Area Manager

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks, and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province’s Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

 

The Regional Services Branch delivers department programs and services through an extensive network of field offices. These programs and services include forest management programs, Crown lands surveys, regional geological services, public outreach and education, planning and implementing Integrated Resource Management (IRM), hunter safety, forest fire prevention, detection and suppression, monitoring of forest insects and diseases, operation and maintenance of Provincial Parks, and resource conservation.

 

Currently, there is an Area Manager opportunity available in McLellan’s Brook (Pictou County).

About Our Opportunity
The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is seeking a dynamic Area Manager to lead program delivery in the McLellan’s brook office.  Through the effective leadership of staff and resources, you will be responsible for the efficient delivery of Department Programs including the management of permanent, seasonal and casual staff and associated budgets.

 

Programs to be delivered include geology, forest protection, parks and outdoor recreation, land administration, private and crown land management, wildlife, and field reports for integrated resource management.

 

As Area Manager, you will be a vital member of the Regional Management Team and the work you do will help us achieve our Departmental objectives for program delivery across the Province.

Primary Accountabilities
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Managing the performance of work groups and employees by defining roles and responsibilities, monitoring service delivery progress, evaluating performance and providing feedback and ensuring consideration of collective agreement.
Ensuring program delivery contributes to the formulation of Departmental objectives, standards and policies to ensure the most cost-effective method of operation is used while providing a safe working environment, and safe infrastructure for the general public.
Ensuring Human and Financial Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively within the assigned geographic area.
Managing the delivery and maintaining the effectiveness of all assigned Departmental programs for natural resources management by developing and delivering comprehensive work and budget plans.
Leading and managing the Area through on-going development and implementation of strategic operational plans and where necessary provide recommendations to the Regional Director and Executive Director.

Qualifications and Experience
Typically, ideal candidates will have a Department recognized two year Natural Resources technical diploma as well as 7 years of experience in resource management, including administration and leadership roles. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Frequent travel across the province is a component of this position; as such, a valid driver’s license is required.

 

Your proven leadership ability will be crucial to effectively work in a complex organization which is subject to continuous internal and external demands and changes. As such, you must have previous experience with:

Managing staff performance
Budgets and financial reporting
You will also have a sound understanding of the programs and services provided by the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

 

The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing are key components of this position. You will be required to build relationships with a broad range of individuals and demonstrate leadership qualities which promote teamwork; communicating vision and fostering a safe work culture that encourages new ideas and innovative solutions.

 

You are results oriented with a high level of initiative and motivation. You have demonstrated problem solving, time management and organization abilities as well as proficiency with computers.

 

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

 

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Equivalency
Equivalencies include:

A Bachelors degree from a related field of study along with 5 years of related experience.
A Masters degree from a related field of study with 3 years of related experience.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions
Frequent travel within the province.

 

Mostly works in an office setting but works occasionally in the wilderness environment.

What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless career paths.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

Pay Grade:  EC 12

Salary Range:  $3,458.20 – $4,322.75 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Indigenous Relations Liaison

An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Okanagan-Columbia Business Area.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.
This position is also posted as an STO 24 under requisition 87614

Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this rewarding role

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber.  BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.

Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC.  BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:

Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The Indigenous Relations Liaison works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e., preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

Vernon is Surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention. Nature remains Vernon’s biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 22km/13mi from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, countless hiking and cycling trails to explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicants Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Brian.Sye@gov.bc.ca.   DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:

Registered, or eligible for registration, as professional (i.e. Registered Professional Forester) with the British Columbia association as required by the specialty area, and 2 years of experience related to natural resource or Indigenous Peoples relationship management. Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
Provisos

Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
Must be willing to work extended hours with limited notice, including evenings and weekends.
Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and/or rotary winged aircraft and/or watercraft.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

Experience with contract management.
Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire – YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Candidates should be prepared for the following tentative assessment dates:

Interviews will be conducted on May 31, 2022.

Forester, private lands

  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • or equivalent experience

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • Data manipulation and analysis
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

Area of Specialization

  • Wildlife ecology and management
  • Timber harvesting or production
  • Silviculture
  • Forest biology and ecology
  • Forest economics
  • Forest engineering and harvesting

Work Setting

  • Forest industry

Specific Skills

  • Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations
  • Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources
  • Plan and direct woodlands harvesting, reforestation, silviculture and fire prevention and fire suppression programs
  • Plan and direct road building, wildlife management, environmental protection and insect and vegetation control programs
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands
  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities
  • Ensure adherence to government regulations and company objectives
  • Plan and conduct public relations programs, and education and extension programs related to forestry
  • Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, municipal, provincial or federal governments or to companies

Workplace information

  • Remote work available

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?

