Communications Coordinator

Alberta Parks

This position translates provincial polices and standards into Visitor Service Programs and builds appreciation for cultural and natural resources, recreation activities and provides clear communications with Albertans.

Strategies for communications include development and maintenance of online and print publications, webpage content and wayfinding signage. The Communications Coordinator may also supervise the Campground Host program, which supports in-person information sharing with campground and day use guests and will provide support to the Park Resource and Recreation Officers who provide compliance education in the field.

A successful candidate will have a good knowledge and understanding of the Alberta Parks System, The Alberta Parks Act, Communications Products, Visitor Experience Programs, as well as, specific knowledge of SW Alberta Parks and facilities.



A University Degree in a related discipline such as Education, Science, History, Communications, Resource Management and at least 2 years of directly related experience; equivalencies of education and experience will be considered.

Directly related experience should include some or all of the following:

Occupational Health and Safety Program and Emergency Planning experience

Working in parks or natural landscapes, with first nation organizations, non-government organizations, staff, contractors and partners

Knowledge of natural and cultural history

Developing maps, writing and publishing education and information products

Planning interpretive, information (distribution and messaging) and wayfinding for both adult and children

Supervising contractors, volunteers and staff

Developing and presenting training workshops both online and in person

Working as a key member of a team with the goal of providing quality visitor experience in Alberta’s Parks System

Computer literacy (MS Word Excel, Outlook, Google Teams, Publisher)

Required Certifications:
Current Standard First Aid

Driver’s License (Alberta Class 4 is an asset) and Defensive Driving Course


Additional Certifications that would be an asset:
Any Interpretive Planning Certification

Professional membership such as Interpretation Canada and National Association of Interpretation or Mountain Guide Association

Backcountry Safety Training; Wilderness First Aid


Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

Build Collaborative Environments: You will work with various stakeholders including First Nation and cultural groups to build trusting and collaborative relationships.

Creative Problem Solving and Judgement: You will use creative problem-solving to find alternative ways to educate and deliver information to adults and children.

Drive for Results: You will use your excellent organizational, project management and supervisory skills to complete projects and be adaptable to a changing workplace.

Systems Thinking: The work you will do will contribute to the great mandate of the Government of Alberta which is to help all Albertans have a positive experience while visiting our Alberta Parks.

Terms of Employment

This is a 36.25 hour per week position from mid- January till April 30,2022

Pincher Creek and Lethbridge Districts are large, and a full day drive is required to reach and return from the farthest sites. Work location is Castleview Administration Office, Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area.

Some shift and weekend work may be required

There is staff housing available for rent at Park Lake Provincial Park

Interviews will be held in early January 2022.


The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.

Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination;

If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;

Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Samantha Kith at [email protected] .

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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