Maintenance Service Worker 1

Posting Date: Jan 29, 2024

Location: Cypress Hills, Writing - On - , AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Park Maintenance Worker 1 
Job Requisition ID: 53005
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park (Elkwater) or Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Aisinai’pi
Full or Part-Time: Wage
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Wage, Seasonal 
Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found

Classification and Salary:
Maintenance Service Worker 1 (MSW1) – Park Maintenance Worker:
$20.14 - $24.22 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:


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.

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Cypress Hills Provincial Park (Elkwater) and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Aisinai’pi are looking for Maintenance Workers for the 2024 Summer season.

Role Responsibilities

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is a unique landscape that contrasts the surrounding prairie landscapes, making it an exciting destination for campers and dayusers alike.  Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Aisinai’pi was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.  This unique site located in the Canadian Badlands protects a vast collection of ancient pictographs and petroglyphs created by Blackfoot and other First Nations groups.  The awe-inspiring badlands setting is a rugged, yet fragile location that is home to numerous species at risk.  Aisinai’pi promotes a living culture landscape and works to provide authentic stories and interpretation to visitors from around the world.

If you enjoy working outside and are committed to caring for Alberta Park’s facilities and campgrounds, come join our Maintenance Team at Cypress Hills Provincial Park (Elkwater) or Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Aisinai’pi.  We are looking for highly motivated, well-organized, responsible Maintenance Crew Workers for the 2024 summer operating season.

Individuals will be part of a team accountable for providing regular maintenance and operational duties that support the day-to-day operation of Cypress Hills Provincial Park (Elkwater) or Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Aisinai’pi campgrounds, day use areas, facilities and trail systems.

We are currently looking to hire Park Maintenance Workers for:
•    Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park – up to 5 positions
•    Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park – up to 2 positions 

As a Park Maintenance Service Worker (MSW1), duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

•    Performing landscaping, building cleaning and site servicing of campgrounds, day use areas and facilities
•    Performing routine and preventative maintenance on infrastructure, vehicles and equipment
•    Collection of garbage and recycling
•    Assisting with cleaning of park facilities and buildings when needed
•    Operating equipment such as mowers, trimmers, ATVs, skid steers, etc.
•    Assisting with trail maintenance, beach and dock maintenance.
•    Installing and maintaining signage 
•    Reporting all major maintenance concerns to Supervisor
•    Assisting with hazard tree management and invasive plant management programs
•    Being familiar with and practicing all pertinent Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) policies, procedures and protocols as well as with the Facility Emergency Response Plan and protocols
•    Completing administrative tasks such as timesheets, expense claims, commencement and termination paperwork, and online courses

This position will require you to work various shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.  You have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week and will be paid for number of hours worked. You must have good physical stamina to be able to perform manual duties outdoors and in any time of weather conditions, rain or shine.

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

Competencies relevant to Maintenance Worker positions include:

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:


Education and Experience

Park Maintenance Worker  – (Maintenance Service Worker 1)

•    Some high school education or directly related experience based on one year of experience for one year of education


•    Experience with hand and power tools; good working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and safety of small equipment
•    Experience working in custodial, landscaping, or similar positions
•    Chainsaw certification
•     Exceptional communication skills and comfort level in dealing with difficult customer interactions or complaints 
•     Knowledge of Cypress Hills or Writing-on-Stone Provincial Parks facilities and services 
•    Recognized current Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C"/AED Certificate 
•    WHIMS 2015 Certification 


Terms of Employment:

•    Fulfil seasonal contract (Cypress Hills anticipated May – September/October) (Writing-on-Stone anticipated April/May – September/October)
•    This is based on up to 40 hour work week, 8 hour shifts; required to work evenings, weekends and holidays 
•    Access to reliable transportation to and from place of work
•    Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent will be required
•    Successful Candidates will be required to provide a 3 year Driver’s Abstract with no more than 6 demerits issued within 30 days of submission of application
•    Adherence to Alberta Parks Uniform Policy; all personal protective equipment is provided
•    CSA approved steel toe footwear is required at the responsibility of the applicant with the possibility of reimbursement
•    Will require outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat 
•    Training sessions at the beginning of employment are mandatory (late April/early May)
•    Onsite staff accommodations may be available for rent

In your Cover Letter, please indicate your position preference. (wording as needed) 

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:  Maintenance Foreman: 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 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)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

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