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Park Attendant (Maintenance Worker 1(A))


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Competition # : 31159 

Department: Lands and Forestry

Location: TIDNISH

Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/16/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

About Our Opportunity


As the Park Attendant, you are responsible for assisting with the seasonal operation and maintenance of parks. Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and department policies and is an active participant in implementing the department Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Programs.

Primary Accountabilities


Under the general direction of the Chief Park Caretaker, or designate, the Park Attendant is responsible for the seasonal operation and maintenance of designated provincial parks(s) including:


  • Infrastructure maintenance, vehicles, grounds and equipment;
  • Customer service and relations;
  • Monitoring park activities for regulation compliance;
  • Advising visitors of park regulations and reporting non-compliance to Conservation Officers;
  • Using the computer-based reservation and registration system;
  • Processing financial transactions, cash handling;
  • Compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and Workplace policies, Procedures and all Safe Work Practices at all times when on duty.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have:


  • Grade 10 education.
  • Valid N.S. Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent.
  • Valid (Standard) First Aid certificate and WHMIS training.
  • Working knowledge and previous experience in computer use including: internet, email, and web-based applications.
  • Experience in general carpentry; building and grounds maintenance; general machine maintenance; use of tractors, ride on mowers, push mowers, string trimmers and hand and power tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and to work independently.




  • Customer service training;
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods and sanitation requirements;
  • Training, experience in or demonstrated ability for ensuring compliance of regulations in a public setting;
  • Good general knowledge of local history and points of interest;
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations;
  • Forest Safety Society certified for power saw and spacing saws.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions


Duties often require working irregularly scheduled hours, weekends, evenings and holidays. Must be willing to attend department training in duties related to this position.


As part of a team, the Park Attendant is expected to work effectively with due regard to personal and co-worker safety and cooperation.  Most tasks will be in an outdoor environment and may involve strenuous activities in varied weather conditions and extremes. 


  • Employee walks for extended periods of time and distance over both even and uneven terrain while patrolling the park.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 lbs.


All personnel may be called upon for assistance in emergency situations.

Additional Information


This is a temporary opportunity with an anticipated end date of October 16, 2021; please note the status is dependant on the start date of the successful applicant. 


Candidates selected for interviews will be required to submit a Driver’s Abstract, Vulnerable Sector Check at the interview.


Uniforms are mandatory and must be clean and worn neatly. Must supply your own CSA approved safety boots that are at least 6 inches high.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  MOS 04  

Salary Range:  $1,449.98 - $1,477.50 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:


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 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to