Park Maintenance Workers, Crew Leads and Equipment Operator

Posting Date: Feb 18, 2024

Location: Gregoire Lake, Fort McMurray, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

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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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Fort McMurray District is a part of the North Region. One of the larger communities of near Gregoire Lake is Fort McMurray and Anzac, Alberta. This district includes:

•    Gregoire Lake Provincial Park 
•    Hangingstone Provincial Recreation Area
•    Crow Lake Provincial Recreation Area 
•    Maqua Lake Provincial Recreation Area


Job Information
Job Title: Park Maintenance Workers, Crew Leads and Equipment Operator 
Job Requisition ID: 51880
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: ​​​​​​​Gregoire lake Provincial Park and surrounding area (Fort McMurray)
Full or Part-Time: ​​​​​​​Full-Time 
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week 
Regular/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Wage, Seasonal
Scope: ​​​​​​​Open Competition

Closing Date: Open till Suitable Candidate Found 
Classification: ​​​​​​​Maintenance Service Worker 1 / Maintenance Service Worker 2
Salary: ​Maintenance Service Worker 1 ($20.14 – $ 24.22 per hour) / Maintenance Service Worker 2 ($23.38 – $28.34 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

Role Responsibilities

If you enjoy working outside and are committed to caring for Alberta Park’s facilities and campgrounds, come join our Maintenance Team at Gregoire Lake Provincial Park. We are looking for highly motivated, well-organized, responsible Park Maintenance 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 Gregoire Lake Provincial Park and surrounding campgrounds, day use areas, facilities and trail systems.

We are currently looking to hire: 11 positions:

•    1 Park Maintenance Worker 2 (Crew Leads) (MSW2)
•    1 Equipment Operator (MSW2)
•    9 Park Maintenance Workers 1 (MSW1)

As a Park Maintenance Worker 1 (MSW1), duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

•    Lawn maintenance and minor repairs of facilities
•    Performing routine custodial and cleaning duties of park facilities
•    Responding to in-person requests for information on area amenities and park conditions, as needed
•    Performing routine and preventative maintenance on infrastructure, vehicles and equipment
•    Completing trail and signage projects
•    Reporting all maintenance concerns accordingly
•    Being familiar with and practicing all pertinent Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) policies, procedures and protocols; and with the Facility Emergency Response Plan and protocols
•    Completing administrative tasks such as timesheets, expense claims, commencement 

As the Park Maintenance Worker 2 (MSW2), primary duties include assisting with and performing MSW1 duties in addition to some front-line administrative and supervisory tasks such as: 

•    Conducts trail maintenance projects
•    Maintains roads and parking lot areas
•    Assists with playground routine inspections and maintenance
•    Installs and removes docks, maintain beaches
•    Operates heavy equipment such as loaders, graders, groomers, garbage trucks, etc.)
•    Operates chainsaws, brush saws and other higher risk equipment.

All positions 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 type of weather conditions, rain or shine.


Education and Experience 

For Park Maintenance Worker 1 (Maintenance Service Worker 1)
•    Some high school education

For Park Maintenance Worker 2 (Maintenance Service Worker 2) 
•    Some high school education plus one year related experience

For Equipment Operator (Maintenance Service Worker 2)  
•    Some high school education plus one year related experience

Additional Assets:

•    Recognized Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C"/AED Certificate
•    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 


For seasonal, include this type of wording in Notes / Terms of Employment:

For Park Maintenance Worker 1 (MSW1) role: (up to 9 positions):
•    Position terms vary depending on candidate availability and operational needs from May 2024 to early / late September or October 2024

For Park Maintenance Worker 2 (MSW2) role: (1 position):
•    Position term from late April 2024 till end of September 2024

For Equipment Operator (MSW2) role: (1 position):
•    Position term from mid-May / June 2024 till mid-September 2024

For all positions

•    Access to reliable transportation to and from place of work
•    Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent will be required
•    Final candidates may be required to provide an acceptable 5yr Commercial Driver’s Abstract
•    Adherence to Alberta Parks Uniform Policy; all personal protective equipment is provided
•    These positions will require outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions
•    Training sessions at the beginning of employment are mandatory (late April/early May)
•    Staff housing is available if required

In your Cover Letter, please indicate your position preference.

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) 

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:

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 – commitment to learning and the desire to invest in the development of the capability of yourself and others.

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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, please contact Alba Ngjelo at