Competition number 083-2019-EXT-RPC

Assistant 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

$15.00 to $18.17 per hour

Job Description

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

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


  • Assist with the delivery of high quality outdoor programs for day camps, schools and community youth groups
  • Work as a team member with other program leaders to ensure smooth delivery of all outdoor programs offered
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of required program equipment
  • Assist with supervising and evaluating junior volunteers
  • Assist with maintenance and inventory of equipment as required by supervisors
  • Assist with general maintenance and cleaning of public areas as required by supervisors
  • Provide excellent customer service to all clients and report back to supervisors issues, concerns and incidents
  • Assist with all other duties as requested by the Outdoor Recreation Programmer or Assistant Recreation Programmer

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build healthy rapport with co-workers
  • Exceptional ability to work in a team fostered environment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Outstanding customer service skills and the ability to adapt to changing work environments and demands
  • Proven ability in maintaining standards of safety, quality and cooperation


  • Currently enrolled in a  post-secondary program, returning to school in the fall
  • Proven and logged experience in outdoor skills delivery programming
  • Possess and maintain certifications specific to the seasonal programs delivered:
    • Paddle Canada (PC) Waterfront Instructor
    • PC Lake Instructor Tandem OR canoe and kayak experience with desire for certification
  • Minimum Standard First Aid and CPR Certification

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 weeks from July to August.  Other part-time positions will be working approximately 10-30 hrs per week.   

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

Competition #083-2019-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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