Seasonal Lead Park Rangers – District of North Vancouver

12 January 2023

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Seasonal Lead Park Rangers


(Auxiliary Positions)

If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for 4 years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.
Our Parks Department currently has auxiliary opportunities for Lead Park Rangers. This is lead hand, regulatory, enforcement and public relations work to ensure public compliance with regulations and bylaws within District parks. The incumbent will be responsible for scheduling, assigning and reviewing work and providing day to day direction to a group of seasonal park rangers. This position involves considerable public contact which requires the exercise of tact, discretion and sound judgement.

Duties include providing information and direction to park users about park facilities, trails, natural history and park ecology. You will inspect park facilities and report damage, monitor park usage to prevent overcrowding, inform users of park regulations, patrol park areas to prevent and/or stop inappropriate behaviour, and contact appropriate authorities when necessary. Duties also include interacting, working and coordinating with the homeless. You have exceptional customer service skills in order to respond and problem solve with tact and diplomacy. You will exercise independent judgement and perform the duties within policy and regulation limits. You will also prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports as required.

The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of wharf, dog control, parks and environmental bylaw. You will also have sound knowledge of court procedures and legality of various types of evidence; the ability to investigate complaints and enforce bylaws and regulations with tact, impartiality, firmness and use of sound judgement.

The successful candidate will have completed the 12th grade and have sound experience in enforcement work and prior supervisory experience, ideally as a Park Ranger. Preferably you will have completed Bylaw Investigative Courses Level 1 and 2 from the Justice Institute of BC. You must hold a valid BC Driver’s Licence, a minimum Level 1 first aid certificate, and be able to swim, walk long distances and work under varying weather conditions. Holding a SVOP – Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate would be considered an asset. In addition, experience with or knowledge of natural resource management, regulatory enforcement, conflict resolution, and/or wilderness rescue would be considered an asset. Lastly, a criminal record check will be required upon hire.

The salary range for these auxiliary positions is $28.56 to $33.56 per hour (2021 Rates), plus 12% in lieu of all benefits. Hours of work for these positions may be any day of the week and may vary between  the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. It is anticipated that these positions will start in early to mid April.

We are looking for enthusiastic and results-oriented individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. If you are interested in this position, have a passion to serve people and the community and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter, resume and current dated driver’s abstract at by July 31, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as positions become available.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.
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.