How to Become a BC Parks Ranger
We understand becoming a BC Parks ranger is on many people’s career wish lists. Opportunities to become a seasonal 2017 BC Parks ranger have now been posted. For more details on specific job qualifications to become a BC Parks ranger please click the links below. As this is a open forum, we don’t advise putting your specific qualifications for becoming a ranger in the comment field.
We often hear from BC Parks enthusiasts about their interest in becoming a BC Parks ranger. We’re excited to announce that we are now collecting an inventory of interested people who would like to work as a seasonal BC Parks ranger.
What does a BC Parks ranger do?
Being a BC Parks ranger is a very rewarding experience, especially if you love being outdoors and having positive impact on conservation and park visitor’s experiences.
As a BC Parks ranger you are responsible for maintaining facilities, delivering, monitoring and reporting on assigned recreation, conservation and extension services and activities. You are also the field contact for park visitors and contractors, and are dedicated to protecting park visitors and resources, enforcing compliance with the Park Act and other statutes and rules.
What are some key skills, education and experience required to be a BC Parks ranger?
Qualifications to become a BC Parks ranger include:
- Undergraduate degree or technical diploma in Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Recreation Management or related field, or completed first year (minimum) related degree or diploma (as above) and 6 months related experience, or equivalent education and two years related experience.
- Skills and experience in: public relations and communication, safety and enforcement, resource management, contract and permit administration, backcountry and marine, facility management, equipment operation and maintenance, and leadership and teamwork.
- You will also need to be certified (at the date of hiring) in:
- WCB recognized Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2, or 3 (Applicants are responsible to ensure their certificate is recognized by WCB);
- Public Safety/Park Security Training (Parts 1 & 2) offered through BC Institute of Technology. These courses are referred to as Law and its Administration #3110 and #3120; and,
- Candidates are required to possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License;
- Additional qualifications may be required for some regions
*Please note the qualifications listed above are for a Park Ranger, for more information on qualifications to become a Senior Park Ranger and further information on the requirements for becoming a BC Parks ranger check out the Park Ranger Information page.
Apply below to become a BC Parks ranger
If you would like to submit your application to be a seasonal BC Parks ranger please click the below links: