AWCC Wildfire & Air Operations Support

Do you want to be a key part in our Alberta Wildfire Coordination Centre (AWCC) in Edmonton?

Do you have what it takes to perform the following tasks?

  • answer numerous phone calls
  • coordinate movements of manpower, equipment, and aircraft
  • work closely within a team environment

If so, a position in the Alberta Wildfire Coordination Centre may be an ideal seasonal position for you.

There are three different positions in this category:

  • AWCC Wildfire Support
  • AWCC Wildfire Logistics Coordinator
  • AWCC Wildfire Aircraft Logistics

Length of employment: As needed by the department, but generally April to September

Deadline for application: January 31, 2021

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A Wildfire Operations Support person is required to perform a variety of duties. The first priority is to process reports of wildfires reported via the emergency 310-FIRE telephone line. In addition, they are responsible for general reception calls, to complete data entry, post reports to the website, and support the various wildfire operations daily activities.

Job Classification: Administrative Support 3

Salary Range: $21.41 - $26.05 per hour depending on experience

Position Qualifications

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • High school diploma and one year of related experience.
  • 18 years of age.

Education & Experience Preferred/Required

  • Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License**
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate**
  • Current Driver’s Abstract - A Driver’s Abstract, showing a record of seven (7) demerits or less, must be obtained. Your driver’s abstract must show: your driving record for the past five years, and all violations (moving and non-moving), citations, suspensions, and any driving restrictions placed upon you. Your driver’s abstract is required to be obtained and presented to management prior to your commencement
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Highly organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills
  • Experience in using Wildfire Management software: Fire Information Resource System (FIRES) and Dispatch is desirable
  • Knowledge of aircraft, equipment capabilities and manpower resources used in wildfire suppression
  • Knowledge of the Wildfire Management program, policies and standard operating procedures

**Required

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Answering the 310-FIRE line and transferring the call to the appropriate Area to be responded to. In addition, the call will need entered into FIRES / or Dispatch Answering incoming phones calls to the AWCC room. Calls will need to be directed to the appropriate person and/or information provided to the caller if the call is of a general nature.
  • Assist with logistical requirements as required by Wildfire Operations i.e. transportation, lodgings, and food.
  • Completing updates to the Wildfire Management website.
  • General office duties and support the various wildfire operations daily activities.
  • Be available for export to other Areas and/or out of province.

Requirements

  • Completion of a Par-Q and/or fitness test is required for this position.

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

A Wildfire Logistics Coordinator works closely with the Provincial Duty Officer to process provincial, national, and international requests for manpower and equipment. In addition, they ensure accurate and timely data entry, correspond regularly with the 10 Areas and national fire agencies, and summarize data and reports pertinent to wildfire operations.

Job Classification: Administrative Support 4

Salary Range: $23.56 - $28.79 per hour depending on experience

Position Qualifications

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • High school diploma and two years of related experience.
  • 18 years of age.

Education & Experience Preferred/Required

  • Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License**
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate**
  • Current Driver’s Abstract - A Driver’s Abstract, showing a record of seven (7) demerits or less, must be obtained. Your driver’s abstract must show: your driving record for the past five years, and all violations (moving and non-moving), citations, suspensions, and any driving restrictions placed upon you. Your driver’s abstract is required to be obtained and presented to management prior to your commencement.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Highly organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills
  • Experience in using Wildfire Management software: Fire Information Resource System (FIRES) and Dispatch is desirable
  • Knowledge of aircraft, equipment capabilities, and manpower resources used in wildfire suppression
  • Knowledge of the Wildfire Management program, policies, and standard operating procedures

**Required

Requirements

  • Completion of a Par-Q and/or fitness test is required for this position.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the provincial, national, and international dispatch of manpower and equipment resources.
  • Working with the Duty Officer and Areas to ensure communication is sent and received in a timely manner applicable to the dispatch of resources.
  • Acquiring resources as necessary from lending agencies and completing data entry and communications applicable to those agencies.
  • Working with Aircraft Logistics for the coordination of fixed wing aircraft as it pertains to manpower
  • Maintaining records pertaining to manpower and equipment and completing data entry as required.
  • Coordinating logistical requirements as required by Wildfire Operations i.e. transportation, lodgings, and food.
  • Completing updates to the Wildfire Management website
  • General reporting and gathering of statistical manpower and equipment information.
  • Be available for export to other Forest Areas and/or out of province
  • Completing the duties as outlined in AWCC Support when those staff are not available.

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

The Wildfire Aircraft Logistics works closely with the Provincial Aircraft Coordinator to process provincial, national, and international requests for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. In addition, they work with the 10 forest areas to respond to airtanker requests, hire and release aircraft, complete data entry in an accurate manner, and gather information for statistical purposes.

Job Classification: Administrative Support 4

Salary Range: $23.56 - $28.79 per hour depending on experience

Position Qualifications

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • High school diploma and two years of related experience.
  • 18 years of age.

Education & Experience Preferred/Required

  • Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License**
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate**
  • Current Driver’s Abstract - A Driver’s Abstract, showing a record of seven (7) demerits or less, must be obtained. Your driver’s abstract must show: your driving record for the past five years, and all violations (moving and non-moving), citations, suspensions, and any driving restrictions placed upon you. Your driver’s abstract is required to be obtained and presented to management prior to your commencement.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Highly organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Radio (Aeronautical) from Industry Canada
  • Experience in using Wildfire Management software: Fire Information Resource System (FIRES) and Dispatch is desirable.
  • Knowledge of aircraft, equipment capabilities and manpower resources used in wildfire suppression
  • Knowledge of the Wildfire Management program, policies and standard operating procedures

**Required

Requirements

  • Completion of a Par-Q and/or fitness test is required for this position.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the provincial, national, and international dispatch of aircraft resources
  • Working with the Provincial Aircraft Coordinator and Forest Areas to ensure communication is distributed and received in a timely manner applicable to the dispatch of resources
  • Working with the Provincial Aircraft Coordinator and Forest Areas to ensure airtanker requests are actioned in an efficient manner
  • Ensuring all communication and data entry is completed accurately and with close attention to detail
  • Acquiring resources as necessary from lending agencies and completing data entry and communications applicable to those agencies
  • Maintain and update aircraft contract data entry
  • Actively troubleshoot aircraft tracking issues
  • Dispatch aviation fuel and refueling containers as required
  • Maintain regular communication with aircraft companies to hire and release aircraft
  • General reporting and gathering of statistical aircraft and equipment information
  • Answer incoming phone calls on the AWCC and 310-FIRE phone lines. Direct calls to the appropriate person and/or appropriate information provided to the caller
  • Working with AWCC Wildfire Operations for the coordination of fixed wing aircraft as it pertains to transporting personnel
  • Be available for export to other Forest Areas and/or out of province
  • Assisting in completing the duties as outlined in AWCC Support and AWCC Wildfire Logistics when those staff are not available

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Will I have to work evening or weekends?

Some shifts are scheduled during evening and weekends, you may also be required to work overtime.

Are there living accommodations available?

No, living accommodations are not provided in Edmonton. You will be required to provide your own living and travel accommodations.

Is parking provided?

No, parking is not provided, however there are many daily rate lots available if you choose to drive and pay the daily parking fee.

Am I expected to participate in the field on wildfires?

Depending on how busy the Area is, your experience, and willingness will you be asked to participate on wildfires. By participating on a wildfire in a logistical support role you would gain a better understanding and appreciation of the logistics coordinator position and wildfire operations section.

Updated: Mar 3, 2017

Interested applicants can apply through the GOA jobs board. For job specific questions please use the contact information below.

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

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Updated: Dec 17, 2020