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Assistant Park Ranger (all parks)
Position Code:2022-SLPC-1145
Business Unit:Parks and Recreational Facilities
Position Location:Various
Position Status:Seasonal GR3
  
Job Description & Requirements
ASSISTANT PARK RANGER

COMPETITION No: 2022-SLPC-1145

CLASSIFICATION: Resource Technician 2

COMPENSATION GROUP: OPSEU - Technical

SALARY RANGE: $23.95 to $26.68 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: April to October
Group 3 seasonal recurring

HOURS OF WORK: 36.25 hours per week

DIVISION: Parks and Recreation

LOCATION: Various campgrounds
(Glengarry, Mille Roches, Woodlands, McLaren, Farran, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Riverside-Cedar, and Ivy Lea)

POSTING DATE: January 24, 2023

CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2023

AREA OF SEARCH: OPEN
 
Do you love working outdoors with a lot of variety in your workday? Parks of the St. Lawrence is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual who can carry out the duties of Assistant Park Ranger. As an Assistant Park Ranger you will be an integral part of our team by assisting with the hands-on day-to- day operations of the park, including enforcement, maintenance, health & safety, and supervisory duties. If you have what it takes to be an Assistant Park Ranger, then consider this exciting and rewarding opportunity.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

In this role you will:

Under the direct supervision of the Park Ranger and Assistant Parks Operations Manager, assist in the coordination of the day-to-day park operations of the campground and/or beach, including all administrative and maintenance functions, e.g., scheduling, assigning work, monitoring and auditing work performance.
Prepare the annual work plan, identifying priorities, setting targets and co-ordinating resources to accomplish specific tasks.
Train, supervise and identify performance and misconduct issues for seasonal staff and students, advising management of any issues.
Oversee park enforcement functions, ensuring staff follow proper security procedures and ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
Respond to first aid emergencies and oversee in-house training programs for emergency procedures for all staff.
Work in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, its regulations, and the Employer’s occupational health and safety policies and complete assigned audits and inspections.
Embody the SLPC’s equity, diversity and inclusion principles while interacting with staff and guests.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

MANDATORY:
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 they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired. 
Successful completion of Provincial Offences Officer designation within one-year of date of hire.
Valid emergency first aid and CPR certificate or ability to obtain.
A willingness to work variable shifts including evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
You have:
Knowledge of park operations (day-use, campground, beaches, and registration).
Knowledge of resource management practices as well as interpret and enforce legislation applicable to park management (e.g. St. Lawrence Parks Act and associated regulations, Trespass to Property Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act ,).
Knowledge of park enforcement functions, corresponding legislation, and regulations to ensure staff follow proper security procedures.
Knowledge of grounds and buildings maintenance, general construction, trails maintenance.
Knowledge of, experience with, and the ability to operate, maintain and perform minor repairs to a variety of light powered equipment (e.g., chainsaws, brush cutters, lawnmowers, utility terrain vehicles (UTV), tractors and small hand tools, etc.).
The ability to promote, foster and support a safe working environment for all staff that includes working in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, its regulations, and the Employer’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines when performing supervisory responsibilities.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
You have:
Excellent communication skills to enforce park rules and regulations and to provide accurate information to staff, service providers and visitors.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) to prepare reports and correspondence regarding park operations and respond to customer inquiries and complaints tactfully and with discretion.

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
You have:
Leadership skills to provide team leadership to a variety of park staff.
Supervisory skills to assist in day-to-day operations and to ensure the park operational needs are met.
The ability to motivate, train and work as a team member.
The ability to assist with the supervision of programming and special events.

JUDGMENT AND DECISION-MAKING SKILLS
You have:
Strong judgement, decision-making, and critical thinking skills to identify and analyze operational issues and challenges and provide recommendations and implement solutions.
The ability to ensure compliance to park regulations, resolve complaints and recognize dangerous situations, and determine the appropriate course of action 
The ability to plan, develop and assist in leading park operations by identifying priorities, setting targets, determining objectives, and coordinating resources.

ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS
You have:
Knowledge of computer software to process reservations and prepare a variety of reports.
Knowledge of administrative procedures to provide support to the Park Ranger in the daily operations of the park.
Cash handling skills and mathematical skills to process sales and reservations, balance receipts and complete deposits.

WHY WORK FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE PARKS COMMISSION?

Belong to one of the largest employers in Ontario, the Ontario Public Service, and open the door to a diverse range of career opportunities throughout the province 
Supportive team environment
Staff discounts
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Option to join an excellent pension plan 
Paid benefits 
Percentage paid in lieu of vacation and statutory holidays 

HOW TO APPLY:

1. Please apply online, https://www.parks.on.ca/about/careers/. 
2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages.
3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed above.  Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job.
4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
5. Every external candidate must identify their prior employment in the Ontario Public Service including positions, dates of employment and any re-employment restrictions.
 
REMEMBER:  THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 11:59 PM ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2023.
 
WE THANK ALL CANDIDATES FOR APPLYING, BUT ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR FURTHER SCREENING OR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

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.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is committed to employment equity.  We welcome 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.  The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is also committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this posting in an alternative format or to request any accommodation please contact us directly through Human Resources at 1-800-437-2233, ext. 1401. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.