Squamish Nation Guardian

Job No: SN200219
Location: Squamish, BC and North Vancouver


CLOSES:  Until Filled
  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


The Squamish Nation Guardian position is part of a public awareness campaign to educate and remind the public on the importance of physical distancing in Vancouver’s busiest beach, seawall and park locations. Squamish Nation Guardians safely engage with members of the public to make residents aware of the physical distancing directives and provide education on public etiquette and courtesies for the shared use of outdoor spaces.  The role requires good communication and interpersonal skills; ability to tactfully deal with the public; demonstrates respect and diplomacy while providing guidance and information to the public on safe social and physical distancing behaviour.

 Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Patrols assigned areas in pairs.
  • Safely engages with members of the public to make residents aware of the physical distancing directives.
  • Provides education on public etiquette and courtesies to members of the public for the shared use of outdoor spaces.
  • Mitigates and resolves potential confrontations professionally.
  • Hands out any appropriate approved educational material.
  • Completes daily patrol reports and incident reports.
  • Provides incident reports and other records to the Squamish Nation Representatives as requested.
  • Informs supervisors of serious incidents as soon as possible.
  • Cleans up and removes trash in areas patrolled.
  • Takes direction from approprita supervisor/ director.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as member of Community Operations (NV) or Squamish Valley Operations (SV).

 Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

Short-listed applicants must meet the Internal Job Posting criteria / requirements as per Recruitment & Selection Policy #B policy - effective date September 17, 2018

  • Must have demonstrated work experience resolving conflict / related experience.
  • Must have completed training in conflict resolution/de-escalation, non-violent crisis intervention or other relevant/related subjects.  OR must be willing to complete training within set timeframe upon starting in the position.
  • Experience working in a First Nations environment is preferred.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must be willing to travel to the Squamish Valley two times per week.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check as per Squamish Nation Policy.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Wage: $20.28 per hour. As a temporary position, vacation pay will be issued on each cheque and is not eligible for other benefits.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 


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