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OUTDOOR, NATURE & CAMPING JOBS

Positions: Ranger and Seasonal Jobs
Organization: Land'escapes

Location: 26,000 acre park in L’Amable, near Bancroft, Ontario
Housing: Staff are expected to camp in the field on a regular basis. For non-camping days and weekends spent on site we have some basic on-site staff accommodations available. The new gatehouse will have shared washrooms, showers and basic cooking facilities. Rangers will also be able to borrow a private tent/cot setup near the gatehouse for sleeping when they’re not in the field.

Wage – Ranger: $44,000 per year plus benefits, based on a 40 hour work week. Reports to Park Operations Manager.

Wage – Seasonal Staff: $1600 bi-weekly based on a 40-hour work week. Reports to Park Operations Manager.

In addition to wages, employees will be provided with shirts, hats and gear for fieldwork. Staff are expected to provide their own personal camping gear and all food. We encourage a “community” atmosphere in camp and are always looking for innovative ways to make meals in the field affordable and easy. We will provide employees with a detailed list of any gear that they are required to provide themselves.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily use of the Avenza app on your personal phone for mapping and navigation
  • Days will be spent in the field within The Park, including overnights on multi-day missions
  • Scouting, building, and clearing trails and portage routes in remote locations
  • Re-routing existing trails, decommissioning old ATV trails and logging roads
  • Construction and maintenance of campsites and trails to high standards
  • Multi-day trail sweeping or maintenance missions in the field, covering up to 80 km in 5 days while carrying personal camping gear and basic hand tools
  • Leading a team of junior rangers or working with other rangers to fully construct a new trail, as per guidelines, without supervision or follow up
  • Daily use of hand saws, motorized brush saws, axes, rakes, shovels etc. - maintaining and safely storing this equipment
  • Providing guest assistance as necessary in a professional manner
  • Gatehouse and administrative duties as required; prepping, cleaning gear, greeting visitors, responding to inquiries
  • Regular reporting to Park Operations Manager on mission progress

This position requires that applicants are:

  • Prepared to camp 3-4 nights weekly
  • Able to work effectively in a hot and buggy environment (we provide bug spray)
  • Able to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Comfortable being in remote locations, at times alone with minimal basecamp contact
  • Able to routinely hike up to 20 km daily over rough terrain
  • Able to portage a fiberglass canoe up to 5 km daily
  • Proficient in basic tree, shrub, animal and fish ID with key invasive species and Species at Risk ID (SAR) being an asset
  • Able to operate small machinery and equipment like brush saws and powered augers with minimal instruction
  • Strong in communications skills and possess an outgoing personality as there will be regular contact with other rangers, guests, contractors and on-site management
  • Strong in observational skills and attention to detail – you will be the eyes and ears in your area of operation, take initiative in areas that need attention and report issues that can’t be addressed immediately
  • Punctual and responsible with time management – you will be in the field most of the time, if you are offsite and unable to stay in the field, it will be your responsibility to arrive at the mission site at the start of the workday
  • Able to learn and use the Avenza mapping app, basic computer and smartphone skills
  • Able to act with integrity, credibility, and self-confidence
  • Able to work in a team environment – some missions require teams, some will be solo
  • Strong navigation and orienteering skills. Avenza does most of this but if you drop your phone in a creek while on your own you will need to rely on them

Requirements & Certifications

  • Have a G2 driver’s license or higher
  • Basic First Aid Certification required prior to start date
  • Wilderness First Aid would be considered a strong asset
  • Competent swimming ability
  • Backcountry camping and canoeing experience
  • Ability to guide guests on camping and fishing trips would be an asset

If you have what it takes to be one of our rangers you will have experience in backcountry camping, canoeing, field work and physical labour. You will most likely be the person people rely on to organize, plan and execute your extreme backcountry camping trips. You will be the person your group members look to when things don’t go as planned. Please be clear and honest about your experience level in your application. Although we have listed demanding requirements and experience levels, enthusiasm for the opportunity and willingness to learn and adapt will go a long way in the application process.

Applications

If you are interested in applying, connect with us by sending a resume and cover letter to info@landescapes.org , please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork. Please label the subject as “Application - First Name Last Name” and indicate if you are applying for a permanent Ranger position or as Seasonal Staff position in your email. 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 6 2024    ID: 70163