Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Ontario
What we do
- Protect Ontario’s air, land, water, species at risk and their habitats
- Tackle climate change
- Manage the province’s parks and conservation reserves
- Maintain strong environmental protections while creating jobs
- Use the best available science and research to develop and deliver policies, legislation, regulations, standards, programs and services
- Enforce compliance with environmental laws
- Work with partner ministries, other governments, Indigenous partners and organizations, industry, stakeholders and the public
- Monitor and report to track environmental progress
- be responsible for carrying out cleaning duties and semi-skilled sanitation work services for the park
- assist in the training and leadership of regular and Summer Experience Program (SEP) students
- carry out minor maintenance duties for the park program
- You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s license upon being hired.
- You will be required to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays as per schedule.
- You possess knowledge of cleaning equipment, materials and methods.
- You possess experience completing basic grounds and facilities maintenance and minor repairs coupled with an ability to use small hand held tools (drills, hammer, paint equipment, cleaning equipment) and grounds maintenance equipment (rake, shovel, lawnmower, weed whip).
- You have knowledge of and have an ability to apply and interpret policies, procedures and directives such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) guidelines.
- You have good organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects within acceptable timeframes and deal with competing demands.
- You possess demonstrated communication skills to provide information and direction to staff and colleagues.
- You have proven interpersonal and customer service skills to deal with clients, staff and park visitors.
- You demonstrate an ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
You can apply for different kind of jobs at the ministry
Conservation officer duties
Conservation officers (COs) patrol the lakes, trails and back roads of Ontario to protect our natural resources, and ensure public safety. They are professional, armed peace officers trained to police standards.
Their main duties are to:
- enforce the laws protecting our natural resources
- educate the public
- conduct regular audits/inspections of resource users, licence issuers and commercial operators
- conduct investigations and gather evidence
- present evidence in court
You could be eligible to be a conservation officer if you have:
- some knowledge and experience in the field of natural resources management and related legislation
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- analytical, investigative and intelligence gathering skills
- proficiency in computer use
- knowledge of hunting and fishing, handling of firearms
- the ability to work independently and meet the physical demands of the job
- a valid driver’s licence
- a willingness to work in remote locations, travel for extended periods of time, work shifts, weekends and holidays and work in all types of weather
- the ability to complete use of force training and firearms certification
Being a FireRanger can be a rewarding job, but it is physically demanding and can involve weeks away from home.
While training and certification are required, they do not guarantee a firefighting job.
Ontario FireRangers are trained and certified at the Type I crew level, the highest level. This means they can carry out all aspects of firefighting, including initial attack, sustained attack and mop-up.
As well as fighting forest fires, Ontario FireRangers participate in:
- resource management projects
- equipment maintenance
- fire prevention