Landscape Ecologist

Duties
As a Landscape Ecologist your role is to ensure that Parks Canada has access to science and knowledge to undertake landscape-scale conservation planning and cumulative effects assessment to support effective management of an interconnected network of protected areas.

In your role you will:
– Conduct analysis and provide advice with respect to landscape-level ecological issues that have the potential to impact biodiversity within and beyond Parks Canada heritage places.
– Play a key role in developing and implementing multi-disciplinary applied research, management and monitoring projects aimed at the maintenance and/or restoration of ecological integrity and sustainability and/or enhancing connectivity.
– You will collaborate with partners and stakeholders to understand landscape-level issues and propose measures to address them, including measures to improve connectivity between park ecosystems and the surrounding landscape.
– You will be responsible for providing advice and expertise with respect to the planning and implementation of recovery measures for species at risk, particularly in the context of multi-species and/or ecosystem based action plans, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
– You will evaluate and analyze technical information and data and, wherever possible, work with partners to bring forward Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, to support EI decision-making and strategic planning in relation to park conservation areas and regional ecosystem management, including recovery of species at risk.

Work environment
Want to make a difference?
Parks Canada, along with many partners, is embarking on an ambitious initiative to enhance the conservation of biodiversity across the country. Our approach to conservation is evolving. Instead of managing our parks as isolated islands of wilderness, we’re moving toward managing them as part of a broader landscape and integrated network of protected areas.

What impact do you want to leave?
We are seeking motivated leaders to work with us to ensure that Canada’s wilderness, ecosystems and species are protected using innovative approaches. These leaders will work, along with Indigenous peoples and other partners, to deliver science and conservation projects that help ensure protected areas are resilient to ecosystem changes within and beyond their boundaries. If you are creative, skilled at working with diverse partners and passionate about protecting some of Canada’s most iconic places, this could be the opportunity for you.

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to offer one indeterminate appointment in Jasper National Park.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in conservation biology, natural resource management, earth sciences, environmental science or a related scientific field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:
– Recent* experience working on science or conservation initiatives related to the management of protected areas in the Rocky Mountains (or in similar ecosystem to Jasper National Park);
– Experience in analysing issues and providing science-based advice;
– Experience in analysing and interpreting data, including geospatial and statistical analysis;
– Experience working with multiple stakeholders or partners to advance projects or initiatives.

*Recent is defined as experience acquired within the last three (3) years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
ASSET EDUCATION
– Graduation with a Master’s degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in conservation biology, ecological science, resource management, or related environmental science relevant to the position;
– Post-secondary diploma in Geographic Information Systems or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

ASSET EXPERIENCE:
– Experience working on science or conservation initiatives related to the management of protected areas;
– Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with Indigenous peoples;
– Experience integrating traditional knowledge (Indigenous or local) into analysis or decision making;
– Experience delivering projects related to ecosystem recovery or the recovery of species at risk;
– Field experience working on science-based projects in the natural environment.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
– Knowledge of Parks Canada policies and legislation relating to ecosystem and species conservation;
– Knowledge of current practices and techniques for ecosystem and species conservation;
– Knowledge of the key concepts, principles, and techniques in GIS, and statistical analysis.

ABILITIES:
– Ability to analyse and evaluate data and determine appropriate recommendations for senior management;
– Ability to work with a variety of people with diverse perspectives;
– Ability to deliver science-based projects;
– Effective oral communication;
– Effective written communication.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
– Makes things happen
– Exercises sound judgement
– Strives for excellence
– Respectful of diversity
– Personally connects with people

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other conditions of employment will vary depending on the position being staffed and may include any of the following:
– Possession of a valid driver’s license (Class 5);
– Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
– Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
– Willingness to work irregular hours and/or overtime, including evenings and weekends;
– Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles, equine travel) and aquatic (motorized and non-motorized vessels) transportation as required.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

All communication relating to this process, including telephone and email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Program Coordinator

SNAP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:

Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) is a unique partnership between three local non-profit organizations and the City of Surrey. SNAP’s goals are to restore and enhance Surrey’s urban forest; to promote environmental stewardship; and to empower youth as future leaders in environmental conservation. For more information on the SNAP program, visit www.surreysnaturalareaspartnership.com.

Position Description:

The SNAP Program Coordinator will administer the program and supervise summer and fall teams of youth carrying out habitat restoration, urban forest outreach, and shade tree care activities.

