Park Maintenance Crew Lead & Pool Attendant

Posting Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: High Prairie, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Park Maintenance Crew Lead and Pool Attendants 
Job Requisition ID: 53245
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Slave Lake District – Winagami Lake Provincial Park 
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time 
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week 
Permanent/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Wage, Seasonal  
Scope: ​​​​​​​Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until Suitable Candidates Found


Classification and Salary:
Maintenance Service Worker 1 (MSW1) Pool Attendant:
$20.14 - $24.22 per  hour
Maintenance Service Worker 3 (MSW3) Park Maintenance Worker 3:
$24.68 - $30.16 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: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

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: https://albertaparks.ca/

Winagami Lake Provincial Park is located in northern Alberta, the nearest towns being McLennan 26 Km to the North-West, and High Prairie 33 Km to the South-East. The campground has 66 sites, along with a group camping area. The day-use area features a wading pool, boat launch with breakwater, and several kilometers of hiking trails. 
 

Role Responsibilities

If you enjoy working outside and are committed to caring for Alberta Park’s facilities and campgrounds, come join our Maintenance Team in the Slave Lake District. We are looking for highly motivated, well-organized, responsible Maintenance Service 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 use areas, campgrounds, facilities and trail systems.

We are currently looking to hire:
•    Pool Attendants (MSW1) – 2 positions
•    Park Maintenance Crew Lead (MSW3) – 1 position

As a Pool Attendant (MSW1), duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
•    Opening, Closing and monitoring of the wading pool
•    Maintaining water quality
•    General cleaning of wading pool facility and buildings
•    Answering inquiries from pool patrons

Duties may include other maintenance tasks in the campgrounds, trails and day use areas, such as:
•    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 as well as the Facility Emergency Response Plan and protocols.
•    Completing administrative tasks such as timesheets, expense claims, commencement and termination paperwork, and online courses

Continued Role Responsibilities

As the Park Maintenance Crew Lead (MSW3), primary duties include assisting Park Maintenance Workers with the duties mentioned above in addition to administrative and supervisory tasks such as:
•    Daily operations and maintenance of Winagami Wading Pool to ensure pool water quality is following Alberta Health Services (AHS) standards and keeping the wading pool in good operating condition; testing, balancing and adjusting chemical levels 
•    Support the maintenance and pool staff in their day-to-day operations
•    Maintenance of pool equipment room, utility shed and change house
•    Onsite lead for a crew of MSW staff; accountable for direct site operations, and provides input for task scheduling for other staff
•    Assisting with formal inspections, maintenance and servicing of equipment
•    Completes trail maintenance projects
•    Maintains roads and parking lot areas
•    Assists with playground routine inspections and maintenance
•    Installs and removes docks, maintains beaches
•    Operates heavy equipment such as loaders, graders, skid steers, garbage trucks, etc
•    Operates chainsaws, brushsaws and other higher risk equipment
•    Assists with water and wastewater system start-up/shut down
•    Conducting water testing for small water systems
•    Supports the operation of various utility systems in accordance with standards and regulations to ensure safe provision of drinking water and wastewater removal/treatment
•    Conducts purchasing and orders supply inventory within budget
•    Assists with staff training and staff performance reviews
•    Assists with service contract management

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.

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: https://www.alberta.ca/system/files/custom_downloaded_images/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf.

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.

Qualifications

Education and Experience 

Pool Attendant (MSW1) 

•    Some high school experience; High School Diploma is an asset but not required 
•    Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Park Maintenance Crew Lead (MSW3) 
•    Some high school education; High School Diploma is an asset but not required
•    2 years of directly related experience including supervisory experience
•    Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. 
Refer to https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-minimum-recruitment-standards.

Additional Assets to be successful in the roles:
•    Previous experience in an aquatics facility environment and familiarity with pool operations and standards.
•    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 

Notes

Terms of Employment:
•    Position start/end dates vary (early May – mid September) 
•    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
•    Recognized Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C"/AED Certificate will be required for MSW3 Crew Lead (asset for MSW1 Park Maintenance Workers) 
•    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)
•    Shared staff  housing accommodations may be available

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) 
 

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 https://www.alberta.ca/job-application-resources#before 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)(https://www.alberta.ca/international-qualifications-assessment.aspx) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (https://canalliance.org/en/default.html).

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 Alba.Ngjelo@gov.ab.ca