Website Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Job Title: Park Ranger Supervisor

Job Requisition ID: 36860

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: Kananaskis Region

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 30, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 6

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 click here.

Alberta Forestry, Parks and Tourism – 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. For more information about the Ministry of Forestry, Parks and Tourism, please click here.

The Kananaskis Region stretches from east of Calgary to the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Over 50 parks and recreation areas provide outdoor adventures and protected wildlife habitat. At the western edge of the region, farms and ranchlands give way to craggy peaks in the mountain paradise known as Kananaskis Country. For more information on Alberta Park locations please click here.

Role

We are hiring for a full-time, permanent Park Ranger Supervisor in the Kananaskis Region. Park Ranger Supervisors are passionate about protecting the environment, wildlife and park visitors. Supporting the Team Lead, this role encourages safe and sustainable outdoor recreational experiences, while working to protect natural and cultural resource integrity. Park Rangers maintain an overall field presence across the Kananaskis Region with the lens to identify and resolve multi-faceted visitor conflicts through pro-active prevention, education, and compliance monitoring. Travel by foot, ski, bike, helicopter, motor vehicle, or off-highway vehicle to rove backcountry areas, trails, campgrounds, and day use areas will be required to meet and communicate with a wide range of park users.

This position also assists in public safety by providing aid and support with search and rescue, medical incidents, accidents or emergencies in front and back country settings as a member of the Kananaskis Mountain Rescue Team. This will require maintaining a high level of proficiency in various forms of mountain travel and rescue techniques, and will include monitoring site conditions, responding to issues, and fostering respectful behavior through information sharing and education. This position will also assist as needed with evacuations, area closures and warnings, and fire bans. The Park Ranger Team will also support human/wildlife coexistence by assisting other government staff with monitoring, hazing, aversion, facility management, attractant management, traffic control, people management, communication, and visitor education.

Park Ranger Supervisors recruit, train and mentor a team of Park Rangers within the region to meet priorities set by the Team Lead. They effectively coach and guide the team on OH&S procedures and daily tasks, and ensures the team has the proper resources and knowledge to be successful and safe in their daily duties. A strong understanding of health and safety related legislation, initiatives, and procedures allows Park Ranger Supervisors to help build safe operational environments and lead and support 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 will help initiate and maintain constructive relationships with permit and disposition holders, facility operators, First Nations, volunteers and other stakeholders. They will work collaboratively with other work area staff, program leads and managers to ensure effective and efficient operations within the Kananaskis Region.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • A related two-year diploma (i.e., Natural Resources, Natural or Environmental Sciences, Recreation Management, Conservation) plus three years related experience (i.e., park, natural resources, wildlife, outdoor recreation). Preference may be given to candidates having completed a related degree program.
  • Equivalencies may be considered: directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

Other Requirements that are mandatory:

  • Experience communicating and presenting to staff, stakeholders and the public
  • Standard First aid with CPR-C and AED. Preference may be given to candidates having an 80-hour Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Class 5 Driver’s License, or equivalent
  • Able to work irregular hours, overtime, shifts, evenings and/or weekends, and/or statutory and provincial holidays
  • Able to work and travel in a variety of mountainous terrain and degrees of isolation in all weather conditions, sometimes for extended periods at all times of day/night. Backcountry travel experience is required (i.e., hike, scramble, ski, snowmobile, OHV, bike, climb)
  • Required to undertake training to maintain or upgrade knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job (including shotgun and rifle firearms certification)
  • Able to work independently without direct supervision, with initiative to remain productive and support other park programs when needed
  • Defensive Driver’s Certificate
  • Successful candidates must provide a Driver’s Abstract and Criminal Record Check at time of hire

Assets:

  • Good working knowledge of several Provincial and Federal acts and regulations including, but not limited to: Provincial Parks Act and associated regulations; Fisheries Act and regulations, Wildlife Act and regulations, Traffic Safety Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations
  • Supervisory or leadership experience in a related field
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills: the ability to make difficult decisions related to public safety, emergency response, and staff safety
  • Training, certification and maintenance familiarity in the use of various equipment (i.e., watercraft, OHVs, snowmobiles, 4×4 vehicles, chainsaws, power and hand tools) or equestrian experience
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Conflict management/resolution experience
  • Experience in communicating regulations with the public to gain compliance
  • Experience working with indigenous groups, communities or organizations
  • Experience with wildlife management and firearms; bear awareness training
  • Incident Command Systems (ICS) training
  • Search and rescue training (i.e., swiftwater rescue, rope rescue) and/or experience
  • Avalanche Skills Training (AST 1/2)
  • Confidence in using Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

Build Collaborative Environments

  • Collaborates across functional areas and proactively addresses conflict
  • Encourages broad thinking on project, and working together to eliminate barriers to progress
  • Facilitates communication & collaboration; anticipates and reduces conflict

Agility

  • Works in a changing environment and takes initiative to change
  • Takes opportunities to improve work processes
  • Anticipates and adjusts behaviour to change
  • Remains optimistic, calm and composed in stressful situations
  • Seeks advice and support to change appropriately
  • Works creatively within guidelines

Creative Problem Solving

  • Focuses on continuous improvement and increasing breadth of insight
  • Asks questions to understand a problem
  • Looks for new ways to improve results and activities
  • Explores different work methods and what made projects successful; shares learning
  • Collects breadth of data and perspectives to make choices

Develop Networks

  • Identifies key stakeholder relationships
  • Initiates and maintains contact with a range of interested parties/stakeholders (Enforcement, Emergency response, permit holders, etc)
  • Incorporates needs of stakeholders into various program elements
  • Utilizes communication techniques to influence others

Systems thinking

  • Takes holistic long-term view of challenges and opportunities.
  • Anticipates outcomes and potential impacts, seeks stakeholder perspectives
  • Works towards actions and plans aligned with APS values
  • Works with others to identify areas for collaboration

Salary

$2,199.13 – $2,796.09 bi-weekly ($57,397 to $72,978/year)

Additional Pay:

  • Evening Shift Differential Premium $2.75/hour
  • Weekend Premium $3.25/hour

Notes

Terms of Employment:

  • This role is based on a 36.25 hour work week.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on operational needs.
  • Interviews will be held during the month of February 2023.

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

Working for the Alberta Public Service – https://www.alberta.ca/advantages-working-for-alberta-public-service.aspx
Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – https://www.pspp.ca
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool – https://researchapscareers.alberta.ca

How To Apply

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx 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 https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx.

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:

https://www.alberta.ca/apply-for-jobs-with-the-alberta-public-service.aspx
https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
https://alis.alberta.ca/look-for-work/

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) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. 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 Christina Tataryn at [email protected]

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.