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Park Worker (student)
Position Code:2017-SLPC-158
Business Unit:Parks and Recreational Facilities
Position Location:Ivy Lea Campground
Position Status:Student
Hours/Week:36.25
  
Job Description & Requirements
Join a dynamic team focused on providing exceptional customer service at Ivy Lea Campground or Brown's Bay Beach Day-Use Picnic Area in the majestic Thousand Islands. Here is your chance to spend the summer working outside in an unparalleled, scenic environment.

POSITION: PARK WORKER (student)

HOURS OF WORK: variable hours to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week 

LOCATION: 
Ivy Lea Campground OR Brown's Bay Beach Day-Use Picnic Area

SALARY: $11.40 or $12.25 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: mid-May to September 4, 2017 OR mid-June to September 4, 2017

DUTIES:
To greet and welcome visitors, respond to inquiries and provide site programming and services information, and carry out a variety of park-related duties and customer service initiatives. Duties may include the following: providing excellent customer service; collecting fees, processing reservations/registrations, cash handling, cash register operation, credit card transactions, balancing sales and closing paperwork; selling retail (in addition to wood and ice), upselling specialized products and dealing with inventory; cleaning and maintenance of washrooms, shower buildings and retail/registration buildings, including flower beds; garbage collection and waste recycling, cutting and trimming grass; clean-up of aquatic vegetation on beaches; minor repairs and painting of buildings; a limited number of positions will require tractor operation for park maintenance and grass mowing and completion of vehicle and equipment log books; moving picnic tables; providing assistance at special events in the parks; providing safety and security for the visitors, facilities and other parks properties; promoting user compliance with park rules and regulations through public contact and routine/non-routine patrols; completion of vehicle and equipment log books, cleaning schedule forms, documentation of accidents and/or injuries in the workplace; providing travel and tourist information to the public on The St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s other attractions and Eastern Ontario tourist attractions; performing other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability and willingness to acquire a good knowledge of the operation of a park (day-use area and/or campground) in a short period of time; ability to sell products, programs and admissions and handle cash with a high degree of accuracy; knowledge of tourism; a high degree of integrity and ability to adapt to different situations; ability to operate a computerized reservation/registration system, cash register and bank/credit card machine; good communication and customer service skills to deal effectively with staff and the public; judgement to assess a crisis situation and determine the appropriate course of action; ability to enforce Parks regulations and rules; ability to write and prepare reports; physical ability to carry out a variety of park manual duties such as cleaning, grounds keeping, moving picnic tables, lifting garbage cans, bags of wood and ice, etc.; a limited number of positions may require the ability to operate equipment such as tractors,, string trimmers, small utility vehicles, etc.; ability to learn the contents of the Parks and Recreation Policy and Procedures Manual and the Emergency Procedures Manual; ability to learn about Eastern Ontario tourist attractions; valid driver’s licence may be required; willingness to work variable shifts including weekends, holidays, evenings and nights.

In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.  

HIRING FOR THE 2017 HAS BEEN COMPLETED. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS UNTIL LABOUR DAY AS VACANCIES MAY OCCUR DURING THE OPERATING SEASON.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is an equal opportunity employer.