Job Classification: Natural Resources 3
Salary Range: $22.99 – $28.31 per hour
Length of employment: As needed by the department, but generally April 15 to September 15.
Deadline for application: Deadline varies – please contact your local Forest Area office
Do you want to educate the public about safe burning practices and changing fire danger conditions? Would you like to inspect permit request sites, issues permits, and pass fire permit locations to lookout towers?
If so, a Patrol Person position may be an ideal seasonal position for you.
A Patrol Person is required to perform a variety of duties. Some of the duties include inspecting fire permit request sites,
issuance of fire permits in the Area, educating rural residents about the safe burning practices and changing hazard conditions,
and assisting the Area with Wildfire Prevention activities.
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.
- Physically able to perform position duties
- Some positions require eligibility for appointment as a Peace Officer
Education & Experience Preferred
- Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR **
- Valid Class 5 Drivers License **
- 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 within 30 days prior to your commencement date (noted above) and must be presented to management prior to your commencement for your above stated position.
- Valid Defensive Driving Certificate **
- Forest Technology or Natural Resources education considered an asset.
- Previous experience with Forest Protection and asset but not necessary.
Completion of a fitness test may be a requirement of this position.
Updated: Jan 17, 2017
Roles & Responsibilities
- Issuance of fire permits in the Area and ensures the fire site will be safe and not escape fire permit legal land location.
- Inspection of permit request sites and approves burning only under safe conditions.
- Pass fire permit locations to the lookout observers.
- Educate rural residents about safe burning practices and changing hazard conditions through friendly and courteous contact.
- Assist the Area with the Wildfire Prevention activities and make recommendations on improving the prevention program.
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 be a 5/2, 10/4 or 15/6.
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
Updated: May 16, 2013
How to apply
Jobs with Alberta Wildfire will now be posted on the Government of Alberta jobs website. Please visit regularly for our seasonal job ad postings.
Disclaimer: This web page was built using information believed to be accurate at the time of construction
and is for information purposes only. For specifics on the job position, please contact the location/person in charge of
the position you wish to apply for.
Updated: Oct 28, 2020