Posting Date: Mar 29, 2023

Location: Various, Brooks Area, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Caretaker

Job Requisition ID: 37611

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: South Region – Brooks Area – Dinosaur, Kinbrook Island, and Tillebrook Provincial Parks

Full or Part-Time: ​​​​​​​Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Seasonal Wage, Temporary

Scope: ​​​​​​​Open

Closing Date: ​​​​​​​Open until suitable candidate found

Classification: ​​​​​​​Caretaking Services 1 (CT1)

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 on Park locations visit:

Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site is rich in cultural and natural heritage. The provincial park protects the unique badlands landscape and the Red Deer River that meanders through the Park. As one of Alberta’s premiere park attractions, Dinosaur Provincial Park is treasured and enjoyed every year by many visitors of all ages. 

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is also a very popular destination for camping and outdoor recreation. The lake, beach area, surrounding marshes and large campground provide many outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, hiking, bird watching and more. 

Tillebrook Provincial Park is an oasis on the prairie and is a popular campground for locals, avid bird watchers and those that love a beautiful prairie sunset.


Our Caretaking team strives to maintain Alberta Parks’ high standards of customer service and safety. Caretakers are highly motivated and well organized individuals who enjoy working in an outdoor environment. Are you looking for a summer job working in the outdoors? Are you willing to perform Caretaking duties?  Apply today!

Caretaking staff are responsible for: 

  • Daily cleaning of all park buildings, facilities, and amenities within the park; including (but not limited to) disinfecting, sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing, washing, laundry, cob web removal, and filling necessities. These facilities also include vault toilets (outhouses), shower and washroom facilities, and accommodation facilities
  • Completing minor maintenance repairs and upkeep of these facilities
  • Cleaning of Comfort Camping units between guests and responsible for all cleaning/sanitization duties associated with the Conference Centre and accommodation facilities (Dinosaur Provincial Park Only)
  • Collection and disposal of garbage & recycling
  • Regular inspections and upkeep of assigned fleet vehicle/s
  • Responsible for the upkeep and inspection of work spaces
  • Occupational Health & Safety awareness and compliance
  • Support the broader park team to provide a high-level of visitor services 

About Your Work Environment: 

  • Caretakers work in an outdoor setting and in all types of weather conditions; candidates must have the ability to carry out physically demanding tasks in all weather conditions, including extreme heat
  • Candidates are required to have their own reliable transportation, as there is no public transit to or near the Park
  • Candidates must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays
  • On-site fully furnished, shared accommodations may be available for rent


Education and Experience: 

  • Some high school education; equivalencies considered
  • 6 months of directly related experience (janitorial, house-cleaning/house-keeping, custodial, caretaking) 

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Email and Internet
  • Current WHIMIS Certificate required upon commencement
  • Valid Class 5 license (or equivalent); unrestricted or GDL 
  • 5-year Driver’s Abstract issued within 30 days of your application submission, with no more than 8 demerits (4 demerits for a GDL)
  • Defensive driving course required prior to commencement
  • Ability to carry out physically demanding tasks and in extreme weather conditions (including extreme heat)
  • Criminal Record check may be required prior to commencement 
  • Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR-Level C Certificate may be required upon commencement
  • Ability to work well within and contribute to a positive team environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


  • Off-highway vehicle and small equipment experience 
  • Experience in the hospitality or janitorial cleaning 
  • Experience in commercial laundry and/or house keeping
  • Experience with small tools, household repairs and maintenance
  • Experience with floor polishing/scrubbing/buffing equipment 
  • Customer service skills
  • Positive and energetic personability that enjoys engaging with visitors
  • Knowledge of Dinosaur Provincial Park, local area and services, other local Provincial Parks, and local/provincial tourism opportunities and services

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 – You have the ability to assess and identify needs and prioritize tasks.

Drive for Results – You have the ability to hold self and others responsible for achieving results and agreed upon targets while maximizing resources to maintain Parks properties and operations. 

Creative Problem Solving – You have the ability to resolve issues by looking at problems, look at potential solutions to act upon immediately for visitor and staff safety to ensure positive visitor experiences. 

Build Collaborative Environments – By promoting collaboration and commitment, encourage broad thinking on projects, you will promote team work to work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful dialogue.


Based on 36.25 hours per week, $23.02- $24.39  per hour 

Shift premiums for evenings and weekend include: 

  • $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 to start in early April, May, or June until September or October, depending on operational needs
  • Based on a work week of up to 36.25 hr. per week, working 7.25 hr. per day
  • In addition to the 7.25 daily hours worked, this work shift has a one-hour mandatory and unpaid lunch break
  • Evening and weekend work will be required; premium is paid for these shifts
  • Adherence to Alberta Parks Uniform Policy
  • Position requires outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions, including working in the extreme heat on hot summer days
  • Shared rental accommodation may be available

Additional Notes

  • Training sessions at the beginning of employment are mandatory
  • Those selected for an interview will need to supply three references, preferably work related  

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

Click on the “Apply Now” button.  

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account. 

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

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.