Department: Natural Resources & Renewables
Type of Employment: Casual
Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG
Closing Date: 11/2/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources - including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks, and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, 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.
The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park is one of Nova Scotia's top tourist destinations and has attracted millions of visitors over the past 60 years. The 40-hectare park has enchanted Nova Scotian's and visitors alike and provides a wide range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.
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About Our Opportunity
Do you have the skills to maintain park grounds, care for captive wildlife and perform a variety of unique tasks outdoors year-round? Well, then you have come to the right place! Our Park Attendants take pride in feeding and caring for the captive wildlife, preparing diets, cleaning and disinfecting animal enclosures and their pools, and maintaining the facilities infrastructure of walkways, trails, and buildings.
Aside from the daily Park attendant tasks, we assist park visitors by answering questions and providing park related information, we also keep the facility clean and safe by performing janitorial duties such as cleaning washrooms and garbage collection. Other maintenance tasks such as mowing, whipper snipping, painting, carpentry, fencing, assisting maintenance crews with larger projects and any other tasks may be required.
As the Park Attendant, you will work under the supervision of the Park Foreperson or designate.
Qualifications and Experience
You have completed high school or have an equivalent combination of training and experience.
To be successful in this role, you should possess:
Above average knowledge of animal behaviour, husbandry, handling, and diet preparation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; team player
The willingness to work in adverse weather conditions
Good physical health, including the ability to perform heavy lifting (at least 25 kg) regularly and frequently. You should also be able to climb, crouch, walk, stand, shovel, rake, and perform general labour to meet the physical demands of the position.
Experience in carpentry and/or general maintenance, construction, grounds keeping
Good working knowledge of e-mail, Microsoft Word, and Excel
A valid Nova Scotia Class 5 driverâs license (or equivalent)
Emergency First Aid/CPR Certificate
The following are considered assets:
Plumbing, lawn maintenance, general labourer experience
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS
Knowledge of indigenous wildlife, habitat, and environmental issues
We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), physical assessment, and reference checks.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
You will be on a schedule and must be able to work long days, some weekends, holidays, and evenings, and work independently with minimum supervision as well as in a team environment.
Available to work irregular unscheduled hours, or be called back to work for storm closures or emergencies.
Must be able to quickly adapt to changes in planned work on short notice and be comfortable performing a wide variety of daily tasks
Must be available to work the full term required of the position
Candidates selected for interviews may be required to submit a drivers abstract
Please note this is a part time casual opportunity with an anticipated end date of April 4, 2022.
Pay Grade: MOS 08
Salary Range: $22.59 - $23.15 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.
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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.