Provincial Park Assistant Manager – Skagit Valley

Title: Assistant Park Manager – Skagit Valley

Reports to: Park Manager

 

Summary of Responsibilities  

The Assistant Park Manager role is a hands-on position assisting and supporting the Park Manager to oversee all daily park operations.  Duties include helping to oversee and directly participate in facility maintenance in accordance with the Quality Control Plan, public safety & park security, administration tasks and the supervision of a team of park employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Compliance with all Sea to Sky Park Services policies and procedures
  • To follow Sea to Sky Park Services contractual duties outlined in the Park Use Permit
  • Oversee and directly participate in facility cleaning and maintenance in accordance with the Quality Control Plan
  • Hire, train and supervise a large team of park staff
  • Evaluate and set work priorities
  • Directly participate in park operations such as maintenance, public safety and park security, cleaning, fee collection, record keeping and reporting
  • Inspect all park facilities to ensure standards are being met
  • Maintain regular communications and positive working relationship with Area Manager and BC Parks
  • Maintain a safe and positive work environment
  • Monitor what’s going on in the park
  • To ensure the safe use of all required machinery and equipment
  • The identification of minor maintenance requirements for all equipment utilized such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers etc. and either conducting the maintenance or ensuring maintenance is carried out by contractors.
  • Accurate and detailed park record keeping regarding park usage, duties to be performed and tasks to be completed
  • Ensuring minimal human-bear interactions
  • Conduct a regular inventory of products used, report shortages, and re-order as needed
  • Ensure park compliance and security by ensuring parkland areas are patrolled and guests are abiding by the campground and park usage guidelines
  • Ensuring that all park visitors and staff have the best experience possible
  • Other related duties as required

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with hiring, training, management and supervision of staff
  • Previous experience with POS systems, cash handling, shift auditing and working within a budget
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Microsoft Office programs; general computer and office equipment knowledge
  • 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 team members
  • Excellent written and oral communication, team participation, and coordination skills
  • Ability to deal with emergency situations in an effective manner
  • 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 organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a high-volume environment
  • Resourceful and able to work independently in remote locations
  • 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
  • Bending, lifting, carrying of materials
  • Standing up to 8 or more hours per day

 

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)

 

Terms and Conditions:

Seasonal hourly paid position

Uniform Provided

Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required – hours of work will vary with the season

Own vehicle is required due to its remote location