Website Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Opportunity Type:

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division: Ontario Parks – Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
City: Pass Lake
Job Term: 1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 16 weeks per year (May – Sept)
Job Code: 41100 – Resource Technician 1
Salary: $21.79 – $23.62 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 178938

Are you a creative individual with leadership qualities looking for an exciting job opportunity in visitor education, with a good mix of outdoor duties in a Provincial Park? If so, then consider this opportunity with Ontario Parks as a Parks Program Educator.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:

• provide technical and operational assistance with the park programs
• assist with preparing and presenting interpretive programs
• help in interpreting natural and cultural history of the park
• lend a hand with the preparation of stories for newsletters and promotional marketing material
• gather and record flora and fauna observations, visitor, tourism, marketing data and park attributes for park records
• provide general maintenance (i.e. housekeeping and minor repairs of marketing equipment and facility)

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You must be able to work shifts, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.

• You possess knowledge of resource management principles and techniques.
• You are knowledgeable of interpretive programming preparation and presentation techniques.
• You have working knowledge of forest flora and fauna.
• You are knowledgeable of and have an ability to use computer programs such as word-processing, record keeping, digital image scanning, internet and email software applications.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You possess demonstrated communication skills to conduct presentations, park tours and abilities to facilitate interpretive programs for visitors and clients.
• You have well developed written communication skills to assist in creating stories and marketing boards.
• You have interpersonal and customer service skills to assist and deal with internal and external stakeholders.

General skills:
• You are a demonstrated leader and can supervise and assist staff.
• You have the ability to work independently and carry out instructions.
• You possess skills to prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines and organize park events.
• You have the ability to operate and maintain audio visual equipment.

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:

Address: 1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 16 weeks, Rr 1 Pass Lake, Pass Lake, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 4.7
Category: Parks
Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 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.

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.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

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.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. 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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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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