Forest Workers – Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

Forest Workers

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary
Department: Water Services
Employee Group: GVRDEU

Multiple Full-Time Temporary Positions

  • Watershed Protection position (April through October)
  • Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (May through September)

NATURE OF WORK:
Metro Vancouver’s Water Services Department is hiring for multiple positions and is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals with skills in wildfire suppression, forest work, resource management, public education, and facility maintenance. Candidates should be capable of responding to incidents, working outdoors, communicating effectively with recreational users, and demonstrated skills in the operation and maintenance of machines and tools. All positions will be based out of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver or other watershed locations as required.

DUTIES: (The duties described are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all-inclusive for each position)

  • Provide front line wildfire response and stand by as required after hours and on weekends 
  • Performs a variety of routine maintenance duties, such as: grass cutting, planting, brushing; and maintenance of trails, roads, bridges, buildings, picnic sites; including garbage collection and litter pick up; and cleaning toilet facilities
  • Operates and maintains small machines (e.g. power washer) and larger mobile equipment
  • Patrols areas and trails on foot or by vehicle
  • Provides information, assistance and enforces rules with the public
  • Delivers public watershed tours for diverse public audiences including both adult, family, and school groups
  • Participate in public information events
  • Participates in environmental management including, restoration projects, invasive species management and planting, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife management
  • Assists other work groups as required with various tasks not detailed above

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Good physical condition with the ability to do heavy lifting. Foot travel in steep terrain and other challenging conditions will be required
  • Available to work flexible days and hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence
  • Able to deal with public in a courteous and effective manner utilizing tact, diplomacy and good judgment
  • Experience working outdoors in inclement weather and other challenging conditions
  • Works effectively as part of a team and independently 
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills

 
ASSETS:

  • Post-secondary courses in Natural Resources Management and/or Environmental Sciences
  • Experience delivering outdoor education interpretive programs
  • Off-road driving experience and operation of a variety of vehicle types
  • Valid BC Occupational First Aid Level 1 with Transportation Endorsement
  • Small non-pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety Certificate (formerly MED A3)  
  • Completion of S-100 Wildland Fire Suppression course
  • Knowledge of local ecosystems and area
  • Knowledge of Watershed and LSCR Regulations

HOURS OF WORK:
40 hours per week which will include some weekend, evening and holiday work.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by February 9, 2021.

 

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