Park Recreation and Resource Officer 1

Posting Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Various Locations, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Park Recreation and Resource Officer 1 

Job Requisition ID: 28566

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Athabasca, Peace River, Red Deer, Long Lake

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Wages

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 3

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.  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 Environment and Parks, please visit our website at:



Park Recreation and Resource Officers proactively support positive camping and recreational experiences for visitors by monitoring visitor conduct, fostering a stewardship ethic, encouraging compliance and supporting issue resolution. If you have experience in communicating, enjoy preparing and delivering presentations and want the opportunity to actively engage with other staff, stakeholders and the general public, apply to become part of the team. 


This service-focused position also addresses other matters that affect safe park operations including monitoring site conditions, responding to issues and fostering respectful behavior through information sharing and education.


A strong understanding of health and safety related legislation, initiatives, and procedures equips Recreation and Resource Officers to contribute to safe operational environments and initiate emergency response protocols for public and workers.

Parks are healthiest and most resilient with the support of the communities that use and care for them. This position assists with maintaining constructive relationships with permit holders, facility operators, volunteers and other stakeholders.  They will work collaboratively with other work area staff to ensure effective and efficient operations within their designated park or district.


Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Preference will be given to candidates with related experience in Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Recreation Management, Tourism Development or other related programs.


Additional Requirements: 

  • Standard First aid with CPR and AED
  • Class 5 Driver’s License (Graduated License not accepted)

Assets to the role include the following:

  • Conflict management/ resolution experience
  • Experience in communicating with stakeholders and the general public
  • Outdoor skills and experience in outdoor activities(navigation skills, backcountry travel, working alone) 
  • Knowledge of Alberta flora and fauna
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture
  • Incident Command Systems familiarity (ICS)


Other Requirements:

  • OHV certification
  • Chainsaw certification
  • Wilderness First Aid


Applicants are encouraged to clearly demonstrate the above assets in their resume or cover letter.


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 links below will assist you with understanding competencies:


BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS by promoting collaboration and commitment, encourage broad thinking on projects, work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful dialogue. 


CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING using a wide range of communication techniques to promptly and professionally address issues.


AGILITY to think creatively while working in a changing work environment.


DEVELOP NETWORKS through ongoing relationships with staff, park visitors, partner organizations, and Indigenous communities


$22.99 - $28.31 per hour

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


  • This is a seasonal wage opportunity with most positions starting in late April and ending early September.  Some locations may offer up to 11-month terms. 
  • Hours of work: Employees will work a 36.25 hour work week.  Days of the week will depend on the placement, but staff can expect to work most weekends and some evenings. 

How To Apply

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 


If interested in both the Lead Park Recreation and Resource Officer and Park Recreation and Resource Officer positions, please apply on both positions separately.


Candidates will be able to track the progress of their application through their profile account.


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. 


Information regarding Alberta Public Service Jobs:


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) -  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, 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.