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Alberta Parks

Feb 18, 2020

If you enjoy working outside and providing high-quality recreational experiences for Albertans and guests to this province, come join our Maintenance Services Team.  The Parkland Management Area of Alberta Parks is looking for a team leader who will be highly motivated and well-organized and has experience leading a safe worksite.

Reporting to the Camrose District Maintenance Foreman, the incumbent will lead a team accountable for providing maintenance services at the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area Group of sites. (This includes Strathcona Science Provincial ParkBruderheim and Redwater Provincial Recreation Areas, Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area and several Natural Areas and support for other areas within Camrose District.


Position: Maintenance Services Supervisor Cooking Lake-Blackfoot PRA
Classification: Maintenance Service Worker 3
Type: Seasonal (Up to 40 hours/week)
Location: Sherwood Park/Cooking Lake
Rate of Pay: $23.77 to $29.05/hr
(Plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits and holidays)
Closing Date: February 23, 2020


The successful candidate will maintain various park facilities, including a year-round multiple use trails, buildings, day use and overnight infrastructure, roads, and utility systems.  Other main duties include staff supervision, equipment repair and maintenance, procurement and overseeing contract/service agreement repair work as required.

To be successful in this position you will have familiarity with trades related functions such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical, welding, carpentry and equipment maintenance and operation.  Additionally, the Maintenance Service Supervisor must participate and have the ability to conduct all activities and operations within the Government of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Program. 



    • High school diploma, related training and 2 years of related experience . Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.
    • Leadership and supervision experience required
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to show initiative in taking on and completing new and challenging assignments within set deadlines
    • Capable of performing demanding physical tasks on a year round basis, often in a remote outdoor setting.
    • Heavy equipment operation experience is required.
    • Good working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and safety of small equipment, hand tools and power tools
    • Must hold a Valid Class 5 Operator's License, Class 3 License with air brakes is a preference.
    • A Defensive Driving Certificate and Commercial Driver’s Abstract will be required.
    • Recognized current Standard First Aid Certificate


  • Operation of trail maintenance and grooming equipment.
  • Previous experience in park or sites providing outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Chainsaw and Off Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile certification and experience.
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), TDG and Confined Space training
  • Carpentry, plumbing and/or electrical experience
  • Experience with water and wastewater facility operation


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.

  • Agility: Staff must be agile in order to anticipate and quickly adapt to changing priorities and situations to effectively meet diverse visitor needs.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: This position is one component of a larger work environment that includes other program areas therefore, it's important to understand how this position contributes to achieving broader Alberta Environment & Parks goals.
  • Creative Problem Solving and Judgement: Occasionally, challenges arise and staff must assess options, understand implications and determine appropriate actions to achieve the necessary solutions.
  • Develop Networks: This position works with a number of external and internal stakeholders and therefore needs to proactively build trust and connect with them to ensure jobs are done with everyone’s needs in mind.
  • Drive for Results: As a team leader, this position leads and creates opportunities for people to connect, communicate with transparency, share ideas, and bring different perspectives to the discussion, which creates a supportive environment that respects different perspectives.

Terms of Employment

    • Position start date likely in May with an end date in September (or later), depending on operational requirements
    • Final candidates will be required to provide a driver’s abstract.
    • 40 hour work weeks, with 8 hour shifts. Evening, weekend and shift work will be required.
    • This position requires working in remote outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.


    • Those selected for an interview must bring three work related references to the interview.
    • This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.

How to Apply

    • Please email your application (resume, cover letter and any other documents in one MS Word file or PDF) with the subject line “MSW3-CLBT-Supervisor-last name, first name”.
    • Email to
    • Email applications are preferred.
  • You can also mail or drop off your application, ensuring that "Maintenance Services Supervisor Cooking Lake-Blackfoot PRA" is clearly marked and addressed to:

Environment & Parks
Parks Division, Central Region
52365 Range Road 210
Sherwood Park, Alberta

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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