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Parks Assistant (Clerk 2)

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Position Title Parks Assistant (Clerk 2)
Job Status Temporary Full-Time
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 including a nine-day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer 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
We are looking for a temporary full time Parks Assistant (Clerk 2) to inventory park assets for the Parks Department’s asset management program. Park assets include built infrastructure, such as trail networks, bridges, boardwalks, decking, staircases, picnic benches, fencing, sports fields, signs, bleachers, fencing, etcetera. This position requires indoor and outdoor work to undertake a variety of office and field related tasks.

Duties may involve collecting, documenting, and verifying on-site asset information using field instruments; reviewing data, tables, maps, and inventories; identifying and reporting issues in the field; writing summaries, reports, conducting research and summarizing findings; and, communicating with team members, internal stakeholders, and the public. The position may also assist with other Parks planning tasks, such as engagement support, research and synthesizing information, and data entry. Other duties may include preparing documentation; sourcing, retrieving, and filing hardcopy and electronic documents and files; drafting, formatting, proofing, and editing routine documents; data entry, and information retrieval using corporate software systems; scanning support; maintaining registers and lists; fulfilling various requests for internal clients; preparing documents and supplies for events; and other clerical tasks as needed.

You have:

  • Sound knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  • Proficiency with MS Windows suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook email, and sound keyboarding skills.
  • The ability to work independently in the field including navigating remote terrain, trails, and parks.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn how to use field instruments (e.g. Trimble, maps) to record and verify numerous park assets.
  • The ability to follow instructions and perform assigned clerical, data entry and related duties.
  • Sound knowledge of the applicable sections of departmental rules, policies and procedures governing the work.
  • The ability to deliver a high level of customer service and deal effectively and courteously with the public, council, staff, contractors, and other external contacts and agencies in processing inquiries and complaints; provide a variety of factual information and related services in a professional manner.
  • Skill in formatting, proofing, and editing documents and maintaining sound records.
  • Experience with standard office equipment, methods and procedures.
  • The ability to walk around DNV parks for several hours while carrying light equipment.

  • Please note this position is contingent on funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program which provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years of age, and has the following criteria: 
    • Be between the age of 15 and 30 years of age and be legally entitled to work in Canada (have a valid SIN, be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) 
    • Not hold another full-time (30 or more hours) summer job.

Term: Flexible start date for up to 16 weeks.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and 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 at This posting will be open until filled.

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.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

Compensation The pay range for this unionized position is $27.30 to $31.97 per hour (2024 rates) based on a 35-hour work week.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-14T
Job Open Date 03/26/2024
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