Website Ontario Parks
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Expression of Interest
Position: Assistant Park Superintendent
Classification: M0609A – Legal/Regulatory 03 ($57,398.00 – $84,322.00)
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park
Duration: Temporary assignment for up to 6 months with possible
Are you looking for a great opportunity with the Ministry of the Environment
Conservation and Parks to engage with people and work with a dynamic and motivated
As the Assistant Park Superintendent, you will play a central role by assisting with
planning, developing and managing Sandbanks Provincial Park while protecting their
natural and recreational heritage values.
The Ontario Parks’ mission is to protect natural and cultural resources and provide
opportunities for inspiration, enjoyment and education; now and for future generations.
This is an opportunity to:
• Assist in providing leadership and supervision to a team within the parks as you
deliver the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks / Ontario Parks
mandate with a focus on ecological sustainability
• Assist in the planning, organizing, and implementation of business, resource
management and operational activities
• Provide assistance on human resources activities such as recruitment, training
and evaluation of staff, assigning work schedules and managing performance
• Monitor park programs through an audit process to ensure compliance with cash
handling policies, Park Discovery Program guidelines, compliance with accepted
enforcement practices and techniques and regard for employee and public safety
• Prepare tenders and purchases materials, maintains expenditure control against
allocated budget, administers service contracts and concession agreements
• Participate in the preparation and updating of the risk management plan and
direct the implementation of action identified to ensure duty of care with respect
to the public use
• Take enforcement action as required as a Park Warden involving
serious/sensitive violations as well as providing leadership during park
How do I qualify?
• You must have the ability to obtain a Park Warden designation and ability to
meet the standards in Use of Force training.
• You must possess a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized
by the Province of Ontario.
• Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Emergency First Aid certificate.
• You possess strong interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership,
monitor performance and promote excellence in customer service and team
• You are able to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, work under pressure and
maintain a high level of accuracy.
• You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human
resources, including labour relations issues.
• You have the ability to be responsible for the overall compliance with legislative
statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives,
guidelines and commitments related to programs and services.
• You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative
advice and guidance to senior management.
Program Management and Coordination Skills:
• You possess knowledge of resource management principles related to park
management, concessions operations and planning.
• You have a good understanding of accounting, revenue practices, expenditure
control and supply and contract management.
• You possess knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping and utilities coupled
with knowledge of capital development including the ability to understand site
development and construction plans.
• You possess analytical skills and the ability to work independently and use good
• You have organizational skills to prepare schedules, organize and implement
work and special projects.
Communication, Relationship Management and Interpersonal Skills:
• You have strong communication skills to effectively develop and manage
relationships with staff, volunteers, visitors, service providers and other
• You have the ability to collaborate with other agencies including ambulance
services, fire services, to develop a comprehensive approach to emergency
planning and management for the purpose of first aid response, critical incident
management, road closures and disaster planning.
• You have the ability to respond to emergencies, complaints and contentious
issues involving the public, staff, stakeholders, interest groups and media with
tact and diplomacy.
• You have interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership, monitor
performance and promote excellence in customer service and team performance.
• You have knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping, utility and equipment
• You have knowledge of capital development to understand site development and
• You are able to apply and interpret relevant legislation, policies and procedures
and possess working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume via
email, quoting “Expression of Interest – Assistant Park Superintendent –
Sandbanks” in the subject line, no later than May 20, 2022 to:
Attention: Curt Morris, Park Superintendent
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Southeast Zone, Ontario Parks
Land and Water Division
Thank you for your interest. Please ensure you have your manager’s approval to apply.
Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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