Website Government of Alberta

Opportunity Type:
Job

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 22900

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Lac La Biche

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: April 11, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 6
About Us

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.

 

Role
Working within the Recreation, Education & Partnerships Unit, and reporting to the Recreation Management Specialist, this position serves a key role as interface between the Department and the public. The District Recreation Engagement Officer, working with provincial education and engagement staff, will develop and deliver a District education and engagement program to provide information and assistance to the public regarding recreation and responsible use of Crown Land. They will recruit, train, equip, and direct seasonal staff for program delivery within the District.

The District Recreation Engagement Officer will work with minimal direct supervision, at times in remote locations and adverse weather conditions. This position will also conduct patrols of recreation sites, document observations, and collect relevant data. The position implements the Public Lands Administration Regulation through signs and notices, under direction of the Recreation Management Specialist. The position will conduct routine maintenance of recreation communication infrastructure, such as signs, maps, and kiosks.

The District Recreation Engagement Officer works as part of the District recreation program to develop and foster relationships with organized recreational stakeholder groups, provide advice and oversight, and support partnership initiatives such as projects and stewardship days. The position is a key liaison with enforcement agencies and other external stakeholders.
Role (cont’d)
With direction from the Recreation Management Specialist, develop a District-level education program and annual plan that supports Departmental outcomes for recreation while addressing local priorities and issues. You will:

Recruit, train, and direct a seasonal wage compliment of Recreation Engagement Officers.
Educate the public on responsible recreation stewardship and advise them on regulations, permitted activities, and restrictions.
Deliver regulatory, wayfinding, and safety information to the public through regular public engagement.
Direct public to further resources regarding availability of public land recreational opportunities and responsible recreational use of public land.
Maintain a regular visible presence in the field at known recreation sites.
Assist recreational planners by providing recreational user perspectives.
Provide data and information that will help identify and prioritize trails and random use sites that require management or maintenance.
Assist in the identification and relationship building of stakeholder groups interested in partnership and collaborative development and maintenance of recreational trails and infrastructure.
Communicate GOA’s objectives with key stakeholders.
Educate organized recreational users regarding required approvals for organized events on public land and direct them to appropriate resources and approval pathways.
Attend and engage groups during organized events, such as races, poker rallies and club trail maintenance/clean-up days.
Qualifications
Requirements:

A related two-year diploma in outdoor recreation, land or resource management, forestry, enforcement, or comparable areas.
3 years related experience.
Valid Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent.

 

Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of:

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

 

Assets:

Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
The position requires strong communication and collaboration skills in developing and maintaining functional working relationships in a team environment.
This position requires the ability to work independently and adjust to changing priorities, comfortable working alone in the backcountry, and working-level technical knowledge and skills to work with volunteers and educate members of the public.
Additional skills to support the recreation program include contract management, project management, partnership collaboration, and supervisory skills for field staff.
This position must have excellent interpersonal skills to deliver messaging to people with varying levels of understanding and differing perspectives. The incumbent requires an alert level of situational awareness and understanding of conflict management. Skill in verbal judo is an asset.
Must be comfortable and competent working in remote backcountry locations with a minimum of supervision. Must demonstrate proficiency in the safe operation of off-highway vehicles. Knowledge and certification in wilderness survival and first aid is an asset.
Requires familiarity with GPS use for navigation and data collection.
Proficiency in GIS is an asset.
APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviours 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:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.
Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.
Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.
Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.
Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.
Salary
$2,171.98 to $2.761.57 biweekly ($56,688 to $72,076 annually)
Notes
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. You will be required to work weekends during the summer months.

Please Note: This is a full-time permanent position located out of Lac La Biche.

About Your Work Environment:

This position will require you to work outside in adverse weather and road conditions. Long hours, travel and overnights throughout Alberta, and/or weekend work may become necessary in the field at any time and therefore flexibility is essential.

What We Offer:

Working for the Alberta Public Service –
Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How To Apply

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,

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)
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 Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email at Jane.Mcewen@gov.ab.ca

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