Summary

Bring your leadership, strategic planning skills and strong financial acumen to this important role Since the establishment of Strathcona, the first provincial park in 1911, the parks and protected areas system has grown to over 1,000 protected areas, covering over 14 million hectares, over 14% of the province. BC Parks is responsible for all matters related to the effective management and conservation of natural and cultural resources in provincial parks, conservancies, protected areas, recreation areas and ecological reserves throughout British Columbia. BC Parks’ mission is to protect representative and special natural places within the province's Protected Areas System for world-class conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study. As

Description

Bring your leadership, strategic planning skills and strong financial acumen to this important role

Since the establishment of Strathcona, the first provincial park in 1911, the parks and protected areas system has grown to over 1,000 protected areas, covering over 14 million hectares, over 14% of the province. BC Parks is responsible for all matters related to the effective management and conservation of natural and cultural resources in provincial parks, conservancies, protected areas, recreation areas and ecological reserves throughout British Columbia. BC Parks’ mission is to protect representative and special natural places within the province’s Protected Areas System for world-class conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study.

As a Training Program Specialist for BC Parks, you will be responsible to be the subject matter expert and lead authority fully responsible for provincial business and resource management practices for BC Parks’ Training Program, including supervision and financial accountability and expense authority for a $1.6M training program budget. You will review operational programs and evaluate the impact of training courses on performance standards, staff competence and succession planning objectives, and provide advice and recommendations to senior executive.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in a natural resources field and two (2) years of related experience*; OR,
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resources field and three (3) years of related experience*; OR,
  • Diploma in a natural resources field and four (4) years of related experience*; OR,
  • Certificate or coursework in a natural resources field and five (5) years of related experience*; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience* may be considered.

    Related experience includes the following:

    • Experience, leading, coaching, and mentoring staff.
    • Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.
       
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a natural resource law enforcement environment that required wearing a uniform and resulted in the completion of investigations and resulting in the imposition of penalties or sanctions.
  • Recent supervisory/leadership experience gained in the last five (5) years in a natural resource management or compliance and enforcement environment in formal assigned roles, such as acting supervisor, field coach, instructor, or educator.
  • Completion of training in natural resource law enforcement or compliance and enforcement.
  • Experience using a wide range of software, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft applications.
  • Experience or education with information management systems.
     
  • Preference may be given to those with one (1) or more of the following:
    • experience organizing training events;
    • experience developing on-line and/or in-person training courses/programs, etc.; and/or,
    • experience delivering on-line and/or in-person training courses/programs, etc.
    • experience and/or advanced knowledge of resource management practices.
    • experience and/or knowledge of public consultation processes dealing with resource management issues.
    • experience and/or knowledge of conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.

Willingness Statements; Applicants Must:

  • Frequent travel to regional and field offices to support training plans and participate in multi-jurisdictional meetings.
  • Be fully operational and able to qualify and carry out the duties of a Park Ranger:

    Mandatory Training & Certification (Park Ranger Designation Requirements):

    • 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).
    • Current and WorkSafe BC recognized Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate.
    • Successful completion of Enhanced Security Screening, including fingerprint screening.
    • Completion of BC Parks Law and Its Administration (BCIT PRKS 1010 or 0010 course). This course can be obtained through the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT). Course information can be found at: https://www.bcit.ca/courses/bc-parks-law-and-its-administration-prks-1010/
    • Note: if not yet completed, the successful candidate will have up to 6 months from date of hire to successfully complete this course. Course costs will be reimbursed upon successful completion. Time off from work to attend class will also be provided. If you already completed BCIT courses Law and its Administration 3110 and 3120, you are not required to complete the PRKS 1010/PRKS 0010 course.
    • Maintains a current Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence.
    • Possesses a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or higher marine certification issued by Transport Canada.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Chris.Price@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
Amendment June 5, 2024: posting closing date extended to June 14, 2024.
There is currently one (1) permanent, full time position available.
This position can be based in a BC Parks or Natural Resource Sector office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Depending on the successful candidate’s location, a bi-weekly isolation allowance may apply.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

In addition to this unique role in one of BC Parks’ amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

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