Website Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Opportunity Type:

Organization:Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division: Ontario Parks – Sandbanks Provincial Park
City: Picton
Job Term: 1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 31 weeks per year (Apr-Oct)
Job Code: 93004 – Mtce Mechanic 2
Salary: $24.56 – $27.23 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 178906

Do you love working outdoors with a lot of variety in your work day? Ontario Parks is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Maintenance Group Leader, supervising and leading the maintenance and operation of the park sanitation program. If this sounds like something you would be excellent at, then consider this opportunity with Sandbanks Provincial Park.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of the Sandbanks team, under the general supervision of the Assistant Park Superintendent, you will:

• carry out a variety of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical maintenance and repair duties to park facilities, vehicles and equipment
• provide group leadership to other staff and students
• ensure park operating and capital maintenance standards are maintained
• Maintain premises by cleaning, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing, removing graffiti, wiping windows, light fixtures and vents, removing wax and finishing floors, cleaning washrooms and replenishing supplies
• Utilize special cleaning processes, methods and chemicals for infection control, isolation and other special cleaning projects to prevent the spread of illness/disease
• Collect and properly dispose of garbage, recycling, and other waste items
• Ensure proper storage, routine maintenance, and cleanliness of cleaning equipment
• Maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies and ensure safe storage
• Maintain records and prepare reports and stock requests
• Assist other cleaners and maintenance staff as required

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 are able to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule.

Technical expertise:
• You can perform maintenance and monitor functions associated with the water and sewage systems to ensure safe drinking and bathing water quality.
• You possess working knowledge of semi-skilled tasks usually associated with skilled trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical and automotive.
• You have working knowledge of and ability to operate and maintain provincial park facilities (i.e. campsites, day use, and comfort stations).
• You are knowledgeable of and have the ability to operate, maintain and perform minor repairs to a variety of light powered equipment (i.e. chainsaws, brush cutters, lawnmowers, boats, small hand tools).

Technical knowledge:
• You have demonstrated knowledge of and experience with industrial cleaning methods/processes (i.e. bio-hazardous cleaning and infection control) to perform required duties
• You have experience in the safe and proper operation of cleaning equipment and machines as well as other cleaning tools, materials, and products
• You have knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) for safe handling of chemical solutions used for cleaning as well as knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA)

Leadership and communication skills:
• You possess demonstrated group leadership and interpersonal skills to provide direction and guidance to staff on processes and maintenance tasks.
• You have strong communication skills to answer inquiries, provide guidance and produce documents.
• You can determine the type of cleaning agent used for various cleaning tasks
• You can work well independently and organize daily priorities
• You can recognize equipment problems, need for maintenance or repairs, and deficiencies or shortages in supplies
• You can identify and report security and workplace hazards so that corrective action can be prompt

General skills:
• You have analytical skills with ability to use effective judgement and problem-solving.
• You possess organizational skills to deal with competing demands.

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 31 weeks, 3004 County Rd 12, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Picton, East 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:

1. You must apply online.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
6. 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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