County of Grande Prairie
  • 04-Jan-2022 to 18-Jan-2022 (MST)
  • AB, CAN
  • 24,620
  • Salary
  • Contract

medical benefits + County provided housing benefit (accommodation/utilities)


The County of Grande Prairie builds on its natural environment and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens to provide an unmatched quality of life and opportunity for all. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Trustworthy, Transparent, Respectful, and Collaborative guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture.

The Park Host(s) will be responsible for all day use and campground maintenance, and therefore must enjoy working outdoors, and interacting with the public daily. The Park Host must reside on site year-round in a County provided home. This contract is for a two-year term with a one-year probationary period. An individual or couple could fill the position.

Park Host duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Being an ambassador for the County of Grande Prairie, welcoming guests and visitors to the campground and day use areas, maintaining a family-oriented atmosphere and handling customer inquiries and requests.
  • Operations, maintenance and cleaning of campground and day use areas including the buildings, roadways, greenspaces (mowing & trimming), picnic sites, campsites, outhouses, shower block and playgrounds.
  • Being a steward of the land, liaising with park stakeholders as required and educating guests on behavioural guidelines.
  • Managing daily public access including opening and closing park gates at the start and end of the day - seven days a week during summer season (May 15 - Oct 15) and on weekends during the winter season (Oct 16 - May 14).
  • Working with service contractors to ensure park operating systems are working efficiently
  • Managing the campground guest traffic using the County reservation system to ensure smooth campground customer arrival and departures, and keeping a satisfactory record of the activity

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Exceptional customer relations and communication skills
  • An enjoyment of working outside, and the ability to organize a demanding workload
  • Ability to use discretion and good judgement while working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to educate guest on park rules and diffuse difficult situations as required
  • Confidence to work with minimal supervision daily, yet team orientated to meet department goals
  • Ability to perform hard physical labour
  • Previous experience operating ride on mower, trimmer, brush cutter or turf management
  • Ability to perform minor repairs and maintenance on buildings, furniture, and fixtures
  • Competency in computer use including MS office
  • Proof of clean criminal record and vulnerable persons background check
  • A class 5 driver's license and an acceptable drivers abstract

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Strictly no phone calls to Hommy Campground - all recruitment is being handled by the County of Grande Prairie.

The County of Grande Prairie recognizes and values the principles of fair hiring practices. We are committed to a

respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact hr@countygp.ab.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • This posting may be used for future vacancies or to fill more than one position
  • This posting may be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Please note that once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If we require any additional information we will contact you. We thank everyone for their application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications received we can only answer questions at the interview stage.

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