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: Deadline varies – please contact your local Forest Area office
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.
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.
- Physically able to perform position duties
- Some positions require eligibility for appointment as a Peace Officer
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.
Completion of a fitness test may be a requirement of this position.
Updated: Jan 17, 2017
Roles & Responsibilities
- Reporting to the Area Duty Officer, you will be responsible to directly supervise seasonal WFC during Presuppression and
- 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 WFC knowledge base, skills and abilities.
- Effectively communicate with the Duty Officer and WFC to effectively complete tasks and assignments in a safe and timely
- 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: May 16, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
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
How to apply
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Updated: Oct 28, 2020