Wildfire Technologist

Posting Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Footner Lake, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Wildfire Technologist
Job Requisition ID: 58407
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location:  High Level 
Full or Part-Time: Full time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours 
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open 
Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidates Found 
Classification: Natural Resource 7
Salary: $2,607.26 to $ 3,354.3 bi-weekly ($68,049 - $87,547 year)


The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


The Ministry of Forestry and Parks invests in the environmentally responsible growth of Alberta's wood products and forestry sector. We are committed to protecting Alberta's forests from wildfires and preserving our provincial parks for the recreation and enjoyment of Albertans. For more information on the Ministry of Forestry and Parks, please visit:  https://www.alberta.ca/forestry-and-parks.aspx 

Role Responsibilities

Are you an expert in wildfire prevention and operations? Elevate your career by joining us as a dedicated Wildfire Technologist. This unique forest landscape encompasses a diverse range of ecological zones, fire regimes, and fire risks, presenting distinct and demanding characteristics that define the High Level Forest Areas.

Under the guidance of the Wildfire Prevention Officer, you will take a pivotal role in executing all aspects of the wildfire prevention program. Your responsibilities will entail execution of critical elements within the education, engineering, and enforcement programs, each customized to the intricacies of the local landscape. This position necessitates ongoing program surveillance, decisive decision-making, comprehensive training, and expert mentoring to ensure consistent and effective outcomes, thereby enhancing safety and program efficiency within the context the Forest Area’s unique circumstances.

Additionally, you will undertake the roles of Duty Officer and Deputy Duty Officer on a rotational basis at the designated Fire Centre, actively participating in a range of wildfire suppression and pre-suppression activities tailored specifically to the landscape of the Forest Area. Active involvement in Incident Command Teams, task forces, working groups, and committees will be integral to your role. Furthermore, you will extend your duties to encompass supporting forest management and enhancing forest health. 

This is an exclusive opportunity to become a crucial part of our devoted team, dedicated to instigating positive change, ensuring community safety, and conserving the unique natural resources within the Forest Area. Do not miss your chance to contribute significantly to this exceptional ecosystem. Apply now to be a part of our committed team.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/system/files/custom_downloaded_images/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf.

About Your Competencies:

  • Creative Problem Solving: Anticipates, assess, and readily adapts to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Takes a collaborative approach with your work to foster open communication and leverage team skills.
  • Agility: Identifies alternative approaches in uncertain, complex situations, supporting others in determining and assessing strategy.
  • Systems Thinking: Considers the changing environment, recognizing the work impacting a vast network of stakeholders. 
  • Develop Self and Others: Aims to learn from experiences, shift, and keep current with our skills and knowledge to remain competitive.



The minimum requirements for Wildfire Technologist are a two-year related diploma plus four (4) years of related experience in wildfire operations and prevention. 

Directly related experience and or education may be considered on a one-for-one basis.

Additional requirements:
1.    Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
2.    Eligibility for registration with the Association of Alberta Forest Management Professionals

Supervisory experience is considered an asset.

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. 

Refer to https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-minimum-recruitment-standards.


Wildfire Technologist is a permanent, full-time role with the standard weekly work hours of 36.25, Monday to Friday. The incumbent may be requested to work overtime, evening and weekends due to the emergency nature of wildfires.

Travel within the area and throughout the province will be required as part of your responsibilities to coordinate with Ministry staff and colleagues, other government departments, clients, and other external stakeholders. 

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in. 

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/job-application-resources#before for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)(https://www.alberta.ca/international-qualifications-assessment.aspx) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (https://canalliance.org/en/default.html).

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Ali Tarabain at Ali.Tarrabain@gov.ab.ca