SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2023: Summer Student (Park Attendant) – NS Dept. of Natural Resources & Renewables

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: June 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Summer Student (Park Attendant)

Competition # : 39307 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: Multiple Locations

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 6/16/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources & Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province’s Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

About Our Opportunity

As the Student Camping Park Attendant, you are responsible for assisting with the seasonal operation and maintenance of parks. Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and department policies and is an active participant in implementing the department Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Programs.

Primary Accountabilities

Under the general direction of the Chief Park Caretaker, or designate, the Student Camping Park Attendant is responsible for the seasonal operation and maintenance of designated provincial parks(s) including:

  • Infrastructure maintenance, vehicles, grounds and equipment;
  • Customer service and relations;
  • Using the computer-based reservation and registration system;
  • Processing financial transactions, cash handling;
  • Compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and Workplace policies, Procedures and all Safe Work Practices at all times when on duty.

Qualifications and Experience

You are a student who is currently in high school or a post-secondary education program and returning to school in the Fall or next applicable semester.

You must possess a Valid Driver’s License. The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and to work independently is necessary for this role.

Experience in building and grounds maintenance; ride on mowers, push mowers, string trimmers and knowledge of cleaning methods and sanitation requirements.

Assets include customer service training/experience; good general knowledge of local history and points of interest; knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and experience with internet, email, and web-based applications.

Your resume and cover letter should clearly outline how you meet the stated qualifications and position requirements.

Working Conditions

70 hours bi-weekly; Duties often require working irregularly scheduled hours, weekends, evenings and holidays. Must be willing to attend department training in duties related to this position.

This position requires the ability to work as part of a team and performs strenuous manual tasks in an outdoor environment.

Additional Information

This competition will be used to fill Student Camping Park Attendant vacancies at Graves Island Provincial Park and Risers Beach Provincial Park, both in Lunenburg County.

The is a 10-week position.

Pay Grade:  HOURLY

Salary Range:  $14.90 – $28.12 Hourly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

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