Trail and Habitat Coordinator

District of North Vancouver

Trail and Habitat Coordinator
(Regular Full-Time)

Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of life for its residents and businesses. Fuelled by the District’s award-winning vision to build vibrant and sustainable communities for people of all ages and backgrounds, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and an excellent total compensation package. A flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive work place culture, we are looking to fill this position. Come work for one of BC’s Top Employers and contribute to making this a great place to work!

Our Parks Department has an opening for a seasoned professional to perform technical environmental work related to trail management and development, and natural parkland and habitat enhancement, preservation, and restoration. The successful candidate will plan and coordinate trail construction, upgrading and rerouting projects and make recommendations on design, maintenance and decommissioning; prepare habitat and riparian area preservation, enhancement and restoration plans and concepts, and coordinate related projects; review and prepare environmental assessments related to trail construction and natural parkland preservation; In addition, you will participate in our invasive species management and control program; oversee, coordinate, and participate in the work of seasonal employees and contractors engaged in project work; oversee and coordinate a robust volunteer program; promote interest in trail and habitat programs; and ensure compliance with policies, procedures and environmental regulations. You will also make assessments of hazardous trees and recommend appropriate risk management techniques. The work involves some physical labour, often in inclement weather and over various terrain.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, capable of exercising considerable independent judgement and will possess at a minimum, a two-year diploma in a related discipline such as forestry, forest ecology, biology, environmental management, or environmental sciences, and be eligible for registration as a Certified Arborist, plus have considerable related experience, preferably in natural parkland or riparian habitat restoration work, and invasive species management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of the principles, practices, policies and techniques related to the District’s community and natural parkland enhancement initiatives, along with knowledge of the methods, techniques, policies and procedures pertaining to the recruitment and coordination of volunteers; the ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement programs and events within the community; participate in the development of related communication strategies and the ability to develop content for a variety of promotional and educational materials. A BC Pesticide Applicator licence and a valid BC driver’s licence is required.

The pay range for this unionized position is $34.98 to $41.29 per hour (2019 rates) based on a 37.5 hour work week, working any five (5) of seven (7) days per week, with two (2) consecutive days off. The daily hours of work are between 8:00am to 10:00pm. This position requires some weekend and evening work. If you have what we are looking for and enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people, we want to hear from you.

Please apply on-line at by May 3, 2019. **Please note that in order to be considered for this position a current BC Driver’s Abstract and a copy of your BC Pesticide Application licence must be included with your application.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: District of North Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: April 10, 2019, 10:42 am
Expires: May 3, 2019, 4:30 pm

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