Park Ranger – Seasonal
Park Assistant 11R
These are auxiliary opportunities until March 31, 2020 in various locations, which may include [but are not limited to] the following: Victoria, Parksville, Black Creek, Haida Gwaii*, North Vancouver, Alice Lake, Cultus Lake, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Hagensborg*, Penticton, Vernon, Nelson, Cranbrook, Prince George, Valemount*, Fort St John, Fort Nelson*, Smithers*, Terrace, Dease Lake*, Atlin*; the * denotes a bi-weekly isolation allowance add to pay.
Board and lodging and relocation expenses are not provided for temporary opportunities.
An eligibility list may be established.
A unique opportunity to work outdoors and help protect British Columbia’s natural beauty
BC Parks is looking for qualified individuals to work as seasonal Park Rangers in provincial parks throughout the province. Positions will include frontcountry, backcountry or marine parks. A season can last from 3 – 5 months. This competition will create an inventory of pre-screened candidates for seasonal vacancies. Appointments to qualified candidates will be made when vacancies are identified.
As a Park Ranger, you are responsible for the maintenance of facilities, and for delivering, monitoring and reporting on assigned recreation, conservation and extension services and activities within a park or group of parks. Representing BC Parks, you act as the field contact for park visitors and contractors by providing information and overseeing activities. Dedicated to protecting park visitors and resources, you enforce compliance with the Park Act and other statutes and rules. You monitor and maintain facility assets on a daily basis to ensure the park is in pristine repair for visitors.
For some great videos and more information about the Park Ranger program, please visit http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/education/greatRangerExp/.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact SeasonalRangerHiring@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
The RECRUITMENT PROCESS is outlined as follows:
Step 1: Submit your résumé profile to this posting – NOTE: Your résumé should provide detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A COVER LETTER as it will not be reviewed.
Please ensure your résumé profile includes the following information for each area of your work experience:
|| Number of Months Total:
| Reason for Leaving:
| Job Classification:
| Duties and Skills:
Step 2: Comprehensive Questionnaire. As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet each of the job qualifications.
In addition to yes/no and multiple choice style questions, you will be asked to provide written answers to the list of questions below [including whether the experience gathered was through work experience, course work/school, volunteering, etc.]. If you do not have experience in an area, please indicate Not Applicable [N/A].
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in communications – handling public complaints, effective communication with the public, contractors, volunteers and co-workers.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in writing detailed and accurate reports, including note taking.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in identifying safe and unsafe work practices in field operations.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in recognizing and resolving public and staff safety issues.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in compliance and enforcement situations and conflict management.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in working and resolving issues in a team as a member or team leader.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in assessing, monitoring and managing impacts on sensitive areas.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in emergency management [wilderness survival, self-rescue and organized search and rescue].
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in trail construction maintenance and layout.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in facility assessment and maintenance [includes basic plumbing, electrical and carpentry].
Step 3: Successful applicants will be entered into an applicant pool and distributed to regions. Applicants will be notified of their status.
Step 4: Suitability Interview and Reference Checks for candidates under consideration.
Step 5: Job Offer[s] – includes fulfilling “Conditions of Employment” including successful completion of a criminal record check.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Completed related degree or 2-year diploma in an Outdoor Recreation Management or a Natural Resource Management related field [related field may include: Biology, Geology, Geography, Recreational Planning, Outdoor Recreation, Forestry, Fisheries, Anthropology]; OR,
- Completed first year [minimum] related degree or diploma [as above]; and 6 months’ related experience [related experience can include: Park system [operations], conservation, outdoor recreation, forestry, any earth sciences, recreation planning, public safety /enforcement]; OR,
- Secondary school graduation [or equivalent] and 2 years’ related experience [related experience can include: Park system [operations], conservation, outdoor recreation, forestry, any earth sciences, recreation planning, public safety /enforcement].
- A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence [or equivalent from another Canadian Province; a BC Class 7L/7N are not considered equivalent].
- Valid Workers’ Compensation Board [WCB] Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 or 3 [applicants are responsible to ensure their certificate is recognized by WCB].
- Public Safety/Park Security Training [Parts 1&2] through BC Institute of Technology [these courses are referred to as Law and its Administration #3110 and #3120]. Candidates must provide proof of completion on the employment date of hire. For course information, refer to: http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/prks3110 and http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/prks3120.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.
Related Skills and Experience:
— Public relations and communication
— Safety and enforcement
— Resource management
— Contract and permit administration
— Backcountry and marine
— Facility management
— Equipment operation and maintenance
— Leadership and teamwork
Note: requirements vary on a region by region basis.
In addition to these seasonal Park Ranger positions, BC Parks is also actively recruiting for the following:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.