Parks Canada Fire Technician

Parks Canada
Jasper, AB
$57,924–$70,474 a year

Parks Canada - Resource Conservation-Fire Management Program
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta), Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Anticipatory, Indeterminate, Seasonal, Term, Acting
$57,924 to $70,474 (currently under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 14 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
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Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring, active management and emergency response related to fire management. Duties include maintaining database for fire weather and fire behaviour and maintenance of specialized equipment. Development of prescribed fire, fuel management plans and environmental assessments in support of fire management in the field unit. Fills field unit fire duty officer role on a rotating basis.

Work environment
Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada’s most amazing and
iconic places? Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine
conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience. We offer:
Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization; and,
An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural
Intent of the process
A qualified list will be established to fill vacancies of various tenures - term, indeterminate year-round, seasonal, and acting/assignments, as well as similar positions in various locations.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Minimum completion of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry) OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.
Degree equivalency

Experience travelling or working in the field under various climatic conditions.
Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation.
Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays.
Experience in fire management including prescribed fires, emergency wildfire operations and fuel management projects.
Experience supervising crew(s), while on alert during period of high and extreme fire danger and on the fireline.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of fire management activities including fire suppression, prescribed fire and fuel management projects.
Knowledge of and application of the Incident Command System (ICS).
Knowledge of wildland fire behaviour concepts and prediction, particularly as they relate to fireline safety.
Knowledge of terrestrial environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions specific to the mountain National Parks.
Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity.
Ability to carry out data manipulation and analysis requirements as directed.
Ability to determine operational requirements, activities and mechanisms for fuel management, prescribed fires and emergency wildfire response.
Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using a variety of techniques.
Exercise sound judgment.
Makes things happen.
Communicates effectively.
Demonstrates integrity.
Takes responsibility.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Preference may be given to individual with a B.Sc. or higher related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry).
Successful completion of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre’s (CIFFC) Advanced Wildland Fire Behaviour course.
Degree equivalency

Conditions of employment
Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
Possession and maintenance of a valid (Class 5 minimum) driver’s license.
Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
Basic first Aid Certificate and CPR certificate.
Successful completion of Moderate Fitness Test as per the Parks Canada Standard Operating Procedure, “Fire Management Workplace Fitness Capacity Test.”


Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment.
Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.
Valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted fire arms may be required.
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.

Information on employment equity

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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 application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. 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.

Tips for applicants:
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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 are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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