STO-RE 24R – Wildfire Officer

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date March 13, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,718.94 - $71,507.64 - Annual
Location Salmon Arm, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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STO-RE 24R – Wildfire Officer – (58830)

Posting Title: STO-RE 24R – Wildfire Officer
Position Classification: Scientific/Tech Off R24 – Res
Union: GEU
Location: Salmon Arm, BC V2E4S4 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,718.94 – $71,507.64 annually
Close Date: 3/26/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Wildfire Service
Job Summary:

Wildfire Officer
Scientific Technical Officer 24R

This position is located in Salmon Arm, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.

Join our dynamic team as a Wildfire Officer — 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.

As a Wildfire Officer, you are responsible for providing leadership and ensuring implementation of the fire management program within a fire zone.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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 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.

Salmon Arm is a charming city, located in the sunny Shuswap area of BC. A claim to fame, Salmon Arm is home to the longest wooden wharf in North America! This great location is a family friendly community with a vibrant arts and cultural scene, hosting an annual Roots and Blues music festival every August. With Shuswap lake nearby, there is something for every outdoor recreation enthusiast – even renting a houseboat! Come and explore the beauty and unique vibe of Salmon Arm.

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 2 years of recent, related experience; or,
  • Technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management, or equivalent knowledge, plus 4 years of recent, related experience; or,
  • High school graduation plus 6 years of recent, 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 3 years of demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in program or project management.
  • Demonstrated experience working on land and resource management issues.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with senior Fireline Certification [ex. Type 2 or higher] or Incident Commander 3.
  • Valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence.

As a Wildfire Officer 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 listed in the job profile. 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. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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