Fire Management Officer
Federal Public Service
Manitoba, CA
2d ago

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    Implements an applied science fire management program. Leads a dedicated team for fire operations, wildland fuel management, prescribed fire and wildfire suppression services in support of field units’ fire management programs.

    Work environment

    Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

    Intent of the process

    This process is intended to fill existing vacancy(ies) and may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels, and linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country with Parks Canada Agency.

    From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify in your application the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with an acceptable specialization in a field relevant to the position OR An acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field relevant to the position.
  • Successful completion of the Advanced Wildland Fire Behaviour course.
  • You will be asked to provide proof that you meet these requirements.

  • Recent experience in collecting, manipulating and analyzing spatial and non-spatial data;
  • Recent experience in managing contracts;
  • Recent experience in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships;
  • Recent experience in supervision and assuming a leadership role in delivering wildfire management services.
  • Experience is defined as having performed the activities related to this task for a minimum of 24 months (2 year). Recent is defined as within the last 5 years.
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

    English Essential positions :

    Prince Albert National Park, Jasper National Park, Kootenay National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Riding Mountain National Park.

    Bilingual Imperative position :

    La Maurice National Park

    Linguistic Profile : B / B / B - B / B / B

  • Knowledge of key Government of Canada acts and policies related to ecological integrity and ecosystem management that apply to Parks Canada Agency;
  • Knowledge of ecosystem principles, function and management;
  • Knowledge of fire management strategies and tactics for both wildfire and prescribed fires.
  • Ability to plan and implement complex wildfire, prescribed fire and fuel management projects;
  • Ability to plan, organize wildfire operations;
  • Ability to supervise a team of fire operations specialists;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to conduct field studies related to vegetation management (e.g. topography, vegetation growth, climate, etc.);
  • Ability to deliver wildfire related training.
  • Personally connects with others;
  • Shares Parks Canada's vision;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Takes responsibility.
  • The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Experience working with indigenous communities and people.
  • Knowledge of boreal, grassland, or montane ecology;
  • Knowledge of forest harvesting and silviculture operations and practices.
  • Ability to participate in cross functional programs lead by other functions or specialist.
  • The above qualifications that may be applied / assessed at a later date are not essential to the job, but would be an asset in carrying out the duties of the position.

    They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this competition.

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks, including :
  • Occupational Health Assessment for firefighters;
  • Moderate fitness status as outlined in the Parks Canada Fire Management Workplace fitness Capacity Test SOP;
  • When position is located in an area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his / her dependants may be required.

  • Possess and maintain Wilderness First Aid (or equivalent) and CPR certificate.

  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
  • Willingness to work and / or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and / or statutory holidays and provincial / territorial holidays, when required;
  • Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various equipment (e.g. chainsaw) and various forms of ground (e.
  • g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) transportation as required;
  • Willingness to participate as a member of a Parks Canada Incident Command Management Team (IMT).
  • Other information

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.

    We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

    The above qualifications that may be applied / assessed at a later date are not essential to the job, but would be an asset in carrying out the duties of the position.

    They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this competition.

    Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society.

    We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments.

    If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    Please submit your completed application. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

    The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act.

    Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

    In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes.

    Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

    Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

    Tips for applicants :

  • Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples / details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
  • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
  • Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-

    appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid.

    Please contact Raeanne Kurtz, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

    Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-

    800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

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