Are you passionate about contributing to the protection of significant natural, cultural, and recreational environments, while providing ample opportunities for visitors to participate in recreational activities? Then look more closely at this challenging, management opportunity within one of Ontario's provincial parks!
Earl Rowe Provincial Park is a large recreational class park located 1km west of Alliston, Earl Rowe is also responsible for the management of a cluster of parks including 4 provincial parks within the Niagara Escarpment. (Boyne Valley, Mono Cliffs, Hockley Valley, Forks of the Credit and the Beattie Nature Reserve.)
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this unique and challenging role, you will:
• provide leadership and supervision to a team within this large park as you deliver the Ministry of Natural Resource's mandate of ecological sustainability
• plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate park operations
• plan, prepare and administer a program budget
• provide leadership on human resources activities (e.g. selection, training and evaluation of staff, assigning work schedules, managing performance, etc.)
• provide leadership in the delivery of quality customer service to park guests
How do I qualify?
• you have the ability to be designated as a Park Warden
• you hold a valid Ontario class ‘G' driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario
• you are able to work shifts, weekends and holidays
• ability to supervise staff, conduct recruitment and selection processes, take disciplinary action, conduct performance appraisals and identify training needs
• ability to interpret and apply related policies, procedures, acts, regulations and legislation in the areas of environmental protection, staff supervision, financial administration, park enforcement and health and safety
Knowledge of park management, operations and maintenance:
• knowledge of resource management principles related to park management, operations and planning
• knowledge of concession operations and retail store management to lead the concessions programs
• knowledge of visitor registration, parks enforcement and maintenance principals and operations
• knowledge of service contracts and supply management
Communication, Interpersonal and Organizational Skills:
• strong communication skills to effectively develop and manage relationships with staff, volunteers, visitors, service providers and other government agencies
• familiarity with negotiation skills to negotiate service contracts
• organizational skills to plan, organize and deliver on work activities