Fire Centre Manager

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Posted 3 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary Fire Centre Manager Management Band 4

An eligibility list may be established. There is currently one (1) vacancy in Prince George and one (1) vacancy in Castlegar; however, other locations may be considered.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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.

Apply your sound judgement, decision-making and analytical skills in a key leadership role with the BC Wildfire Service

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique area of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing, managing and suppressing unwanted wildfire on the landscape. Approximately 1600 field workers - comprising technical experts, strategic thinkers and fire operations staff - are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect life and values at risk, encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.

A new business emphasis is directed to wildfire management planning, not only suppression. This emphasis is directed to 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 emphasis on interaction with numerous local government authorities, First Nations communities and other stakeholder interests. Leads and manages the business and operational cycles (planning, preparedness, prevention, detection, emergency response, fuel management, fire management, compliance and enforcement, aviation, budget management and cost recoveries) for the regional Fire Centre office and its Fire Zone bases. Oversees all regional Fire Centre human resources and applies risk management practices to the deployment of all firefighting operations and capital resources. Exercises delegated statutory decision-making authority to make determinations and apply appropriate administrative remedies

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

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.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

University degree or technical diploma in a field related to forestry, natural resource management, public administration and experience in a field related to forestry, natural resource management, and public administration management; OR, An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Senior management experience in wildfire management or an equivalent natural resource management program. Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following: 2 years or more experience dealing with complex emergent stakeholder interests and issues management. 2 years or more experience leading and coaching diverse teams. 2 years or more experience in strategic business planning, procurement, and financial management. Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver’s Licence.

Provisos & Willingness Statements:

To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments, and corporate structures. To keep current on emerging issues. To take in-house training and certification as required. To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required. To work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan. To travel and/or overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required. To participate in Incident Command System positions as assigned. To work under adverse or stressful conditions, including smoke, extreme heat and mountainous terrain in remote and isolated conditions. Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

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


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 (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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