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STO-RE 27R – Senior Wildfire Officer, Prevention

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $69,900.80 - $79,791.25 - Annual
Location Castlegar, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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STO-RE 27R – Senior Wildfire Officer, Prevention

Posting Title: STO-RE 27R – Senior Wildfire Officer, Prevention
Position Classification: Scientific/Tech Off R27 – Res
Union: GEU
Location: Castlegar, BC V1N4G7 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $69,900.80 – $79,791.25 annually
Close Date: 9/25/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: BCWS
Job Summary:

Senior Wildfire Officer, Prevention
Scientific Technical Officer R27 – Resource

An eligibility list may be established.

Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity
The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique area of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing, managing and suppressing unwanted wildfire on the landscape. Approximately 1600 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

This position is responsible for leading the engineering, education and enforcement of the prevention program in a Fire Centre. 

Castlegar is located centrally in the West Kootenay area, midway between the cities of Nelson and Trail at the junction of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers.  The natural beauty of the area offers many four-season recreational opportunities, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to golf, hiking and fishing in the summer.

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 see What We Offer.

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.

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.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order 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 3 years recent* experience in operations management or other disciplines related to natural resource management; OR,
  • Technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management or equivalent knowledge plus 5 years recent* experience in operations management or other disciplines related to natural resource management; OR,
  • Grade 12 plus 7 years of experience in operations management or other disciplines related to natural resource management; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and related experience may be accepted.
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in program and/or project management.
  • Demonstrated experience working on land and resource management issues.
  • Valid Class 5 driver licence.

*Recent is defined as experience obtained within the last 10 years.

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following:

  • Experience administering budgets.
  • Registered or eligible to register with the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
  • Senior Fireline Certification (ex. Type 2 or higher).

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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

CRC – A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: 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.

Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume 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.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – 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 accountabilities and accomplishments.

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