Wildfire Telecom and Facilities

Do you want to be a key part in the coordination and maintenance of radio communications to forest areas and wildland fires? Do you have what it takes physically and mentally to withstand working long hours supporting wildland fire operations?

If so, a Communications Technician position may be an ideal seasonal position for you.

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Job Classification: Tech 4

Salary Range: $30.59 to $40.07 per hour

Length of Employment: As needed by the department, but generally April to Oct 31

Deadline for Application: March 13

Do you want to be a key part in the coordination and maintenance of radio communications to forest areas and wildland fires? Do you have what it takes physically and mentally to withstand working long hours supporting wildland fire operations?

If so, a Communications Technician position may be an ideal seasonal position for you.

A Communications Technician position is required to perform a variety of duties, providing essential support to the Wildfire Telecommunications & Facilities unit.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • High school diploma
  • 18 years of age

Education & Experience Preferred/Required

  • Post-Secondary education and or related years of experience in the wireless, telecom instrumentation, or electrical fields.
  • Working knowledge of satellite and land mobile radio systems.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR (preferred)
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License with a clean drivers abstract (mandatory)
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate (preferred)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) (preferred)
  • Valid Transportation of Dangerous Goods; Ground and Air (preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Experience with Adobe/PDF documents
  • Organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills
  • Physically able to perform the manual duties found in the position assignment

Roles and Responsibilities

Communications System Maintenance

  • In this role, you will be operating out of an office and field setting.
  • Travel within the province on a regular basis as part of your responsibilities.
  • This position will also have a large component of working outside, often in inclement weather, and performing physical work.
  • Should be comfortable with flying in various types of aircraft in order to perform some functions of the role.
  • Comfortable working at heights on towers and elevated structures. Capable of passing the Fall Protection course.
  • Installation, operation and maintenance of the telecommunication systems.
  • Supporting vital telecommunications functions on wildfires and other emergency situations throughout the province.
  • Installation, operation, and maintenance of multiple complex data and voice telecommunication systems throughout your designated area.
  • Programming, testing, installing, and maintaining mobile, portable, and base station radio equipment in the area.

Safety

  • Safety conscious with an aptitude embracing and enforcing the safety culture.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures, hazard assessments and any/all other applicable safety procedures are followed at all times

Miscellaneous

  • Complete additional training as required
  • Work in accordance with the Government of Alberta Respectful Workplace Policy
  • Complete other duties assignment by supervisor as required
  • Willingness to be placed on a set standby schedule during Fire Season
  • Opportunity to be exported to other area warehouse/fire incidents within Alberta depending on operational need.

Job Classification: Tech 4

Salary Range: $30.59 to $40.07 per hour

Length of Employment: As needed by the department, but generally April to Oct 31

Deadline for Application: March 13

Do you want to be a key part in the coordination and maintenance of Wildfire Facilities in forest areas throughout the Province? Do you have what it takes physically and mentally to withstand working long hours supporting wildland fire operations?

If so, a Facilities Technician position may be an ideal seasonal position for you.

A Facilities Technician position is required to perform a variety of duties, providing essential support to the Wildfire Telecommunications & Facilities unit.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • High school diploma
  • 18 years of age
  • Experience in either the construction, electrical, fabrication, design fields

Education & Experience Preferred/Required

  • Apprenticeship experience or journeyman in trade such as carpentry, plumbing, gas fitting, electrical, welding, etc.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, sub trades, building codes and OH&S regulations.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License with a clean drivers abstract
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate (preferred)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) (preferred)
  • Valid Transportation of Dangerous Goods; Ground and Air (preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Experience with Adobe/PDF documents
  • Organized individual with excellent keyboard, computer and communication skills
  • Physically able to perform the manual duties found in the position assignment

Roles and Responsibilities

Wildfire Facilities Construction and Maintenance

  • In this role, you will be operating out of an office and field setting.
  • Travel within the Province on a regular basis.
  • This position will also have a large component of working outside, often in inclement weather, and performing physical work.
  • Should be comfortable with flying in various types of aircraft in order to perform some functions of the role.
  • Construction & maintenance of Forestry Division facilities, including Lookout sites, Fire Bases, Air Tanker Bases and other Alberta Government sites as requested.
  • Hands on construction and maintenance work required in addition to coordination with contractors for larger projects or more specialized requirements.

Safety

  • Safety conscious with an aptitude embracing and enforcing the safety culture.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures, hazard assessments and any/all other applicable safety procedures are followed at all times

Miscellaneous

  • Complete additional training as required
  • Work in accordance with the Government of Alberta Respectful Workplace Policy
  • Complete other duties assignment by supervisor as required
  • Willingness to be placed on a set standby schedule during Fire Season
  • Opportunity to be exported to other area warehouse/fire incidents within Alberta depending on operational need.

How many hours are in a typical workweek?

The typical workweek is 36.25 hours (7.25 hours per day). You may also be required to work overtime depending on operational requirements

What kind of schedule would I be on?

The Wildfire Telecom & Facilities Unit works a 5/2 schedule, Monday thru Friday.

Are there living accommodations available?

No, there are no living accommodations available for this position.

What type of training is available?

On-the-job training is available. If you are required to complete any tasks requiring specific training, it will be provided by the employer.

Jobs with Alberta Wildfire will now be posted on the Government of Alberta jobs website. Please visit regularly for our seasonal job ad postings.


Updated: Oct 28, 2020