting school groups, supporting meal time delivery and completing administrative duties. This is the on-site live-in staff person that ensures the overnight safety of the visiting group. The Residential Assistant works closely with Education Assistants and Teachers and reports directly to the Field Centre Supervisor.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

– Lead or co-lead immersive, hands-on education programs and lessons as part of an overnight school visit.
– Lead recreational evening programs.
– Deliver or co-deliver specialized lessons including SHSM.
– Facilitate day programs and summer camps.

Facilitating Meal Service

– Work with kitchen services to ensure visitor dietary restrictions are met.
– Manage mealtimes to ensure they run smoothly and on time.
– Help with serving food to visiting guests.
– Educate students around relevant conservation efforts such as food waste during the meal.

Administrative Duties

– Modify existing lessons to adapt for special needs within a school group as needed.
– As time permits, develop new individual games and activities that update existing lessons.
– Manage and monitor confidential information (students and teacher forms) including dietary restrictions, dorm plans and health/consent waivers.
– Track and record data such as visitor numbers and survey results.
– Prepare items for visiting group departures including photographs of their visit, teacher evaluations and attendant forms and all documentation that needs to be returned to the school.

Host Visiting Groups

– Greet groups upon their arrival.
– Support group arrival and departure.
– Teacher and guest tours of the facility.
– Overnight on-site support.
– Responsible for the customer service of the visiting group.

Light Cleaning Duties

Light cleaning duties could include:

– Cleaning program materials.
– Cleaning tables, vacuuming, surface sanitizing.
– Cleaning up after illness or accident.
– Helping with building up-keep tasks including painting.

What will you need to succeed:

– Post-Secondary education in environmental studies or related field.
– First Aid and CPR Standard Certification, Clear VSS.
– 1-year teaching and or related experience.
– Strong Communication Skills.
– Excellent organization and computer skills.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

– Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
– Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
– Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
– Provides unique TRCA Perks.
– Provides flexible work arrangements.
– Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

Position Details:

Employment Type: Full-Time Contract

Duration of Employment: 26

Hours of Work: 35hrs/week

Work Location: Claremont Nature Centre

Division: Education and Training

Business Unit: Education and Training

Travel: 10%

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-057-22 prior to midnight on February 18, 2022.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.

PROVINCIAL INSTRUCTOR

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division: Ontario Parks
City: Peterborough
Job Term: 2 Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 42 weeks
Job Code: 03523 – Executive Officer 2
Salary:$1,308.68 – $1,668.77 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Job ID:170631

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!

Please note: Flexible work arrangements including telework (remote work) may be considered.

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?
Mandatory
• 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.

Technical knowledge:
• 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

Training expertise:
• 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

Communication skills:
• 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:
• 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

Analytical skills:
• 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

Computer proficiency:
• 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

Diversity and inclusion:
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:
2 Temporary, duration up to 42 weeks, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based)

Note:
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

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.

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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 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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