Marmot Basin Ski Patroller Grade 2

1 Marmot Rd, Jasper, AB
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Reports to: Ski Patrol Supervisor & Assistant Ski Patrol Supervisor

Position Overview:
These ski patrollers that have over two (2) seasons at another comparable ski hill. Comparable ski hill means; larger mountain, with significant alpine and avalanche terrain. These patrollers will be expected to demonstrate many of the grade 1 ski patrol skills during the interview and through their certifications. By the end of their probationary period they are expected to have demonstrated all of the skills of both a probationary and grade 1 ski patroller.
The incumbent should expect to be working outside in any, all and sometimes adverse weather conditions.
This is a full-time seasonal role within the Safety Operations Department. This position has a compressed schedule/two-week rotating cycle: Nine (9) hours per day (operating season), eight (8) hours per day (non-operating season).

Alberta Employment Standards regarding probationary periods apply.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Provide on-hill rescue, first aid and triage: attend, treat and transport patient with or without assistance
On-slope risk management: identify and mitigate hazards on the hill (run checks, hazard marking)
On-slope maintenance: perform trail maintenance as required (snow farming, shoveling, fencing etc.), maintenance cuts in open avalanche terrain
When directed can instruct basic patrol topics to probationary and grade one ski patrollers, including: sweeps, hazard marking, rescue toboggans (10-23) use
Act as a Team Member during avalanche control missions, including working as an assistant blaster
Act as a Team leader during lift evacuations, perform intermediate skills associated with “Lift down procedures (10-30’s)” as well as manual lift evacuation
Act as a Team Member during avalanche rescue and missing person response
Perform end of day area checks and sweeps
Enforce the “Alpine responsibility code”, slow riding zones, area closures
Identify and address safety concerns pertaining to staff and guests. Ensure supervisors are made aware of residual risks of concern
Demonstrate knowledge of equipment locations, use, and movement
Skillfully apply Marmot Basins radio procedures and protocols
Act in the dispatch position
Operate snow mobiles
Work in a safe and efficient manner as a member of the Safety Operations team
Other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Respect and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as set in the “Corporate Policies”, “Employee Handbook” and “Safety Operations Training Manuals”
Understand and adhere to Ski Marmot Basin’s “Harassment Policy” and the company’s “Privacy Policy”.
Exceeded all performance requirements for a grade 1 ski patroller
Demonstrated strong skiing ability in all mountain and snow conditions in “Advanced/Most difficult” and “Expert/Extreme” terrain
Physically fit and able to ski with heavy loads (25+ kg). Has proven physical ability to perform all grade 1 ski patroller tasks
80 hour advanced First Aid course or higher, has completed all annual training and recertification. Completed the PEAK Advanced Protocol Training.
Current CPR certification.
At least 50 patient interactions.
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Industry training Program (ITP) level1
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) AvSAR training
Attended Marmot Basins Annual explosives refresher
Incident Command System (ICS) 100 (preferred)
Basic snowmobile operator; Intermediate snowmobile operator preferred
Have a Natural Resources Canada Explosive Regulatory Division letter of approval to handle high powered explosives
Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Person Record Check on file with Human Resources
Completed the Workplace hazardous materials training (WHMIS)
Completion of basic fall arrest training
Rope rescue training/certification (preferred)
Alberta Class 5 Driver’s license, or equivalent
Drivers abstract on file with Marmot Basin HR and updated annually.
Performance Requirements:
Successfully complete the Marmot Basin First Aid refresher
Attended Marmot Basin’s annual explosives refresher
Know appropriate early season signs and fences and be able to set up with minimal explanation or supervision
Moves self and other equipment around the hill appropriately and with little or no prompting
Know all sweeps including Eagles Ridge East sweeps. Can teach sweeps 1-8
Detailed knowledge of Marmot Basin’s terrain, including: all runs, often used nick names, access and egress trails, all runs in Eagles East, boundary lines, back country access points, kiddy/tree trails etc.
