Park Patrollers

(Temporary Full-Time/Temporary Reduced-Time)
Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   
Our Parks, Planning and Environment Department is seeking Park Patrollers.

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.

In this role, you will:
  • Patrol one or more regional parks on foot, by vehicle, by bicycle or by boat to enforce park regulations and bylaws and ensure public compliance.
  • Provide information and assistance to park users.
  • Check broken, damaged or dangerous park facilities and repair or secure and report.
  • Act upon observed behaviours that are not consistent with parks regulations and bylaws. Actions include educating parks users on correct behaviours or potentially issuing warnings or tickets.
  • May be appointed a Park Officer following completion of training.
  • 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.
To be successful, you have:
  • 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.
Possible Training Opportunities:
Wildfire Suppression (S‐100), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Occupational First Aid (Level 1), Equipment Operations (such as weed eater, chainsaw), Safe Boating Operations, Radio Communications, Bear Awareness, Park Officer, Incident Command System (ICS), Workplace Safety and more.
Wage Rate:        
$28.14/hr plus 6.25% deferred compensation.
Work Terms:
Vary from two to ten months year round and at most of your Regional Parks.
Hours of Work:
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 seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 
Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application citing file GNPPRKPTRLR2018. Please note that we do not accept applications by email. Closing date is May 24, 2018

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: May 10, 2018, 10:11 am
Expires: May 24, 2018, 4:30 pm