Park Ranger Team Lead

Posting Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Wainwright, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Park Ranger Team Lead 
Job Requisition ID: 54914
Ministry: Forestry and Parks 
Location: Wainwright, Alberta
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate 
Classification: Natural Resources 8
Salary: $2,896.94 to $3,741.6 bi-weekly ($75,610- $97,655/year)


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:

Role Responsibilities

Reporting to the Area Manager, this position is responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of Park Ranger operations within Parks sites in a geographic area or district (based upon regional requirements). The position leads a team of permanent and seasonal park ranger staff in operational delivery of the Park Ranger area or district program.

This program includes visitor management activities, public safety, outdoor recreation services, natural and cultural resource management, identifying human wildlife co-existence concerns, and various administration functions. The role works to support safe and sustainable outdoor recreational experiences, while working to protect natural and cultural resource integrity. Applying sound recreation management practices, community relationships, and key partnerships, this position resolves multi-faceted visitor conflicts through proactive prevention, education, and compliance monitoring.

The position is responsible for providing input and support for the other Regional Operations programs (Visitor Experience, Municipal Services and Maintenance) and supports the Regional Recreation and Resource management team. Efficient management of allocated staff and financial resources is a primary responsibility of this position, which includes project and contract management, and volunteer and partner collaboration. Travel by foot, bike, motor vehicle, or off-highway vehicle to rove campgrounds, day use areas, trails and backcountry areas will be required to meet and communicate with a wide range of park users. Due to the geographical area of our parks, traveling long distance and in remote setting are a requirement.

A strong understanding of occupational health and safety related legislation, initiatives, and procedures equips the Park Ranger Team Lead to build safe operational environments and lead emergency response protocols for public and workers.

Parks sites are healthiest and most resilient with the support of the communities that use and care for them. This position will initiate and maintain constructive relationships with permit holders, facility operators, volunteers, and a broad range of other stakeholders. They will work collaboratively with other area staff to ensure effective and efficient operations within their designated areas.

The Park Ranger Team Lead is part of the area level leadership team, reporting directly to the Area Manager and accountability for cooperating on program objectives with other team leads.

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:

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.

Agility – Identifies alternative approaches or courses of action in complex situations, while maintaining resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively working in a changing environment.

Creative Problem Solving – Identifies several analytical techniques and sources of knowledge to break apart complex problems, while creating a safe environment for others to voice new ideas or methods.

Develop Networks – Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.

Systems Thinking – Considers and plans for how current policies, processes and methods might be affected in the short, medium, and long-term by broader trends.


Required Education: 

A natural science degree or an applied degree in resource management. (Natural Resources, Natural Science, Recreation Management, Tourism Development or other related programs)

Required Experience: 

A minimum 4 years of directly related experience.


Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year education for 1 year experience, or 1 year experience for 1 year of education.

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. 

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Additional Requirements:

  • Standard First aid with CPR C and AED
  • Class 5 Driver’s License

Additional Assets:

  • Requires extensive knowledge of the Provincial Parks Acts and Regulations, as well as working knowledge of other Provincial legislation 
  • Must have a good knowledge of park management processes, plans, and policy
  • Experience with conflict management and resolution
  • Knowledge in the use of specialized devices and computer software, e.g. GPS, Microsoft office programs
  • Familiar with Incident Command Systems (ICS)
  • Knowledge of Alberta flora and fauna
  • Knowledge and experience working with indigenous groups
  • Effective organizational, leadership, time and task management skills.
  • Effective verbal, written communications and public presentation skills
  • Experience in front facing customer service
  • Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Outdoor recreation competency (navigation skills, backcountry travel, working alone)
  • Strategic, project, and financial planning and management skills
  • Ability to work in outdoor remote locations
  • Ability to work independently or cooperatively and collaborate in team settings.
  • Ability to set and meet timelines and to manage time, projects and workloads effectively.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to provide creative approaches to resolution to issue


Terms of Employment 


  • Access to reliable transportation to and from place of work
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent will be required
  • Adherence to Alberta Parks Uniform Policy
  • This position will require outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

NOTE: 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
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, and/or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Ali Tarrabain at