Park Patroller

Metro Vancouver

Park Patroller (Multiple Positions)

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary / Temporary Reduced-Time
Department: Parks & Environment
Employee Group: GVRDEU

Have a passion for nature and the outdoors? Enjoy connecting with the community? Experience variety and excitement in this healthy work environment. Learn new skills and earn competitive wages operating and maintaining a regional park. Help us to protect Metro Vancouver’s natural areas and connect people with them.

  • Patrols one or more regional parks on foot, by vehicle, by bicycle or by boat to enforce park regulations and bylaws and ensure public regulatory compliance.
  • Provides information and assistance to park users.
  • Checks broken, damaged or dangerous park facilities and repairs or secures and reports.
  • Acts upon observed behaviours that are not consistent with parks regulations and bylaws. Action include educating the parks users on correct behaviour or potentially issuing warnings or tickets.
  • Performs a variety of routine maintenance duties such as: collecting garbage and litter; cleaning toilet facilities; grass cutting and trimming; maintaining trails, buildings, bridges, boardwalks, picnic and camp sites; repairing tools; and washing and staining tables.
  • May be appointed a Park Officer following completion of training.

  • Minimum Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated good judgment in interpreting park regulations.
  • Proficient English language skills, both verbal and written.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate difficult terrain, walk long distances, and carry out a variety of tasks that require considerable physical exertion.
  • Available to work flexible days and hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Wildfire Suppression (S‐100), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Occupational First Aid (Level 1), Equipment Operations (such as small tractor, ride‐mower, weed eater, chainsaw), Safe Boating Operations, Radio Communications, Bear Awareness, Park Officer, Incident Command System (ICS), Workplace Safety and more.

$28.70/hr plus 6.25% deferred compensation.

Vary from two to ten months’ year round at most regional parks.

Full‐time positions work 40 hours per week. Reduced‐time positions vary with position from 16 to 24 hours per week.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link  to our Careers page where you can submit your application citing file GNP20443 by March 13, 2020. Please note that we do not accept applications by email.

While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Bylaw Enforcement
Posted: January 23, 2020, 10:31 am
Expires: March 13, 2020, 4:30 pm

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