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Parks and Recreation Maintenance – Summer Students

Job Title

Parks and Recreation Maintenance – Summer Students

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TREP Supervisor

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong, and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The Parks and Recreation Maintenance Summer Student is responsible for the summer beautification and maintenance of Saulteau First Nations (SFN) parks and recreational areas such as Fire Lake, trails, ball diamonds, playgrounds, sacred sites, and the cemetery.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the TREP Supervisor, students performs a variety of general labourer and grounds maintenance related duties including but not limited to: mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, planting, clearing brush, collecting garbage from grounds and containers, cleaning and replenishing supplies in outdoor washrooms, general maintenance and repairs to outbuilding (such as painting or washing windows), stacking wood and maintaining firepits
  • Maintains inventory of items at Fire Lake; keeps records of equipment signed out
  • Participates in SFN sponsored community events, such as Culture Camp and Pemmican Days, as assigned.

Adherence to Safety Regulations and Policies

  • Complies with SFN’s safety policies and procedures, ensuring all activities are conducted in a safe manner and adhering to safety in the workplace and Work Safe BC regulations.
  • Identifies and immediately reports any hazards or potential hazards to the Supervisor.
  • Identifies and communicates emergency situations requiring immediate attention to the Supervisor.


Required Qualifications and Certifications

  • Minimum requirement of student aged 16 or above
  • Prior experience in grounds maintenance is preferred, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used has been gained
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Police Information Check - Vulnerable Sector

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions
  • General knowledge in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools and equipment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and the ability to exercise good judgement
  • Ability to work in a team or independently without constant supervision

Work Conditions

  • This role requires a flexible work schedule of 40 hours per week including weekends.
  • Work is primarily performed outside.
  • Travel may be required within surrounding community, including travel to SFN community.


Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Thursday, 05 May 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 16 May 2022
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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