BC Local Government Job Posting Service


(Temporary, Full-Time)

West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, sport amenities, public beaches and over 100 kilometres of urban and wilderness trails. We are looking for employees that have a passion for public service and strive to make a difference. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs vital to our community. Be part of our team.

The West Vancouver Parks Department is accepting applications for temporary full-time skilled carpenters to construct and maintain trails and assist in the Carpentry Shop. Responsibilities will include: construction, renovation, repair and maintenance of Parks infrastructure, furniture, playground equipment, bridges, boardwalks and stairs and trail construction across West Vancouver.

The preferred applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • considerable knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in construction and trail building.
  • good working knowledge of hazards and proper safety precautions of the carpentry trade
  • good working knowledge of landscape construction and maintenance practices
  • ability to understand and carry out effectively verbal and written instructions
  • ability to keep simple records of daily work
  • skilled in the use and care of hand tools, power tools and related equipment essential to carpentry
  • must be prepared to perform work of a manual nature in all types of weather.

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed supplemental carpentry courses and have related work experience in basic carpentry functions, trail building, landscape construction and standard practice of the carpentry trade. A Trades Qualification (Red Seal) in Carpentry would be considered an asset.

A valid class 5 BC Driver’s License is required. During the assessment process, successful candidates will be required to submit an acceptable Driver’s Abstract from ICBC. The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Class Specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on WestNet.

Position Status:
Union (WVMEA) – Temporary Full-Time

Hours of Work:
40 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Rate of Pay:
$31.13 to $39.64* per hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits.
*Positions may be hired at 1-Basic, 2-Semi-Skilled or 3-Skilled

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Carpentry
Posted: February 23, 2021, 1:46 pm
Expires: March 9, 2021, 11:59 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $31.13 Hour