Park Maintenance Worker

Posting Date: May 29, 2023

Location: Hinton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Maintenance Service Worker 1 

Job Requisition ID: 37692

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: William A. Switzer Provincial Park

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time 

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage, Seasonal 

Scope: Open

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found

Classification: Maintenance Service Worker 1

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 about the Ministry of Forestry, Parks and Tourism, please visit our website at:


The Central Region includes Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas in the Edmonton, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Hinton, Grande Cache, Whitecourt, and Wainwright areas. To see the geographic area of Central Region, visit: 


If you enjoy working outside and are committed to caring for Alberta Park’s facilities and campgrounds, come join our Maintenance Team. 

William A. Switzer Provincial Park is looking for a highly motivated, well-organized, responsible Maintenance Service Worker for the summer operating season. This individual will be part of a team accountable for providing regular maintenance and operational duties that support the day-to-day operation of William A. Switzer campgrounds, day use areas, facilities and trail systems.

The majority of work for this position is completed outdoors and requires daily handling of chemicals, use of hand and power tools, and driving of utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). This job can be physically demanding and also requires basic understanding of computer operations for minor administrative tasks such as time entry.

As part of the maintenance team, you strive to maintain Alberta Parks’ high standards to ensure quality customer service and safety is provided at all times. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Performing routine custodial and cleaning duties of park facilities
•    Lawn maintenance and minor repairs of 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 and termination paperwork, and online courses


•    Some high school education


Additional Requirements: 
•    Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
•    Alignment with the required behavioral competencies of the role (see below)


•    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

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. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: 


•    Staff must be agile in order to anticipate and quickly adapt to changing priorities and situations to effectively meet diverse visitor needs. To think creatively while working in a changing work environment.
•    The ability to handle and motivate staff in intense and demanding environments


Drive for Results 
•    This position requires staff to have the ability to champion innovation and display high standards in programs, initiatives and services.
•    Strong attention to detail and the desire to make things better through improving processes, continuous learning, and helping others develop their skills
•    Desire to be proactive, reliable, and demonstrate a strong work ethic
•    Effective time management and the ability to manage multiple deadlines


Creative Problem Solving 
•    Occasionally challenges arise and staff must assess options, understand implications and determine appropriate actions to achieve the necessary solutions. Will be using a wide range of communication techniques to promptly and professionally address issues.
•    Independent problem solving and adaptability


$19.84 to $23.86 per hour

Shift premiums if applicable:
•    $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 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


Terms of Employment

  • Fulfill seasonal contract (anticipated late April/early May – September/October)
  • Evening and weekend work will be required. A premium is paid for these shifts
  • 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 Drivers Abstract. (Will be reimbursed)
  • Recognized Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C"/AED Certificate
  • Adherence to Alberta Parks Uniform Policy
  • 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)


  • Interviews will take place in mid-February
  • Those selected for an interview will need to supply three work related (preferred) or character references 
  • Hours of employment are up to 40 hours per week, with shifts scheduled up to 8 hours
  • Shared rental accommodations or trailer pad may be available
  • A boot allowance is available to staff to purchase CSA certified steel-toed boots
  • Some uniform components are provided
  • All required personal protective equipment is provided

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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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.