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Senior Park Worker (Ingleside/LSPW Operations)
Position Code:2022-SLPC-1148
Business Unit:Parks and Recreational Facilities
Position Location:Various
Position Status:Seasonal GR3
  
Job Description & Requirements
SENIOR PARK WORKER

COMPETITION No: 2022-SLPC-1148

CLASSIFICATION: Manual Worker

COMPENSATION GROUP: OPSEU - Operational & Maintenance

SALARY RANGE: $21.24 to $22.91 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
(McLaren & Mille Roches, Woodlands & Farran)

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 Senior Park Worker. If this sounds like something you would be excellent at, then consider this opportunity with us.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

You will:

Provide maintenance services under the general supervision of the Park Ranger and Assistant Parks Operations Manager.
Support customer service initiatives and the St. Lawrence Parks Commission mandate to deliver excellent customer service.
Provide for the safety of the public and staff.
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.
A willingness to work variable shifts including evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
You have:
Knowledge of grounds and buildings maintenance, general construction, trails maintenance and you possess working knowledge of semi-skilled tasks usually associated with skilled trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical.
Knowledge of 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.).
Experience and willingness to perform janitorial duties, e.g., cleaning washrooms.
The ability and willingness to acquire a good working knowledge of park operations (day-use area and/or campground).
The ability to learn and follow policies and procedures.
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.

COMMUNICATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
You have:
Written and verbal communication and customer service skills to deal effectively with staff and the public.

LEADERSHIP AND JUDGMENT SKILLS
You have:
Demonstrated group leadership and interpersonal skills to provide direction and guidance to staff on processes, policies, procedures, and maintenance tasks.
Integrity and the ability to adapt to different situations, applying judgment to a crisis to determine the appropriate course of action.

OTHER SKILLS
You have:
The ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including cleaning, grounds keeping, moving picnic tables, lifting garbage cans, bags of wood and ice.
Organizational skills to deal with competing demands.

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.

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.