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HIRING - Heritage River Recreation Staff (Summer Student Positions)

posted Mar 24, 2016, 7:13 PM by Heather Almeda   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 8:06 AM ]

St. Croix Recreation Program

Heritage River Recreation Staff

(Summer Students)


Duration: May 2, 2016 – September 2, 2016

Hours: 40 hours/ week
Rate: bi-weekly, $13.25


Description

Do you love the outdoors? Do you love the St. Croix River? Want to get outside this summer and help preserve one of the world’s most unique recreational areas? The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is looking for a person like you.

The SCIWC maintains 56 wilderness recreational facilities and delivers interpretation activities along 100 km of international waterway. You will be based out of our office in St. Croix, NB (near McAdam) but will travel along the length of the river and the tributary lakes of the St. Croix system. We are looking for good, honest, hardworking people with top notch communication skills, outdoor experience, and the ability to work as part of a team. 

You’ll be the public face of the SCIWC, so it is important that you know about what we do and why we do it. You’ll be speaking with boaters, campers, outfitters, and other people using the waterways, providing them with information about the waterway and our recreation facilities. You’ll be helping to maintain the campsites, boat ramps, and accesses to the waterway. Along with the others on our team, you will be ensuring that all our facilities are safe and clean for users and staff. You will also conduct periodic Water Quality testing and analysis along various stretches of the watershed.


Desired Skills and Experience

Required skills and experience:

  • Good communication skills
  • Valid driver’s licence, passport and ability to travel freely to the US
  • Physically fit (light to moderate lifting, canoeing, walking, etc.)
  • Boating experience (canoe/outboard)
  • First aid training (standard first aid as a minimum)
  • Knowledge of the St. Croix waterway
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Requirements of Canada’s Summer Jobs

Desired skills and experience: (not necessary to apply)

  • Chainsaw skills (safety certification)
  • Advanced first aid (wilderness first aid)
  • Mechanical and maintenance experience
  • Swiftwater rescue training and certification
  • Computer-based reservation systems
  • Customer service experience
  • Environmental/Conservation knowledge and skills

A current, clean criminal record check will be required in order to commence employment.

Partial funding for this position is provided by Service Canada’s Summer Jobs program. In order to be eligible for this position, you must:

                    Be between 15 and 30 years of age;

                    have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

                    be a Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and

                    be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Remuneration and Benefits

This position is salary-based. You will be paid bi-weekly upon submission of an activities report. You will be responsible for transportation to and from work from your home. If you use your personal vehicle for work (travelling, moving materials, attending meetings, acquiring supplies, etc.) you will be paid mileage upon submission of an expense claim.

 

The SCIWC will provide you with the training and equipment you need to do your job safely and competently. This includes maintenance equipment, communications equipment, campsite supplies, signs, and all reporting materials. You will also be supplied with a uniform as well as a staff handbook outlining safety procedures and organization protocol.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter describing why you are applying and how you meet our needs, along with a current resume, to:

Heather Almeda, Manager
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
PO Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9

Or via email to:
staff@stcroix.org

 

This job posting closes on April 10, 2016

HIRING - Heritage River Recreation Staff Supervisor

posted Mar 24, 2016, 7:11 PM by Heather Almeda   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 8:06 AM ]

St. Croix Recreation Program

Heritage River Recreation Staff Supervisor

Duration: April 25, 2016 – September 2, 2016

Hours: 40 hours/ week
Rate: bi-weekly, $14.25


Description

Do you love the outdoors? Do you love the St. Croix River? Want to get outside this summer and help preserve one of the world’s most unique recreational areas? The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is looking for a person like you.

The SCIWC maintains 56 wilderness recreational facilities and delivers interpretation activities along 100 km of international waterway. You will be based out of our office in St. Croix, NB (near McAdam) but will travel along the length of the river and the tributary lakes of the St. Croix system. We are looking for good, honest, hardworking people with top notch communication skills, outdoor experience, and the ability to over-see students while working as part of a team. 

