Park Crew Leads and Park Maintenance Workers

Posting Date: Feb 23, 2024

Location: Red Deer District, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Park Maintenance Service Crew Leads  and Park Maintenance Workers  
Job Requisition ID: 52727
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: ​​​​​​​: Central Region - Aspen Beach, Pigeon Lake, Red Lodge Provincial Parks
Full or Part-Time: Wage
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) – Park Maintenance Worker:
$20.14 - $24.22 per hour

Maintenance Service Worker 3 (MSW3) – Park Maintenance Crew Lead 
$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:

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:

Aspen Beach Provincial park – Bentley, Alberta 
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park – Westerose, Alberta  
Red Lodge Provincial Park – Bowden, Alberta


Role Responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated, well-organized, responsible Maintenance Workers for the 2024 summer season.  Individuals will be part of a team accountable for providing regular maintenance and operational duties that support the day-to-day operation of campgrounds, day use areas, facilities, and trail systems.

If you enjoy working outside and are committed to improving visitor experiences, consider joining our Maintenance Team at one of the many within the Red Deer District District below:

Aspen Beach Provincial Park 
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park 
Red Lodge Provincial Park 

We are currently looking to hire
•    22 Park Maintenance Workers (MSW1)
•    5 Park Maintenance Crew Leads (MSW3)

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

•    Daily cleaning of washroom facilities, campground sites, and other facilities
•    Performing groundskeeping and landscaping duties, such as lawn maintenance, invasive plant management, beach cleaning, and trail maintenance
•    Performing routine and preventative maintenance on infrastructure, vehicles and equipment
•    Operating equipment such as mowers, trimmers, utility vehicles, etc.
•    Installing and maintaining signage 
•    Reporting all maintenance concerns to Crew Leads and Maintenance Supervisors
•    Being familiar with and practicing all pertinent Occupational Health and 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

As the Park Maintenance Crew Lead (MSW3), primary duties include assisting with and performing (MSW1) duties in addition to some front-line administrative and supervisory tasks such as

•    Onsite lead for MSW1 staff; accountable for leading day-to-day maintenance duties
•    Complete daily tail-gate meetings and safety inspections
•    Conduct water testing for small water systems
•    Assist with playground routine inspections and maintenance
•    Maintain trails, roads and parking lot areas
•    Maintain beaches, campground sites and day use areas
•    Operates heavy equipment such as skid steers and single axle dump trucks
•    Operates chainsaws, brushsaws and other higher risk equipment
•    Assists with water and wastewater system start-up/shut down and operations

All positions will require you to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays, up to 40 hours per week. Maintenance staff must be able to perform physical duties outdoors in all weather conditions. 

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:

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


Education and Expereince

Park Maintenance Worker – (Maintenance Service Worker 1)
•    Some high school education or directly related experience based on one year of experience for one year of education

Park Maintenance Crew Lead 3– (Maintenance Service Worker 3)
•    Some high school education, related training, plus two years of related experience or directly related experience based on one year of experience for one year of education and some supervision experience

Additional Assets to be successful in any of the roles:

•    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 Skid Steer certification 
•    Exceptional communication skills and comfort level in dealing with difficult customer interactions or complaints 
•    Experience working within a campground setting


Terms of Employment:

For the Park Maintenance Worker 1 role: (up to 22 positions):
•    Mid April or early May start to early or late September end date 

For the Park Maintenance Crew Lead role: (up to 5 positions) 
•    Early April start date to mid or late October end date 

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. (Will be reimbursed)
•    Recognized Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C"/AED Certificate.  (Required prior to hire for MSW3 Crew Lead, asset for MSW1)
•    Adherence to Alberta Parks Uniform Policy; all personal protective equipment is provided; certified safety footwear is not provided, but candidates will be reimbursed for a portion of the cost
•    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 may be available in Aspen Beach Provincial Oark, Pigeon Lake Provincial Park, and Red Lodge Provincial Park

In your Cover Letter and during the online application process, please indicate your position preference.

In your resume:
•    Include all relevant work experience and details of the associated work duties 
•    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:  Maintenance Foreman: 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 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)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

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