Caretakers and Caretaker Supervisors

Posting Date: Feb 22, 2024

Location: Brooks, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Caretakers and Caretaker Supervisors 
Job Requisition ID: 52943
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Dinosaur and Kinbrook Island Provincial Parks 
Full or Part-Time: Wage
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Seasonal, Wage
Scope: Open Competition 

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidates Found


Classification and Salary:
Caretaker 1 (CT1) $23.37 - $24.76 per hour
Caretaker 2 (CT2) $25.55 - $27.30 per hour

For all roles

In addition to regular wages, regular Wage employees receive 11.2% in lieu of benefits and vacation leave:
•    5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays 
•    6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay

In addition to the regular wages and the additional pay in lieu of benefits and vacation, regular wage employees are entitled to shift premium pay:
•    $3.25 per hour for weekends and holidays
•    $2.75 per hour for evenings

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

Provincial Parks are essential to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy. They conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife habitat and offer a broad range of nature-based outdoor recreational opportunities. Alberta’s parks inspire people to discover, value, protect, and enjoy the natural world and the benefits it provides for current and future generations.

For more information on Park locations visit: https://albertaparks.ca/

Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site is rich in cultural and natural heritage. The provincial park protects the unique badlands landscape and the Red Deer River that meanders through the Park. As one of Alberta’s premiere park attractions, Dinosaur Provincial Park is treasured and enjoyed every year by many visitors of all ages.

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is also a very popular destination for camping and outdoor recreation. The lake, beach area, surrounding marshes and large campground provide many outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, hiking, bird watching and more.
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Role Responsibilities

Our Caretaking team strives to maintain Alberta Parks’ high standards of customer service and safety. Are you looking for a summer job working in the outdoors? Are you willing to perform Caretaking duties and / or assume a leadership role as Caretaker Supervisor? If so, apply today!

We are looking to Hire for the 2024 summer season:

•    Caretaking Services Supervisor (CT2) at Dinosaur Provincial Park
•    Caretaking Services Supervisor (CT2) at Kinbrook Island Park
•    Caretaking Service Workers (CT1) at Dinosaur Provincial Park – up to 3 positions 

About Your Work Environment :

•    Caretaker Workers and Supervisors  work in an outdoor setting and in all types of weather conditions. Candidates must have the ability to carry out physically demanding tasks in all weather conditions, including extreme heat
•    Candidates are required to have their own reliable transportation, as there is no public transit to or near Dinosaur or Kinbrook Island Provincial Parks 
•    Candidates must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays
•    On-site fully furnished, shared accommodations may be available for rent

As a Caretaking Service worker 1 (CT1), duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

•    Daily cleaning of all park buildings, facilities, and amenities within the park; including (but not limited to) disinfecting, sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing, washing, laundry, cobweb removal, and filling necessities; facilities also include vault toilets (outhouses), shower and washroom facilities, and accommodation facilities
•    Maintain cleanliness in the caretaking shop; report any equipment issues to the Caretaking Supervisor
•    Set up comfort camping facilities at the start of the season and take down comfort camping facilities at the end of the season as directed by Caretaking Supervisor; assist to keep the comfort camping equipment storage organized
•    Assist with start / end of season cleaning of the accommodation units – mouseproofing living spaces and proper equipment storage
•    Complete minor maintenance repairs and upkeep of these facilities
•    Clean Comfort Camping units at checkout and be responsible for all cleaning/sanitization duties associated with the Conference Centre and accommodation facilities (Dinosaur Provincial Park Only)
•    Collection and disposal of garbage & recycling
•    Regular inspections and upkeep of assigned fleet vehicle/s
•    Responsible for the upkeep and inspection of work spaces following Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) compliance protocols

Continued Role Responsibilities

As a Caretaker Supervisor (CT2), you will supervise, lead and work alongside the Caretakers (CT1 staff)staff to ensure clean and safe facilities for Park visitors to have a positive experience while in the Park.

In addition to being able to assist and complete the above CT1 duties, you will be responsible for some supervisory and administrative related duties:

•    Ensure Caretakers receive appropriate training to perform cleaning duties, how to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), how to follow Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) guidelines, proper chemical use, WHMIS, and are  informed of Government of Alberta policies and procedures
•    Empower Caretakers to be independent in their roles by setting clear expectations and processes for decision-making; provide ongoing support through regular check-ins on progress, one-on-one training, and follow up with Visitor Services Supervisor; complete performance evaluations; provide constructive feedback 
•    Create and foster an inclusive, positive work environment for all staff and visitors; maintain open communications
•    Coordinate day-to-day tasks of the team and ensure daily procedures are followed
•    Manage day-to-day schedule changes; review staff timesheets for accuracy prior to submission
•    Responsible for inventory and supply management of required cleaning chemicals, consumables, PPE, staff uniforms, staff keys and any other items as per location supplies

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.
We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

Agility – ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Build Collaborative Environments – leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Systems Thinking – understands how the work done is part of a larger integrated environment.  Looks beyond own area and considers how own work impacts the work and success of others

Creative Problem Solving – ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions

Develop Self and Others – A commitment to learning and the desire to invest in the development of the capability of yourself and others

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/system/files/custom_downloaded_images/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf.

Qualifications

Education and Experience 

Caretaking Service Worker 1 (CT1)Caretaker
•    Some high school education plus 6 months of directly related experience (janitorial, house-cleaning/house-keeping, custodial, caretaking); equivalencies will be considered 

Caretaking Supervisor (CT2) – Caretaker Supervisor
•     Some high school education plus 2 years of experience related to janitorial or caretaking services or supervision of staff

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. 

Refer to https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-minimum-recruitment-standards.

Additional requirements include:
 
•    Current WHIMIS Certificate required upon commencement
•    Valid Class 5 license (or equivalent); unrestricted or GDL 
•    5-year Driver’s Abstract issued within 30 days of your application submission, with no more than 8 demerits (4 demerits for a GDL)

To be successful in all roles, you must also have the ability to carry out physically demanding tasks and in extreme weather conditions (including extreme heat).

Assets:

•    Knowledge of Dinosaur Provincial Park, local area and services, other local Provincial Parks, and local/provincial tourism opportunities and services
•    Experience using Microsoft Office, email and internet
•    Previous supervisory and / or administrative experience 
•    Experience in the hospitality or janitorial cleaning 
•    Experience in commercial laundry and/or house keeping
•    Experience with small tools, household repairs and maintenance
•    Experience with floor polishing/scrubbing/buffing equipment 
•    Customer service skills
•    Positive and energetic personality that enjoys engaging with visitors
•    Off-highway vehicle and small equipment experience 

Notes

Terms of Employment

•    These are 36.25 hour positions that will require you to also work evenings, weekends and holidays
•    Current WHIMIS Certificate required upon commencement
•    Valid Class 5 license (or equivalent); unrestricted or GDL 
•    5-year Driver’s Abstract issued within 30 days of your application submission, with no more than 8 demerits (4 demerits for a GDL)

NOTE: In your resume:

•    Include date ranges (month and year) associated with all education and work experience
•    Indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time (PT) or full-time (FT) 
•    Example:  Legal Assistant: Jan 2016 – June 2019 (PT 3 eight hour  shifts per week)
 

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/job-application-resources#before for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)(https://www.alberta.ca/international-qualifications-assessment.aspx) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (https://canalliance.org/en/default.html).

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.



Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Alba Ngjelo at Alba.Ngjelo@gov.ab.ca