Career Information Hotline

Toll Free 1-800-661-3753

Edmonton 780-422-4266

Guest Account Sign In Sign Up
Job Details

Avalanche Controller Posted on Sep 25, 2017 by Ski Marmot Basin Limited Partnership

  • Location Jasper, AB
  • Earnings $36.52 to $40.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 44 hours per week
  • Position Seasonal Full Time
  • Vacancies 4 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Jan 21, 2018
Job Requirements


Ski Marmot Basin Limited Partnership




Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

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

  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Provincial Blasting Licence
  • Level 2 avalanche, Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Training


3 years to less than 5 years

Additional Skills

  • Train staff
  • Maintain equipment and instruments

Area of Specialization

Avalanche observation and control

Weight Handling

More than 45 kg (100 lbs)

Specific Skills

  • Write specifications and technical reports
  • Participate in field checks and verification
  • Participate in programs to control avalanches in mountainous terrain
  • Observe, record and transmit atmospheric and weather information
  • Monitor for quality
  • Maintain and manage digital database
  • Analyze and interpret weather data
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • Perform data entry
  • Process data to conduct basic analyses of trends

Work Site Environment


Transportation/Travel Information

  • Valid driver's licence
  • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Sound discrimination
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Tight deadlines

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Remote location

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Judgement
  • 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.

By e-mail:

Advertised Until

Jan 21, 2018

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.

NOC & Interest Codes
The Avalanche Controller is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Cartographic Technologists and Technicians
NOC code: 2255.1

Interest in designing and preparing maps and related graphs and charts from interpretation of geospatial data


Interest in analyzing information to compile required data from aerial photographs, surveys notes, records, reports and other maps


Interest in precision working with digital mapping techniques, computer interactive graphics, computer assisted design and drafting (CAD) software, traditional drafting methods and computer and traditional scribing tools to generate maps, graphs and charts

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.

Learn More

Was this page useful?