Cowichan Valley Regional District

Park Ranger II

Job Locations CA-BC-Duncan
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Closing Date
Regular Full Time
Parks & Trails
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Head Office

General Information

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes, and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is currently recruiting for a regular full time Park Ranger II to join our team of professionals in the Parks & Trails Division within the Operations Department. 

Reporting to the Manager, Parks Operations, the Park Ranger II serves as a front line field contact with park and trail users, providing information, advice and direction regarding park and trail regulations, facilities, programs, natural features, and conditions. Working with management to develop and implement parks and trails policies, procedures and bylaws, the Park Ranger II establishes collaborative relationships with users to ensure public safety and protection of park and trail resources. The Park Ranger II also investigates complaints, seeks to obtain voluntary bylaw compliance and, when necessary, issues warning notices and tickets for bylaw violations. The Park Ranger II will also from time to time support emergency services, assist search and rescue activities, and undertake coordinated enforcement with other enforcement agencies.


  • Degree (preferred) or Diploma in Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Natural Resource Science, Natural Resource Management, Resource Management, or related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience successfully overseeing, coordinating, and implementing parks and trails bylaw and compliance programs, enforcing bylaws and regulations, conducting field investigation, and attending court proceedings
  • Experience in supervising unionized staff
  • Experience in parks and trails operations and maintenance, preferably in a local government setting, is considered an asset
  • Justice Institute Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement & Investigative Skills 1
  • Wildlife Dangerous Tree Assessor Certificate: Parks and Recreation Module
  • Additional courses/training in conflict resolution, personal safety, dealing with hostile individuals, and other related areas is considered an asset
  • Occupational First Aid Level I with CPR C
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License (please submit a drivers abstract with your application)

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered

Please click here for the job description with the full job details and qualification requirements.

Hours of Work

This position is guaranteed an average of 35 hours per week, based on 140 hours worked over a 4 week period. Applicants must be flexible and available to work irregular hours as scheduled to meet operational requirements, including weekdays, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays.


This regular full time unionized position (CUPE Local 358) has a salary range in three steps, $38.78 - $39.98 - $41.14 per hour (2021 rates). A comprehensive benefits package is included. Click here for a benefits summary.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter at the link above by 4:30 pm on the date indicated. 


Testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.


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