Employment Details

Head Patroller - Head Lifeguard

Posting: 20180223
Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Closing Date: March 21, 2018

Contract, 12 Months

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage natural resources in our watershed, from lake to escarpment, but we have grown to become so much more. Our community also looks to us for accessible, memorable and inspiring education and recreation experiences and leadership in climate change and sustainability. We have a fresh, living strategic plan and we are excited to build our team to achieve the next stage of our metamorphosis.

Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre is a very busy recreational centre with seasonal visitations of approx. 360,000 patrons.

Your Opportunity

Reporting into the Coordinator, Visitor Safety the Head Patroller – Head Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the ongoing safety of our guests. An essential component of this position is to foster enthusiasm and a sense of pride within the Patrol and Lifeguard departments. The responsibilities of the position include:

• Effectively coordinate a ski slope, multi-use trail system and waterfront risk reduction program, which includes managing hazards, identifying trends and documentation.
• Manage the recruitment, selection and training of ski patrollers and lifeguards.
• Manage the day to day operation of the ski patrol and lifeguard departments.
• Ensure Conservation Halton HR policies as outlined in the employee handbook are adhered to.
• Demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and promote a positive work environment.
• Effectively coordinate rescue and first aid coverage for events when required.
• Assist with the Trail Ambassador program.
• Assist with ski lift evacuation training.
• Assist with the management of the CH radio communication system.
• Assist with customers concerns, and maintain a safe and attractive visitor environment.
• Perform such other related duties as directed by the Coordinator, Visitor Safety.

Need to Have

• Red Cross EFR-EMR First Aid Instructor Certification or higher required.
• NLS Lifeguard certification required (waterfront certification preferred).
• Able to deliver emergency services in extremely adverse weather conditions.
• Must possess a good understanding of high angle rescue procedures and equipment.
• Must understand generally accepted risk management policies and procedures.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, an ATV Operators license and a pleasure craft license.
• Must be at least an advanced skier / snowboarder.
• Must have Patrol / Lifeguard Supervisory experience.
• A good understanding of radio communications technology an asset.
• A good understanding of generally accepted risk management principles an asset.
• Must be competent in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Windows and Office 365.
• Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations
• WHMIS introductory knowledge
• Good written and oral communication skills.

Soft Skills

A team player, capable of self-directed, independent work
• Enthusiastic approach to outdoor work in a variety of conditions; outdoor work is required year round and in all conditions
• Excellent organizational and planning skills supported by solid time-management skills
• Ability to build, foster and maintain relationships with teams, between agencies and with private individuals and contractors
• Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image

This Might NOT Be For You…

• If you require direction before acting
• You find it difficult to work independently
• You struggle with meeting new people

Your Reward

• Starting at $16.75 based previous experience and qualifications. Based on a 35 hour work week (with some significant seasonal variation)
• You will join the organization at one of the most exciting times in our 60 year history
• You will have the opportunity to work with a solutions-focused team, and to develop your skills
• You will work for an organization that places tremendous value on the professional and personal development of its employees

At Conservation Halton, we offer a robust total rewards package, including:

• Competitive salary
• Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
• Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski hill
• Generous discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

The role will be part of a strong, change-ready team who are looking forward to implementing our strategic plan. Our metamorphosis is now underway and we are looking for the right person.

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 11:59pm

You application should include:

1. A one page cover letter, and your resume in one pdf document
2. Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
3. In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity

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

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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