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BC Public Service

STO-RE 24R - Recreation Services Officer - AMENDED - CLOSING DATED EXTENDED

Full Time
2 days ago
69,185 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title

STO-RE 24R - Recreation Services Officer - AMENDED - CLOSING DATED EXTENDED

Position Classification

Scientific/Technical Off R24




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA

Salary Range

$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division

Regional Operations Branch / BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails

Job Summary

Recreation Services Officer
Scientific/Tech Off R24 - Res

Amendment January 10, 2023 location added.
Amendment January 13, 2023. position location and eligibility list updated.
Amendment January 20, 2023 location removed.
Amendment: January 30, 2023: Postingclosing dated extended to February 8, 2023
Amendment: January 30, 2023: Position may be under-implemented.

Two (2) permanent positions are currently available: one (1) in Smithers and one (1) in Terrace.
An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies in Smithers andTerrace.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

An opportunity to apply your exceptional leadership, organizational and prioritization skills

BC Parks is responsible for the effective management of the natural, cultural and recreational values in the Province's protected lands system. While the primary agency focus is protecting BC's parks and protected areas, we are also responsible for developing and maintaining programs that promote positive, interactive, and educational user experiences, and building and maintaining capital infrastructure in our parks for the more than 24 million annual visitors that come to enjoy over 10,700 vehicle accessible campsites, 2,000 back country sites, a trail system of over 11,250 kilometres, and our many day use facilities.

This position reports to the Parks and Protected Areas Section Head (Section Head), and is responsible for managing a large number of Park Operator (PO) Agreements (private sector contractual agreements) within a region and which vary in term length from 1-10 years. The longer term 10 year PO Agreements provide a wide variety of services within parks and protected areas and most agreements are for services located in the front country, but agreements also exist for some marine and backcountry park locations. These often multi-park (bundled) agreements provide services for park visitors in campground and day use areas and include facility operation and maintenance, revenue collection, public safety and security, provision of additional enhanced recreational services (Service Plus), and maintaining BC Parks brand and customer quality service standards.

Smithers is filled with activities like fishing, boating, camping, hiking, skiing, and shopping. The Wet'suwet'en people are very close with the community, and have introduced many traditions. This quaint town with a friendly atmosphere is a wonderful place to live and visit.

Known most famously for their Kermode (Spirit) Bear, Terrace is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. The First Nations in the area, the Tsimshian, are proud to show others the First Nation's culture, which includes traditional longhouses.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. 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 resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application 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.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
  • Degree in Resource Management or Natural Resource Management or related degree (e.g., geography, environmental studies) and three years of directly *related experience, of which a minimum two years' park/recreation management experience and one year of natural resource management; OR,
  • Degree in Business with focus on project and/or contract management in the Natural Resource Sector (e.g. business administration, public administration) with *related experience in project and/or contract management including negotiating terms and conditions; OR,
  • Two year technical diploma in natural resource management or Parks Management, or related diploma and five years of directly *related experience, of which a minimum two years' park/recreation management and one year of natural resource management.
  • Experience and/ or training in contract management, including negotiating terms and conditions.

*Related Experience:
  • Park management experience includes development and maintenance of recreation facilities, operation of facilities, management of public and private sector recreation services, and employee and public safety and security).
  • Natural Resource management experience includes wildlife or vegetation management programs, resource inventory and research, environmental impact assessment, resource use regulations, resource protection, non-conforming use management, First Nations agreements.
  • Contract management experience includes procurement for services or assets, contract inspection and monitoring, direct financial negotiations, contract agreement writing, dispute resolution..

  • Must maintain Park Ranger designation under the Park Act and comply with BC Parks' uniform policy.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid BC Class 5 Driver's License.
  • Must be able to travel, sometimes extensively both within and outside the region and in remote areas for multiple days, by vehicle, boat, air, or foot, in camp conditions and in all weather.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

Enhanced Security Screening will be required.


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

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical