Wildfire Technician - Cultural and Prescribed Fire
An eligibility list may be established.
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Join our dynamic team -- a unique and rewarding career opportunity with the BC Wildfire Service!
The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique program of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing wildfire on the landscape. With a workforce of approximately 1600 the program’s staff are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect values, while encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.
This position is responsible for performing a core set of functions related to the cultural and prescribed fire program.
This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers 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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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
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 forestry, resource management or equivalent knowledge, plus 1 year recent related experience*; OR, Technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management, or equivalent knowledge, plus 3 years recent related experience*; OR, Grade 12 plus 5 years related experience*; OR, An equivalent combination of education and training may be considered.
*Related experience is defined as operations or other disciplines related to natural resource management.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience in fuel management and prescribed fire.
Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).
• 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 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. • To obtain and maintain certification and training for position to meet operational requirements
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.
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Questionnaire (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.