Forest Officer

Posting Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Various, AB, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Forest Officer 
Job Requisition ID:  58175
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location:  Various Location, AB
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Scope: Open 
Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found
Pay Grade: Natural Resource 6
Salary: $2,232.12 to $ 2,838.04 bi-weekly ($58,258 - $74,072 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:

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:

Role Responsibilities

Are you eager to kick-start your career in Wildfire or Forest Management? Perhaps you are a recent graduate, ready to learn the ropes and make a real impact. Or maybe you already have a forestry background or some seasonal wildfire experience and are seeking an exciting adventure and a place to grow. If you are passionate about serving the Forest Areas with your pre-suppression and suppression knowledge, then look no further - this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills!

As a Forest Officer, you will play a crucial role within the Wildfire Management Program, reporting to the Wildfire Technologist. Your expertise in fire behavior and prevention, knowledge of fuel types, firefighting techniques, and understanding of forest ecology will be invaluable in facilitating and participating in wildfire prevention, operations, and forest management. You will actively contribute to wildfire detection, enforcement, education, engineering, pre-suppression, suppression activities, as well as supervise and coordinate seasonal wildland firefighting crews, ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of wildfire suppression activities.

In addition to your involvement in the Wildfire Management Program, you will have the opportunity to support wildfire detection and operation components. Your responsibilities will include overseeing lookout staff adherence to program delivery, enforcing fire permits in accordance with legislation, and contributing to Fire Smart initiatives. These positions also offer involvement in the delivery of Forest Operations Monitoring (FOMP) and Forest Health programs, conducting inspections under Forestry Operations, and assisting with non-compliance investigations.

This is your chance to make a difference and contribute to the protection and preservation of our forests. Join our team as a Forest Officer and seize the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, expand your knowledge, and work in a dynamic environment where every day brings new challenges and rewards.

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:

About Your Competencies:

  • Drive for Results: Strives to exceed objectives and maximize resources to achieve results aligned with the goals of the department, considerate to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop Networks: Maintains close relations with all stakeholders, actively incorporates the needs of the broader group, and ensures overall client satisfaction;
  • 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; 


Minimum Requirement:

The minimum requirements for Forest Officer role are two-year diploma in Forestry or related Natural Resource Management field plus three (3) years of directly related forestry or wildfire experience.


Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.


  • Supervisory or leadership experience
  • Eligibility for registration with the Association of Alberta Forest Management Professionals

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

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This position 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 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)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

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 Tarrabain at