Here is more information about the Avalanche Forecaster – Ski Patrol Level 3 employment opportunity at Sun Peaks Resort.
Job Description: Avalanche Forecaster – Ski Patrol Level 3
|Employment Type||Full Time, Seasonal|
|Reports To||Risk Management Safety Director / Patrol Director|
|Posting Date||August 13, 2013|
|Closing Date||December 15, 2013|
Qualifications Required• CAA ITP Level 2 module 3 Certificate/Avalanche mapping course, Avalanche Rescue module
• Current Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate
• Professional Member of the CAA in good standing
• Current OFA Level 3, O.E.C. Advanced First Aid (80 hours) must be able to attain Advanced Protocols Certification
• Current CPRC Certificate
• Recent and significant first aid experience
• CAA Level I Avalanche ticket for ski operations,/experience in Avalanche Control Program
• Experience with the creation of: a daily avalanche hazard forecast, Avalanche hazard analysis, info-ex weather reporting, Environment Canada-cool tap weather reporting, as well as other avalanche and weather related information and documentation.
• Able to identify, control, & mitigate hazards pertaining to public safety (Avalanche related & Risk Management related).
• Valid BC Blasting Certification ticket for avalanche control an asset
• Proven & strong rope rescue skills for difficult belays and extrication’s
• Experience in a large resort as paid Ski Patroller, and Avalanche Technician
• Able to work with Patrol Director on Daily Basis
• Proven, supervisory, leadership, coaching, team building, training and motivational skills
• Proven self-motivated, attention to detail with a strong work ethic and able to work productively with limited supervision, operate and oversee the Snow Safety for SPRC under the direction of the Risk Management and Safety Programs Director, Patrol Director
• Proficient in all areas of patrol work as assigned by the Patrol Director, Patrol Supervisor
• Additional leadership, management, coaching, teaching training and asset
• Demonstrated acceptable guest relation skills
• Know Out of Bounds areas at Sun Peaks, SPRC policy pertaining to missing persons & avalanche incidents
• Proficient in the safe operation of snowmobile
• High level of physical fitness, free of injury with ability to carry pack with First Aid Gear, Self-Evacuation Equipment & Avalanche Rescue Gear as necessary on a daily basis / 25 lbs. maximum
• Strong toboggan handling skills in all terrain and snow conditions.
• Expert Skier; able to ski all runs at Sun Peaks, in any snow conditions
• Able to work outside in all weather conditions for extended periods
• Highly developed knowledge and understanding of ski area risk management and accident prevention
• Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills
Primary Responsibilities• Take the leadership, organizational, oversight role in SPRC Patrol Snow Safety Operations.
• Safety Plan development for Patrol Snow Safety Program at SPRC, oversee and administrate, operate all aspects of this program under the direction of the Risk Management and Safety Programs Director. Set up and tear down seasonally
• Oversee/Direct Patrol Snow Safety team daily duties as they are assigned.
• handling, preparing and firing of explosives for the purpose of avalanche control
• creation of: a daily avalanche hazard forecast, Avalanche hazard analysis, info-ex report as well as other avalanche and weather related information
• Weather observation, reporting and documentation as required.
• Maintain all signage, fencing and closures as required for Snow Safety Program.
• Take a leadership role in providing the highest possible standard of pre-hospital care for our guests and employees as required by the Corporation
• Take a leadership role in providing the highest possible standard of rescue services for our guests and employees as required by SPRC
• Take leadership role in manual lift evacuations when required
• Work and communicate effectively with outside agencies such as S.A.R., BC Ambulance, RCMP, EMRT, Fire Department, First Responders, and CSP.
• Provide appropriate detailed direction to crew members by telling and showing them what is expected, then following up by providing appropriate feedback on a task/daily/weekly/monthly basis as needed to ensure the development of each individual
• Know and be able to complete morning frost routes in an acceptable manner
• Know and be able to complete sweep routes in an acceptable manner
• Carry out Patrol Investigations completely and accurately when required to do so
• Ensure proper signage is appropriately placed and maintained according to industry and company standards when patrolling.
• Carry appropriate seasonal rescue and first aid equipment while working as required
• Proper utilization of all safety equipment required in the performance of daily activities
• Follow the occupational health and safety regulations as laid out by SPRC
• Follow the developed Company Standard Operating Guidelines and Policies and Procedures as written
• Proper assessment of risks/hazards and rectify as required to ensure the safety of self/other employees/contractors and guests
• Ensure that Company equipment and facilities are maintained and cared for in an acceptable manner
• Safely and carefully operate Company vehicles according to policy as directed
• Ensure documentation/records/logs/daily check sheets/field books/first aid paper work are maintained, completed and accurate as directed by the company its policies and representatives
• Prompt arrival at work in order to be ready to go to work at the predetermined time
• Prompt return to work after breaks from work. Any food or supplies required for breaks will be taken to the worksite since breaks will be only from the time work stops until the time it starts again and does not include travel time to retrieve things
• Willingly follow the directions as given by assigned supervisors and managers
• Adhere to company policy as it applies to your job and conduct while at work
• High level of willing participation in all provided training with an acceptable level of proficiency
• Instruct certain training items as directed.
• Take leadership role to initiate and participate in appropriate on going departmental and Corporation sponsored training
• Take responsibility for your own personal development by taking training that may be applicable for the development of your career goals
• Plan personal daily activities to make best possible use of the time available.
• Take personal initiative to identify and complete work projects
• Be proactive in looking for and presenting ideas that will help patrol meet its objectives
• Be a positive role model/leader/coach and assist other employees and guests of the resort as required
• Work cooperatively with all employees and departments as the need arise
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