Wildfire Crew

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Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Various, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Wildfire Crew 

Job Requisition ID: 3223

Ministry: Agriculture & Forestry

Location: Various

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: November 30, 2020 

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 2

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: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

We work to enhance the economic, environmental and social contributions of our forests and forested lands to Albertans. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry please visit our website at: http://agric.alberta.ca/. For more information about the Wildfire Management Branch: http://wildfire.alberta.ca/.


Unit Crew – The Unit Crew (UNIT) program provides the right individual with a unique opportunity to work as a team member on a 20 person unit crew. It offers the chance to travel and work in different locations and remote areas of the Province, while assisting in preserving Alberta's natural resources.

Unit Crews are considered sustained action crews, who are specifically utilized to contain and completely extinguish fires. The position is both physically and mentally challenging, bringing with it a feeling of personal satisfaction and accomplishment.

Helitack Crew – The Helitack (HAC) program provides the right individual with a unique opportunity to work as a team member alongside people with similar interests. It offers the chance to see different and remote areas of the province and to assist in preserving Alberta's natural resources.

The position is a challenging one, bringing with it a feeling of personal satisfaction and accomplishment.


Some high school education plus some related experience (i.e. up to 12 months).

Members must maintain a state of good health and physical fitness to endure the rigorous training and, at times, arduous working conditions.

Prior to commencement, all candidates must have, and be able to provide proof of, a valid Standard First Aid certificate with CPR, a driver's license, and  a defensive driving certificate.
A Driver’s Abstract, showing a record of seven (7) demerits or less, must be obtained. Your driver’s abstract must show: your driving record for the past five years, and all violations (moving and non-moving), citations, suspensions, and any driving restrictions placed upon you. Your driver’s abstract is required to be obtained within 30 days prior to your commencement date (noted above) and must be presented to management prior to your commencement of the position.

APS Competencies Section

Competencies are behaviours 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. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies

Drive for Results
Develop Self and Others
Build Collaborative Environments
Develop Networks
Systems Thinking
Creative Problem Solving


NR 2 (Crew Member)  $21.83 to $26.87 per hour


How To Apply

To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.  

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) 
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Tips for Applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx

Closing Statement

This competition will be used to fill a number of future vacancies at the Natural Resources 3 and Natural Resources 4 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 to continue in th recruitment process will be contacted. 

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Carris Leece  at (780) 427-6807 or e-mail: WF Wildfire Employment WF.WildfireEmployment@gov.ab.ca.  If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.