*****For this opportunity, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY by submitting your application on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions stated below.*****
Amendment: January 22, 2020 (Job profile amended).
Position: Recreation Youth Crew Leader; Park Assistant 9
Annual Salary: $42,059.60 – $47,440.52
An eligibility list may be established to fill potential vacancies for the duration of this program.
Three (3) full-time, temporary vacancies available May 4 to August 28, 2020.
Positions are located in Revelstoke, Nelson, and Invermere, BC.
Recreation Sites and Trails BC seeks enthusiastic outdoor adventurists to lead youth crews in BC’s Southern Interior
This is a stellar opportunity to get your feet wet in BC’s outdoor recreation sector as you support the Recreation Sites and Trails team that manages and maintains BC’s backcountry recreation sites and trails.
Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC), partnering with the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), is excited to offer three exceptionally attractive opportunities to lead crews of up to four members. The geographic area of consideration for this program is the Columbia Basin that covers Southeast BC, including areas from Valemount to Castlegar to Cranbrook (CBT Map). Working from base locations in Revelstoke, Nelson and Invermere, the Recreation Youth Crew Leader will provide leadership, supervision, training, coaching and general oversight to a field-based team typically consisting of four Recreation Youth Crew Members (Youth Employment Program (YEP) workers). The position assigns field work and tasks associated with recreation site and trail maintenance and repair; local event coordination and interaction with community members and the public; and the safe use of equipment, machinery and tools used in day-to-day work activities.
As well as providing valuable experience in people leadership, this role provides an introduction to public recreation site and trail maintenance. You will assist RSTBC staff with inspections at recreation sites and trails; act as general resource to the public, helping to resolve conflict, and/or property damage incidents at sites and trails; actively engage in the repair and maintenance of site and trail infrastructure (e.g., picnic tables, boardwalks, foot bridges, signage, kiosks, outhouses, docks); and participate in assignments or projects as initiated by RSTBC staff.
This set of responsibilities provides an excellent foundation and/or first step for those wishing to pursue a career in outdoor recreation. Please read the attached profile for a more comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities as well as full job qualifications and eligibility details.
The Recreation Youth Crew Leader is affiliated with the Youth Employment Program (YEP). The work term will be approximately four months in duration – from May to September; and RSTBC will adhere to the following criteria to determine eligibility for applicants to this program:
Must be 18 – 30 years of age
- Degree or diploma in an Outdoor Recreation, Tourism, Forestry or Natural Resource Management; OR
- Grade 12 graduation or GED; AND registered as a full-time post-secondary student in the next academic year (in or outside of Canada).
- It is desirable that the field of studies be associated with outdoor recreation, tourism, natural resource management, environmental studies or other area related to the focus of this role.
- Experience leading others. This may be in an academic or work-related setting and may include students, workers or volunteers.
- Experience working in an outdoor recreational environment (e.g., campsites, tourism centres, outdoor sporting or activity centres, or other similar recreation facilities).
- Experience interacting with others and communicating with a variety of stakeholders and the general public.
- Experience working in an outdoor setting, and working with hand and power tools (simple carpentry or construction, trail clearing, trail building).
Additional Requirements & Conditions:
- 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.
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
- Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence; and must be able to provide a driver’s abstract upon request.
- A valid Workers’ Compensation Board [WCB] Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 or 3 [the Branch will provide OFA1 certification if not possessed at the time of appointment). Preference may be given to those with higher levels of first aid certification.
- Must be physically fit, able to hike and carry loads over challenging terrain, and do physical labour for up to 10 hours per work day.
- Experience with basic construction and carpentry, or repairs in general would be an asset.
As stated above, the Recreation Youth Crew Leaders will work from base locations in Revelstoke, Nelson and Invermere. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred location in the Applicant Questionnaire. Ideally, we hope that local residents will consider these opportunities. While applications from outside these locales will be considered, please be advised that no travel or temporary relocation assistance will be provided.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with the Recreation Sites and Trails team and contribute to BC’s exciting recreational environment.
To learn more about Recreation Sites and Trails BC, please visit our website: RSTBC
To learn more about the Columbia Basin Trust, please visit: CBT
If you are interested in applying to the Recreation Youth Crew Member opportunities, visit: REQ #67230.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
HOW TO APPLY:
*To apply to this competition, you must complete the Applicant Questionnaire which is provided as an attachment to this posting notice. You may choose to include a resume; however, a resume without an accompanying completed Applicant Questionnaire, will not be considered.
Applicants must agree to completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service which may include a Criminal records check, and/or Criminal records Review Act (CCRA) check and/or enhanced screening checks as required by the Ministry.
Please submit your completed Applicant Questionnaire (and optional resume), by email, to: Kelsey Knoll, Recreation Technician at Kelsey.Knoll@gov.bc.ca.