Program and Recreational Assistant

Posting Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Program and Recreational Assistant 

Job Requisition ID: 39801

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage, seasonal

Scope: Open 

Closing Date: ​​​​​​​March 24, 2023 

Classification: ​​​​​​​Administrative Support 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:

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 & 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. 


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

We are looking to recruit to 2 summer-based positions operating from May till September 2023. 

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 



  • 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 

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:

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. 


Based on a 36.25 hour work week: Salary range: $21.67 - $26.37 per hour

Shift premiums will be paid for evenings and weekends:

  • $3.25 per hour for  weekends and holidays
  • $2.75 per hour for evenings 

Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of paid holidays 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 


Terms of Employment:

  • This is a full time 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

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Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

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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.  

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to 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, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Dianna Sidon 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.