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Approximately 461 individuals applied for this opportunity; based on the screening results, we anticipate that for each vacancy 3-5 individuals will be selected to proceed to the next phase of the competition.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

STUDENT - PARK RANGER
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Ministry of Natural Resources
City:    Algonquin Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park - HWY 60 (Whitney), Algonquin Provincial Park (Kiosk), Driftwood Provincial Park (Stone Cliffe), Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park (Mattawa)
Job Term:    63 Temporary positions between 7-16 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $10.25 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52378
 

*Targeted to Post-Secondary and High School students*

This job posting represents multiple locations across Ontario. Job location details are listed below. You are required to identify the ministries and cities you are interested in applying to. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Applications are accepted online. Resumes and cover letters are not accepted. Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on the application form.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOEligibilityCriteria.asp') Eligibility Requirements (/a)
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Student Application Guide (/a) -item 1 in Key Resources
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Explanation of Rating Scale for Application Questions (/a) -item 2 in Key Resources

For MNR Park locations across Ontario please refer to the (a href='http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/ont_map.html') map here. (/a)

Detailed Position Breakdown:

Algonquin Provincial Park Zone

15 positions at Algonquin Provincial Park , Highway 60 East Gate Complex, Whitney - Limited staff accommodations available

20 positions at Algonquin Provincial Park , Highway 60, Whitney - Limited staff accommodations available

21 positions at Algonquin Provincial Park , Kiosk Campground - Highway 630, Mattawa - Limited staff accommodations available

1 position at Driftwood Provincial Park, 39520 Highway 17 , Stonecliffe - Limited staff accommodations available

6 positions at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, 6905 Highway 17 East, Mattawa - Limited staff accommodations available - 1 position is bilingual

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

The Park Ranger job type has a variety of positions available within the Provincial parks. You can identify on the job application form which position(s) within the Park Ranger job ad are of interest to you.

The position descriptions are outlined below:
• Gate Attendant – assists with issuing park permits, day to day park operations, performing clerical and customer service functions;
• Interior Ranger – travels into the interior of a Provincial Park on a day or multi-day trips performing campsite, portage and trail maintenance;
• Administrative Assistant – performs clerical and administrative functions;
• GIS Data Technician - uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to conduct data and trend analysis, including spatial trend analysis;
• Trail Maintenance – assists with trail maintenance and development utilizing hand tools;
• Natural Heritage Education Assistant - assists with the delivery of Natural Heritage Education programs;
• Maintenance Worker – performs unskilled manual labor duties and operates light power equipment;
• Park Planner – supports the delivery of a park planning program;
• Park Store Sales Clerk – assists with grocery and merchandise retail sales and clerical activities

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) due to program funding.

Some positions may require the successful candidate(s) to undergo a personal security screening check as a condition of employment.

Some positions may require candidate(s) to be bilingual in English and French.

Qualification Requirements:
Communications and Customer Service skills
• You apply oral and written communication skills communicate information related to programs, prepare a variety of documents and respond to public and/or internal inquiries by phone, email, and in-person
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Technical Skills
• Apply basic safe operating practices to work with machinery and equipment
• Conduct maintenance of grounds, buildings, and equipment and use of machinery, equipment and tools (e.g. lawn mowers, weed trimmers)
• Basic mathematical skills to perform cash handling duties
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents
• You apply your experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ESRI ArcGIS suite to conduct data and trend analysis, including spatial trend analysis; prepare simple maps; track, compile and evaluate information

Organizational Skills
• Ability to follow instructions, and seeking clarification as required
• Ability to apply attention to detail and to record information accurately

Other Requirements – Some positions require:
• Some positions require you to have a valid Ontario G2 Driver's Licence (or higher)
• You are able to work shifts, weekends with irregular schedule up to 36.25 hours per week
• You must have a valid and current Pleasure Craft Operators Card
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• Ability and comfort operating small machinery, equipment and using lawn care tools

Pre-Screening Questions

  • -Are you a resident of Ontario?

  • -Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?

  • -Are you 15 years of age or older?

  • -Are you either 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age for a person with a disability)?

  • -Please indicate your Student Status:

  • -Please indicate when you will be available to start work:

  • -If you are considered for a job that requires a personal security screening check, will you consent to the screening?

  • -Relocation costs are not covered for summer student positions. Are you willing to cover the cost to relocate if you are selected for a position outside your local area?

  • -Describe why you are interested in this position

  • -Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role

  • -Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role

  • -Describe your key accomplishments and/or academic achievements

  • -Provide alternate contact information e.g. a secondary email address or phone number or enter “nil”

  • -Experience providing information to clients including answering the phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries

  • -Experience planning, organizing and coordinating routine office work e.g. assemble and prepare information and materials, prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines

  • -Experience developing and distributing a range of documents e.g. spreadsheets, reports, graphs, agendas, presentations, correspondence etc.

  • -Experience conducting research, performing analysis and compiling, synthesizing and summarizing information

  • -Are you bilingual in English and French?

  • -Are you able to work shifts, weekends with irregular schedule up to 36.25 hours / week?

  • -Do you have or are willing to acquire a Pleasure Craft Operators Card?

  • -Do you have an Ontario G2 driver's license (or higher)?

  • -Are you willing to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items within safety regulations?

  • -Knowledge and/or experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ESRI ArcGIS suite to conduct data and trend analysis, including spatial trend analysis; prepare simple maps; track, compile and evaluate information

  • -Knowledge and experience using hand tools, equipment and machinery (e.g. lawn mower, weed trimmers)

  • -Please indicate in order of preference up to 3 Park Ranger positions you are interested in, select from: Gate Attendant, Interior Ranger, Administrative Assistant, GIS Data Technician, Trail Maintenance, Natural Heritage Education Assistant, Maintenance Worker, Park Planner or Park Stores Sales Clerk

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 6905 Hwy. 17 East , Mattawa, ON, Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park (Mattawa), North Region
  • 5 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 6905 Hwy. 17 East , Mattawa, ON, Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park (Mattawa), North Region
  • 21 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, Kiosk Campground - Hwy 630, Kiosk, ON, Algonquin Provincial Park (Kiosk), North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 39520 Hwy 17, Stonecliffe, ON, Driftwood Provincial Park (Stone Cliffe), North Region
  • 15 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, East Gate Complex, km 56 Hwy 60, Algonquin Provincial Park, North Region
  • 20 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, Hwy. 60, Whitney, ON, Algonquin Provincial Park - HWY 60 (Whitney), North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:   Friday, March 8, 2013
 
Note:
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 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 applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting 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 Friday, March 22, 2013 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.



Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d'emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca

 
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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