Park Ranger - Klondike
Yukon Government
Dawson City, YT
This competition is to fill a full-time Seasonal Auxiliary position working 75 hours bi-weekly, including evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:
At the Department of Environment, we strive to ensure that the quality of Yukon’s environment is maintained for present and future generations. If you love outdoor recreation, conservation, and are eager to share your enthusiasm with Park visitors, a position as Park Ranger might just be the “ultimate job”.

As a Park Ranger you are the field contact for park visitors, park managers, emergency responders and researchers. Working with the Ranger Team you will be dedicated to the protection of our visitors as well as our natural and cultural resources. Park Rangers are also responsible for public safety and education; the maintenance of trails and backcountry facilities; and ensuring compliance with the Parks and Land Certainty Act and other statues.

The Park Ranger position is physically demanding, and requires comfort navigating solo through mountainous terrain with heavy loads. This will often include multiday backpacking trips in remote areas through sun, rain and snow. As Park Ranger, you are a role model for Leave No Trace Principles, provide visitor direction on safe backcountry travel, and assist other agencies such as Search and Rescue, RCMP, Conservation Officers, Researchers and Biologists.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact: Lolita Hughes at (867) 993–7899 or Lolita.Hughes@gov.yk.ca.

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application.

Education in Natural Resource Protection, Natural Resource Management Technology, Environmental Science, Renewable Resources Management, Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement or related field;
Experience in multiday, backpacking and hiking, in remote areas;
Experience in field research and monitoring programs
Experience in enforcement and compliance, such as responding to complaints or educating the public on matters related to regulatory compliance (experience pertaining to protection of natural resources would be preferred);
Experience in basic operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment (such as minor carpentry or repairs);
Experience working with and around helicopters in mountainous areas, as well as experience delivering interpretive programs, workshops or public outreach (or related) would be an asset
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Backcountry skills and experience – demonstrated knowledge of safe, travel through remote mountainous terrain utilizing Leave-No-Trace principles.
Demonstrated skills in visitor relations or client service
Excellent communication (oral and written) skills and to deliver programs to the public
Demonstrated conflict resolution skills
Problem solving skills
Ability to remain calm, focused, and respond quickly to changing priorities and stressful situations
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
Basic carpentry and maintenance skills – safely making minor repairs to structures and trails
Cultural aptitude - applying knowledge and interpersonal skills that facilitate understanding, appreciation, and working closely with individuals from cultures other than their own

Additional Information:
This position is headquartered in Dawson City, Yukon, works extended periods in remote areas of Tombstone Park, and may be required to work throughout the North Region. Yukon Parks does not provide accommodation for this position.

Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence, Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), Security Clearance, and Wilderness First Aid/CPR certificate (or to be obtained within 1 month of hire).

Job Requirements: Backcountry travel on foot including hiking over rough terrain, overnight camping, travel between the Interpretive Centre and Community Office, wearing and maintaining a uniform, lift or move heavy objects, work evenings and weekends, work in and around helicopters, work in inclement or adverse weather in remote, mountainous terrain.

Preference will be given to persons of Yukon First Nations Ancestry.

What if I’m not from the preference group? Can I still apply on this competition? YES! In the event no one from the preference group applies, certifies or meets the screening criteria, your application will be considered. We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
27 December 2018
Close Date
18 January 2019