Able to fill the dispatching role for short time periods; i.e. lunch breaks
Gain advanced understanding of all sections of Marmot Basin’s Ski Patrol manual, policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and First Aid algorithms. Be able to appropriately apply these concepts
Proven competency with radio protocols, knows all 10 codes, emergency colour calls, standard radio calls, as well as professional use of the radio
Can perform high quality run checks and risk mitigation, and explain associated risk management principles, including the proper completions of all associated paper work.
Understands the needs and principals involved with Accident Investigations. Request an accident investigation for the right situations. Have a basic understanding of all paper work involved in an accident investigation.
Apply first aid and patient care principals and concepts. Has a moderate amount of practical experience and patient interaction; a minimum of 50 patient interactions
High skill level of Rescue Toboggan (10-23) handling in all terrain (includes Akia toboggan use).
Read Marmot Basin’s snow mobile operators manual and has been instructed on and can perform a pre-trip inspection
Knows all standard snow mobile routes, on hill speed limit, and safe operation procedures
Has demonstrated competent snow mobile basic operator skills
Is able to comfortably perform courtesy rides (10-10’s) on all standard snow mobile routes. Meets all requirements of a snowmobile basic operator (higher proficiency preferred)
Understanding of Marmot Basins Avalanche Safety Plan and their role and responsibilities within it.
Heightened level of understanding of the Avalanche rescue plan and companion rescue
Able to perform efficient beacons searches, probing and lead a small group in shoveling techniques. Three patient searches with clues. Use untrained helpers as shovel team. Two of three targets recovered in under 10 minutes
Demonstrate basic recco skills. Clearing self, simple search for one target in less than three (3) minutes.
Able to perform maintenance cuts in all avalanche terrain: has demonstrated and can explain the reasons for and the safety principals of this action. Know when maintenance cuts are not appropriate.
Able to give a basic snowpack and weather condition updates to the area leader/forecaster
Have the knowledge and perform the duties of an assistant blaster.
Maintain an explosives log book.
Can safely perform self-evacuation from a chair lift
Can lead a manual chairlift evacuation team, with an inexperienced partner
Can perform a lift line check and explain it
Has been trained in basic fall arrest and can climb tower
Can explain and set up a shive by-pass
Maintain a fall arrest and rope rescue training and work log.
Deescalate tense situations, remove ski passes, escort guest from the premises, or refer an escalating situation to a supervisor
Read and signed off on Marmot Basin’s Employee Handbook
Read and signed off on the Safety Operations Work Hazard Assessment
Complete all regular currency training and Maintain training checklist(s).
Not to exceeded training levels or scope of practice in any task.
Core Competencies:
Professional deportment with excellent customer service skills: experience dealing with all on-hill patrons
Demonstrated temperament and disposition for highly stressful situations.
Strong team member able to take direction
Motivated and observant; able to perceive needed tasks and complete them without direction
Self-aware; able to identify strengths and gaps in own abilities and training
Able to use taught skills and previous experience to problem solve
Trustworthy and capable of working unsupervised
Recreational mountain pursuits, such as rock climbing, and ski touring, are considered assets.
Employees in this position are responsible for providing the following tools: Skis, touring bindings, skins, a head lamp, simple sit harness, triple action locking carabiner, three antenna digital transceiver, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel, black ski pants as well as other sundry items. An annual equipment allowance is provided.

For your safety and that of your patients, it is very strongly recommended that safety operations staff preforming patient care have up to date inoculations against; Polio, Hepatitis A/B, Mumps/Rubella, Diphtheria tetanus, Varicella, Measles, Influenza (yearly), & COVID 19.

All employees in this position are required to:
Have completed the Marmot Basin and safety operations ski skill assessment and have a copy on file
Have completed a boot binding test, for all work skis, performed by Marmot Basin rental repair and have it on file.
Have a venerable sector check completed and on file. To be completed yearly
Have a drivers abstract on file with Marmot Basin HR