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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.


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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.


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We are currently looking to hire for the following two positions:

Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area – Trail Crew Leader
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park – Maintenance Service Lead Hand
Under the direct supervision of the Park Maintenance Supervisor this position is part of a team that facilitates the enjoyment and experience for Albertans on the extensive year-round trail network at Cooking Lake Blackfoot.


You will perform and assist in numerous tasks and duties involved in the maintenance of hiking, biking, horse and cross country ski trails that include:

Felling and bucking trees and shrubs with a chainsaw and pruning equipment;
Maintenance and repair of staging area and backcountry shelters and facilities;
Operating construction equipment such as skid steers, tractors, mini excavators, and cross country trail grooming equipment;
Trail work may include trail surface repair and maintenance, culvert and fence repairs, and use of a variety of hand and power tools and small equipment.
Repair and maintenance of equipment and tools is required.

Some High School education and one year experience
Class 5 Driver’s License is required (Class 6 or Class 7 not accepted)
Successful applicants will be expected to provide an acceptable driving abstract upon commencement.

High School Graduation is preferred
Physically able to perform the duties as assigned
Willingness to work outdoors, including during times of inclement weather.
Good communication skills and work well independently or in a team setting
A strong mechanical aptitude
This position requires some knowledge or experience in carpentry, equipment operation, trail maintenance and grooming, backcountry travel, chainsaw bucking or felling
Familiar and active in outdoor recreational activities and interest in the natural environment and/or environmental studies.
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:


Competencies relevant to this role include:


Agility – Works creatively within policies and procedures to proactively meet goals.


Facilitates communication – Contributes positively by actively sharing information, and listening and accepting others’ points of view in an open, honest and non-defensive way


Creative Problem-solving – Breaks straightforward problems down into manageable components to identify what needs to be done.


Build Collaborative Environments – By promoting collaboration and commitment, encourage broad thinking on projects, work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful dialogue.
$1,819.88 – $2,206.04 biweekly ( $47,499.00 – $57,578.00 per year)
What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

Working for the Alberta Public Service –
Pension plans:  Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
Additional Terms of Employment:

40 hours per week, including occasional weekends and evenings.
This job requires working outdoors in the backcountry, even in times of inclement weather.
How To Apply
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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:


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:
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) 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


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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