Website Government of Manitoba

Opportunity Type:

RO1 Resource Officer 1


Seasonal positions
approximately 17 weeks (May to September)

Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Conservation Officer Service , Resource Management and Protection

Various rural locations MB, Various urban locations MB

Advertisement Number: 39136

Salary(s):   RO1 $1,544.00 – $1,633.60 bi-weekly Plus Remoteness Allowance, if applicable.

Closing Date:   May 5, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions during the 2022 season, and will remain in effect for 6 months.

Some positions are designated bilingual. If you wish to declare bilingual status, please indicate this in your application.

Paid Training:  Successful completion of the Seasonal Officer Orientation Course (SOOC) in May 2022 is mandatory. The Department will cover meals and rooms during this course training for applicants who are successful. After successful completion of the course, mileage expenses to the assigned district will be covered.

Looking for a challenge? Want to gain law enforcement experience?  Enjoy exploring the outdoors?  Want to keep the public safe?  Are you physically fit? Join the team to work as a Seasonal Park Patrol Officer. The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, group life insurance, family related leave, and a defined pension plan.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must possess a current Canadian Firearm Safety Certificate course report, or Possession and Acquisition Licence by date of employment*
Must be eligible for appointment as a Park Patrol Officer
Must possess a satisfactory Manitoba Child Abuse Registry check. To apply, go to the following website: A current valid original Child Abuse Registry Check must be obtained and must not expire before June 1, 2022 (valid for 6 months)*
Must possess and maintain current Standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary rescuscitation (CPR) resuscitation certificates or an approved equivalent by date of employment
Must successfully complete the mandatory Seasonal Officer Orientation Course, which includes Defensive Tactics Training
Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 4 driver’s licence or an equivalent out of province licence by date acceptable to the employer
Must be willing and able to travel including overnight stays for extended periods of time
Must possess a satisfactory Criminal Record check. For information on how to obtain, visit the following website: A current valid original Criminal Record check must be obtained and must not expire before June 1, 2022*
Must have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
Must be willing and able to work irregular shifts: including evenings, weekends and overtime.Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position including: working in various adverse weather conditions walking over rough terrain and lifting weights of up to 50 lbs
Must be willing and able to work irregular shifts: including evenings, weekends and overtime.

Prior to May 2022, completion of year one of a recognized Resource Management diploma or degree program, or a graduate from a recognized law enforcement diploma program or Police Studies program; or year two of an undergraduate degree in the studies of Law, Environmental Studies/Sciences, with a minimum of 3 credit hours of law courses satisfactory to the department, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience satisfactory to the department.  **Applicants are required to submit a copy of their course transcript along with their application
Ability to make decisions and problem solve
Ability to work effectively under stress in hostile or adverse environmental conditions
Good verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to work independently under limited supervision with good time management skills
Good written communication skills

Desired:Knowledge and understanding of law enforcement
Experience handling customer complaints
If you are looking for a career in Conservation or Law, this is a great place to start! A key role is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the general public and resource users in provincial parks. As part of an enforcement team, and under a more senior officer, Park Patrol Officers conduct patrols, assist in protecting and educating the public, ensure compliance with provincial legislation and park safety and security duties.

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