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Senior Park Interpreter(s), seasonal contracts for up to 42 weeks, Ontario Parks, Oakville, Ontario, 20/06/2024

  • 4 Jun 2024 1:38 PM
    Message # 13365698

    Senior Park Interpreter

    Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

    Division: Bronte Creek Provincial Park

    City: Oakville

    Language of Position(s): English

    Job Term: 2 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contracts for up to 42 weeks per year

    Job Code: 41102 - Resource Technician 2

    Salary: $24.19 - $26.95 Per Hour*

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

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    Posting Status: Open

    Job ID: 215688

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    Are you a great communicator with expert knowledge about Ontario's natural resources, and have experience using educational principles? If so, this may be the opportunity you've been looking for.

    Consider this interesting and challenging role with Ontario Parks.

    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:

    • participate in the coordination of the Park educational program on an on-going basis
    • provide leadership and training to staff who carry out a variety of technical duties and program responsibilities
    • assist with the development of publications (e.g. park tabloids, trail guides, interpretive brochures, website content)
    • assist with the development, organization and coordination of park interpretive programming, special events and guest speakers
    • contribute to the research, preparation and delivery of interpretive programs
    • assist with working with First Nations contacts regarding interpretation and information sharing in relation to First Nations

    How do I qualify?


    • must have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent, the offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired
    • ability to obtain a valid Emergency First Aid Certificate
    • ability to work shifts, including nights, weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule
    • ability to work in inclement weather and travel extended distances by vehicle to deliver extension programming

    Technical expertise:

    • knowledge of the native and invasive flora, fauna, geology, meteorology and astronomy of Ontario
    • knowledge of standard ecological principles, theories and procedures
    • knowledge of natural and cultural resource protection principles and procedures as they apply to provincial parks

    Communication and interpersonal skills:

    • proven communication skills to disseminate complex scientific information to a variety of stakeholder audiences, specifically educational groups, and to provide excellent customer service
    • strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the supervisor and group leaders and report on work progress on a continual basis

    Educational knowledge:

    • knowledge of educational curriculum, interpretive principles, techniques, and common practices
    • ability to communicate with educational representatives and to attend educational institutions off-site to deliver educational and interpretive programming

    Equipment knowledge:

    • ability to operate, maintain and perform routine service to a variety of audio-visual and photographic equipment, information kiosks, interpretive displays and other communication devices
    • ability to operate a variety of resource management/research field equipment, such as GPS locators, weather stations, water chemistry meters, data loggers, and general field equipment

    Analytical and organizational skills:

    • organizational skills to organize workload and ensure assignments are completed within deadlines, and to work independently when away from the park setting
    • analytical skills to determine urgency of matters, assign priority and to develop and implement procedures

    Additional Information:


    • 2 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 1219 Burloak Dr, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Oakville, Central Region

    Compensation Group:

    Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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    Posted on:

    Thursday, May 30, 2024

    How to apply:

    1. You must apply online.
    2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
    3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
    4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
    5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
    6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

    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 Thursday, June 20, 2024 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.

    All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

    Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
    Accommodation is available under the Ontario's 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

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