Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Prince George BC
Senior Forest Protection Officer – Operations Specialist
Annual Salary: $65,033.32 – $74,351.64
Engage your leadership skills in a diverse and challenging career opportunity in protecting BC’s forests
As stewards of British Columbia’s natural resources, the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for wildfire management operations. The mandate of the BC Wildfire Service is to deliver effective wildfire management and emergency response support on behalf of the government of British Columbia to protect life and values at risk and to encourage sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.
This challenging and exciting position plays a key leadership role in the strategic prevention, preparedness and management of BC’s Wildfires. In this multi-faceted role, you will make critical decisions in response to emergent situations and ensure cost benefit thresholds are recognized for continuing or curtailing fire suppression action. Your high level expertise in fire prevention, fire preparedness, fire suppression and fire management proves invaluable as you provide advice on these matters to staff, industry, the public and other government personnel. In this dynamic position, you are one of up to three Senior Forest Protection Officers assigned to a Fire Centre based on workload. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity for a motivated team leader. If you are ready for the next step in your wildfire management career, consider this rewarding role.
Qualifications for this role include:
- University Degree or Technical School graduation from a recognized program in a related field including Land Resource Management, or equivalent combination of training and experience
Experience in fire management or fire suppression
- Experience in managing aircraft in specialized roles
- Experience as a regional wildfire control officer
- Experience in managing multiple fire situations
- Experience in Public Information Management Experience in Wildland Urban Interface Management
- Experience in Forest Fuel Management
- Experience supervising staff and performance management
*Recognized program means a program offered by an accredited institution
*Related field includes a degree or diploma in: Forestry. Environmental Technician, Parks, Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Management Recreation or Resource Management.
*Equivalent combination of training and experience includes minimum 6 years continuous experience and training to the Incident Commander 2 level.
For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by December 20th 2016, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=37585