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Approximately 271 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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:    Fitzroy Harbour, Fitzroy Provincial Park (Fitzroy Harbour), Rideau River Provincial Park (Kemptville), Sandbanks Provincial Park (Picton), Voyageur Provincial Park (Chute-A-Blondeau)
Job Term:    36 Temporary positions between 7-16 weeks, starting in May or June
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $10.25 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    63798
 

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario noted in the city list above. You will be required to identify the cities you are interested in applying to. Because some cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario please confirm the location using Google Maps when applying. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on this application form. Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Apply Online - Student Application Guide - item 1 in Key Resources

For the location of MNR Parks in Ontario, please review the following map.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

In a provincial park environment, there are many types of Park Ranger positions:
• 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;
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
All positions require students to be 15 years of age on the first day of employment with no age limit.

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 on this job ad will require the successful candidate to undergo a general-level screening check, which includes a criminal record check, at their own expense.

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
• Ability to work collaboratively and within a team environment.
• You plan, organize and prioritize your work 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?

  • -Are you willing to be considered for other Summer Employment Opportunities positions, if available?

  • -Tell us why you are interested in this position (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • -Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • -Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role, or enter "nil" (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • -List your academic activities including achievements, awards, recognition, etc. (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • -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 write, in the order of your preference up to three (3) selections, which Park Ranger position(s) you are interested in (e.g. 1. Gate Attendant 2. Trail Maintenance 3. Admin. Asst.). [200 character limit]

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 5201 Canon Smith Drive, Fitzroy Harbour, ON, Fitzroy Provincial Park (Fitzroy Harbour), East Region
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 2680 Donnelley Dr, Kemptville, ON, Rideau River Provincial Park (Kemptville), East Region
  • 6 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 1313 Front Rd , Chute-A-Blondeau, ON, Voyageur Provincial Park (Chute-A-Blondeau), East Region
  • 2 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 3004 County Rd 12, Picton, ON, Sandbanks Provincial Park (Picton), East Region
  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 5201 Canon Smith Drive, Fitzroy Harbour, ON, Fitzroy Provincial Park (Fitzroy Harbour), East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 5201 Canon Smith Rd, Fitzroy Harbour, East Region
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 2680 Donnelley Dr, Kemptville, ON, Rideau River Provincial Park (Kemptville), East Region
  • 11 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 3004 County Rd 12, Picton, ON, Sandbanks Provincial Park (Picton), East Region
  • 9 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 1313 Front Rd , Chute-A-Blondeau, ON, Voyageur Provincial Park (Chute-A-Blondeau), East Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:   Friday, March 21, 2014
 
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 Sunday, April 6, 2014 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.



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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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