Equipment Operator

Posting Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Equipment Operator 

Job Requisition ID: 37249

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Till Suitable Candidate Found

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 4000 Equipment Operations 3

About Us

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:

Alberta Forestry, Parks and Tourism: we inspire people to discover, value, protect, and enjoy the natural world and the benefits it provides for current and future generations, and we support Alberta’s vibrant tourism industry. For more information about the Ministry of Forestry, Parks and Tourism, please visit our website at:

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park: The Cypress Hills District is located 65km South of Medicine Hat and covers approximately 200 sq. km of provincial park. The district includes Red Rock Coulee, Bullshead Reservoir, Michelle Reservoir and Milk River Natural Area. The focal point is the Elkwater town site with 300 cottages, 11 campgrounds,5 group camps and front and backcountry comfort camping. 
For more information on Park locations visit:


Parks Division is seeking a highly motivated, well-organized, responsible Equipment Operator.  This position shall be based out of the Cypress Hills Provincial Park in Elkwater, Alberta. This individual is part of a team accountable for providing operational support to the municipal services and extraordinary recreational offerings in the southeast.  The Equipment Operator will report to the Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator. The Equipment Operator primarily works out of the Maintenance Shop.

Responsibility highlights include: 

As part of the maintenance team, you will strive to maintain high standards to ensure quality customer service and safety is provided at all times.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Operating Heavy Equipment such as a grader, skid steers, backhoes, loaders, fork lifts, garbage trucks, vacuum trucks, lift trucks and other heavy equipment as required
  • Hauling equipment on trailers to various work sites
  • Performing routine and preventative maintenance on equipment and infrastructure such as campgrounds, trail systems, day use sites, and buildings
  • Performing varied services related to the upgrading of facilities and construction of new facilities
  • Working with both Park employees and with private contractors on Alberta Parks infrastructure improvement projects
  • Familiarity with and practicing all pertinent Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) policies, procedures and protocols
  • Supervising a team of seasonal employees
  • Overseeing fleet maintenance for a large and varied inventory of equipment and vehicles


Education and Experience Requirements 

  • Some high school education plus one year experience in the operation, preventative maintenance and routine servicing of heavy construction and/or agricultural and/or commercial transport vehicles and/or specialized construction equipment related to the position assignment

Additional Requirements 

  • Valid Class 3 Driver's License


  • Demonstrated experience with automotive repairs 
  • Class 1 License with Air Brakes Certification
  • Mechanically inclined; good working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and heavy equipment, hand tools and power tools
  • Trades certifications such as Heavy Equipment Operator; Mechanics 
  • Picker Truck Operator Certification
  • Standard First Aid Certification     
  • Defensive Driving Training 
  • Good physical stamina for lifting; comfortable working in remote locations outdoors, and in inclement weather.
  • Experience working with GIS, Avenza, or other spatial software
  • Some knowledge and experience in contracting and procurement procedures and policies, with the ability to award and oversee contracts for consultant services
  • Some computer and administrative skills

In addition to the technical skills and abilities, to be successful in this role you will need excellent communication, organizational and teamwork skills.  You will show leadership skills to take initiative and help train others as needed. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours 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:

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate the following competencies:

AGILITY: You require the 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: You will contribute to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes. 

DRIVE FOR RESULTS: You will be required to be results-oriented, have excellent time management skills, work independently and as part of a team.  

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: You have an ability to analyze the impact and break apart complex problems and be proactive in anticipating problems and pressure points to come up with timely solutions.  

SYSTEMS THINKING: You keep the whole picture in mind, look beyond the immediate and consider the larger integrated and inter-related environment. Systems thinking allows you to keep broader impacts and connections in mind. 

DEVELOP NETWORKS: You proactively build networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.


$2,345.50 to $2,445.34 bi-weekly ($60,983 - $63,578/year)


Terms of Employment

  • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday position with occasional weekend work.

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

How To Apply

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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, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Christina Tataryn at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.