Apply By: 3/9/2020
Lands and Forestry
Diversity Summer Student (Park Attendant, Porters Lake), Student, HEAD OF JEDDORE
Competition # 24075
Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.
About Our Opportunity
Need a summer job but don’t want to spend all day behind a desk inside? Come work for us and help maintain our beautiful provincial parks!
We are seeking a Student Park Attendant at the Porters Lake Provincial Park who will assist us with the seasonal operation and maintenance of designated provincial camping parks(s). You will ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and department policies, and will be an active participant in implementing the department Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Programs.
This position requires the ability to work as part of a team, and performs strenuous manual tasks in an outdoor environment. Duties often require working irregularly scheduled hours, weekends, evenings and holidays. Must be willing to attend department training in duties related to this position.
This position reports to Chief Park Caretaker.
This position is restricted to individuals from the following employment equity groups; Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians’ and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities. All applicants must self-identify. In addition, you are currently a high shcool or a post-secondary student returning to studies in the Fall of 2020, or the next applicable semester, and you possess:
The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and to work independently;
Experience in building and grounds maintenance; ride on mowers, push mowers, string trimmers;
A valid Driver’s License; and
Knowledge of cleaning methods and sanitation requirements.
The following would be viewed as assets:
Customer service training/experience;
Good general knowledge of local history and points of interest;
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations; and
Working knowledge and previous experience in computer use including: internet, email, and web-based applications.
Your resume and cover letter should clearly outline how you meet the stated qualifications and position requirements.
Candidates selected for interviews may be required to submit a Driver’s Abstract. You must be available to work irregular unscheduled hours, evening, holidays and weekends. You must also supply your own CSA approved safety boots that are at least 6 inches high.
This is a casual student position with an expected end date of August 28, 2020 based at Porters Lake Provincial Park.
Each student’s rate of pay is based on the student's current academic level.
Pay Grade: HOURLY
Salary Range: $13.98 - $21.69 Hourly