Canadian Heritage River Recreation Staff (one student position)

posted May 15, 2013, 7:32 AM by Heather Almeda   [ updated May 15, 2013, 7:32 AM ]
Start date: July 2, 2013

Duration: 8 weeks
Hours: 40 hours a week
Rate: $13.25/hr

Job 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 student 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 students with top notch communication skills, outdoor experience, and the ability to work as part of a team. We encourage applications from visible minorities and those with disabilities.  

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. Part of your job will be ensuring that all our facilities are safe and clean for users and staff.

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

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

The SCIWC provides uniforms and all equipment/tools necessary for you to do your work.

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.

Deadline for applications: 5 pm, June 3, 2013

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including details of why you would like to work with us and how you fit in to our team, to:

St. Croix International Waterway Commission

P.O. Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9

phone: 506-466-7550 cell: (506) 467-7558     fax: 506-466-7551      

email: staff@stcroix.org
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