Senior Park Ranger – Seasonal
Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 15R
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 Senior 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.
The primary role of the Senior Park Ranger is to serve as the front line field contact with protected areas visitors and clients through direct delivery or supporting the delivery of the full range of park program programs in single or multiple parks. There are a broad set of functions that may be performed by this position depending on the situational and geographical demands of the individual position location and the length of the term of employment.
Undertaking natural, cultural resource and recreation services management, you supervise staff and volunteers to ensure parks are effectively managed. You work closely with the public by providing information, carrying out emergency response duties, addressing health and safety issues and undertaking compliance and enforcement duties in support of BC Parks’ mandate. Delivering facility maintenance, minor reconstruction and project management, you ensure that park, resource and recreation management plans are successfully implemented. You are capable of undertaking liability and risk assessments and taking corrective action to protect the rights, property and interests of the government in parks, conservancies and recreation areas.
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].
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in leading employees/volunteers/other agency employees.
- In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in contract and project management and monitoring.
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:
- Undergraduate degree in natural resource management, outdoor recreation or a related field [biology, geology, resource management, recreational planning, forestry, fisheries, etc.], and one year of related experience; or a two-year technical diploma in one of the above fields and three years’ related experience; or Secondary School Graduation [or equivalent] and a minimum of five years’ related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience totalling five years.
Related experience includes:
- Recreational experience in integrated resource management, natural resource management, and preferably parks or recreation management, encompassing a broad range of activities and initiatives.
- Experience in park systems operation, park conservation, and forestry operations.
- Experience in outdoor recreation, recreation planning, and recreation service delivery.
- Experience with backcountry travel, backcountry skiing, or adventure travel and tourism operations as a guide or assistant guide.
- Natural and Cultural resource and Tourism management [Forestry, Archeology and Tourism related field work].
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 Senior 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.