Program and Recreation Assistant

Posting Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Program and Recreation Assistant 
Job Requisition ID: 52799
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time 
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Wage, Seasonal 
Scope: ​​​​​​​Open  Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates found 

Classification and Salary
Classification: Administrative Support 3
Based on a 36.25-hour work week, salary range $22.00 - $26.77 per hour

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.

For more information on Park locations visit:

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park: 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. You will work out of both the Visitor Centre and campground booths providing information and retail services, campground registrations and reservation support.

Role Responsibilities

Are you looking for summer employment to help with planning, organizing and delivery education and recreation programs for youth?

We are looking to recruit 2 summer based positions operating from May untill September 2024.

Primary Responsibilities will include:
•    Delivering outdoor and environmental education programs 
•    Delivering youth based nature and recreation day camps 
•    Operating the boat and bike rentals at the marina
•    Providing information to visitors on local area attractions, as well as other parks 
•    Till operation, cash handling, credit transaction processing, cash reconciliation 
•    Event planning and preparation

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 related to this position include:

Build Collaborative Environments – By promoting collaboration and commitment and being able to encourage broad thinking on projects, you will promote team work to work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful dialogue.

Creative Problem Solving – Occasionally challenges arise and staff must assess options, understand implications and determine appropriate actions to achieve the necessary solutions. Using a wide range of communication techniques, you will be able to promptly and professionally address or problem-solve issues.


Education and Experience

Administrative Support 3 (AS3)
•    High School Diploma plus one year of related experience 
•    Preference for post-secondary education

•    Experience delivering interpretive environmental and outdoor education program
•    Customer service and/or tourism experience 
•    Experience handling cash, use of P.O.S. equipment and till 
•    Knowledge of park facilities and services; natural and cultural history knowledge 
•    Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite are needed; Microsoft Publisher is an asset


Terms of Employment:
•    This is a full-time summer seasonal position for up to 36.25 hours per week 
•    On-site fully furnished rental accommodations may be available, no pets 
•    Class 5 Driver’s License and a current Defensive Driving Course 
•    Final candidates will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Check

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 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