Job Classification: Maintenance Service Worker
Salary Range: Entry pay rate is $21.41 per hour
Length of employment: As needed by the department, but generally April to September
Deadline for application: January 15 – please contact your local Forest Area office
Do you want to be a key part in organization and coordinate and supply fireline equipment to wildland fires? Do you have
what it takes physically and mentally to withstand working long hours supporting wildland fire operations?
If so, a Warehouse Support position may be an ideal seasonal position for you.
A Warehouse Support person is required to perform a variety of duties. The first priority is to support to the Area in receiving,
storing, and issuing equipment and supplies to Area staff. In addition, you will be responsible for coordinating the delivery
of the supplies, maintaining an inventory tracking system, re-stocking and building equipment 'kits', and possibly assisting
with equipment management on a wildland fire incident.
Minimum Recruitment Standards
- High School Diploma.
- 18 years of age.
Education & Experience Preferred/Required
- 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 **
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods; Ground and Air
- Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically: Word, Outlook and Excel. Other database experience would be considered an
- Highly organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills.
- Knowledge of equipment and supplies used in Wildland Fire Suppression activites.
- Physically able to perform the manual duties found in the position assignment.
Completion of a fitness test may be a requirement of this position.
Updated: May 16, 2013
Roles & Responsibilities
- Responsible for receiving, storing, and issuing of materials and supplies to Agriculture and Forestry staff.
- Transportation arrangements of equipment and supplies to a particular location.
- Equipment repair, cleaning, and restocking of supplies to ensure that response to another incident is timely.
- Building the equipment “kits' and ensuring they are rebuilt and certified to the fire line standards.
- Entry of equipment requests in to the Inventory Management Information System (IMIS).
- Assist the Detection Program (Lookout Observers) by assisting in purchasing and delivery of equipment, groceries, and
- May also play a role on a large fire incident where a supply section is setup to issue and track fire equipment.
- Operation of forklift to load and unload delivery trucks.
Updated: May 16, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours are in a typical work week?
The typical work week is 36.25 hours (7.25 hours/day) or 40.0 hours (8 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.
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.
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