YTH EMPL 1 OR 2 - Student Ranger Crew Member
Government of British Columbia
Black Creek, BC, CA
5d ago

BC Parks Student Ranger Member

Youth Employment Program 1 or 2

Are you a student looking for an exciting summer employment opportunity?

Do you want a summer job that makes a positive impact in the community?

Do you enjoy working with great people on interesting projects?

Do you like fresh air and enjoy working outdoors?

Your search is over! We have the perfect opportunities for you!

Join the BC Parks Team as a summer Student Ranger Crew Member

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy / BC Parks has created the 2020 BC Parks Student Ranger Program to promote outdoor youth employment opportunities across the province.

For the 2020 season, the BC Parks Student Ranger Program will see 48 students employed in BC Parks across the province from May to August.

Eligible candidates for the 2020 season are Canadian Citizens, between the ages of 18 and 30, that have been enrolled in full-time studies (secondary or post-secondary) within the last 6-months.

BC Parks encourages students from Indigenous backgrounds to apply for these positions.

Twelve crews will be recruited, hired and employed by BC Parks across the province. Locations for crews during the 2020 season include : Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park Office), Black Creek (Miracle Beach Provincial Park Office) OR Tlell, Haida Gwaii*, Maple Ridge (Golden Ears Provincial Park Office), Sechelt (Porpoise Bay Provincial Park Office), Penticton, Nelson, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Smithers, Terrace, Fort St John and Prince George.

Further details about each location can be found in the Appendix located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

  • NOTE : We are currently finalizing our needs for the upcoming season and either Black Creek or Tlell, Haida Gwaii will be available.
  • We will notify impacted candidates once a decision has been made.

    What to expect :

    Being a Student Ranger is a great opportunity to work outside for the summer, learn new skills, meet new people and be engaged in rewarding work.

    Being a Student Ranger provides youth with an opportunity to live and work in beautiful places of British Columba.

    Each crew will consist of 1 Crew Lead and 3 Crew Members. Each regional crew will work within their respective region on various BC Parks related projects.

    Crew Member positions begin May 25, 2020 and run until August 29, 2020. All successful applicants will be expected to attend a Program Training event near Cultus Lake from May 25-May 30, 2020.

    Details on this training will be provided at the offer of employment.

    The job can be physically challenging at times, but the result of a crew’s hard work can be extremely rewarding. Crew Leads and Crew Members can expect to be out in the field nearly all working days, participating in various projects in the areas of Conservation, Recreation, Indigenous Relations and / or Public Outreach where possible.

    To learn even more about the BC Parks Student Ranger program,

    The BC Public Service is committed to creating a 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.

    Check out the attached job profile for more detailed position information, job requirements and eligibility criteria. For specific position related enquiries, please contact .

    DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add / edit your profile and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the page on the MyHR website.

    If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

    If you have a passion for enhancing the beauty of BC Parks, we look forward to receiving your application.

    Important Notes :

  • Applications will be accepted until 11 : 00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
  • When completing the online questionnaire, it is recommended to save your responses to a separate word document in case of the system timing out;
  • Student Ranger Crew Member interviews are anticipated to run from March 2nd to 20th, 2020
  • Applicants can expect to receive an email by March 20th, if they are being asked to perform an interview. If an applicant has not received an email by this time, they can assume they were not selected;
  • The Program Coordinator will send out an email to all applicants not selected for interview by March 31st;
  • An eligibility list from those interviewed may be established for filling vacancies for the duration of this program;
  • Candidates will be initially considered for the locations which they have identified as first, second and third choice in their application, and may be considered for other locations based on operational requirements and availability.
  • You must apply on Student Crew Lead and Crew Member postings separately - To apply on the Student Crew Lead posting, apply via
  • 2018 and 2019 Student Rangers are not eligible for 2020 Crew Member positions.

    BC Parks has the following criteria for those interested in becoming a Student Ranger Crew Member for the 2020 Season :

  • Enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited secondary or post-secondary institution within the past 6-months;
  • Between 18 - 30 years of age;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations;
  • Must attend a Program Training event near Cultus Lake from May 25-30, 2020. Details on this training will be provided at the offer of employment;
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and / or Criminal Records Review Act CRRA check, and / or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry.
  • Additional selection preferences are identified in the attached Job Profile, located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

    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.


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

    Resume : NO - Please do not submit a resume as it will not be reviewed. The questionnaire will provide an opportunity for you to speak to relevant education and experiences.

    You may be required to submit a resume if selected for an interview.

    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.

    References : Candidates will be asked during the interview process for 2 references.

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