DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, HERITAGE AND CULTURE


VISITOR EXPERIENCE ATTENDANTS

(ARTISAN II)


TWO CASUAL POSITIONS

(January to March)


MOUNT CARLETON PROVINCIAL PARK


OPEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is seeking two energetic individuals to join the Mount Carleton Provincial Park team as Visitor Experience Attendants. The general work period is from January to March.

Reporting to the Park Manager, the successful candidates will act as ambassadors by servicing visitors needs while in the park as well as upselling the winter activities being offered in the park. The duties and responsibilities include:

·         Welcome guests and act as ambassadors by providing information on the unique attributes of the park and all winter program activities;

·         Assist with the planning, organization and execution of all winter program activities and special events;

·         Conduct guided tours and offer assistance to visitors on the trails;

·         Conduct research on winter program activities and provide suggestions;

·         Inspect and maintain trails;

·         Maintain records of weather and trail conditions;

·         Perform light manual tasks (collecting garbage, showelling, etc.);

·         Promote a culture of safety in all aspects of the park spending and ensuring rules and protocols are respected by visitors; and

·         Perform various other duties as assigned.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  

 

·         Completion of grade ten plus considerable related work experience

·         Knowledge and experience working with various computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point) as well as with social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram)

·         First aid and CPR certifications

·         Experienced in field of customer service

·         Ability to perform rigorous physical activity in cold temperatures during extended periods of time

·         Valid driver’s license (class 5)

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. 

Please ensure that your preferred language for assessment is stated on your application.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS:  Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate: 

·         Experience conducting guided groups

·         Experience providing interpretative programs

·         Knowledge of the history of Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

The following operational requirements may be required:

·         Working evenings and weekends

·         Working variable hours

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:  The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies: 

·         Client Service Orientation

·         Flexibility

·         Effective Interactive Communication

·         Initiative

·         Teamwork and Cooperation

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

SALARY:  $15.52 per hour (40 hours per week).

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at https://www.ere.gnb.ca/competition.aspx?lang=E&t=Y, by email to maryse.mcfarlane@snb.ca or by mail at the following address no later than November 15, 2017.

 

Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Human Resource Services

Marysville Place 4th Floor

P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

(506) 453-3115

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Action Alerts

Have your say on Draft Water Strategy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
by Conservation Council of New Brunswick
A Water Strategy for New Brunswick

On October 6, 2017, the department of Environment and Local Government released a draft water strategy for comments. The draft strategy is available on the government website. Comments can be submitted by email to: waterstrategy-strategiedeleau@gnb.ca or by mail to: Department of Environment and Local Government, Policy and Planning Division, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1. Comments will be accepted until November 20, 2017.

In order to help groups with their submissions, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, in cooperation with watershed groups, has put together key elements of a watershed strategy and a sample letter to send to the Department.

Summary​ ​of​ ​8​ ​Key​ ​Elements​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Strong​ ​Water​ ​Protection​ ​Strategy

New​ ​Brunswick​ ​deserves​ ​a​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy​ ​that:
    1. is​​ ​​science-based;​ ​(involving​ ​baseline​ ​data,​ ​tracking​ ​and​ ​taking​ ​into​ ​consideration cumulative​ ​impacts,​ ​environmental​ ​flows)
    2. sets​ ​water​ ​quality​ ​standards​ ​within​ ​a​ ​working,​ ​legal​ ​mechanism;
    3. conserves​ ​all​ ​water​ ​within​ ​​watersheds​ ​including​ ​surface​ ​waters​ ​(lakes,​ ​streams,​ ​rivers) and​ ​groundwater,​ ​by​ ​developing​ ​good​ ​conservation​ ​plans,​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​practices,​ ​and uses​ ​the​ ​precautionary​ ​principle​ ​as​ ​a​ ​guiding,​ ​legally​ ​enforceable​ ​tool;
    4. protects​ ​our​ ​marine​ ​coastal​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​law;
    5. has​ ​a​ ​meaningful​ ​form​ ​of​ ​​co-governance​ ​with​ ​First​ ​Nations;
    6. includes​ ​the​ ​development,​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​watershed​ ​protection plans,​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​transparent​ ​manner,​ ​involving​ ​government,​ ​businesses,​ ​watershed organizations,​ ​farmers,​ ​municipal​ ​officials,​ ​and​ ​citizens;
    7. is​ ​accountable,​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​ongoing​ ​monitoring​ ​and​ ​annual​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on the​ ​progress​ ​of​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​objectives​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy;​ ​and,
    8. is​​ ​enforceable​ ​through​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​legal​ ​framework
Sample Letter
 My name is ______, and I am writing to express my support for a strong Water Strategy in New Brunswick.

I live near ______ OR I live in ___________ watershed

Describe your favourite spot to fish/swim/paddle etc.

Share your favourite water memory.

Clean, healthy water is important to me because _____________.

Have you recently experienced a boil water order? Blue-green algae? Extreme weather? Describe what is of concern to you.

I applaud the provincial government for moving forward on its commitment to protecting our water; however I believe the draft strategy does not go far enough to ensure healthy water for my watershed.

We need a water protection strategy that (Insert one or multiple key elements).

I am afraid that if left unattended, my watershed will face ongoing and increasing treats from (pollution, wetland and coastal estuary loss, loss of adequate environmental flow to sustain aquatic life, and increasing climate change impacts such as floods, droughts, and high temperatures.)

Please protect my watershed by implementing a strong water protection strategy with modern legislation that (note key element(s)) to ensure the health of our water and people.

Thank you,
Your name.

For more information, visit the CCNB's website.

Call for nominations for the NBEN Awards - 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017
by Annika Chiasson
Every day people and environmental groups take action to protect and restore New Brunswick’s environment.  

Over this past year, who stands out in your mind? 

We invite you to nominate a group or individual deserving of one of the NBEN awards which will be presented in style at Eco-Confluence 2017.  Send an e-mail to nben@nben.ca describing your nominee’s work.  Nominees must be members or associates of the NBEN*.

Nomination deadline is September 13, 2017.

*Current NBEN Steering Committee members are not eligible for awards.