Printed on: December 6, 2019

FOR TC 07R - Fire Crew Member, BC Wildfire Service

Employer BC Public Service -Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Salary $1,528.58 - $1,721.72 bi-weekly $21.83 - $24.59 hourly
Terms Temporary (Auxiliary)
Start Date To be determined
Requirements Secondary school graduation or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid First Aid Ticket OFA Level 1 with Transportation endorsement*.

*OR, contact information of first aid training provider for verification of enrollment to be completed before the first day of Boot Camp (end of April).
Note: First Aid Ticket numbers with expiry dates, or proof of enrollment for the First Aid Ticket requirement, will be verified at the interview stage. This certificate must be valid through the end of October 2020. See the WorkSafe BC website for acceptable first aid tickets and equivalencies in the BC workplace.

Additional, upon offer of employment:
Successful completion of pre-employment fitness standard.
Successful completion of the New Recruit Boot Camp training standard and related ‘S-courses’.
Maintain personal weights standards as required for crew type.

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following:
BC Class 5 or 7 driver’s licence.
Extensive Resource or Wilderness work experience.
Resource or wilderness education (post-secondary training in Forestry, Resource Management, Earth Science or other relevant training, etc.).
Experience in resource, wilderness or wildland fire fighting (may include volunteer) and/or mechanical/trades experience.
High level of academics or fitness achievement.
WorkSafe BC recognized OFA Level 3 valid through to October, 2020.
Valid British Columbia Forest Safety Council BC Faller Certification or ENFORM Oil & Gas Faller Certification.

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.


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 - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): 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. 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 account

Duties 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.
This position is responsible for maintaining the readiness of fire equipment and resources in accordance with alert preparedness levels, and taking aggressive action on fires in a safe and effective manner as directed.
The majority of fire crews begin work in late April or early May and work until the end of August. Some crews remain working into September, or even into October, depending on fire conditions and activity.
Our fire crews usually work regular hours during the hottest part of the day, 10:30 to 18:30, when fires are most likely to start. The normal work shift is seven hours per day and 35 hours per week. A fire fighter is guaranteed a 3-5 month work term depending on location of employment and fire activity.
When on active fire duty, staff may work longer days and can remain on fire duty for up to 14 days before getting days off. For safety reasons, the actual number of days a fire fighter works on the fire line is limited and followed by days of rest or light duty.
If crews are not on a fire but the fire danger is high, fire fighters may be placed on standby, meaning they must be ready to respond immediately once a fire call comes in. Fire fighters may be placed on standby for extended periods throughout the fire season, including their weekends and after hours.

To Apply Please use the contact information as directed in the listing.
Contact Name
Location Cranbrook
Date Posted 2019-11-21
Date Ending 2019-12-05