Logistics Coordinator

Logistics Coordinator at work

Job Classification: Administrative Support 5

Salary Range: $25.42 - $31.12 per hour

Length of employment: As needed by the department, but generally April 15 through to September 15

Deadline for application: February 15 – please contact your local Forest Area office

The Logistics Coordinator reports to a designated Wildfire Ranger in the Area and is responsible for supervising the Logistics section.

This position will coordinate all staffing, logistics, and supply needs as directed by the Area Duty Officer including manpower, fireline equipment, heavy equipment, light equipment, specialized equipment, ground transport, fuel, communications, accommodation, meals and commissary.

This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to multi task, commitment to work long hours when required, knowledge in various software programs, and ability to learn and utilize database software.

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Minimum Recruitment Standards

High school diploma plus some related experience (i.e. up to 12 months).

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
  • 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 **
  • Preference will go to applicants who have prior experience in coordinating and/or arranging projects or activities.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically: Word, Outlook and Excel. Other database experience would be considered an asset.
  • Highly organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills.
  • Previous experience with Forest Protection and asset but not necessary.

** Requirement

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

Updated: Jan 17, 2017

  • Coordinate all staffing, logistics and supply needs including manpower, fireline equipment, heavy equipment, light equipment, specialized equipment, ground transport, fuel, communications, accommodation, meals and commissary.
  • Interacts with the Alberta Wildfire Coordination Centre for operational manpower/equipment requirements and responds to requests from AWCC for resources and manpower using the Resource Request module in FIRES.
  • Review problems and correct deficiencies with Contracts. Complete the rotational hiring and release, audit time tickets and invoices, and monitor rental returns.
  • Provide mentoring to Logistics support. Monitor and audit the data entry being completed by Logistics Support to insure all spread sheets and databases are being up-dated with real time information.
  • All work preformed will be conducted in a safe manner reporting all accidents, incidents, and near misses.
  • Be familiar with applicable policies, standard operating procedures, and contracts.
  • Mobilize and demobilize the Logistics organization as the level of fire activity within the Area increases or decreases.
  • Keep warehouse staff informed of current and forecasted logistics and supply needs.
  • Receive, review, distribute and fill requests/orders
  • Organize, maintain and adjust the required workspace as operations change. Insure the information boards are kept current.
  • Interact with Incident Management Teams during wildfire activities
  • Maintain the Logistics Information Management System which involves continual updates of a number of spreadsheets including but not limited to tracking staffing levels, import and export personnel, days of rest and annual leave, work schedules, work assignments and equipment rentals.
  • Ensure all logistics staff maintains a personal daily unit log as well as record daily events in the Logistics log.

Updated: Mar 2, 2017

How many hours are in a typical work week?

The typical work week is 36.25 hours (7.25 hours/day). You will be required to work overtime as required when the Area has ongoing fires.

What kind of schedule would I be on?

Schedules between Areas will vary however you can expect to work either a 5/2 or 10/4 schedule.

Are there living accommodations available?

In most Areas living accommodations are provided at no cost. Please contact the Area directly for type and availability.

Do I require a vehicle?

A vehicle is not required however it is your responsibility to obtain transportation to and from work. While working a vehicle will be available to perform work related duties. Successful completion of defensive driving is required to operate a Department vehicle.

What type of training is available?

Both on-the-job and specific software training is available. If you are required to complete any tasks requiring specific training it will be provided. i.e., Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

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: May 16, 2013

Interested applicants can submit a resume by mail, fax or e-mail:

9th Floor; 9920 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2M4

Fax: 780 415-1509 Email: WF.WildfireEmployment@gov.ab.ca 

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

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Updated: Jan 9, 2018