Various Seasonal Wildfire Positions - Peace River

Government of Alberta

Posted 03-Feb-2017

Application Deadline


Minimum Education Required


Area(s) of Study

  • Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time

Job Status


Job Description

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Peace River. We work to enhance the economic, environmental and social contributions of our forests and forested lands to Albertans. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry please visit our website at: For more information about the Wildfire Management Branch:


We are seeking individuals with an interest in natural resources, wildfire management and ecology to assist us within the Peace River Forest Area during the 2017 summer months in the following roles:


- Airtanker Base Staff

- Camp Manager

- Fire Guardian

- Stock keeper

- Manup Supervisor

- Logistics

- Wildfire Data Entry

- Wildfire Dispatcher

- Forest Health Assistant


For more information on these positions and other seasonal opportunities in Wildfire across the province please check out our website at




DEVELOP NETWORKS - You will need to have well developed communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain effective relationships with various staff and stakeholders that you will come into contact without throughout the season.

AGILITY - With the nature of wildfire things can change often and very quickly. You will need to be adaptable, emotionally resilient and able to change your priorities as required.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS - With the broad range of situations that can take place you must be very effective in resource and time management. The ability to know what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization is key.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING - These roles require the ability to assess options and implications to achieve outcomes and solutions in various capacities. This includes being able to seek clarity and identify solutions as required.

DEVELOPING SELF AND OTHERS - Some positions will play a supervisory role and be responsible for leading a team that can quickly respond to a wide range of scenarios. Well-developed leadership skills are essential so that you can provide training, advice and support to personnel with a broad range of technical and non-technical backgrounds.


Salary: Varies based on role and classification as well as experience relevant to the role:


Closing Date: February 17, 2017. Job ID #1040323


Qualifications required vary and more information on each role's required qualifications can be found by following this link:


The following certifications and/or training are mandatory:


- Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver's License (or equivalent)

- Valid Standard First Aid, plus CPR

- Current Defensive Driving Certificate

- Current Driver's Abstract


In-house training for WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Off-Highway Defensive Driving will be made available to successful candidates, as required.


These positions may require shift work, and the applicant must be willing to work overtime and be available for fire export to other locations or remote camps. Some positions require the ability to pass a standard fitness test.


This competition may be used to fill a number of current or future vacancies at an equivalent or lower level in various ministries throughout the Government of Alberta.


Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


Online applications are preferred via If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Agriculture and Forestry, Bag 900-39, Peace River, AB, T8S 1T4 or by fax at 780-624-7127


Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


If you require any further information on this job posting, please call 780-624-6190.


  • Peace River

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.