Seasonal Park Operator – Birkenhead Lake

Title: Seasonal Park Operator
Reports to: Park Manager
Date: February 2020

Sea to Sky Parks is currently hiring for full time seasonal park operators to join our team working at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park which is located about 1 and a half hours North of  Whistler. Positions are live on site – with accommodation provided. Positions commence May 1st approximately and run until October 1st. Park Operators are responsible for providing a safe, clean and well organized park environment for guests, while fulfilling Sea to Sky Park Services contractual agreements within the Park Use Permit. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Compliance with all Sea to Sky Park Services policies and procedures
    • Carry out facility maintenance in accordance with the quality control plan to ensure park facilities are maintained to park standards – ensuring a safe, clean and sanitary environment in all Operating Areas.
    • Maintain trailheads which includes raking gravel, sweeping around kiosks, maintaining garbage bins and litter picking around parkland areas.
    • Cleaning and maintaining campground sites, including picnic tables and fire pits
    • Maintenance of washroom facilities which includes sweeping and cleaning the facilities and/or outhouses, restocking of supplies and notifying maintenance personnel of any repairs that are required.
    • The safe use of all required machinery and equipment
    • Collection and reporting – To follow proper cash handling and record keeping procedures when required either by working in the gatehouse or in-park collections.
    • Open designated park gates to the public and close the gates at the end of the day
    • Enforcing parking compliance, if working at an area that charges parking fees
    • Ensure park compliance and security by ensuring parkland areas are patrolled and guests are abiding by the campground and park usage guidelines
    • Maintain a high level of communication between co-workers and the Park Manager
    • Maintain a safe and positive work environment
    • Monitor what’s going on in the park and respond appropriately
    • Provide information to park visitors and ensure they have the best experience possible
    • Other related duties as required
    • Provide Watersport rental equipment to all park visitors

Skills & Abilities:

  • Cash handling experience
  • Ability to keep organized and detailed records regarding park usage, maintenance requirements, etc.
  • Strong public relations and guest service skills required, must be able to be assertive while maintaining a friendly manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with managers, supervisors and co-workers
  • Previous experience working in an outdoor environment and the ability to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Knowledge of parks and/or grounds maintenance methods and the ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and equipment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a high-volume environment
  • Resourceful and able to work independently
  • Knowledge of the Park Act and the ability to gain voluntary compliance and defuse confrontational situations in an effective manner
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to walk up to 5 kms per day
  • Continuously bending, lifting, carrying of materials
  • Standing up to 8 or more hours per day
  • Pushing and pulling equipment such as lawnmowers etc.

Qualifications:

  • Completed or Enrolled in an undergraduate degree or technical diploma in natural resource management, outdoor recreation or a related field
  • WHMIS / Occupational Safety knowledge or certification
  • Valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 (course available through Sea to Sky Parks)
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Valid BC Driver’s License & Abstract required (work truck is provided during shift)

To apply or for more information please email hr@mtseymour.ca