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Are you an experienced supervisor with a desire to be part of a dynamic team?

This is the position for you!


This job is accountable for the planning, supervision and safe implementation of trails and backcountry projects and maintenance in the Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area, Bow Valley, Bow Valley Wildland and portions of Spray Valley Provincial Parks. To be effective, the position must ensure open and effective communication with colleagues and stakeholders, train and mentor permanent and wage staff in the use of high consequence equipment with a focus on OH&S safe work practices, maintain buildings, equipment and vehicles in their program area, have a good understanding of federal and provincial policies and legislation that influence their program area and complete myriad administrative duties including staff recruitment, performance management, contract management and stakeholder meetings. This ensures that clients in the busiest Park Region in Alberta have an exceptional and safe recreation experience.

As a Bow Valley Trails Supervisor you will:

Identifies, designs, implements and/or supervises construction of new or replacement trails and backcountry infrastructure including trails, bridges, walkways, retaining walls and backcountry campgrounds facilities.
Planning, ordering and implementation of trails and backcountry signage systems.
Planning, coordination and supervision backcountry helicopter operations related to maintenance and development.
Coordination, supervision, transportation and use of machinery and equipment such as snowcats, skid steers, track hoes, back hoes, front-end loaders, tractor, snowmobiles and other hand tools, in delivery of summer and winter trial operations, including 60 km of Nordic and fat bike grooming and tracksetting.
Recruitment, training, development and scheduling of program staff including seasonal wage employees with a focus on adherence and development of OH&S safe work practices.
Coordination of vehicle, building and equipment maintenance in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
Liaising with commercial industry, volunteer and interest groups on projects, including inspection or supervision of contracted services for trails and backcountry campgrounds.
Assisting Provincial GIS and Ecology colleagues with maintaining accurate inventory of trails and backcountry assets and public engagement with asset conditions through web and social media.
Be responsible for trails information reporting both internally and publically through the website
Daily contact with direct reports in regards to program supervision and training, and weekly interaction with colleagues in regards to coordination of operations. Monthly interaction with direct-to-crown and agency volunteers and semi-annual interaction with Canadian Birkebeiner Society in regards to program coordination

Two-year technical diploma in a related field plus 1 years experience


Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Class 3 Driver’s License
Skilled trades training
Additional assets:

Preference will also be considered for candidates that have:

Expertise with relevant tools, equipment and machinery, excellent knowledge of snow science, construction systems, OH&S and supervisory training, and understanding of project management and excellent written and oral skills.
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. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


How Competencies will apply to this role:
Systems Thinking – You will have an understanding of how your role impacts working with others to see the larger picture of overseeing the environmental well-being in Alberta.


Build Collaborative Environments – You will use effective negotiation and facilitation skills to bring resolution to complex issues among diverse group/individuals.


Drive for Results – Using your strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills, you will develop and deliver understandable scientific information to key stakeholders, the scientific community, public audiences, and senior executives in government.
$2,191.49 – $2,830.64 bi-weekly ($57,197.88 to $73,879.70 Per Year)
This is a full-time permanent position
40 hours per week.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.


Working for the Alberta Public Service –
Pension plans: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
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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.


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