Wildfire Mitigation Specialists

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Posted a month ago
Grand Forks,
$32.80 per hour, plus mileage for required travel
Full Time,

Job Description

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is located in the southern interior of British Columbia and prides itself on providing smart, sustainable governance and services to its constituents throughout our 8,200 km2 region. Join us here where you’ll find mountains, lakes and rivers, abundant breathtaking vistas and endless adventures.

The RDKB is currently seeking applications to fill three (3) seasonal, full-time Wildfire Mitigation Specialist positions across the region. Reporting to the Emergency Program Coordinator, Wildfire Mitigation Specialists (WMS) are responsible for the facilitation of the FireSmart Home Partners Program within their area of designation. Wildfire Mitigations Specialists ensure that homeowners can access detailed FireSmart home assessments, which enable residents to reduce their risk of wildfire. Specialists will also attend community events, such as farmers markets and fairs, to provide education and enrolment opportunities in their communities.

Each Wildfire Mitigation Specialist will work within and provide service across one of three regions:

  • Greater Trail area
  • Greater Grand Forks and Christina Lake area
  • West Boundary area (Area E, West Boundary to Big White)

Please review the Job Description, available at RDKB.com/Careers, to learn more about the duties and requirements of this role.

The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist position will suit experienced fire, forestry and natural resource management personnel. The ideal candidate will enjoy working both autonomously and as well as part of a remote team, to provide excellent service to their community.

These are seasonal positions, likely working from June – October. Successful applicants who do not already possess the required FireSmart training and certifications will be required to complete mandatory training, dates to be confirmed.

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the Application available online at www.RDKB.com/Careers by no later than 12noon Tuesday April 2, 2024. Shortlisted applicants must be available for interview (remote) in April 2024.

Position Information
Seasonal Full Time (June – October)

Hours of work: 
35 hours per week, flexible schedule to suit demand

$32.80 per hour, plus mileage for required travel

To be successful, candidates must possess the right to work in Canada.
The RDKB is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Only those applicants shortlisted for this opportunity will be contacted. The RDKB thanks all candidates for their interest.

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