Duties:

  • Lead hiring process, including screening applications, interviewing candidates and checking references
  • Train, supervise, schedule and prioritize work of multiple field-based teams
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team leaders
  • Ensure work is completed safely and efficiently
  • Manage program logistics (truck rentals, equipment, phones, etc.)
  • Complete administrative duties such as payroll management and budget tracking
  • Liaise with project partners on an ongoing basis
  • Lead meetings and deliver presentations
  • Promote the SNAP program through local media and social media
  • Assist with funding applications and reporting

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry, biology, resource management, environmental studies, or other related disciplines
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of ecological principles, and ability to identify local native and invasive plants, and common shade trees
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive, physical work in all weather conditions
  • Valid unrestricted BC driver’s license (or equivalent) with a safe driving history
  • Access to a personal vehicle to carry out employment duties (milage expenses will be reimbursed)
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain)
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment
  • Experience in public outreach and/or event coordination is an asset
  • Experience working on a field-based team, including the use of hand tools/hand power tools, is an asset
  • Schedule: 40 hours/week (Mon-Fri, with some weekend and evening work)

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to snap.program@gmail.com by January 3rd, 2022. While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As you will be performing work inside of City of Surrey facilities and may be in close contact with either employees or the general public, to be eligible for this position you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination to the City of Surrey. The City will consider requests for an accommodation from the vaccination requirement on an individual basis for those who are unable to comply because of a personal characteristic protected by the British Columbia Human Rights Code or a valid contraindication or deferral to a COVID-19 vaccination as identified by the Provincial Health Officer. Those seeking accommodation from the vaccination requirement will be required to participate in a rapid testing program, at their own cost.

Urban Forest Outreach Team Member

Job Type: Full Time, Temporary
Start Date: 2022-05-02

Job Location(s)
Surrey, British Columbia
Job Description
Term: May 2nd – August 26th, 2022

Hours: 35 hours/week, Tuesday – Saturday, with some evening work

Location: Surrey, BC

Position Description:

Reach out to Surrey’s community in-person and online. Host booths and rove in our parks, and create online content and lead webinars about environmental stewardship. You will report to an Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader in this field and office-based position.

Duties:

  • Deliver SNAP’s key messages to the public through a variety of in-person and online platforms such as Instagram and Facebook
  • Collaborate with youth volunteers through in-person and virtual stewardship events
  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Assist the Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader with data collection and daily record keeping
  • Assist with developing content for and hosting online webinars about environmental stewardship
  • Other related duties as required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as education, urban forestry or environmental studies
  • Experience in a communications or educational role (preferably in an environmental organization)
  • Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (particularly verbal)
  • Knowledge of ecological principles
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence (or equivalent) with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment)
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment
  • Experience in video editing and development of promotional materials are an asset
  • Fluency in additional languages, particularly Punjabi, is an asset
  • As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding (note, these criteria are subject to change):
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications
  • Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Urban Forest Outreach Team Member – [first and last name]”
  • Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com by January 16th, 2022

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
 

Please note: As you will be performing work inside of City of Surrey facilities and may be in close contact with either employees or the general public, to be eligible for this position you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination to the City of Surrey. The City will consider requests for an accommodation from the vaccination requirement on an individual basis for those who are unable to comply because of a personal characteristic protected by the British Columbia Human Rights Code or a valid contraindication or deferral to a COVID-19 vaccination as identified by the Provincial Health Officer. Those seeking accommodation from the vaccination requirement will be required to participate in a rapid testing program, at their own cost.

SNAP Field Team Leader

SNAP FIELD TEAM LEADER
Term: May 2 – August 26, 2022

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Monday – Friday, with potential for some weekend and evening work

Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:

Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) is a unique partnership between three local non-profit organizations and the City of Surrey. SNAP’s goals are to restore and enhance Surrey’s urban forest; to promote environmental stewardship; and to empower youth as future leaders in environmental conservation. For more information on the SNAP program, visit www.surreysnaturalareaspartnership.com.

Position Description:

Lead and implement ecological restoration and enhancement projects in Surrey parks by removing invasive plants, maintaining planting sites, removing litter and refuse and providing shade tree maintenance. You will report to the SNAP Program Coordinator and supervise one or more team members in this field-based position. This position is primarily focussed on invasive plant removal.

