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Historical Agriculture and Livestock Specialist
Upper Canada Village
Agricultural Worker 4
$890.61 to $999.82 per week
Where candidates lack the full qualifications, an appointment may be made at a lower classification and salary level
HOURS OF WORK:
November 25, 2016
December 13, 2016
AREA OF SEARCH:
What can I expect to do in this role?
· Act as a group leader for the Farms Unit.
· Oversee, direct and perform a combination of both modern and historical farm work, including both crop and animal husbandry tasks, and a livestock registration and breeding program.
· Interpret and portray the life, work and activities of an 1860’s farmer.
· Support Upper Canada Village programming and customer service initiatives, including the duties associated with the delivery and instruction of experiential programming to children under the age of 18.
· Ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the resources of the site.
How do I qualify?
· Conditional upon successful candidate being granted security clearance for this position (Vulnerable Sector Screening check).
· Valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence or equivalent to drive on Ontario highways.
· Ability to meet the physical demands of the position and perform farm work both indoors and out.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
· The ability to diagnose livestock ailments, administer medication and refer issues to a veterinarian as required.
· Experience training and driving horses and oxen.
· An understanding of the place of the farm within the community and the social, economic and political environment of the 1860s.
· Strong oral and written communication skills to meet the interpretative standards, record keeping, and safety procedure requirements of the position.
MECHANICAL, MAINTENANCE AND FARMING SKILLS
· The ability to drive a tractor, operate barn equipment, use farm implements, etc.
· The ability to maintain vehicles, buildings and implements.
· The ability to schedule and perform planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops.
· The ability to handle and manage livestock care (horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, fowl), breeding schedules, use and public demonstrations (field work, driving, milking).
LEADERSHIP AND RESEARCH SKILLS
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Please apply online, http://careers.parks.on.ca/
2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages.
3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed above. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job.
4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
5. Every external candidate must identify his or her prior employment in the Ontario Public Service including positions, dates of employment and any re-employment restrictions.
REMEMBER: the deadline to apply is 11:59 PM ON , December 13 , 2016.
We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for FURTHER SCREENING OR an interview will be contacted.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
The Parks of the St. Lawrence is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. For more information on how to request accommodation or assistance, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-437-2233, ext. 2440.
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