Summer Employment at HCA Conservation Areas
Posted January 21, 2020
Join our team this summer and contribute to the environment and your community.
Life in the outdoors is always fun and our conservation areas are preparing for their 2020 operations. This is your chance to learn about Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) and make a contribution to its success. We have a variety of opportunities to choose from at our conservation areas / parks/ facilities, for students, seniors and adults, including gate attendants, grounds maintenance, lifeguards, food services and security. Work in a fun, outdoor environment. We offer training for all positions.
The majority of our openings are full-time seasonal positions for the summer and applicants must be available to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays as required and scheduled as these are some of our busiest days for the public. If you enjoy working with people, are active and outgoing, please review the opportunities listed below that we have available at our conservation areas and apply via email or fax with our application form and resume. Applications are now being accepted, so apply today! All staff (both new and returning) will be required to attend a mandatory orientation / training session and complete on-line training modules.
Opportunities Available at all of our Conservation Areas:
Valens Lake, Christie Lake (which includes Spencer Gorge), Dundas Valley (which includes the Hamilton East Mountain), Confederation Beach Park and Fifty Point.
Maintenance staff are required, with various levels of skills and experience, at all areas. These positions assist in the maintenance of the grounds and pool / beach areas, including collecting litter, cleaning washrooms, cutting grass, operating small power equipment, including weed-whips, leaf-blowers and pressure-washers. A few positions will also involve trail maintenance, where background with tree-pruning and forestry is preferred. Experience driving pick-up trucks and landscape trailers is considered an asset for positions in the Dundas Valley. Many positions in our Conservation Areas will also require a valid class G driver’s license. Starting rate is minimum wage.
Security staff are required at Valens Lake, and Fifty Point and additional duties such as grounds maintenance, janitorial and other jobs as required are part of the position. The majority of work is evenings/nights with some daytime shifts. Applicants must possess their private security license as mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and previous work experience is an asset. Wage is $15.00.
We require cashiers and gate attendants at all areas (except Confederation Beach Park). Duties include collecting park admission, engaging customers and visitors with information on our annual vehicle pass, registering campers (at areas with campsites), boat and canoe rentals and general public relations. Attendants are responsible for handling money, tickets and cards, therefore, quick and accurate transaction skills are required to maintain our high service standards. Starting rate is minimum wage.
All of our Conservation Areas (except Confederation Beach Park) have food concessions where the public can purchase ready-made sandwiches, water/pop, ice-cream and other convenience store type items. These positions will prepare (if required) and serve food, in compliance with Ontario Health regulations. Starting rate is minimum wage.
All applicants must be 16 years or older and require a current National Lifeguard Service certificate, CPR (Level C or HCP), Standard First Aid and meet fitness requirements. Applicants not currently NLS certified who are taking an NLS course are invited to apply. Wage is $15.00.
Applying is easy! Please complete our application form, save and send as an attachment, and/or your resume and cover letter to any of the parks listed below, indicating the position of interest. You may also choose to FAX the completed application along with your resume by printing out the PDF version once you have filled in all of your information.
Christie Lake Conservation Area
Attn: Cari Hobbs, Superintendent
Fax: 905- 628-1316
Confederation Beach Park
Attn: Liam Fletcher, Superintendent
Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Attn: Carissa Bishop, Superintendent
Fifty Point Conservation Area
Attn: Rob Howe. Manager
Valens Lake Conservation Area
Attn: Paul Karbusicky, Superintendent Paul.Karbusicky@conservationhamilton.ca
Please be advised that interviews will be scheduled commencing February 2020. Due to the volume of applications and resumes received, we are able to respond only to those applicants selected to attend an interview.
Although we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
ELIGIBILITY FOR NEW AND RETURNING SUMMER EMPLOYEES
- You must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted to attend that interview at the conservation area/park/facility to which you applied.
- If you are away at school, a telephone interview may be arranged.
- Please ensure you have indicated a contact number on your resume where you can be reached during the school semester, as well as an alternate contact number. We also ask that you include your email address, if you have one.
- Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance.
- A Social Insurance Number will be required at the time of hire.
- A void cheque or a direct deposit form completed by your bank for payroll purposes (direct deposit) will also be required upon hire
- You must return all required paperwork and online safety training to the park where you have been hired by the first day of work; otherwise you will not be able to start