This position is located in Williams Lake, BC.
Join our dynamic team as a Dispatch Supervisor — an exciting and rewarding career opportunity 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’s BC Wildfire Service works 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. Without fire protection, some 500,000 hectares of productive forest would be lost annually, costing the province billions of dollars in potential direct revenue as well as structures and potentially, lives.
The BC Wildfire Service [BCWS] is tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing wildfire on the landscape. With a workforce of approximately 1,600, 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. For more information, visit our site: BC Wildfire Service
As the Dispatch Supervisor, you are responsible for overseeing and providing emergency administrative services and operational support for the Response Centre. For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Darren.Wilkinson@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 on the following MyHR page: Your Job Application.
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.
A vibrant city in the Cariboo Region – the heart of BC’s central interior – Williams Lake offers an abundance of year round recreational activities. From mountain biking, camping, kayaking and golfing in the summer, to downhill & cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter. Consider this opportunity to live, work and play in the City of Williams Lake.
In addition to this exciting opportunity in an amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm 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:
- Technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management, public administration, business administration or equivalent knowledge*, plus 1 year of emergency response related experience; OR,
* Equivalent knowledge is defined as that gained through experience in business management or other disciplines related to training and managing a staff of short-term or seasonal entry-level workers.
- Secondary school graduation and an equivalent combination of education, training and related experience, plus 3 years of emergency response related experience.
- Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
- Preference may be given to candidates with Incident Command System Dispatch Type 1 certification.
- Preference may be given to candidates with supervisory experience in emergency management.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
As a Dispatch Supervisor 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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Résumé: YES – Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates [month and year] of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. Your résumé must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history.