Parks Canada Trail Crew Maintenance Coordinator

Parks Canada
Jasper, AB
$27.75–$30.16 an hour

Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
GL-MAN-07 (C/3) - Maintenance Coordinator
Specified Period - from February 2023 to March 2024
$27.75 to $30.16 per hour (plus 15% supervisory differential (salary under review))
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Closing date: 15 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
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The Trail Crew Supervisor works with and supervises a talented team of approximately 10 motivated and energetic trail maintenance staff. The Trail Crew Supervisor will work directly with their manager to identify and prioritize trails and infrastructure which will be the basis of seasonal work planning.

The trail crew team conducts maintenance and repair activities for front and back country trails as well as for campground infrastructure. Infrastructure that the trail crew team is responsible for includes; Trail tread, boardwalks, bridges, drainage features, tent pads, outhouses, picnic tables, food storage containers, and signage.

Trail crew operations includes the outhouse waste barrel removal program, removal of hazard trees, and delivery of a cross-country ski grooming program in winter.

Maintenance, repair, and new construction for trail infrastructure in remote backcountry and front country locations is achieved through the use of hand tools (such as screw drivers and hand saws), power tools (such as chain saws, brush saws, drills), and equipment (skid steer, mini excavator).

Helicopters, trucks and trailers, boats, quads, and hiking provide access to the many locations in Jasper National Park where the Trails team gets to spend their time.

The Trail Crew Supervisor will split their time between the office and the field during the operational season. A typical office day includes work plan development, project planning, budget management, human resources management, and managing occupational health and safety.

Field tasks include site visits to the crews to work, mentor, train, and supervise. The Trail Crew Supervisor will also identify, recommend, and implement solutions to resolve trail related issues. The Trail Crew Supervisor will embody and demonstrate attitude and behaviours which contribute to a respectful, healthy, and safe work place for everyone.

Work environment
Come join an outstanding team. As the Trails Supervisor in Jasper National Park, you will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of some of the best hiking routes in Canada. Jasper boasts more than 1000 kilometers of trails, ranging from short day hikes to rugged and remote 100 km-long treks. Your trail crews will go from track setting cross-country ski trails in the winter to flying in to remote areas of the park in the summer to ensure that Canadians and international visitors can continue to enjoy unparalleled opportunities to experience the Rocky Mountains at their finest.

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process
This process will be used to fill one position for a specified period - a 1 year term from February 2023 to March 2024 with the possibility of extension.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures (temporary or permanent), security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Completion of secondary school or Public Service Commission approved alternative.

Degree equivalency

EXP1: Experience in human resources management which may include:
supervision of multi-person crews
training and direction to work crews
creating and managing schedules and work plans
mentoring and coaching staff;
EXP2: Experience in managing financial resources which may include:
creating and managing budgets
forecasting expenditures
creating detailed cost estimates for small construction projects;
EXP3: Experience in construction, general maintenance and repair, and construction supervision;
EXP4: Experience in maintenance of trails in both front and backcountry (remote environments) which may include:
trail tread
bridges and boardwalk
backcountry campgrounds (tent pads, outhouses, bear proof containers, picnic tables)
brushing and limbing, and hazard tree removal;
EXP5: Experience in the operation and maintenance of tools and equipment which may include:
power and hand tools
chainsaws and brush saws
skid steers and mini excavators
quads, snowmobiles and track setters;
EXP6: Experience in basic computer software applications, including email, building and interpreting spreadsheets, and word processing software for report preparation.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

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K1: Knowledge of construction of front country and backcountry trail-related assets using concrete, steel and wood;
K2: Knowledge of inspection and performance of basic maintenance and repair practices related to trails, trail bridges, day use areas and campsite facilities;
K3: Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements which may include legislation, training requirements and safety certifications, and operational health and safety practices.
A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
A2: Ability to analyze and interpret technical information (construction plans and specifications) and provide technical advice (including options and alternatives);
A3: Ability to construct and maintain trail assets including, but not limited to: trails, day use areas and trail bridges;
A4: Ability to plan, organize, and manage human resources, including conflict resolution and management;
A5: Ability to plan, organize, and deliver work plans and budgets for successful delivery of project requirements.
PS1: Exercise sound judgement;
PS2: Takes responsibility;
PS3: Communicates effectively;
PS4: Strives for excellence;
PS5: Personally connects with people.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
ADD EXP1: Experience in planning, organizing, and executing labour activities in remote areas;
ADD EXP2: Experience in managing helicopter operations, including managing staging areas, and preparing, connecting and disconnecting external sling loads;
ADD EXP3: Experience in winter trail maintenance which may include grooming for cross-country skiing, fat-biking and snowshoeing;
ADD EXP4: Experience in maintaining a safe and respectful workplace which may include:
participating and completing hazard assessments and safety tailgate meetings, safety courses and training
demonstrating respect, engagement, excellence and integrity towards co-workers.
Conditions of employment
You are required to obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency
You are required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence recognized by the province/territory applicable to this offer of employment
You must be willing to work overtime
You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager
You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties
You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties
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