Website Bow Habitat Station - Government of Alberta

Opportunity Type:
Job

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

Bow Habitat Station (BHS) is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of Alberta’s air, land, water, and biodiversity. Through immersive educational experiences, visitors of all ages and abilities learn about Alberta wildlife and gain an appreciation of the province’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. For more information about Bow Habitat Station, please visit our website at: http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca/

 

Role

Are you passionate about the environment and inspiring Albertans to think, plan and act with the environment in mind?

Reporting to the Director of Bow Habitat Station and Outreach Services, Bow Habitat Station’s Education Coordinator leads the development, delivery, and continuous improvements of on-site and virtual environmental education programs for a variety of audiences. This position actively directs the responsibilities of seasonal front-line wage staff that lead the delivery of education programs and activities, including routine training, mentoring and coaching to maintain quality service standards for program delivery.

 

Highlights of responsibilities include:

  • Development and coordination of audience-specific education programs tied to AEP education mandates and Alberta Science Programs of Study.
  • Coordination of booking and communication procedures with clients.
  • Coordination of the evaluation of education programs, developing client-centric performance metrics for evaluating participant satisfaction.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement annual review of school season and fishing season activities that support business targets and reflect available resources.
  • Actively manage the resources required to deliver education programs.
  • Participate as a member of internal department education committees and environmental education task teams.
  • Support the delivery of front-line client services and environmental education programs at BHS.

This position functions with a high degree of independence and professionalism in an environment characterized by a high volume of work carried out under time-specific deadlines with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. A positive attitude, strong communication, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, will ensure success in this position.

 

Qualifications

University Degree such as Bachelor of Education, Science, Natural Sciences, Arts with a focus on conservation, environmental science, biology or natural resources, plus 2 years progressively related experiences such as coordination and development of education programs; or Diploma in a related field supplemented with 4+ years of progressively related 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.

Other requirements:

A Class 5 driver’s license is required.

 

Final candidates will be required to obtain the following, at their own cost:

Standard First Aid Level C CPR with AED
Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reaching 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: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

Please be advised that we will be conducting a competency-based interview for this competition. The behavioral competencies that have been deemed as critical for this role include:

  • Agility – You have the ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities when overseeing day-to-day operations.
  • Creative Problem Solving – You will have the ability to assess, evaluate and make recommendations to enhance operations and programming.
  • Develop Self and Others – You have the desire and drive to mentor and assist staff and volunteers to understand their roles in the bigger picture of Alberta Environment and Parks as well as provide training so that they have the tools for effective program delivery.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – You will lead and support staff and volunteers to collaboratively work together to meet the outcomes of educational programs offered by Bow Habitat Station.

 

Salary

$2,556.10 to $3,355.81 bi-weekly ($66,714 to $87,586 annually)

 

Notes

This full-time position works 36.25 hours per week (temporary salaried for 24 months), and is based out of Bow Habitat Station in Calgary. The successful candidate will be required to regularly work weekends and the occasional evening, as required.

A cover letter is required and should include at least one example describing how you have demonstrated any of the Competencies listed in the ad. Your employment history listed in your resume should also list the month and year for each job noted.

 

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply Now” button: https://jobpostings.alberta.ca/job/Calgary-Education-Program-Coordinator/557550717/

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 login 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 applicants.

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/balance

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 job description, please contact bow.habitat@gov.ab.ca

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