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Ontario Parks

Come work at Ontario Parks and help us make important contributions to the protection of Ontario’s stunning natural environments. We provide all students valuable training and skills to set you up for success at Ontario Parks and beyond.

Work Description
In a Provincial Park environment, there are many types of Park Ranger positions:

Gate Attendant – Welcomes visitors, issues park permits, and responds to customer inquiries. Gate Attendants welcome everyone into a Provincial Park.

Interior Ranger – Maintains remote “back country” areas of the parks reaching remote campsites by boat, portaging or hiking.

Administrative Assistant – Assists with clerical work and park administration. This position plays a key role in assisting with finances and scheduling.

GIS Data Technician – Uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to conduct data and spatial trend analysis. This position contributes to vital park development and species management projects.

Trail Maintenance – Ensures trails are accessible and safe for users by removing brush, up keeping trail surfaces and conducting inspections.

Discovery Ranger – Assists in developing and delivering programs to help visitors connect with the natural and cultural resources found within the park. This position supports conservation efforts by monitoring species that are invasive or at risk.

Maintenance Worker – Provides crucial services to the park and visitors, employees work to ensure parks are maintained, pristine, and ready for guests.

Park Planner – Actively assists in the park planning program, enabling the continued growth of Ontario Parks.

Park Store Sales Clerk – Assists in maintaining park stores and gift boutiques. This position involves managing rentals, providing customer service and performing clerical work.

How do I qualify?

You must meet all eligibility criteria by the first day of employment (contracts begin between May and July):

Student Status: You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) OR you must have graduated within the past six months (for example, if you graduated in December, you can apply for and start a summer student position up until June of the following year).

Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.

Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.

Work Status: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Application: Applications are only accepted online by clicking the “Apply Online” button. Your application should describe how you meet the knowledge and skill requirements outlined on this job ad.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
You apply your verbal and written communication skills to communicate information related to programs, prepare a variety of documents, and respond to public and/or internal inquiries by phone, email, and in-person.
You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team environment.

Technical Skills and Knowledge
You apply basic safe operating practices when working with machinery and equipment.
You have the ability to conduct maintenance of grounds, buildings, and equipment, and to use machinery, equipment, and tools (e.g. lawn mowers, weed trimmers).
You apply your basic mathematical skills to accurately perform cash handling duties.
You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), as well as databases, email, and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.
You apply your experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ESRI ArcGIS suite to conduct data and trend analysis (including spatial trend analysis), prepare simple maps, and track, compile, and evaluate information.

Analytical and Organizational Skills
You follow instructions and seek clarification, as required.
You pay close attention to detail and record information accurately.
You plan, organize, and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

Salary $15.50 – $16.35 Per Hour*

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