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Seasonal Park Rangers

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Position Information

Position Title Seasonal Park Rangers
Job Status Auxiliary
About Us
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for five years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, visitor experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver is an exceptional place to work. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Position Overview
Join our team as a Park Ranger and become the face of the District’s Parks Department! As a Park Ranger, you will be responsible for guiding visitors, ensuring facilities are pristine, and fostering a harmonious park experience. You will also be part of a marine patrol unit in Deep Cove, enforcing safety and environmental concerns for all visitors.

Picture yourself sharing the local knowledge on trails, facilities, and the rich natural history of our parks. You will be the guardian who monitors usage, educates on regulations, and patrols to deter inappropriate behaviour. Duties also include interacting, coordinating, and supporting work to engage with the homeless population, showcasing diplomacy and tact. Knowledge of wharf, dog control, and environmental bylaws is essential. 

Your commitment to enforcement, completion of Bylaw Investigative Courses, and adaptability to varying weather conditions make you a standout candidate. The work involves considerable public relations contact and requires that you have exceptional customer service skills in order to respond and problem solve with tact and diplomacy. You will exercise independent judgment and perform the duties within policy and regulation limits. You will also prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports as required.

The successful applicant must also possess: 

·         Sound knowledge of assigned park areas and facilities and hazard found therein. 
·         Some knowledge of natural history and ecology of assigned area.
·         Some knowledge of first aid practices and procedures.
·         Ability and alertness in detecting and handling unusual situations.
·         Ability to prepare routine records and to perform routine repair and maintenance tasks related to the park operations. 

Qualifications
Graduation from the 12th grade supplemented by courses in natural history and/or ecology and approved courses in basic first aid and some related experience, preferably working with youth; Red Cross Instructors Certificate II is preferable; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. You must hold a valid BC Driver’s Licence, a survival first aid certificate, a CPR Certificate and be able to swim, walk long distances and work under varying weather conditions. Holding a SVOP – Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate, and having sound experience in enforcement work, with completion of Bylaw Investigative Courses Level 1 and 2, from the Justice Institute of BC, would be considered an asset. In addition, experience with or knowledge of natural resource management, regulatory enforcement, conflict resolution, and/or wilderness rescue would be considered an asset. Lastly, a criminal record check will be required upon hire.

Details
Hours of work for these positions may be any day of the week and may vary between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. It is anticipated that these positions will start in early to mid April.

Apply
The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. We are looking for enthusiastic and results-oriented individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  If you are interested in this position, have a passion to serve people and the community and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter, resume and current dated driver’s abstract at https://careers.dnv.org/.

This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as positions become available.  

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. 

Compensation The salary for these auxiliary positions is $32.91 per hour (2024 rates), plus 12% in lieu of all benefits.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-03A
Job Open Date 01/19/2024
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Driver's Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. Other