Enforcement & Compliance Ranger

Enforcement and Compliance Rangers are responsible for the daily implementation of enforcement and compliance activities within Ya’axché managed protected areas. Rangers are expected to carry out patrols efficiently and effectively while ensuring the proper management of the natural resources under their protection. All rangers are required to observe professional behaviour and uphold protected areas rules and regulations and ensure compliance with the rule of law.

Specific tasks include:
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out according to Ya’axche’s Ranger Protocol.
  • Collect patrol information using the Spatial Monitoring And Reporting Tool
  • Responsible for report writing as indicated by supervisor and the Protected Areas Manager
  • Advise Team Leader on location, scheduling and urgency of reconnaissance and surveillance patrols
  • Maintain adequate personal field equipment for duties
  • Maintenance of Field Station and Bladen Ranger Base facility during shift, and technical equipment and reporting of any structural or technical faults.
  • Be responsible for problem solving of minor incidents, and reporting major unsolvable incidents to Team Leader and in exceptional cases to the Protected Areas Manager.
  • Carry out activities related to biodiversity monitoring, Ya’axché Institute for Conservation Education and any other organizational activity when needed and that requires ranger time.
  • Represent Ya’axché at community forums and events that are essential for protected areas management
  • Other tasks that may arise from time to time at Ya’axché
  • This is by no means an exhaustive list of responsibilities of a ranger at Ya’axché
Duration of placement

Full time position

Desired Academic qualifications and skills

Include, but not limited to the following:

  • At least 2 years of experience as ranger or equivalent job (Forestry, BDF, Police)
  • Experience with team work is essential
  • Basic office computer skills (Email, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to handle electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets is essential
  • Excellent driving skills (valid license) including 4WD an advantage
  • Excellent physical and health condition
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Mopan and Qʼeqchiʼ languages is an asset
  • Fluency in Spanish is not essential but desired
  • Applicants must be from the Toledo District and in particular the buffer communities to the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Bladen Nature Reserve and the Maya Mountain North Forest Reserve are encouraged to apply.
To apply

To apply, please send a copy of your qualifications and resume, valid police record, one recommendation letter and a one-page letter outlining your interest in, and suitability for the position. All documents should be in pdf format and should be emailed and addressed to the Protected Areas Program Director at this email [email protected] or submitted to the Protected Areas Manager Marchilio Ack in person at the Golden Stream Field Station.  Alternatively, applications may contain a one-page hand written letter instead of a digital format along with all relevant documents and submitted to either the Ya’axché main office or the Golden Stream Field Station and addressed to the above-mentioned personnel.

Deadline to submit application is Wednesday June 30, 2021.