Senior Wildfire Training Specialist

Posting Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Hinton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Wildfire Training Specialist 

Job Requisition ID: 28485

Ministry: Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development

Location: Hinton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: July 7, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 8

About Us

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:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development is responsible for policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food; supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development please visit our website at: For more information about the Wildfire Management Branch:


Wildfire Management Branch is looking for a seasoned wildfire professional to join us as a competency expert.  

This position, reporting to the Director of the Hinton Training Centre, will be responsible for identifying and documenting the training, knowledge and experience required to fill functional wildfire management roles and positions; and to identify competency gaps or training needs at all levels of the organization.  This will be achieved by networking and liaising across Forestry Division, within Wildfire Management Branch and across various internal (e.g., operations, prevention) and external (e.g., Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre CIFFC) working groups.

As competency directly relates to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements, this position will work closely with the Branch OHS Consultant to improve our tracking and training requirements (e.g., training matrixes), training currency and proficiency (continuous learning and development).

To ensure a vibrant and diverse future organization, it is essential this position understand concepts of unconscious bias, privilege, equity, diversity and inclusion - to create transparent development pathways for all staff in our organization.

This position will support wildfire training delivery and assist with course development for Wildfire Management Branch. Other responsibilities include participating in wildfire response, with active wildfire functional responsibilities commensurate with experience.


A related degree plus (4) years related experience.  

Related degree could include: Education, Natural Resource Management, Emergency Management, Health and Safety, or other associated with the main job duties.  

Past experience in wildfire response/wildfire management is required


  • A related two (2) year diploma plus 6 years related experience
  • Additional related education considered in lieu of experience on a one-for-one basis.


  • Experience with Adult Learning development and/or training delivery
  • Preference will be given to individuals with wildfire certifications at the specialist, Unit Lead or Type 2 level (or higher)
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience leading groups or teams

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:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following APS Competencies:

  • SYSTEMS THINKING – take a holistic and view of wildfire operations and our people by considering the entire competency system, including links between training, OHS and field operations.
  • AGILITY – anticipate and adapt by focusing on long-term goals, changing the way we approach situations, using new ideas and solutions to achieve results.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS – achieve outcomes by inspiring, motivating others; strategically aligning decisions based on outcomes and organizational goals.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS – leverage and encourage diverse perspectives and ideas within and outside the organization.  Constructively resolve conflict, motivate and empower others to achieve common goals.


$2,818.88 to $3,640.79 bi-weekly.  ($73,572 - $95,024 per year)


Position Information: 

  • Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week (full time)
  • Monday to Friday (08:15 am -16:30 pm) 
  • This position will assist with wildfire training delivery that may occur on evenings or weekends (seasonal).
  • Participating in wildfire response may require travel and overnight stays of up to 21 days on wildfire export.

What we offer:

How To Apply

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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 a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Karen Jackman at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.