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Job Details

Dogsledding Guide

Employer

Wild Forest Adventures Sled Dog Tours and Pet Boarding

Date Posted

November 12, 2021

Languages

Bilingual
  • Location Crooked Creek, AB
  • Earnings $18.00 to $25.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 150 to 300 hours per month
  • Position Temporary Full Time
  • Vacancies 2  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Dec 25, 2021
Job Requirements

Employer

Wild Forest Adventures Sled Dog Tours and Pet Boarding

Languages

Bilingual

Education

  • Bachelor's degree
  • or equivalent experience

Other Languages

  • Spanish; Castilian
  • German

Guide Specializations

General outdoors guiding

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • Wilderness First Aid Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate

Dog Training Expertise

Canine behaviour problems/modification

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Additional Skills

  • Operate photographic and video equipment
  • Operate off-road vehicles
  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
  • Operate communication (including emergency) devices
  • Maintain equipment
  • Handle and care for livestock
  • Orienteering and/or survival

Specific Skills

  • Address customers' complaints or concerns
  • Set up and take down camps
  • Set up emergency shelters
  • Provide outdoor, wilderness and wildlife instruction
  • Prevent legislation violations
  • Prepare meals
  • Plan trips
  • Escort groups on outdoor sport and recreational trips
  • Assemble camping gear and supplies
  • Assist clients/guests with special needs
  • Advise on specific regulations such as hunting and fishing laws and boating regulations, follow environmental guidelines and prevent violations

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Drug test
  • Immunization records
  • Criminal record check

Work Site Environment

  • Dangerous
  • Outdoors
  • Wet/damp
  • Odours
  • Hot
  • Cold/refrigerated

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own transportation
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Travel expenses not paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Staff accommodation available
  • Remote location
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Client focus
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Dec 25, 2021

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes & Abilities
The Dogsledding Guide is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides
SOCIAL

Interest in speaking to provide instruction for activities such as canoeing, rafting and mountain climbing; and to advise on emergency and safety measures and specific regulations concerning hunting, fishing and boating

METHODICAL

Interest in co-ordinating information to plan itineraries for trips and expeditions; to arrange transportation; and to follow environmental guidelines and prevent violations

OBJECTIVE

Interest in handling to assemble equipment and supplies such as camping gear, rafts, life jackets, fishing tackle and food; and in transporting individuals and groups to sites; may prepare meals for groups and set up camps

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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