Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 21R
This position is located in Grand Forks, BC.
An eligibility list may be established for future similar vacancies in Grand Forks.
Join our dynamic team as a Wildfire Technician — 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 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. 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 a unique program of government 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
This position is responsible for performing a core set of functions related to fire response and fire management. For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Tracy.Kemp@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.
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 11:00 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:
- 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 of recent, related experience; or,
- High school graduation plus 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and training.
- Related experience is defined as operations or other disciplines related to natural resource management.
- Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated supervisory experience.
- Preference may be given to candidates with Incident Commander 4 or higher.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
As a Wildfire Technician 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 job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire [current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.].