Heritage River Staff wanted for 2013 Season!

posted Apr 9, 2013, 7:29 AM by Heather Almeda   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 7:29 AM ]

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 someone 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. We have several positions available, and welcome applications from both sexes, students and minorities.  

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
  • 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. We also provide further training and development opportunities for our staff. We will also provide certification for exceptional candidates (such as first aid and chainsaw certification.) CRB checks will be conducted.

Term: May 13 – September 3, with possibility of extension. 

Salary:  $12-14/hr, based on skill and experience

Deadline for applications: 5 pm, April 26, 2013

Please submit your application, 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
email: staff@stcroix.org

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