Land Guardian – Campsite Attendant

Job Description

JOB POSTING: Land Guardian – Campsite Attendant

Term: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) Seasonal

Closing Date: April 17th, 2022

Position Summary

The Land Guardian – Campsite Attendant for the Upper Similkameen maintain a presence throughout the territory while out on patrol; monitor the impacts of resource use, report violations to our indigenous policies, as well as provincial and federal regulations, accurately collect monitoring data, and report their activities to the Upper Similkameen Natural Resources Office. Their work supports all the Upper Similkameen Natural Resources Office programs including land use planning, fisheries, referrals, and cultural heritage protection.

The Land Guardian – Campsite Attendant is also responsible for arranging and maintaining facilities at the campsites. The Campsite Attendant must ensure that all necessary equipment and services for the campers are available and in good working order. A Campsite Attendant assists campers with everything they may need help with during their stay.

Specific Responsibilities

Campsite Attendant Duties:

  • Registering Campers
  • Ensuring hygienic conditions are in place at all campsites
  • Ensuring all materials provided at the campsite are clean and available for use
  • Sanitizing all surfaces at all campsites, as required
  • Educating campers about site rules including but not limited to, campers are responsible for the removal of any garbage they create while using the site
  • Restocking outhouses and any communal areas with necessary products
  • Collecting funds daily from campers and bringing all funds collected to the USIB Administration office designate by the end of each week
  • Completing and submitting all required reports (Daily Report, Recreation Report, and Deposit Report) on the scheduled frequency
  • Adhering to provincial safety guidelines as they relate to campsites and immediately dealing with and reporting any safety violations, including but not limited to, fire bans and restrictions to the assigned Natural Resources Department contact
  • Performing minimal maintenance and administrative tasks, as required
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and uses discretion on all matters relating to the affairs of all USIB matters.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required, and in accordance with the USIB policies and procedures, and as directed by the Natural Resources Director or their designate.

Land Guardian Duties:

  • Maintain a presence throughout the territory on behalf of the Upper Similkameen Nation
  • Conduct monitoring patrols throughout the territory.
  • Approach and engage with all visitors on the Upper Similkameen traditional territory, provide information about the Upper Similkameen and offer assistance, where necessary.
  • Interact with resource users, including sports fishermen, hunters, and other commercial operators.
  • Monitor human use, tourism, and wildlife sightings throughout the territory.
  • Rotational visits to local mine sites (open, abandoned, and closed) to observe TSF facilities, monitor traffic and mine drainages in easily accessible areas.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required, in accordance with the USIB policies and procedures, and as directed by the Natural Resources Director or their designate.

Education/Training/Certification

 

  • Minimum Grade 10 education
  • Valid First Aid Certificate is considered an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driver’s abstract
  • Acceptable Criminal Record Check (form will be provided to you by the Referrals Coordinator)

 

Qualifications – Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Upper Similkameen Nation territory and values
  • Demonstrated field experience and familiar with technology (i.e., GPS, radios, satellite phones, etc.)
  • Knowledge of local freshwater and terrestrial species
  • Confident, comfortable, and assertive in addressing violation issues with resource users
  • Dependable, motivated and demonstrates a strong work ethic
  • Shows initiative and is a team player
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately document work
  • Great communication and listening skills
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting the health of Upper Similkameen territory and its culture
  • Ability to work irregular work hours, including overtime and overnight trips, and without supervision, as necessary

 

Experience

 

  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a Campsite Attendant
  • Minimum one (1) year related Natural Resources Field experience