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Resource Management Officer (I) (Fire Technician)

Reference number: CAP23J-023097-000082
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-BNP-EA-009
Parks Canada - Resource Conservation - Banff Field Unit
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
One-year Term/Acting/Assignment-at-level; Possibility of Indeterminate
$57,924 to $70,474 (currently under review)

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Closing date: 5 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact rhbanff-banffhr@pc.gc.ca prior to the closing date.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications. Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications, may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

You must provide contact information for 3 work references (at least 2 direct supervisors).


Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring, active management and emergency response related to fire management. Duties include maintaining database for fire weather and fire behaviour and maintenance of specialized equipment. Development of prescribed fire, fuel management plans and environmental assessments in support of fire management in the field unit. Fills field unit fire duty officer role on a rotating basis.

Work environment

Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada’s most amazing and iconic places? Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience. We offer:
• Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
• Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization; and,
• An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.

Intent of the process

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

Contact information for 3 references.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements



Minimum completion of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry) OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

* Proof of education will be required at time of interview *

Degree equivalency



• Experience travelling or working in the field under various climatic conditions
• Experience participating in field research or active management projects (e.g. develop/implementing prescribed fire and/or fuel management plans)
• Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation
• Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays
• Experience in fire management including prescribed fires and emergency wildfire operations



• Knowledge of fire management activities including fire suppression, prescribed fire and fuel management projects
• Knowledge of and application of the Incident Command System (ICS)
• Knowledge of wildland fire behaviour concepts and prediction, particularly as they relate to fireline safety



• Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity
• Ability to carry out data manipulation requirements as directed
• Ability to conduct analysis of spatial and non-spatial data using various media and software.
• Ability to use a variety of computer applications in the development and maintenance of databases.
• Ability to determine operational requirements, activities and mechanisms for fuel management, prescribed fires and emergency wildfire response
• Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using a variety of techniques



• Exercise sound judgment
• Makes things happen
• Communicates effectively
• Demonstrates integrity
• Takes responsibility

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)



• B.Sc. or higher related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry)
• Successful completion of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre’s (CIFFC) Advanced Wildland Fire Behaviour course.

* Copies of current certification will be required at time of interview *
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• Experience supervising crew(s) while on alert during period of high and extreme fire danger and on the fireline

Degree equivalency



• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
• Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. allterrain vehicles) and marine (motorised and non-motorized vessels) as required

Conditions of employment


• Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status including fingerprints;
• Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver's license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted).
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
• Basic first Aid Certificate and CPR certificate
• Successful completion of Moderate Fitness Test as per the Parks Canada Standard Operating Procedure, “Fire Management Workplace Fitness Capacity Test.”

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Thomas Hooper-Wolff – A/Fire Management Officer, Banff Field Unit
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