You’ll be the public face of the SCIWC, so it is important that you know about what we do and why we do it. You’ll be speaking with boaters, campers, outfitters, and other people using the waterways, providing them with information about the waterway and our recreation facilities. You’ll be helping to maintain the campsites, boat ramps, and accesses to the waterway. Along with the others on our team, you will be ensuring that all our facilities are safe and clean for users and staff. You will also conduct periodic Water Quality testing and analysis along various stretches of the watershed.


Desired Skills and Experience

Required skills and experience:

  • Good communication skills
  • Valid driver’s licence, passport and ability to travel freely to the US
  • Physically fit (light to moderate lifting, canoeing, walking, etc.)
  • Boating experience (canoe/outboard)
  • First aid training (standard first aid as a minimum)
  • Knowledge of the St. Croix waterway
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Requirements of Canada’s Summer Jobs

Desired skills and experience: (not necessary to apply)

  • Chainsaw skills (safety certification)
  • Advanced first aid (wilderness first aid)
  • Mechanical and maintenance experience
  • Swiftwater rescue training and certification
  • Computer-based reservation systems
  • Customer service experience
  • Environmental/Conservation knowledge and skills

A current, clean criminal record check will be required in order to commence employment.

Partial funding for this position is provided by Service Canada’s Summer Jobs program. In order to be eligible for this position, you must:

                    Be between 15 and 30 years of age;

                    have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

                    be a Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and

                    be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Remuneration and Benefits

This position is salary-based. You will be paid bi-weekly upon submission of an activities report. You will be responsible for transportation to and from work from your home. If you use your personal vehicle for work (travelling, moving materials, attending meetings, acquiring supplies, etc.) you will be paid mileage upon submission of an expense claim.

 

The SCIWC will provide you with the training and equipment you need to do your job safely and competently. This includes maintenance equipment, communications equipment, campsite supplies, signs, and all reporting materials. You will also be supplied with a uniform as well as a staff handbook outlining safety procedures and organization protocol.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter describing why you are applying and how you meet our needs, along with a current resume, to:

Heather Almeda, Manager
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
PO Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9

Or via email to:
staff@stcroix.org

 

This job posting closes on April 10, 2016


Times of Transition

posted Aug 25, 2015, 5:29 PM by Heather Almeda

In order to enhance the waterway, preserve its beauty and heritage, and enrich the camping experience for everyone, a number of new policies were adopted by the Commission in 2015.  We’ve approved a lottery system for seasonal sites, established maximum stays for our non-seasonal sites, and instituted a “Leave no Trace” policy for all sites along the lakes and waterway. 

We understand that for many of you who have been enjoying the river and campgrounds for many seasons, the transition to the new policies may be difficult.  What we’re hoping, however, is that together we can adapt our behaviours and activities and encourage everyone who enjoys the St. Croix River waterways to work together to restore and preserve its natural splendour.

Our campsites along the waterway are designated as “wilderness” sites and as such they are meant to provide an atmosphere of tranquility, safety and confidence.  Enjoy the river, but please respect it and respect our policies.

2015 Campsite Reservations open April 15 - Online only

posted Apr 9, 2015, 4:44 AM by Heather Almeda   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 4:46 AM ]

Make your reservations for your St. Croix adventure!

Book your campsite online starting April 15, 2015.

Despite the piles of snow, we are planning for spring and looking forward to another season of camping along the St. Croix. We've been updating our software to make the process easier for both you and our staff. 
There are two ways to make a booking: 

  • The online system will be open for reservations starting April 15, 2015Click here to access the online site.
  • By telephone on May 4 at 506-784-6815. Because our seasonal staff do not begin work until May, we cannot take reservations by telephone before this date.

You will need to pay 100% of the rental fee in order to confirm your reservation - no exceptions. The reservation and cancellation policy is available online - please read it before you book. 

2015 Rates

The daily rental rates will increase slightly in 2015 to meet the rising costs of maintenance. Tent sites are $15 per day (one tent), and tent/trailer sites are $20 per day (two tents or one trailer.) Extra tents are $5 per tent, per night. 
Please note that if you choose a site that is a tent/trailer site, the base rate is $20 per night, regardless of whether you place tents or a trailer on that site.


