Park RangerRequisition ID: 14679
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2050 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Park Ranger shares a commitment to community and enhancing the park experience for over 200 park facilities, which offer residents and visitor’s recreational opportunities that include picnic areas, sports fields, bike and hiking pathways, beaches and nature preserves. Working in collaboration with other City of Vancouver and Park Board departments, stakeholders, volunteers, park watch programs and the public the Park Rangers are involved in public relations, park patrol and routine regulatory enforcement work. Monitor permitted activities including large special events, sports field use, picnics, weddings, and commercial recreation.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Park Ranger is responsible for administering First Aid and attending to any public complaint issues that may arise in the Park or from 311. The successful candidate will also work with the homeless, connecting them with the appropriate requested services. The Park Ranger is also responsible for providing advice, information and direction to park users regarding park regulations, facilities, hazards, natural features and park conditions. The Park Ranger ensures that park users can use park facilities harmoniously while preserving the integrity of the park system.
The successful candidate must be available to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, overnights and on weekends. The schedules are variable but the majority of the shifts are from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM and 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
Education and Experience:
- Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by courses related to the work and some related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR-C and AED is required.
- Valid BC Drivers License is required.
- Valid Security license and/or security experience is considered an asset.
- Understanding of the Powers of Arrest Under the Criminal Code, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The Canada Evidence Act and Mental Health First Aid Training is considered an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Sound knowledge of the operations, rules, bylaws and regulations governing the work performed.
- Sound knowledge of assigned park areas and facilities and hazards found therein.
- Working knowledge of the procedures for bylaw enforcement.
- Some knowledge of natural history and ecology of assigned area.
- Some knowledge of first aid, fire watch and traffic control practices and procedures.
- Ability to provide advice, assistance, information and direction to a variety of park users in a concise, courteous and tactful manner in sometimes difficult circumstances.
- Ability to enforce rules and regulations.
- Ability to perform basic first aid.
- Ability to walk and/or ride a bicycle long distances and work under varying weather conditions.
- Ability and alertness in detecting unusual situations and skill in handling same.
- Ability to keep routine records and act as a witness and conduct cases before a Justice of the Peace.
- Ability to perform routine repair and maintenance tasks related to park operations.
A Police Record Check is a requirement of the position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required.
- The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
- Local area travel and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual
Position Start Date: October 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-016: $26.36 to $30.98 per hour
Application Close: September 22, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.