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Assistant Park Superintendent

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ontario Parks - Restoule Provincial Park, Mikisew Provincial Park and Fitzroy Provincial Park
Fitzroy Harbour, Restoule, South River
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
3 Temporary (annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 42 weeks per year)
Job Code:
41104 - Resource Technician 3
$25.80 - $28.71 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Attention Outdoor Enthusiasts!

Are you looking for a great opportunity with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to engage with people and work with a dynamic and motivated team?

As the Assistant Park Superintendent, you will play a central role by assisting with day-to-day park operations including developing and administering provincial park and conservation reserve programs while protecting their natural, cultural, and recreational values.

The Ontario Parks' mission is to protect significant natural and cultural resources and maintain biodiversity in a system of provincial parks that is sustainable and provide opportunities for inspiration, enjoyment and discovery; now and for future generations.

Restoule Provincial Park (8818 Hwy 534 Fl 1, Restoule) (Feb-Dec) exists adjacent to Stormy Lake and Restoule Lake, with bountiful ancient cedars at the cliff base of the 100 meter high Stormy Lake Bluff. Hiking, mountain biking, backcountry camping and waterfront camping are some of the many activities available at this picturesque park in Northern Ontario.

Mikisew Provincial Park (301 Park Road, South River) (Feb-Dec) is a haven for flora and fauna, boasting three sandy beaches and shallow, warm waters ideal for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. The beautiful park also hosts a hardwood forest and vibrant wetlands and ponds.

Fitzroy Provincial Park (5201 Canon Smith Drive, Fitzroy Harbour) (Apr-Feb) boasts 100- and 200-year-old trees, with views of the Carp and Ottawa Rivers. This bustling park is also a popular campground for families, with activities such as boating, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and the Discovery Program in the summer months.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage 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.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• schedule work, set priorities and ensure work is completed in a safe manner
• ensure facilities and equipment are properly maintained
• supervise operations and programs in the park
• assist in the preparation of operational plans and reports
• prepare correspondence in response to public enquiry's and/or complaints
• organize and administer the park enforcement program
• explain park rules to park patrons and requesting compliance, issue warnings, intervene and carry out evictions

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• You must have the ability to be designated as a Park Warden and meet the ministry certification criteria and standards in the use of force.
• You possess a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario to travel within and outside the park.
• You possess or have the ability to obtain a Small Drinking Water Systems Operator Certificate, Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) and Hunting Licence (Outdoors Card) as needed.
• You possess or have the ability to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) or equivalent.
• You must have the ability to work shifts, weekends and holidays as per schedule.

Leadership skills and knowledge:

• proven leadership abilities to supervise and develop staff effectively
• knowledge of the principles and practices of managing emergency situations
• able to enforce various acts and regulations within the park, and to act as supervisor and/or duty officer
• knowledge and experience necessary to lead a team and to deal with difficult situations

Essential knowledge and skills:

• knowledge of resource management principles and techniques as they apply to provincial park operations to effectively operate the park within guidelines
• knowledge of procurement and accounting practices
• able to operate computers proficiently including common office productivity applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, databases, etc.

Technical knowledge:

• demonstrated experience using various equipment such as chainsaws, cutters, lawn mowers, ATVs, kayaks, outboard motors and boats etc.
• knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping, utility and equipment maintenance
• knowledge of capital development to understand site development and construction plans
• knowledge of small drinking water systems and water treatment facility maintenance

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• communication skills to effectively develop and manage relationships with staff, volunteers, visitors, service providers and other government agencies
• ability to prepare correspondence, incident reports, operating/emergency plans, etc.
• interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership, monitor performance and promote excellence in customer service and team performance

Analytical and organizational skills:

• analytical skills and the ability to work independently and use good judgement to follow and carry out instructions, manage emergencies and identify/solve problems
• ability to apply and interpret the provisions of relevant government legislations, regulations and policies such as the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
• organizational skills to prepare and maintain schedules, plan, organize and implement work/projects, and to manage competing demands

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 8818 Hwy 534 Fl 1, Restoule, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based)
  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 301 Park Rd S, South River, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based)
  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 5201 Canon Smith Rd, Fitzroy Harbour, East Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based)
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Monday, October 16, 2023
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 Monday, October 30, 2023 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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