Park Ranger

Requisition ID: 31313 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function 
The Park Ranger shares a commitment to community and enhancing the park experience for over 200 park facilities, which offer residents and visitor’s recreational opportunities that include picnic areas, sports fields, bike and hiking pathways, beaches and nature preserves. Working in collaboration with other City of Vancouver and Park Board departments, stakeholders, volunteers, park watch programs and the public the Park Rangers are involved in public relations, park patrol and routine regulatory enforcement work. Monitor permitted activities including large special events, sports field use, picnics, weddings, and commercial recreation.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The Park Ranger is responsible for administering First Aid and attending to any public complaint issues that may arise in the Park or from 311. The successful candidate will also work with the homeless, connecting them with the appropriate requested services. The Park Ranger is also responsible for providing advice, information and direction to park users regarding park regulations, facilities, hazards, natural features and park conditions. The Park Ranger ensures that park users can use park facilities harmoniously while preserving the integrity of the park system.

The successful candidate must be available to work non-standard hours and on weekends. The schedules are variable and will rotate. Hours of work may be changed in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Hours of work may be changed in accordance to the Collective Agreement.



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by courses related to the work and some related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR-C and AED is required.
  • Valid Security license and/or security experience is considered an asset.
  • Understanding of the Powers of Arrest Under the Criminal Code, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The Canada Evidence Act and Mental Health First Aid Training is considered an asset.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of the operations, rules, bylaws and regulations governing the work performed.
  • Sound knowledge of assigned park areas and facilities and hazards found therein.
  • Working knowledge of the procedures for bylaw 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 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 Class (appropriate class for position) BC Driver’s License with (endorsements such as Air Brakes) or higher and a Satisfactory driving record


A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position.  A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.


Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: July, 2021 

Position End Date: December, 2021 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-018: $28.55 to $33.60 per hour

Number of Positions: 4


Application Close: June 20, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.