POSTING CLOSE DATE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Fire Centre Manager
Management Band 4
This position is located in Prince George, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
Apply your sound judgement, decision-making and analytical skills in a key leadership role with the BC Wildfire Service
As stewards of British Columbia’s forest and range resources, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development is responsible for ensuring that the use of forests to generate economic benefits is balanced with the long-term health and sustainability of the forest and range resources. To help ensure the forest will continue to contribute to a strong forest economy, the ministry prevents and suppresses wildfire to protect natural resource inventories and investments on both the Crown and private land base. Forest fire response is primarily focused on protecting lives and government forest assets, particularly timber.
The BC Wildfire Service [BCWS] is a unique branch of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing unwanted wildfire on the landscape. Approximately 1,600 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 and communities. For more information, visit our site: BC Wildfire Service
A new business emphasis is directed to wildfire management planning and resiliency, not only suppression. This emphasis is directed to planning to mitigate potential interface and wildfires, using fire to support ecosystem restoration and using modeling/decision support tools for managing risk to the province’s resource values. To meet this objective there is a renewed emphasis on interaction with numerous local government authorities, First Nations communities and other stakeholder interests.
The Fire Centre Manager is accountable to ministry, public, licensee, client and other stakeholder interests for the delivery, at the regional level, of the BC Wildfire Service mandate. The Fire Centre Manager leads and manages the business and operational cycles [planning, preparedness, prevention and mitigation, detection, emergency response, fuel management, fire management, compliance and enforcement, aviation, budget management and cost recoveries] for the regional Fire Centre office and its Fire Zone bases. This position oversees all regional Fire Centre human resources and applies risk management practices to the deployment of all fire fighting operations and capital resources. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in leading and motivating staff and contributing to an internal working environment that is conducive to success.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Rob.Schweitzer@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist 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.
Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities. Learn more about this thriving community at Move Up Prince George!
In addition to this opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- University degree or technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management/public administration or equivalent.
- Demonstrated senior management experience in wildfire management or an equivalent natural resources management program.
- Experience in a senior leadership capacity including wildfire management and/or a related natural resources management field.
- Experience dealing with complex emergent stakeholder interests and issues management.
- Experience leading and coaching diverse teams.
- Experience in strategic business planning, procurement and financial management.
- Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 [or equivalent] Driver’s Licence.
As a Fire Centre Manager with the BC Wildfire Service, you will be expected to agree to and comply with the Willingness Statements as outlined in the attached Job Profile.
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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé required: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.