Duties:

  • Assist with the supervision, training and evaluation of team member(s)
  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintain accurate daily records, track project deliverables and provide updates to supervisors
  • Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations
  • Other related duties as required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry, geography, arboriculture or environmental studies
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to perform repetitive, physical work in all weather conditions
  • Supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
  • Knowledge of ecological principles, ability to identify local native and invasive plants and common shade trees
  • Provide steel-toed boots
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence (or equivalent) with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment)
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment
  • As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding (note, these criteria are subject to change):
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications
  • Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Field Team Leader – [first and last name]”
  • Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com by January 16th, 2022

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
As you will be performing work inside of City of Surrey facilities and may be in close contact with either employees or the general public, to be eligible for this position you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination to the City of Surrey. The City will consider requests for an accommodation from the vaccination requirement on an individual basis for those who are unable to comply because of a personal characteristic protected by the British Columbia Human Rights Code or a valid contraindication or deferral to a COVID-19 vaccination as identified by the Provincial Health Officer. Those seeking accommodation from the vaccination requirement will be required to participate in a rapid testing program, at their own cost.

Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader

SNAP URBAN FOREST OUTREACH TEAM LEADER
Term: May 2 – August 26, 2022

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Tuesday – Saturday, with some evening work

Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:

Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) is a unique partnership between three local non-profit organizations and the City of Surrey. SNAP’s goals are to restore and enhance Surrey’s urban forest; to promote environmental stewardship; and to empower youth as future leaders in environmental conservation. For more information on the SNAP program, visit www.surreysnaturalareaspartnership.com.

Position Description:

Reach out to Surrey’s community in-person and online. Host booths and rove in our parks, and create online content and lead webinars about environmental stewardship. You will report to the SNAP Program Coordinator and supervise one or more team members in this field and office-based position.

Duties:

  • Assist with the supervision, scheduling, training, and evaluation of their team member(s)
  • Deliver SNAP’s key messages to the public through a variety of in-person and online platforms such as Instagram and Facebook
  • Collaborate with youth volunteers through in-person and virtual stewardship events
  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintain accurate daily records, track project deliverables, provide updates to supervisors
  • Develop content for and host online webinars about environmental stewardship
  • Other related duties as required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as education, urban forestry or environmental studies
  • Supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Experience in a communications or educational role (preferably in an environmental organization)
  • Strong public relations, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of ecological principles
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence (or equivalent) with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment)
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment
  • Experience in video editing and development of promotional materials are an asset
  • Fluency in additional languages, particularly Punjabi, is an asset
  • As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding (note, these criteria are subject to change):
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications
  • Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader – [first and last name]”
  • Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com by January 16th, 2022

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
As you will be performing work inside of City of Surrey facilities and may be in close contact with either employees or the general public, to be eligible for this position you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination to the City of Surrey. The City will consider requests for an accommodation from the vaccination requirement on an individual basis for those who are unable to comply because of a personal characteristic protected by the British Columbia Human Rights Code or a valid contraindication or deferral to a COVID-19 vaccination as identified by the Provincial Health Officer. Those seeking accommodation from the vaccination requirement will be required to participate in a rapid testing program, at their own cost.

Field Team Member

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:

Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) is a unique partnership between three local non-profit organizations and the City of Surrey. SNAP’s goals are to restore and enhance Surrey’s urban forest; to promote environmental stewardship; and to empower youth as future leaders in environmental conservation. For more information on the SNAP program, visit www.surreysnaturalareaspartnership.com.

Position Description:

Implement ecological restoration and enhancement projects in Surrey parks by removing invasive plants, maintaining planting sites, removing litter and refuse, and providing shade tree maintenance. You will report to a Field Team Leader in this field-based position. This position is primarily focussed on invasive plant removal.

Duties:

  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations
  • Assist the Field Team Leader with data collection and daily record keeping
  • Other related duties as required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry, geography, arboriculture or environmental studies
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive, physical work in all weather conditions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
  • Knowledge of ecological principles, familiarity with local native and invasive plants and common shade trees
  • Provide steel-toed boots
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence (or equivalent) with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment)
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment
    As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding (note, these criteria are subject to change):

    • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
    • bBe a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment (candidates with student or work visas are ineligible)
    • Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications
  • Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Field Team Member – [first and last name]”
  • Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com by January 16th, 2022

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
As you will be performing work inside of City of Surrey facilities and may be in close contact with either employees or the general public, to be eligible for this position you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination to the City of Surrey. The City will consider requests for an accommodation from the vaccination requirement on an individual basis for those who are unable to comply because of a personal characteristic protected by the British Columbia Human Rights Code or a valid contraindication or deferral to a COVID-19 vaccination as identified by the Provincial Health Officer. Those seeking accommodation from the vaccination requirement will be required to participate in a rapid testing program, at their own cost.

