BC Public Service -> BC Wildfire Service
Posted a month ago
Full Time

Job Description

An eligibility list may be established for future temporary or permanent vacancies

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Bring your creative talents to our team!

As part of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) communications and engagement team, the videographer will be responsible for capturing and editing video of BCWS staff engaging in natural hazard response efforts for use in public and internal communications.

The videographer’s primary role is producing video content for BCWS public facing webpages and social media channels. The role will develop videos for internal communications and training purposes when not deployed to cover active natural hazard response activities. The videographer will travel to locations around the province and work in collaboration with staff at all levels of the organization from the fire lines to executive leadership.

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.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard 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:

Certificate, diploma or higher in communications or a related field (journalism, photography, filmmaking, video production, marketing, advertising, social media, or digital production). An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. A minimum of two years’ experience filming and editing video communications. Experience with Adobe Design Suite of Programs.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

Familiarity or experience with the BC Wildfire Service organization and structure. Successful completion of one or more of the following courses: S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety S-100A Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Annual Recurrency (also known as S-10A) S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Safety S-212 Communications Experience operating within the Incident Command System.


This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver’s license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver's license from another province or jurisdiction. To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structures. To keep current on emerging issues. To be willing and able to drive a vehicle in varied weather conditions. To take in-house training and certification as required. To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required. To be willing and able to travel extensively throughout the province and work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice. To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required. To work under adverse or stressful conditions, including smoke, extreme heat and mountainous terrain in remote and isolated conditions. To be able to physically lift/carry heavy equipment (20 pounds) over sometimes challenging landscapes. To participate in Incident Command System positions as assigned.

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.

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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