BAND 3 - Deputy Fire Centre Manager

BC Public Service
Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Apply your sound judgement, decision-making and analytical skills in a key leadership role

The Deputy supports the Fire Centre Manager in the direction, management and administration of all Fire Centre regional operations.

A new business emphasis is directed to wildfire management planning, not only suppression. This emphasis is focused on planning to mitigate potential interface and wildfires, using fire to support ecosystem restoration and using modeling/decision support tools for managing risk to the province’s resource values. To meet this objective there is a renewed commitment on interaction with numerous local government authorities, First Nations communities and other stakeholder interests.

About this position:

This position is located in Castlegar. However, locations such as Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Invermere and Grand Forks where BCWS has offices may be considered based on operational needs and space availability. This position is excluded from union membership. An eligibility list may be established.

Job Requirements:

University degree or technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management/public administration or equivalent knowledge. Demonstrated experience in wildfire management or an equivalent natural resources management program. Experience in management and supervision of diverse working groups/teams. Experience dealing with stakeholder interests and issues management. Experience leading and coaching diverse teams. Experience in business planning, procurement and financial management. For questions regarding this position, please contact

Working for the BC Public Service: The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

How to apply: Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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Additional Information:

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category Leadership and Management

Salary Range $80,800.00 - $114,400.02 annually


Close Date 2/16/2023


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests Ministry Branch / Division BC Wildfire Service

Additional Info

Location Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 CA Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 CA Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary) Revelstoke, BC V0E 3K0 CA

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