• Full Time
  • Seasonal (summer)
  • Britt, ON (Ontario)
  • Applications have closed.

Website Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Opportunity Type:

Are you a self-motivated, organized individual that can lead a small group of Park Naturalists to deliver theme-based programming and provide technical leadership and guidance? If so, please consider this opportunity at Grundy Lake Provincial Park.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• provide technical, operational, monitoring and group leadership duties
• lead student staff by assisting with hiring, target setting, training, assigning tasks and evaluating skills
• organize, schedule, deliver and evaluate a variety of cultural, recreational and natural environment programs to park visitors
• organize and prepare displays, pamphlets, general information and notices of program
• interpret, manage and inventory historical artifacts and records
• collect and organize statistics, prepare annual operating strategies and year end reports

*Please note that staff accommodation/housing is not provided for this position.

How do I qualify?
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.
• You must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays as per schedule.
• You have the ability to achieve certification in public speaking and/or heritage interpretation.
• You have the ability to work in inclement weather.

Interpretive knowledge:
• knowledge of interpretive principles, techniques, and common practices, as well as innovation and creativity to develop and implement new interpretive programs and facilities

Technical knowledge:
• knowledge of the native and invasive flora, fauna, geology, meteorology and astronomy of Ontario
• knowledge of standard ecological principles, theories and procedures
• knowledge of natural and cultural resource protection principles and procedures as they apply to provincial parks

Communication and leadership skills:
• group leadership and interpersonal skills to provide direction to park staff by assigning work, explaining work methods, monitoring performance and ensuring continuity in services
• public relations skills to effectively deal with contentious issues and communicate with media representatives
• strong communication skills to disseminate complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, provide excellent customer service and deliver great presentations

Organizational skills:
• coordination skills to assign, manage and utilize resources and staff effectively
• organizational skills to develop and implement procedures; to organize own workload; and to meet established deadlines

Computer and equipment proficiency:
• proficient with office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and presentation applications, as well as, graphics applications and social media
• ability to operate and maintain audio-visual and photography equipment, information kiosks, interpretive displays and other communication devices

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 26 weeks, 20400 Hwy 522, Grundy Lake Provincial Park, Britt, North Region

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions

Schedule: 4.7
Category: Parks
Posted on: Monday, February 7, 2022

Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to:COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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1. You must apply online.
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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, February 25, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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