Apply By: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 37 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Park Store Leader

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ontario Parks - Bonnechere Provincial Park
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 28 weeks per year (Apr - November)
Job Code:
50402 - Canteen Operator 2
$24.19 - $26.17 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
If you enjoy providing a high level of customer service, and managing/motivating a retail staff, then consider this great opportunity with Bonnechere Provincial Park, part of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks!

Bonnechere Provincial Park is recreational-class park offering car camping, roofed accommodations, visitor centre, park store and a beautiful sandy beach on the shores of Round Lake. Its unique cultural and natural features are steeped in rich Ottawa Valley history that continues to make this park a destination enjoyed by many generations of visitors.

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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.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide operational leadership in the day-to-day operations of the park store which includes supplies and food services;
• provide team leadership and training to park store staff, and high quality customer service to park visitors;
• search out suppliers and obtain price quotes for goods, purchase sundries and camping supplies, maintain and balance inventory reports;
• prepare annual reports and recommendations with respect to suppliers, quality of service and products, pricing structure and cost analysis.

How do I qualify?


• must have a valid class G driver's license as recognized by the province of Ontario or equivalent.
• ability to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule
• ability to obtain certification in Safe Food Handling Practices
• ability to obtain a valid Emergency First Aid Certificate

Retail expertise:

• ability to operate a park store and restaurant effectively, including budgeting and the procurement of goods for resale
• knowledge of retailing/marketing methods and procedures to ensure adequate quantity and proper display of merchandise
• knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash handling and inventory control processes in order to manage revenues, reconcile sales and prepare sales summary reports
• knowledge of and ability to operate computerized cash register systems and Point-of-Sales (POS) machines

Leadership skills:

• group leadership skills to effectively manage a team, prepare work schedules and assist with training
• experienced in the management of retail operations and staffing

Communication and customer service skills:

• strong interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with public and staff
• ability to provide excellent customer service

Essential skills:

• ability to organize work, set priorities and complete work in a timely and efficient manner
• proficiency with common office productivity software such as word processors, spreadsheets, email, etc.

Acts and regulations knowledge:

• knowledge of Ministry of Health regulations pertaining to the proper and safe handling and storage of food
• knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Regulations made under the Act that apply to the workplace and the work being performed

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 28 weeks, 4024 Round Lake Rd, Killaloe, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 31, 2024 11:59 pm EST. 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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