Overview

City of Kamloops Natural Resource Technician Part Time in Kamloops, BC

City of Kamloops

Branch Kamloops BC CA

Position:
Natural Resource Technician
Location:
Kamloops, BC

Considerable knowledge of theory, practices, and procedures related to natural ecosystems, and environmental issues in Kamloops….

Position: Natural Resource Technician (Seasonal)

Closing Date: April 10, 2017

About Us
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Title
Natural Resource Technician (Seasonal)

Pay Class
Hourly

Days of Work
Monday to Friday

Hours of Work
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Position Overview
Performs highly skilled technical park development and educational work of a relatively complex nature under the limited supervision of the Parks Operations and Planning Supervisor. Under the day-to-day supervision of the Crew Leader – Natural Resources, the incumbent assists in field coordination of nature park area development, vegetative and habitat management, construction, park maintenance, and enforcement in accordance with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Master Plan. The incumbent will give direction to other City employees and volunteers regarding work in nature parks. The work involves conducting safety inspections and risk assessments where close care and attention are required to prevent serious environmental damage and to minimize park hazards in order to prevent serious injury to others. The position requires the incumbent to exercise courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and some persuasion in non-routine contact with City staff, volunteers, the public, and user groups. The job involves outside work with exposure to severe heat and variable weather conditions, exposure to aggressive individuals and animals, and moderately heavy exertion while mountain biking and undertaking park maintenance or other park duties. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in carrying out the work.

Responsibilities

Performs maintenance and semi-skilled construction and carpentry work within nature parks and natural areas.

Operates and performs basic maintenance on related tools and powered equipment.

Conducts technical field work, which includes reading and interpreting maps, ortho images, and blueprints.

Performs safety inspections of parks and conducts risk assessments.

Provides advice, information, and direction to park users regarding park regulations, facilities, features, hazards, and conditions.

Conducts user surveys and gathers park visitor statistics.

Patrols park land on foot, mountain bike, and motorized vehicle and assists City Bylaw Officers and RCMP Members in education, compliance, and enforcement of applicable City bylaws, regulations, and policies.

Develops, maintains, and presents informative, educational, and interpretive sessions utilizing multi-media and other delivery methods.

Assists the Crew Leader – Natural Resources with the coordination and training of staff assigned to nature parks.

Assists, on occasion, with the supervision of contractors.

Provides project supervision, including planning, coordinating, and directing City employees and volunteers assigned to nature parks and natural areas.

Assists in the development of park plans and guidelines and assists in preparing written reports and funding/project proposals.

Liaises with appropriate City staff, government agencies, and local professionals regarding natural and ecological issues.

Performs related duties as required.

Requirements
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE

Considerable knowledge of theory, practices, and procedures related to natural ecosystems, and environmental issues in Kamloops.

Considerable knowledge in the application and operation of natural parks related tools, equipment, and materials.

Considerable knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and natural resource-related computer programs.

Working knowledge of wildland fire management.

Working knowledge of common park construction and carpentry.

Working knowledge of current City bylaws and legislation regarding nature parks and the environment.

Working knowledge of WorkSafeBC Regulations pertaining to work within a natural park setting.

Ability to recognize hazards and recommend corrective action.

Ability to exercise courtesy and tact in answering public inquiries and complaints.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to administer critical first aid.

Good level of physical fitness.

PREFERRED TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.

Completion of Current Tree Risk Assessment in Urban Areas and the Urban/Rural Interface course.

Completion of British Columbia Forest Service S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (or provincial equivalent) course.

Completion of a Fire Management/Ecology course.

Chainsaw training acceptable under WorkSafeBC regulations.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, LICENCES, CERTIFICATES, ETC.

Diploma in Parks and Wildland Recreation Management or Natural Resource Science.

Minimum two years’ previous experience in park operations and regulations, including the operation and maintenance of park equipment and machinery, park construction, landscaping, and general park maintenance related to natural space park settings.

BC Driver’s Licence – Class 5.

Valid Level One First Aid or equivalent.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.

Department
Parks, Recreation & Culture

Reports To
Parks Planning & Sustainability Supervisor

City
Kamloops

Province
British Columbia [BC]

Country
Canada [CA]

Hiring Location
Public Works Centre

Position
CUPE Hourly

Hourly Wage
$28.47

Closing Date
4/10/2017

Compensation & Benefits Overview
Refer to Article 19(g)(i) in the City of Kamloops/CUPE 900 Collective Agreement regarding Benefit Allowance for part time and temporary employees.

Please note that persons with disabilities who require accommodation with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department for assistance at (250) 828-3439.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://www.kamloops.ca/hr/index.shtml .

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Kamloops, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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