Kamloops is one of multiple locations adding a new seasonal officer at the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.
The officers will work until Oct. 15 in Kamloops, Cranbrook, Invermere , Smithers, Squamish, Whistler and Vernon. Two seasonal First Nations officers were also hired for Westbank and Haida Gwaii.
"It's important to have that extra resource for our officers and it's really good training for those looking for full-time work," said Greg Kondas, acting deputy chief, noting two seasonal officers were hired last year.
The seasonal positions help students coming out of college gain guidance and experience in the field.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has 164 full-time officers in 45 communities throughout the province.