Requisition ID: 11481
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 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 Lead Ranger is responsible for the patrol and routine Park Board by-law enforcement work of a lead hand nature. Supervising a team of Park Rangers and participating in the work at large, this position provides advice, information, and direction to park users regarding park regulations, facilities, hazards, natural features and park conditions.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Acting in a public relations type capacity, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring visitor compliance with Park Board by-laws and issue tickets and tow orders when required, assist injured park users and administer first aid. The Lead Ranger will act as point of contact for fire and rescue services and participate in searches and traffic control as required.
Education and Experience:
- Valid BC Driver’s License.
- Valid First Aid Certificate.
- Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by courses related to the work and sound related experience preferred.
- Some supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience would be considered and asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of the operations, rules, by-laws and regulations governing the work performed.
- Sound knowledge of assigned park areas and facilities and hazards found therein.
- Working knowledge of the procedures for by-law 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 schedule and assign work, participate in recruitment and evaluation and provide training to subordinate staff.
- 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 current and valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of this position. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities. Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of the Department.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: July 2018
Position End Date: November 2018
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-017: $26.91 to $31.62 per hour
Application Close: June 17, 2018