Park Maintenance Service Workers perform public-facing Park, grounds, and facility maintenance that is intended to ensure Park facilities, grounds, equipment, and vehicles are maintained, serviced, and operated in a manner which provides a quality visitor experience.
Maintenance Service Workers play a crucial role in ensuring provincial parks remain safe, clean, and enjoyable for visitors. Some of their key duties may include: Groundskeeping, Facility Maintenance, Trail Maintenance, Waste Management, Visitor Assistance, Equipment Operation, and Event Support. More specifically, these positions may perform tasks such as:
Different park locations may have slightly different duties, depending on whether the park offers a campground (or many campgrounds), is day-use only, has a trail system, has a beach and lake or water access, and so on. Be sure to look up your desired location of work on AlbertaParks.ca to see what the park offers in terms of facilities and services.
What level of education is required?
Some high school is needed and job related training, in some capacity. A High School Diploma is an asset but is not required.
What do I need to qualify for the job?
The following are things you will NEED to have in order to qualify for the job and should demonstrate on your resume or in your cover letter. Tell us what job gave you the skills or how you used the skills in a practical setting.
You will also need to show proof of the following, once you have been offered the position. If you already have these things, or are able to get them prior to the start date, tell us that in your cover letter or resume:
It also helps to have the following:
What else do I need to know about the position?
1) These positions are required to work evenings, weekends and holidays throughout the summer. You will be paid a premium for work on weekends, holidays and evenings, as detailed below:
2) Staff accommodation is offered at a very affordable rate in the majority of park locations.
3) Job ads are typically posed in January- February on Albertaparks.ca and the position usually begins in May and ends on the September long weekend.