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Senior Park Naturalist, Seasonal, Ontario Parks - Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton West, ON, January 27, 2021

  • 13 Jan 2021 11:13 AM
    Message # 9856071


    Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

    Division: Sibbald Point Provincial Park

    City: Sutton West

    Job Term: 1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 42 weeks per year (Feb-Nov)

    Job Code: 41104 - Resource Technician 3

    Salary: $24.79 - $27.59 Per Hour*

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

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    Posting Status: Open Targeted

    Job ID: 159406

    Are you a self-motivated, organized individual that can lead a small group of park interpreters to deliver theme-based programming and provide technical leadership and guidance? If so, please consider this opportunity at Sibbald Point Provincial Park.

    What can I expect to do in this role? In this role, you will:

    • provide technical, operational, monitoring and group leadership duties
    • lead student staff by assisting with hiring, target setting, training, assigning tasks and evaluating skills
    • organize, schedule, deliver and evaluate a variety of cultural, recreational and natural environment programs to park visitors
    • organize and prepare displays, pamphlets, general information and notices of program
    • interpret, manage and inventory historical artifacts and buildings
    • collect and organize statistics, prepare annual operating strategies and year end reports

    How do I qualify?


    • You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
    • You must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays as per schedule.
    • You have the ability to achieve certification in public speaking and/or heritage interpretation.
    • You have the ability to work in inclement weather. 
    Interpretive knowledge:
    • knowledge of interpretive principles, techniques, and common practices, as well as innovation and creativity to develop and implement new interpretive programs and facilities

    Technical knowledge:

    • 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 leadership skills:

    • group leadership and interpersonal skills to provide direction to park staff by assigning work, explaining work methods, monitoring performance and ensuring continuity in services
    • public relations skills to effectively deal with contentious issues and communicate with media representatives
    • strong communication skills to disseminate complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, provide excellent customer service and deliver great presentations

    Organizational skills:

    • coordination skills to assign, manage and utilize resources and staff effectively
    • organizational skills to develop and implement procedures; to organize own workload; and to meet established deadlines

    Computer and equipment proficiency:

    • proficient with office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and presentation applications, as well as, graphics applications and social media
    • ability to operate and maintain audio-visual and photography equipment, information kiosks, interpretive displays and other communication devices

    Additional Information

    Address: 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 26465 Park Rd, Sutton West, Central Region

    Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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    Schedule: 4.7

    Category: Parks

    Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    How to apply:

    1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.

    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 (gov.on.ca)

    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 staff 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 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 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.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.

    Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code

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