Position available: Trans Canada Trail Signage Officer
Position Description: Signage Officer
I. Role Description & Reporting Relationships:
This is a one-year position reporting to the National Director of Trails and based in either Montreal, Quebec or Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The Signage Officer is responsible for
• the development & implementation of way-finding signage, trailhead signage, interpretation panels and other signage on TCT trails across the country.
• the review of existing pavilions, and development of recommendations for maintenance and repair, and to ensure placement of donor panels.
• liaising with partners to ensure TCT recognition signage is in place at construction sites and
• responsible for coordinating TCT representation at trail opening events with the CEO’s office.
II. Key Responsibilities:
Wayfinding and Trailhead Signage Program
• Develop effective way-finding and trailhead signage which meets TCT’s branding standards in consultation with the Director of Communications
• Develop and implement a plan to obtain rights to place signage along government roadways
• Develop and manage a signage inventory system.
• Collect data on existing signage; work with GIS unit to incorporate wayfinding and trailhead signage inventory into geo-database.
• Work with GIS unit to develop virtual signage
• Develop, implement and manage an effective consistent signage distribution/delivery system
• In consultation with provincial and territorial partners, develop, implement and manage a national signage installation program
Interpretation Panel Program
• Develop and implement a national Interpretation Panel inventory system
• Work with GIS unit to incorporate panel inventory into geo-database
• Ensure TCT recognition signage is in place on all construction sites
• Track trail opening events. Work with the Director of Communications to ensure TCT and donors receive appropriate recognition
• Update the inventory of pavilions including the following details:
• Current physical condition of structures
• Current physical condition of panels
• Ownership contracts of current structures
• Maintenance/Management contracts of current structures
• Develop a plan for retrofitting and repairing existing structures
• Work with Provincial Trail Coordinators to ensure timely placement of panels
• Other tasks as assigned by the National Director of Trails
III. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
• Ability to communicate complicated, controversial, timely, messages to partners, when faced with multiple issues;
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with partners, stakeholders and other agencies;
• Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment; that is, able to work with other sections or functions of the organization to achieve common goals;
• Sound judgment;
• Personally connects with others;
• Share Trans Canada Trails Vision;
• Make things happen;
• Demonstrate Integrity;
• Strives for excellence;
• Bilingualism required.
IV. Experience & Education
Minimum 2 years experience is the following areas:
• Working with partners and stakeholders;
• Working on a multidisciplinary team within an organization on a common goal /product;
• Managing and evaluating programs (project management);
• College Diploma or Bachelors degree in a related field.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is April 27th, 2012.