Park Ranger

Job Summary
Park Ranger – Seasonal
Park Assistant 11

These are auxiliary opportunities until March 31, 2023 in various locations, which may include (but are not limited to) the following: West Coast Region (Victoria, Parksville, Black Creek, Haida Gwaii*, Port McNeill*); South Coast Region (North Vancouver, Alice Lake, Cultus Lake, Sechelt); Thompson Cariboo Region (Kamloops, Williams Lake, Hagensborg*); Kootenay Okanagan Region (Penticton, Vernon, Nelson, Cranbrook); North Coast Skeena Region (Atlin*, Dease Lake*, Smithers*, Terrace,); Omineca Peace Region ( Fort St John, Fort Nelson*, Prince George, Valemount*) the * denotes a bi-weekly isolation allowance add to pay.
Board and lodging and relocation expenses are not provided for temporary opportunities.
An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

A unique opportunity to work in BC Parks to protect and maintain park values and provide exceptional visitor experience

BC Parks is looking for qualified individuals to work as seasonal Park Rangers in provincial parks throughout the province. Positions will include frontcountry, backcountry or marine parks. Work terms are typically six months in length. This competition will create an inventory of pre-screened candidates for seasonal vacancies. Appointments to qualified candidates will be made when vacancies are identified.

As a Park Ranger, you are directly responsible for delivering services that support the public’s use of the park system and protects park values. This includes daily maintenance and cleaning of facilities, regular repair, maintenance and renovation of park facilities, and managing the public’s use of the parks. You monitor and maintain facility assets on a daily basis to ensure the park is in pristine repair for visitors. You may also be involved in monitoring and reporting on assigned recreation, conservation and extension services and activities within a park or group of parks. Representing BC Parks, you act as the field contact for park visitors and contractors by providing information and regulating activities. Dedicated to protecting park visitors and resources, you act as a Peace Officer to enforce compliance with the Park Act and other statutes and regulations.

New Park Ranger hires will be required to attend an intensive 12-day training session at a central location in the Province upon commencement of their work term. Details on this training session will be confirmed in the offer letter for successful candidates.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Cody.Ambrose@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

The RECRUITMENT PROCESS is outlined as follows:

Step 1: Submit your resume profile to this posting – NOTE: Your resume should provide detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A COVER LETTER as it will not be reviewed.

Please ensure your resume profile includes the following information for each area of your work experience:

Employer:
Location:
From:
To:
Number of Months Total:
Supervisor
Phone:
Reason for Leaving:
Position:
Job Classification:
Duties and Skills:

Step 2: Comprehensive Questionnaire. As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet each of the job qualifications.

In addition to yes/no and multiple choice style questions, you will be asked to provide written answers to the list of questions below (including whether the experience gathered was through work experience, course work/school, volunteering, etc.). If you do not have experience in an area, please indicate Not Applicable (N/A).

In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in communications – handling public complaints, effective communication with the public, contractors, volunteers and co-workers.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in writing detailed and accurate reports, including note taking.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in identifying safe and unsafe work practices in field operations.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in recognizing and resolving public and staff safety issues.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in compliance and enforcement situations and conflict management.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in working and resolving issues in a team as a member or team leader.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in assessing, monitoring and managing impacts on sensitive areas.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in emergency management (wilderness survival, self-rescue and organized search and rescue).
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in trail construction maintenance and layout.
In a few sentences, please briefly describe your experience in facility assessment and maintenance (includes basic plumbing, electrical and carpentry).

Step 3: Successful applicants will be entered into an applicant pool and distributed to regions. Applicants will be notified of their status.

Step 4: Suitability Interviews and Reference Checks for candidates under consideration.

Step 5: Job Offer(s) – includes fulfilling “Conditions of Employment” including successful completion of Enhanced Security Screening.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following:

Completed related degree or 2-year diploma in an Outdoor Recreation Management or a Natural Resource Management related field (related field may include: Biology, Geology, Geography, Recreational Planning, Outdoor Recreation, Forestry, Fisheries, Anthropology); OR,
Secondary school graduation (or equivalent) and 2 years’ related experience (related experience can include: park system (operations), conservation, outdoor recreation, forestry, any earth sciences, recreation planning, public safety /enforcement).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Training & Certification:

Current and WorkSafe BC recognized Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate.
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence (or equivalent from another Canadian Province; a BC Class 7L/7N, or other learner’s permit, are not considered equivalent).
Successful completion of Enhanced Security Screening, including fingerprint screening.
Completion of BC Parks Law and Its Administration (BCIT PRKS 1010 or 0010 course).
Maintains a current Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence.
Possesses a Pleasure Craft Operator Card issued by Transport Canada.

Note: requirements vary on a Region by Region basis.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.

Related Skills and Experience:

— Public relations and communication
— Safety and enforcement
— Resource management
— Contract and permit administration
— Backcountry and marine
— Facility management
— Equipment operation and maintenance
— Leadership and teamwork