Park Assistant - Contract - 2 positions available

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) was established in 1959 under the Conservation Authorities Act, and serves approximately half a million people in the Niagara Peninsula Watershed, encompassing the entire Niagara Region and portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County. The NPCA strives to manage the impact of human activities, urban growth and rural activities on the watershed, which includes some of the most sensitive and unique natural areas in Niagara. These lands are held in public trust, allowing the people of Niagara to enjoy its distinctive natural heritage at 42 Conservation Areas, each offering diverse recreational and educational opportunities and a place to experience nature’s beauty.

Please note, there are two positions available.

Summary of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, the Park Assistant is responsible to maintain one or more conservation park areas in a clean and safe condition. The position is typically assigned to one conservation area, but may be subject to transfer. Incumbent may be required to rotate to other conservation areas due to operational requirements. Duties include the operation and maintenance of several types of facilities and complexes which may include wildlife preserves, natural areas, historical interests, campgrounds, concessions, buildings, bridges, shelters, parking areas, parkways and trails

Duties and Responsibilities

(a) Participates in the administration and maintenance of park grounds and facilities to ensure optimal delivery of safe and satisfying services for visitors.

(b) Ensures public safety through regular inspections of the park facilities and grounds, and participates in reviews of park safety rules, regulations and enforcement.

(c) Responsible for grounds maintenance, horticultural work, forestry, building maintenance and general repairs, equipment operation and building system maintenance.

(d) Provides exceptional customer service to visitors, providing information, responding to complaints and enforcement of park regulations when required.

(e) Supports project management of capital projects by assisting in assessing and recommending capital improvements, as well as supporting the process as needed.


  • Post-secondary education in Parks Administration, Business Administration, Tourism, Rec & Leisure studies or equivalent experience
  • Two (2) years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of parks or other types of recreational areas/facilities
  • Sound working knowledge of electrical, plumbing and building maintenance and repairs
  • Demonstrated ability to safely use a variety of power tools and equipment
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License
  • Valid DZ License preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, reliability, and to deal with issues tactfully and effectively

Location: Ball’s Falls / Binbrook / Chippawa Creek/ Long Beach Conservation Areas

Working Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to traffic, noise, exhaust fumes and dust, chemical and cleaning substances, grease, oil, paints and solvents, sewage and noise
  • Frequent exposure to inclement weather, heat and cold conditions and sunlight
  • Evening and week-end work as well as work on statutory holidays will be required

Salary Range: Grade 4: $28.23/hr - $33.21/hr (37.5 hours/week)

Application Deadline: February 19, 2019 – 4 p.m.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We can provide accommodation for a disability in all employment activities, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation, please contact Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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