FireSmart Coordinator

Village of Kaslo
Posted a month ago
$32.70 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

The Village of Kaslo is recruiting to fill the role of FireSmart Coordinator. This is a permanent position, working 30-40 hours per week (varies seasonally). To apply, please submit you resume and a cover letter to the Chief Administrative Officer prior to the November 6, 2023 closing date: 413 4th Street, PO Box 576 Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

TITLE: FireSmart Coordinator RATE: $32.70/hour DEPARTMENT: Administration HOURS: 30-40 hours per week REPORTS TO: Chief Administrative Officer CLOSING DATE: 4:00 p.m., November 6, 2023

Nature and Scope of Work: The FireSmart Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation of FireSmart-related activities within the Village of Kaslo. The role supports wildfire preparedness, prevention, and mitigation through public education, assessments, and fuel reduction work to reduce community risk from wildfires.

The position will ensure that the FireSmart activities are supported, developed, and implemented in accordance with Provincial guidelines as well as with the direction and policy provided by the Village of Kaslo. The position will ensure that homeowners can access detailed home assessments to reduce their wildfire risk.

Duties also include providing routine reception service and administrative support.

Reporting: This position reports to the CAO or their designate.

Coverage: This position requires occasional weekend work.


Acts as the main point of contact for the FireSmart Program in Kaslo and promotes the FireSmart message in accordance with brand guidelines. Coordinate the Community Resiliency Initiative program on behalf of the Village, including monitoring program budget, activities, contractors and grant reporting. Collaborate and coordinate with the Provincial FireSmart program and other BC FireSmart Committee member agencies. Create internal, external, and public communications related to FireSmart activities in the Village of Kaslo. Organize participation at community events such as Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, farmer’s markets, local sporting events, school presentations, tradeshows, and more to engage with the public and distribute FireSmart information. Organize, plan, and participate in community fuel mitigation events. Provide direction and assistance to implement FireSmart principles on private and public land in Kaslo. Participate in the Kaslo & Area Community FireSmart and Resiliency Committee working group, and host periodic conference calls. Recruit and support motivated community leaders that can be mentored to work with self-organized groups of citizens as they plan and implement wildfire mitigations in their own neighbourhoods. Schedule and deliver awareness campaigns and public education activities on the FireSmart Home Partners and the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program. Support Neighbourhood FireSmart Committees in their effort to gain recognition. Schedule and complete FireSmart Home Assessments under the FireSmart Home Partner’s Program in Kaslo and possibly RDCK Area D. Schedule and complete FireSmart Neighbourhood Hazard Assessments for interested neighbourhoods throughout your region of designation. Based on hazard assessment, provide FireSmart recommendations to homeowners that reduce the wildfire hazards on their properties. Complete documentation, edits, and follow-up for the FireSmart Home Partners Program and FireSmart Neighbourhood Assessments in a timely manner. Establish and maintain resource contact lists on a regular basis to assist residents to FireSmart their communities and properties. Work and travel in rural and remote areas. Assist with identifying and preparing applications for new FireSmart grant opportunities. Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of fire prevention, FireSmart, and emergency preparedness programs. Knowledge of fire and public safety education, fire service operation, and emergency management. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist designation (certification preferred – willingness to obtain may be considered) Local FireSmart Representative qualification or willingness to attain. Completion of FireSmart 101 Ability to write detailed technical reports. Ability to effectively deliver educational and outreach materials to a variety of audiences. Must have access to reliable vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed)


Knowledge of wildfire behaviour and wildfire management principles. Demonstrated risk assessment and risk mitigation knowledge. Knowledge of the FireSmart Home Partners Program and the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program. General knowledge and awareness of emergency management, planning, forestry, landscaping, and building construction principles. Ability to work with and provide education to the public in both one-on-one and group settings. Ability to make professional group presentations. Ability to work independently within a collaborative teamwork approach. Proficient in written and oral communication skills and ability to use information technologies (MS Office 365), including familiarity with presentation development tools, education programs, and social media applications. Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrates ability to deal tactfully with elected officials, co-workers, community representatives and the public on various matters, including those of a sensitive nature. Physically able to perform the duties of the position, punctual, organized, and dependable.


Successful completion of the S100 Fire Suppression or SPP-WFF1 course Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License Satisfactory Criminal Record Check Organization: Village of Kaslo Region: West Kootenay / Boundary Professional Categories: Fire / Rescue / First Aid Services Posted: October 23, 2023, 10:38 am Expires: November 6, 2023, 4:00 pm Employment Type: Full Time Employment Length: Permanent Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma Job Experience: Experience an asset Rate: $32.70 Hour

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