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Alberta Parks - Maintenance Service Worker

Feb 19, 2020

If you enjoy working outside and are committed to customer service, come join our Maintenance Service Team.   William A. Switzer Provincial Park is looking for highly motivated, well-organized, responsible maintenance support personnel for the operating season. These individuals will be part of a team accountable for providing maintenance and operational duties supporting the day-to-day facility operation of William A. Switzer Provincial Park day use areas, trails, and campgrounds.  

The Maintenance Service Worker Lead Hand will oversee the team of Maintenance Service Workers, and work closely with the District Maintenance Foreman. 


Position: Maintenance Service Workers & Lead Hand, William A. Switzer Provincial Park
Classification: Maintenance Service Worker 1 / Maintenance Service Worker 2
Type: Seasonal (up to 40 hours/week)
Location: Hinton
Rate of Pay: $19.40 – $27.30/hr
(Plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits and holidays)
Closing Date: February 23, 2020


As part of the maintenance team, you strive to maintain and provide Alberta Parks’ high standards to ensure quality customer service and safety is provided at all times.

Specific responsibilities for a Maintenance Service Worker include:

      • Providing routine and preventative maintenance on all infrastructure, including campgrounds, trail systems, day use sites, buildings, vehicles and equipment
      • Performing routine custodial and cleaning duties of washroom and shelter facilities, lawn maintenance and minor repairs of facilities
      • Managing custodial inventories, as required
      • Being familiar with and practicing all pertinent occupational health & safety (OH&S) policies, procedures and protocols
      • Completing mandatory administrative tasks such as timesheets, expense tracking and completing online courses

In addition to the above, the Maintenance Service Worker Lead responsibilities also include:

    • Providing direct supervision to Maintenance Service Worker team
    • Coordinating and documenting routine and preventative maintenance on all infrastructure in the park
    • Reviewing and approving timesheets for Maintenance Service Workers
    • Following all Government of Alberta purchasing policies and directives
    • Fleet Management/IT coordination



    • Good working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and safety of small equipment, hand tools and power tools
    • Excellent communication, organization and teamwork 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
    • Valid Class 5 Operator's License
    • Recognized current Standard First Aid Certificate


  • Previous supervisory experience considered an asset for Lead Hand position
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) training
  • Carpentry, plumbing and/or electrical experience
  • Experience with water and wastewater facility operation
  • Chainsaw Certification
  • Computer Skills


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
  • Systems Thinking: This position is one component of a larger work environment that includes other program areas therefore its important to understand how this positions contributes to achieving broader Alberta Environment & Parks goals

Terms of Employment

    • Various start dates beginning in April/May, with end dates in September (or later), depending on operational requirements
    • Final candidates may be required to provide a driver’s abstract (will be reimbursed)
    • Evening, weekend and shift work will be required
    • Shifts are 8 hours/day
    • This position requires working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions


    • Maintenance Service Worker 1: Approximately $19.40–$23.33 per hour (plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits)
    • Maintenance Service Worker 2 (Lead Hand): Approximately $22.52-$27.30 per hour (plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits) 
    • These positions are physically demanding.
    • Shared rental accommodations may be available.
    • 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) as one file or PDF
    • The subject line must be "MSW-WAS-Your Last name, Your First name"  and indicate either "Worker"  or "Lead Hand"
    • Email applications are preferred
    • You can also mail or drop off your application, ensuring that "MSW-WAS" and either "Worker" or "Lead Hand" is clearly marked.

Parks Division, Central Region
Alberta Environment & Parks
3rd Floor Government Centre, 131 Civic Centre Road
Hinton, Alberta
T7V 2E6

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

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