Cabin Caretaker

Posting Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Lac La Biche, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Cabin Caretaker 

Job Requisition ID: 27559

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park 

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open till suitable candidates 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:

Environment and Parks - We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.  

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About Your Work Environment 
This position will be primarily based on the outskirts of the town of Lac La Biche in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. This position will require the candidates to work various 8hr shifts, particularly on weekends. There may be some travel involved to provide assistance at other park locations as needed. 


As part of the Sir Winston Churchill Cabin and Community Hall Center Maintenance Team, you will strive to maintain Alberta Parks’ high standards to ensure quality customer service and safety is provided at all times. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Performing upkeep of the interior and exterior of the park facilities and buildings, including, but not limited to: concentrated janitorial cleaning (cabin, tipi, and hall changeover) and general maintenance
  • Completing frequent sanitization processes to adhere to the Provincial Health guidelines
  • Grounds maintenance including, but not limited to: lawn mowing, weed trimming, tree/brush removal and trail accessibility where required
  • Collaborating with administrative, visitor experience, and enforcement staff to provide quality customer service to registered guests by assisting visitors, receiving complaints, communicating information

The successful candidates will be those that enjoy working with the public in a strong customer service capacity, be reliable, be independent, and have sound judgement. This role will require excellent communication skills and a strong sense of teamwork with other parks staff to ensure positive guest experience through all adversities. 



  • Some high school education,
  • Janitorial cleaning, houskeeping and/or maintenance experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and show initiative in taking on and completing new and challenging assignments within set deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Capability to do physically demanding, indoor and outdoor work and work irregular hours including evenings and weekends


  • Computer skills
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) – will provide training
  • Recognized current Standard First Aid Certificate 

Additionally, applicants must obtain the following prior to hire:

  • Valid full or GDL Class 5 Operator’s License (or equivalent)
  • Criminal Record Check may be required
  • A recent 3yr Driver's Abstract

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:

  • Build Collaborative Environments – This position is one component of a larger work environment that includes other program areas.  It is important to understand how this position contributes to achieving broader Alberta Environment and Parks goals. 
  • Creativity and Problem Solving – Occasionally, challenges arise and staff must assess options, understand implications and determine appropriate actions to achieve the necessary solutions.
  • Agility – In this role, you need to be able to think creatively while working in a changing work environment to quickly adapt to changing priorities and situations to meet diverse visitor needs. 
  • Develop Networks – Through ongoing relationships with staff, park visitors, partner organizations, and Indigenous communities, you will be more versed in providing information to visitors. 


$19.60 - $23.57 per hour

What we offer:

  • Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.
  • 5.2 % of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays.
  • 6 % of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay.


•    This is a temporary position expected to run from May till September / October 2022

•    Hours of Work: Employees can expect to work up to 40 hours per week based on workload and may be required on-call from time to time depending on the demand for bookings; will consider part-time applicants for various shifts. 

•    Staffing accommodations may be available for rent

How To Apply

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Tips for applicants:

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If you require any further information about this posting, please email and put Cabin MSW 1 in the subject line.

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 

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 or for a listing of other current career opportunities with Alberta Parks.