Position Title: Resource Management Officer II (Fire)
Generic Work Description Title: Resource Management Officer II
Location: Fort Smith, NT
Business Unit – sub-unit: Southwest NWT Field Unit, Wood Buffalo National Park
Language Requirement: English Essential
Type of Employment:Term Position
Duration: As soon as possible to October 31, 2015.
Rate of Pay: From $56,007 to $68,140 per year
Maximum Isolated Post Allowance - Fort Smith, NT
Work Profile: Assists the Field Unit's Fire Program Manager to implement an applied science fire management program. Leads, supervises and trains a dedicated team for fire operations, wildland fuel management, prescribed fire and wildfire suppression services in support of the SWNWT Field Unit (Wood Buffalo National Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Nààts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve, and Thaidene Nene Proposed National Park) fire management program. Coordinate cross-functional delivery of wildfire operations and aircraft management. Liaise with Incident Management teams to appropriately manage complex wildfire incidents and implement complex fire management projects and strategies. Manage type 2 and 3 wildfire incidents.
Area of Consideration: Persons who work or reside in Canada.
**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.
In accordance with honouring our obligations with the First Nations and formal and informal agreements with local Aboriginal groups, preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Métis applicants from the Wood Buffalo National Park community
Selection process Number:13.09.WBNP.T/ASG.RM.C.024-EX
Applications must be recieved on or before:
5:00 p.m. (MST) Tuesday October 15, 2013
Contact: Jean Morin, Fire Program Manager
Submit your application to: Southwest NWT Human Resources
By e-mail at email@example.com
By fax to 867-872-4181
Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:
your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
copies of proof of education or certification;
copy of valid class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent).
Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list all of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.
Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.
Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
Statement of Qualifications
Language Requirements: English Essential
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology) or other discipline relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology), training and experience in a field related to the position.
*Preference may be given to candidates who have completed the following courses:
Advanced Fire Behaviour Course
Incident Command System I-300
*Proof of education must be submitted with application. Failure to provide a copy of the certificate with your application will result in your application not being assessed further.
1. Experience in travelling or working in the field;
2. Experience leading two (2) or more phases of field projects; (including managing Type 2 and 3 fire incidents and liasing with other agencies);
3. Experience making recommendations regarding research project design;
4. Experience preparing technical/scientific reports, manuscripts drafts, protocols, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays.
5. Experience in managing fire crews and supervising staff.
1. Knowledge of methodology and procedures for scientific testing and data/sample collection specific to the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System;
2. Knowledge of specialized technical and scientific equipment operation and maintenance requirements;
3. Knowledge of terrestrial/marine environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions specific to the Southwest NWT Field Unit;
4. Knowledge of environmental and natural sciences theories and principles
5. Knowledge of aircraft management and safety, including the use of aerial ignition devices.
1. Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
2. Ability to conduct analysis and monitor spatial and non-spatial data using various automated software and applications;
3. Ability to determine data manipulation requirements in consultation with scientists;
4. Ability to conduct and coordinate field work in active management and monitoring projects;
5. Ability to prepare and present of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using a variety of techniques;
6. Ability to teach and train all basic and intermediate fire management courses;
7. Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
1. Exercises sound judgment;
2. Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
3. Makes things happen;
4. Communicates effectively;
5. Takes responsibility;
6. Strives for excellence.
Conditions of Employment
Obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance;
Possession of valid Class 5 driver’s licence;
Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks, including:
Occupational Health Assessment for firefighters: Cat 3;
Satisfactory fitness status as outlined in the Parks Canada Fire Management Workplace Fitness Capacity Test SOP: Level 2;
When position is located in area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependants may be required;
Possession and maintenance St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
Eligible to be “hover exit” certified in a light or intermediate helicopter;
Certification for chain saw use.
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, including small fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters;
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 forms of ground vehicles (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine vessels (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.
Selection Process NotesParks 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 organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
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.