Tuesday , March 5 2024

Government of Canada Careers – Student Employment

Website Government of Canada

Job Description:

Parks Canada is a champion of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a youth facing an employment barrier, including indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate social media content and monitor social media activity, promote engagement of our online audiences. Produce video and photos to promote Parks Canada places and messages, participate in outreach events on behalf of Parks Canada, provide graphic design, video editing and photo support for the external relations team and support various external relations initiatives as needed.
  • Cleans and maintains visitor facilities and grounds including washrooms, reception centres, campsites and picnic areas. Daily tasks may include cleaning, litter pick-up, emptying of trash or recycling bins.
  • It also involves interaction with park visitors to provide basic information and direction.
  • Greeting visitors, issuing entry passes and collecting fees at visitor centres, entry gates, day use areas and retail locations, to enhance visitor experience.
  • This includes providing comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, trails, points of interest, safety, wilderness travel, park regulations and policies, selling a variety of passes, and properly accounting for revenue received.
  • Resource Conservation Students support parks’ ecological integrity monitoring, ecological restoration projects, active management, and species at risk programs by assisting in data collection, recording and invasive species control following established protocols.
  • The job also includes data entry and preparation of summary reports.
  • The work requires sound knowledge and application of scientific principles/procedures and evaluation of natural resource data. Students will be expected handle wildlife, travel via boats and vehicles, and to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Provides administrative and operational support services and related information in support of Finance & Administration within the Field Unit including daily collection of deposits from point of sales, bank deposits, coin orders for kiosk staff, mail / courier shipping and receiving, reconciling & auditing cash outs, filing receipts and managing keys and office equipment distribution and tracking.
  • Provides general maintenance and labour services working on trails, gardens, grounds, roads and solid waste management and related facilities maintenance; support trades staff in construction and installations; and other general maintenance and repair requirements as directed.
  • Responsible for learning and delivering education programs, presenting interpretive demonstrations, leading guided tours, assisting with the development and presentation of special events, acting as an ambassador for the site (both on-site and off-site), working on the site’s point of sale system as well as other related activities.
  • Note – for positions requiring historic weapons safety requirements, the minimum age requirement is 16.

Job Requirements:

  • Willing and able to follow all Safe Work Practices outlined by Parks Canada.
  • Willing and able to work shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors and be exposed to various weather conditions.
  • All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
  • Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
  • Willing and able to perform repetitive tasks such as: visitor interactions, permit processing, lifting heavy boxes, picking litter, cleaning and site maintenance.
  • Willing and able to wear Parks Canada uniform and safety equipment.
  • Make moderate physical effort to sit and stand for prolonged periods and/or clean facilities/grounds.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education at a later date.
  • Depending on the position, possession of a valid class G2 or G driver’s license.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience working with people.
  • Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the application and/ or email – as appropriate.
  • Contact information for two (2) references.
  • All candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the education and experience factors listed in both the essential and asset qualifications listed.
  • Experience handling cash and operating point of sale.

Job Details:

Company: Government of Canada

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Midland, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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