Long-term bookings at Spednic Lake Provincial Park

At Spednic Lake Provincial Park, we offer selected sites to campers who are looking to book for longer periods of time. The monthly rate for these sites is $382.50, and the rate for the entire season (Victoria Day to Labour Day) is $1080. If you are interested in a long-term booking, please contact Abby at (506) 466-7550 by April 13

The SCIWC will be making long-term bookings to allocated sites via a draw on April 14, 2015. People who have indicated interest will be drawn randomly and given the choice of available sites in the order they are selected. Those successful in the draw will be notified immediately. If an allocated site is not booked as a seasonal site, it will become available for daily reservations

The sites allocated for long-term bookings are 13,18, 22 and 24 only. Campsite maps are available on our Reservations page. This method of allocating long-term bookings was adopted to create transparency and ensure fairness. The number of seasonal sites is limited to reduce environmental impacts and enable more people to enjoy the beauty of our park. Do you love our parks? 

Wish you could stay there all summer? Why not apply for the position of host at Scott Brook/Gravel Island or Spednic Lake? You can get your campsite for free! 

We are looking forward to a safe and enjoyable recreation season! We are proud to be a partner of Leave No Trace and encourage people to minimize their impact on the St. Croix. 

We are hiring! Spednic Lake Park Host

posted Mar 30, 2015, 11:39 AM by Heather Almeda

Spednic Lake Park Host

Employment period: 11 May –11 September 2015
Location: Spednic Lake Provincial Park, near St. Croix, NB
Remuneration: bi-weekly, $10.30, free campsite

Description

The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is a non-profit organization that protects and manages the St. Croix watershed, which forms the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick. During the summer months, the SCIWC manages public access points, boat launches, and campsites on behalf of the NB Department of Natural Resources and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. The majority of these campsites are free for users, outside of three provincial parks now managed by the SCIWC.

The SCIWC is seeking a responsible, mature individual to act as a Park Host at Spednic Lake Provincial Park. This is a paid position, operating during the camping season from Victoria Day to Labour Day.  This position operates on a Thursday to Monday work week, and you will be required to work all weekends and public holidays during the season.

Your tasks will include (but are not limited to):

·         Greeting campsite users as they arrive, checking their reservations (or collecting reservation information for those without), and directing them to their sites; informing users of site rules and facilities

·         Greeting day site users, keeping roadways and the boat launch clear and ensuring users park in appropriate spaces;

·         Keeping information boards up to date; 

·         Keeping toilet facilities clean and stocked;

·         Selling firewood and maps to users;

·         Removing garbage and litter;

·         General campsite maintenance to ensure sites are clean and safe;

·         Communication via radio with SCIWC staff;

·         Keeping records of sales, activities, and reservations;

·         Working with other SCIWC staff as required.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are ideally looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

·         Ability to work remotely and independently with minimal supervision

·         First Aid training

·         Familiar with operating handheld radio equipment

·         Physically fit

·         Enjoys working with members of the public

·         Excellent customer service skills

·         Excellent problem solving skills

·         Excellent verbal communication skills

·         Basic carpentry and maintenance skills

·         Knowledge of the St. Croix River system (recreation, culture, history)

·         Knowledge of US and Canadian marine reporting requirements, customs laws

·         Valid driver’s licence

·         Own method of transportation

·         Valid passport and ability to travel freely to the US

·         Experience handling cash financial transactions

A current, clean criminal record check will be required in order to commence employment.

Remuneration and Benefits

This position is salary-based. You will be paid bi-weekly upon submission of an activities report. You will be responsible for transportation to and from work from your home. If you use your personal vehicle for work (moving materials, attending meetings, acquiring supplies, etc.) you will be paid mileage upon submission of an expense claim.

The SCIWC will provide you with the training and equipment you need to do your job safely and competently. This includes maintenance equipment, communications equipment, campsite supplies, signs, and all reporting materials. You will also be supplied with a staff handbook outlining safety procedures and organization protocol. If you would like to camp at the Park during your employment, arrangements can be made for a site free of charge.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter describing why you are applying and how you meet our needs, along with a current resume, to:

Abby Pond, Executive Director
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
PO Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9

Or via email to:
staff@stcroix.org

Or in person at:
9 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB.

