Summer Employment At Hca Conservation Areas

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Summer Employment at HCA Conservation Areas

Posted January 21, 2020

Join our team this summer and contribute to the environment and your community.

Life in the outdoors is always fun and our conservation areas are preparing for their 2020 operations. This is your chance to learn about Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) and make a contribution to its success. We have a variety of opportunities to choose from at our conservation areas / parks/ facilities, for students, seniors and adults, including gate attendants, grounds maintenance, lifeguards, food services and security. Work in a fun, outdoor environment. We offer training for all positions.

The majority of our openings are full-time seasonal positions for the summer and applicants must be available to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays as required and scheduled as these are some of our busiest days for the public. If you enjoy working with people, are active and outgoing, please review the opportunities listed below that we have available at our conservation areas and apply via email or fax with our application form and resume. Applications are now being accepted, so apply today! All staff (both new and returning) will be required to attend a mandatory orientation / training session and complete on-line training modules.

Please see separate posting for positions available at Wild Waterworks here.

Opportunities Available at all of our Conservation Areas:

Valens Lake, Christie Lake (which includes Spencer Gorge), Confederation Beach Park and Fifty Point.

Grounds Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance

Maintenance staff are required, with various levels of skills and experience, at all areas. These positions assist in the maintenance of the grounds and pool / beach areas, including collecting litter, cleaning washrooms, cutting grass, operating small power equipment, including weed-whips, leaf-blowers and pressure-washers. A few positions will also involve trail maintenance, where background with tree-pruning and forestry is preferred. Many positions in our Conservation Areas will also require a valid class G driver’s license. Starting rate is minimum wage.

Licensed Security Staff
Licensed Security Staff

Security staff are required at Valens Lake, and Fifty Point and additional duties such as grounds maintenance, janitorial and other jobs as required are part of the position. The majority of work is evenings/nights with some daytime shifts. Applicants must possess their private security license as mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and previous work experience is an asset. Wage is $15.00.

Cashiers/ Attendants

We require cashiers and gate attendants at all areas (except Confederation Beach Park). Duties include collecting park admission, engaging customers and visitors with information on our annual vehicle pass, registering campers (at areas with campsites), boat and canoe rentals and general public relations. Attendants are responsible for handling money, tickets and cards, therefore, quick and accurate transaction skills are required to maintain our high service standards. Starting rate is minimum wage.

Food/Concession Services
Food/Concession Services

All of our Conservation Areas (except Confederation Beach Park) have food concessions where the public can purchase ready-made sandwiches, water/pop, ice-cream and other convenience store type items. These positions will prepare (if required) and serve food, in compliance with Ontario Health regulations. Starting rate is minimum wage.

Lifeguards - Only at Confederation Beach Park, for Lakeland pool.
Lifeguards - Only at Confederation Beach Park, for Lakeland pool.

All applicants must be 16 years or older and require a current National Lifeguard Service certificate, CPR (Level C or HCP), Standard First Aid and meet fitness requirements. Applicants not currently NLS certified who are taking an NLS course are invited to apply. Wage is $15.00.

Application Process

Applying is easy! Please complete our application form, save and send as an attachment, and/or your resume and cover letter to any of the parks listed below, indicating the position of interest. You may also choose to FAX the completed application along with your resume by printing out the PDF version once you have filled in all of your information.

Download Application for Summer Employment Here

Christie Lake Conservation Area
Attn: Cari Hobbs, Superintendent
Fax: 905- 628-1316

Confederation Beach Park
Attn: Liam Fletcher, Superintendent
Fax: 905-547-4185

Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Summer positions now full - no longer hiring.

Fifty Point Conservation Area
Attn: Rob Howe. Manager
Fax: 905-643-1668

Valens Lake Conservation Area
Attn: Paul Karbusicky, Superintendent
Fax: 905-659-1573

Please be advised that interviews will bescheduled commencing February 2020. Due to the volume ofapplications and resumes received, we are able to respond only to thoseapplicants selected to attend an interview.

Although we appreciate the interest of allapplicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


  • You must be legally entitled towork in Canada
  • If you are selected for an interview, you will becontacted to attend that interview at the conservation area/park/facility towhich you applied.
  • If you are away at school, atelephone interview may be arranged.
  • Please ensure you have indicated a contact numberon your resume where you can be reached during the school semester, as well asan alternate contact number. We also ask that you include your email address,if you have one.
  • Accessibility accommodations are availablefor all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform HumanResources for any disability required accommodations in advance.
  • A Social Insurance Number will berequired at the time of hire.
  • A void cheque or a direct depositform completed by your bank for payroll purposes (direct deposit) will also berequired upon hire
  • You must return all requiredpaperwork and online safety training to the park where you have been hired bythe first day of work; otherwise you will not be able to start
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