BC Parks Student Ranger Crew Member
Youth Employment Program 1 or 2
Are you a student looking for an exciting summer employment opportunity?
Do you want a summer job that makes a positive impact in the community?
Do you enjoy working with great people on interesting projects?
Do you like fresh air and enjoy the splendour of Mother Nature?
Your search is over! We have the perfect opportunities for you!
Join the BC Parks Team as a summer Student Ranger Crew Member
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy / BC Parks has created the 2019 BC Parks Student Ranger Program to promote outdoor youth employment opportunities across the province.
For the 2019 season, the BC Parks Student Ranger Program will see 48 students employed in BC Parks across the province from May to August. Eligible candidates for the 2019 season are Canadian Residents between the ages of 18 and 30, currently enrolled in full-time studies and who intend to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. BC Parks encourages students from Indigenous backgrounds to apply for these positions.
Twelve crews will be recruited, hired and employed by BC Parks across five BC Parks Regions. Locations for crews during the 2019 season include: Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park Office), Black Creek (Miracle Beach Provincial Park Office), North Vancouver (Mt. Seymour Provincial Park Office), Manning Provincial Park Office, Cranbrook, Sechelt (Porpoise Bay Provincial Park Office), Kamloops, Williams Lake, Bella Coola, Terrace, Fort St John and Prince George. Each crew will consist of 1 Crew Lead and 3 Crew Members. Each regional crew will work within their respective region on various BC Parks related projects. Crew Lead positions begin May 13, 2019 and run until August 30, 2019. Crew Member positions begin May 26, 2019 and run until August 30, 2019. All successful applicants will be expected to attend a Program Training event near Cultus Lake from May 26-May 31, 2019. Details on this training will be provided at the offer of employment.
2018 Student Ranger Crew Members will not be eligible for 2019 Student Ranger Crew Member positions and are encouraged to apply on 2019 Student Ranger Crew Lead positions.
What to expect:
Crew Leads and Crew Members can expect to be out in the field nearly all working days, participating in various projects. Scheduled days and hours of work will very across regional offices, with the expectation that Crews will work weekends. Applicants should expect to camp on numerous occasions during the work time in the front and back-country and to perform physically challenging work. More information on work schedules, hours of work and specific projects will be provided to applicants at the interview stage of this competition.
Manning Park is the only 2019 Student Ranger location that will provide full accommodation for their crew.
Visit our dedicated BC Parks Student Ranger website to learn more: BC Parks Student Ranger
If you have a passion for enhancing the beauty of BC Parks, we look forward to receiving your application.
Check out the attached job profile for more detailed position information, job requirements and eligibility criteria. For specific position related enquiries, contact Parks.StudentRangers@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
- Student Ranger Crew Member interviews are anticipated to run from February 25th to March 15th, 2019;
- An eligibility list may be established for filling vacancies for the duration of this program;
- To apply on the Student Crew Member posting, click on the ‘Apply to this Job’ link below;
- To apply on the Student Crew Lead posting, apply via REQ 57414
- BC Parks has the following criteria for those interested in becoming Student Ranger Crew Member for the 2019 season:
- Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year with the intention of returning to full-time studies in the next academic year [in or outside of Canada];
- Between 18 – 30 years of age;
- Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
- Must attend a Program Training event near Cultus Lake from May 26-May 31, 2019. Details on this training will be provided at the offer of employment;
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act [CRRA] check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry.
Additional selection preferences are identified in the attached Job Profile, located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
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.
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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates [month and year] of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.
In addition to the BC Student Park Ranger Program, BC Parks is also recruiting for the following:
PK AST 11R – Park Ranger – Seasonal – REQ 57478
STO-RE 15R – Senior Park Ranger – Seasonal – REQ 57479