For this opportunity, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY by submitting your profile/resume 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 Member; YEP – Level 2
Annual Salary: $34,133.41 ($18.6904 hourly)
An eligibility list may be established to fill potential vacancies for the duration of this program.
Twelve (12) full-time, temporary vacancies are available May 4 to August 28, 2020.
Positions are located in Revelstoke, Nelson, and Invermere, BC.
Recreation Sites and Trails BC offers the best summer job ever – on the Recreation Youth Crew!
Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC), partnering with the Columbia Basin Trust, is excited to promote the 2020 summer Recreation Youth Crew Program. Twelve high-energy, collaborative, physically-active outdoor enthusiasts will be hired to participate in a variety of outdoor recreation-focused activities and projects, occurring over a 4-month period, from May to September.
The geographic area of consideration for this program is the Columbia Basin that covers that covers Southeast BC, including areas from Valemount to Castlegar to Cranbrook (CBT Map). The 12 Recreation Youth Crew Members will be distributed across three teams, the base locations for which will be Revelstoke, Nelson and Invermere.
With the introduction of this program, RSTBC will create and provide a substantive, valuable and meaningful experience, particularly for those who have chosen outdoor recreation management as a career goal. Recreation Youth Crew Members will gain a broader awareness of how to interact effectively with community members, First Nations, and the general public in order to ensure the safety of recreation users and build a positive image of the branch and ministry. It is the goal of RSTBC that, at the conclusion of a YEP employment term, those who have participated will have benefited from the experience and be in an advantageous situation to consider next steps in their outdoor recreation management careers. Under the supervision of a Recreation Youth Crew Leader, typical activities and expectations will include:
- Recreation and campsite maintenance such as installing, repairing, and maintaining facilities and facility construction (e.g., picnic tables, boardwalks, foot bridges, signage, kiosks, outhouses, docks);
- Trail building and maintenance;
- Acting as a liaison and contact for recreation users by providing information, responding to elementary questions, ensuring that basic safety instructions are heeded, addressing minor conflicts, and escalating significant issues to their supervisor or a member of the RSTBC district staff
Must be 18 – 25 years of age
- Grade 12 graduation or GED; AND
- Registered as a full-time student in the upcoming 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.
- 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
- Available to work continuously, for a 4-month period, between May and September
- Must be physically fit, able to carry loads, and hike, climb and traverse across challenging terrain
- A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence, in good standing, is preferred
- A valid Workers’ Compensation Board [WCB] Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certification [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
- Experience with basic construction/ carpentry or repairs in general is an asset.
As stated above, the Recreation Youth Crew Members 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 exceptional opportunity to experience a substantive, valuable and meaningful work and learning program!
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 Leader opportunities, visit: REQ #67226
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date.
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.