Website Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Opportunity Type:

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division: Ontario Parks – Pinery Provincial Park
City: Grand Bend
Job Term: 1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 15 weeks per year (June-Sept)
Job Code:
41102 – Resource Technician 2
Salary: $23.48 – $26.16 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 176521

Do you enjoy the outdoors and have experience in areas such as resource management, enforcement and park maintenance?

If so, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Park Warden at Pinery Provincial Park . Located just west of the city of Grand Bend, Pinery Provincial Park is a natural environment park. Offering a significant trail system and a wide variety of day use activities, this popular park sees high visitation and also has some challenging resource management issues.

What can I expect to do in this role?
As a Park Warden you will carry out a variety of technical duties and program responsibilities including:

• resource management
• assisting with enforcement and security
• carrying out a variety of technical duties
• operating and maintaining light powered equipment
• facility sanitation and general park maintenance
• assisting with customer service and providing information to park visitors
• providing leadership related to enforcement and visitor programs
• providing aid and emergency services to staff and park visitors

How do I qualify?
Candidate must possess:
• a valid class “G” driver’s Licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario
• an ability to be designated as a Park Warden and meet ministry certification criteria and standards in the use of force
• an ability to work shifts, weekend and holidays, as per schedule

Technical knowledge:
• working knowledge of resource management principles, policies and practices applicable to parks
• knowledge of parks programs, services and operating regulations and demonstrated ability to interpret, apply and enforce relevant acts and regulations
• possess a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Equipment and building operation and maintenance:
• working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a variety of office equipment and light powered equipment such as lawnmowers, chainsaws, small hand tools, etc.
• working knowledge of general building and utility maintenance

Interpersonal and communication skills:
• interpersonal skills to interact effectively with staff and visitors and to provide park information to stakeholders
• communication skills to produce reports and correspondence

Leadership skills:
• demonstrated leadership skills to provide guidance to staff, accept responsibility and in making decisions

Independence and organizational skills:
• organizational skills and the ability to work independently and follow and carry out instructions

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.
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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:
Address: 1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 15 weeks, 9526 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend, West Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based)
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 4.7
Category: Parks
Posted on: Friday, February 11, 2022
Note: In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

How to apply:
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 Monday, February 28, 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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