Applications without a cover letter specific to this position will not be accepted. The SCIWC thanks all those who apply; however, only those successful in reaching the interview stage will be contacted. 

We are hiring! Beaconsfield Park Host

posted Mar 30, 2015, 11:37 AM by Heather Almeda

Beaconsfield Park Host

Employment period: 11 May –11 September 2015
Location: Scott Brook and Gravel Island Provincial Parks, Beaconsfield, NB
Remuneration: bi-weekly, $10.30/hr

Description

The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is a non-profit organization that protects and manages the St. Croix watershed, which forms the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick. During the summer months, the SCIWC manages public access points, boat launches, and campsites on behalf of the NB Department of Natural Resources and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. The majority of these campsites are free for users, outside of three provincial parks now managed by the SCIWC.

The SCIWC is seeking a responsible, mature individual to act as a Park Host at two small, remote campsites along the St. Croix River in Beaconsfield, NB. This is a paid position, operating during the camping season from Victoria Day to Labour Day.  This position operates on a Thursday to Monday work week, and you will be required to work all weekends and public holidays during the season.

Your tasks will include (but are not limited to):

·         Greeting campsite users as they arrive, checking their reservations (or collecting reservation information for those without), and directing them to their sites; informing users of site rules and facilities

·         Greeting day site users, keeping roadways and boat launches clear and ensuring users park in appropriate spaces;

·         Keeping information boards up to date; 

·         Keeping toilet facilities clean and stocked;

·         Selling firewood and maps to users;

·         Removing garbage and litter;

·         General campsite maintenance to ensure sites are clean and safe;

·         Communication via radio;

·         Keeping records of sales, activities, and reservations;

·         Working with other SCIWC staff as required.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are ideally looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

·         Ability to work remotely and independently with minimal supervision

·         First Aid training

·         Familiar with operating handheld radio equipment

·         Physically fit

·         Enjoys working with members of the public

·         Excellent customer service skills

·         Excellent problem solving skills

·         Excellent verbal communication skills

·         Basic carpentry and maintenance skills

·         Knowledge of the St. Croix River system (recreation, culture, history)

·         Knowledge of US and Canadian marine reporting requirements, customs laws

·         Valid driver’s licence

·         Own method of transportation

·         Valid passport and ability to travel freely to the US

·         Experience handling cash financial transactions

A current, clean criminal record check will be required in order to commence employment.

Remuneration and Benefits

This position is salary-based. You will be paid bi-weekly upon submission of an activities report. You will be responsible for transportation to and from work from your home. If you use your personal vehicle for work (travelling between Scott Brook and Gravel Island, moving materials, attending meetings, acquiring supplies, etc.) you will be paid mileage upon submission of an expense claim.

The SCIWC will provide you with the training and equipment you need to do your job safely and competently. This includes maintenance equipment, communications equipment, campsite supplies, signs, and all reporting materials. You will also be supplied with a staff handbook outlining safety procedures and organization protocol. If you would like to stay onsite, we will provide you with a campsite as well.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter describing why you are applying and how you meet our needs, along with a current resume, to:

Abby Pond, Executive Director
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
PO Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9

Or via email to:
staff@stcroix.org

Or in person at:
9 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB.

When do we begin taking reservations for campsites?

posted Mar 17, 2015, 10:39 AM by Heather Almeda

At this time of year, I frequently begin to receive messages, asking when and how people can make reservations at Spednic Lake, Scott Brook, and Gravel Island campgrounds.

Our online reservation system will open for reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis on April 15, 2015, at 9:00 AM Atlantic time. We have invested in a better system that will hopefully make the reservation process much easier for folks. If you have previously rented a campsite from us, and provided an email address, you will be sent an email with details of when the system will open, campsite rates and rules for 2015, and other information you will need to complete your reservation. 

We begin taking reservations by telephone once our seasonal Recreation staff are in place. This year, our staff begin on May 4, 2015. Before that time, we do not have the staff capacity to answer reservation requests by telephone. 

We look forward to seeing you on the St. Croix in 2015. Join us in hoping for a slow, steady melt and a summer of fantastic camping weather!
 

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