Crew Supervisor

Manup Supervisor in uniform

Job Classification: Natural Resources 4

Salary Range: $23.78 – $29.36 per hour

Length of employment: As required by the department, but generally April 1 to October 31

Deadline for application: January 31

Are you a mature individual who has previous wildfire experience? Do you communicate well under stressful situations? Can you motivate a dynamic group of individuals while fighting wildfires or during projects? Are you physically fit? Are you able to function in a team environment while displaying independence?

If so, a Crew Supervisor may be the right opportunity for you.

As a Crew Supervisor, you will be responsible to supervise crews while working on various projects. When dispatched to a wildfire, you may be required to perform the function as an Incident Commander to manage the incident while supervising several crews and other incoming resources. On larger incidents, you may be required to perform the function as a Division Supervisor, supervising up to 56 Wildland Firefighters while under the structure of a Type 1 or Type 2 Incident Management Team.

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Minimum Recruitment Standards

High school diploma plus one year related experience.

Equivalency: Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Physically able to perform position duties

Education & Experience Preferred/Required

  • Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR **
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License **
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate **
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Radio (Aeronautical) from Industry Canada.
  • Previous wild fire experience preferable working as a Leader or Sub-leader on a crew.
  • Forest Technology or Natural Resources education considered an asset.
  • Completion of the Operations Section course at the Hinton Training Center.
  • Strong organization and writing skills.
  • ** required

Completion of a fitness test may be a requirement of this position.

Updated: Jan 07, 2022

  • Reporting to the area duty officer, you will be responsible for directly supervising seasonal wildfire crews during pre-suppression and suppression activities.
  • Obtain daily project or wildfire assignments complemented with a safety briefing to address all anticipated working conditions and potential hazards to ensure worker safety under your supervision.
  • Act as a mentor and trainer to enhance wildfire crews’ knowledge base, skills and abilities.
  • Effectively communicate with the duty officer and wildfire crews to effectively complete tasks and assignments in a safe and timely manner.
  • Complete all administrative duties with accuracy and meet deadlines.
  • Complete all operations in accordance with Departmental Policy & Sop's, Occupational Health and Safety Acts & Regulations and Financial Policy & Business Rules.
  • Participating in supporting the Wildfire Detection and Wildfire Prevention programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Updated: Jan 07, 2022

Are meals and accommodations provided for this position?

There are meals and accommodations provided at most of our primary and secondary fire bases within the province which is available during length of employment. At this time, there is no cost for this subsistence at these facilities.

What type of work shifts are expected for this position?

Based on Area and hazard, normal shifts could range from 5/2, 10/4 or 15/6. When active on wildfires, you may be expected to work up to 18 or possibly even 24 days pending urgency and need.

Updated: May 16, 2013

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: Jan 7, 2022