Superintendent, Fuels Management

BC Public Service
Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Superintendent, Fuels Management Scientific Technical Officer R27

This position is located in Victoria, Kamloops, Parksville, Prince George, Castlegar, Smithers, or Williams Lake; however, other locations with a BCWS office may be considered based on operational considerations. An eligibility list may be established. Amendment - March 4, 2022: Removed preference for Registered Professional Forester (RPF) from profile & posting

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.

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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.

This position is the provincial lead for fuels management and is responsible for the leadership and oversight of fuel management planning and implementation.

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 complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your 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.

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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:

Degree in a field related to natural resource management, public or business administration or equivalent knowledge, plus three (3) years related experience; OR, Technical diploma in a field related to natural resource management, public or business administration or equivalent knowledge, plus five (5) years related experience; OR, Grade 12 and seven (7) years related experience; OR, An equivalent combination of education, training and related experience may be considered; AND, Related experience is defined as operations or other disciplines related to natural resource management.
Experience in fuels management planning and fire hazard assessment; Experience in prescribed fire planning and burning; Demonstrated experience in program or project management. Experience working on complex land and resource management issues. Experience preparing and presenting scientific information, analyses and recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences. Experience administering budgets, and developing and implementing programs and policies. Valid class 5 driver licence. Preference may be given to candidates who have senior Fireline Certification (ex. Type 2 or higher). Preference may be given to candidates that are registered or eligible to immediately register with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or an equivalent as recognized by the ABCFP.

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 overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required. To be assigned or participate to Incident Command System positions and Incident Management Teams as required. 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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