Competition number 082-2019-EXT-RPC

Outdoor Leader (Seasonal)



Closing date

March 17, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Recreation, Parks and Culture


up to 40 hours per week

Pay range

$18.17 to $22.73 per hour

Job Description

This posting is for multiple seasonal full-time and part-time positions for up to 5 months

The Outdoor Leader is responsible for planning and delivering high quality outdoor and environmental education programs to the general public, schools, community and adult groups, including summer day-camps at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.


  • Deliver high quality outdoor and environmental education programs and events to the general public, schools, community and adult groups; including summer day-camps
  • Model behaviors and adapt teaching style, in order to provide a positive base for future lifelong learning for Assistant Outdoor Leaders, Junior Outdoor Leaders and volunteers
  • Create a safe environment for participants through regular inspections. Follow the safety and OHS policies, practices and procedures for outdoor programs at all facilities/sites. Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained by maintaining inventories as required; set-up and clean-up program areas; maintain and submit logbooks for vehicles and equipment
  • Provide excellent customer service including:
    • Greeting and welcoming each program participant and ensuring that the participant’s experience is treated with respect and value
    • Providing daily feedback to supervisors and communicating any incidents that occurred in the program
    • Communicating potentially hazardous situations to supervisors for the purpose of resolving situations in a timely manner
  • Participate in various training opportunities and meetings for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving skills and knowledge. Maintain program area specific technical qualifications/certifications. Season specific program delivery areas may include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, environmental and outdoor education, challenge/team building programs, and history/cultural programs

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to manage critical incidents in an efficient and appropriate manner
  • Effective planning & project execution
  • Ability to build healthy rapport with coworkers
  • Exceptional ability to work in a team fostered environment
  • Ability to communicate well with different audiences


  • In the process of completing or have obtained post-secondary education in Education, Kinesiology,  Recreation, Tourism, Environmental Studies or a related field
  • Demonstrate proven and logged experience in Cross Country Skiing, outdoor skills, adventure education and/or environmental education program delivery
  • Maintain current first aid/CPR, WHMIS
  • Possess and maintain program specific certifications like:
    • a minimum 40 Hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
    • CPR-HCP
    • minimum CANSI I Instructor and Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC – cross country skiing)
    • Paddle Canada (PC) Waterfront Instructor
    • Lake Instructor Tandem, PC Solo Instructor
    • PC Moving Water Instructor Tandem or Swift Water Rescue Technician I (SRT 1)

Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory vulnerable sector check
  • Submission of driver’s abstract with less than 7 demerits

Some positions will be working between 20 to 30 hours per week from May to June and 40 hours per week from July to August. Other part-time positions will be working approximately 10 to 30 hours per week. 

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #082-2019-EXT-RPC closes March 17, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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