Summer Student Employment Opportunities

Summer Student Employment Opportunities

The District of Sparwood is currently recruiting for the following summer student positions.

Parks and Greenbelt Workers

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for mowing and weed whipping all parks and greenbelts including edging around parking lots, sidewalks, planters and buildings
  • Assist with other park and building maintenance including painting of playground equipment, fences, benches, bleachers, picnic tables, hydrants, street signs and streetlight standards
  • Responsible for landscape and turf maintenance duties on District boulevards, sports fields and parks including planting, pruning, raking, fertilizing, digging and weeding
  • Daily litter pick up around town and sweeping with weekly solid waste removal from park and facility garbage cans
  • Operation of light trucks, mowers, edger’s, trimmers, blowers, roto rakes, pressure washers, wheelbarrows and various hand tools.  Responsible for the cleaning and the general maintenance of equipment including fuel, oil and air filter checks
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities / Work Demands

  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License or Class 7N Drivers Licence
  • Experience relating to public works, landscaping, building maintenance or janitorial would be considered an asset
  • Expected to go through an equipment training and safety orientation program including a review of relevant District policies and procedures
  • Physical ability to continuously use hand tools, undertake labour intensive tasks, lift heavy objects, stand and walk throughout the day, and work in inclement weather
Administrative Assistant – Corporate Services

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize and maintain paper and digital files
  • Assist with the review and coordination of various plans, procedures, and documents
  • Assist with the maintenance of the municipal website and other online HR and communication platforms
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities / Work Demands

  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License or Class 7N Drivers Licence
  • Organized, detail oriented, honest and a willingness to learn
  • Experience interacting with the public in a respectful and positive manner
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Fire Services Assistant

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspect and assist with general cleaning, minor maintenance and repair to fire department facilities, apparatus and equipment including Fire Station #1, Fire Station #2 and the training facility
  • Assists with the inspection, review, development, and documentation of pre-incident plans
  • Wash and clean equipment, check equipment, apparatus, and other gas-powered hand tools etc. for fuel, oil, air and/or lubricants and/or top up as required and ensures safety and efficiency of operations
  • Develop and review business fire pre-plans and document on the fire department data base
  • Work within the community to promote and educate the general public with respect to Fire Smart program
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities / Work Demands

  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License or Class 7N Drivers Licence
  • Experience relating to Fire Services and equipment maintenance or repair would be considered an asset
  • Computer data entry and programming skills would be an asset
  • Experience interacting with the public in a respectful and positive manner
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Physical ability to continuously use hand tools, undertake labour intensive tasks, stand and walk throughout the day, and work in inclement weather


Employment will commence May 3, 2021 through to August 27, 2021 (earliest end date).  You must currently be attending school in a full-time program and be returning in September 2021 to be considered for these positions.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, Summer Student Application Form, completed Release of Information Form and a signed Declaration, which can be found here.

The current wage is in accordance with the collective agreement. In addition to attractive wages, the student will receive an Active Living Pass which entitles the employee to full access to all municipal recreation facilities, such as the leisure centre pool, arena, weight room, racquet courts, climbing wall, and select programs.

Students who have been enrolled on a full-time basis in a post-secondary institution during the 2020-2021 Winter/Spring term and returning to school in the Fall of 2021 are eligible to apply for this position.  Please apply by Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. local time with a cover letter, resume and a complete student application package.

Applications and any inquiries should be directed to Jenna Jensen at (250) 425-6836, or by email to jjensen@sparwood.ca

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