Fire Crew Member
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-MRG-EA-032
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Delivers wildland fuel management, prescribed fire and wildfire suppression services in support of the field unit's fire management programs.
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to staff positions of various tenures (term and/or seasonal). The term length will be from approximately April – October. Assessment of candidates will begin early January.
Housing is not provided for these positions.
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or acceptable combination of education, training, and experience in a field related to the position
Valid class 5 driver’s license (non-graduated)
EX1: Experience working in remote areas for extended periods;
EX2: Experience working in a resource, environmental, or fire management field
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
K1: Personal Protective (PPE) and other related Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) issues;
K2: Fire management strategies and tactics
A1: Maintain supplied equipment in state of readiness
A2: Perform calmly and take direction under high stress
A3: Collect and record information
A4: Work safely and efficiently
PS1: Personally connects with others
PS2: Communicates effectively
PS3: Takes responsibility
PS4: Demonstrates integrity
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• Parks Canada Basic fire management course and/or CIFFC equivalent S-131
• Minimum completion of two years of post-secondary education related to environmental and/or natural science (eg. Biology, ecology, forestry)
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
• Required to possess and maintain a valid non-graduated Class 5 driver’s licence recognized by the applicable province/territory
• Able and willing to maintain St. John’s ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate.
• Able and willing to meet and maintain certified status for the Canadian Physical Performance Exchange for Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WFX-FIT) in accordance with Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) requirements.
• Meet all requirements for a pre-placement and periodic health evaluation as outlined in Parks Canada Occupational Health Monitoring Program.
• Able and willing to annually certify for “hover exit” in a light or intermediate helicopter.
• Able and willing to obtain and maintain chain saw certification.
• Able and willing obtain certification in the operation of various all-terrain and marine (motorized and non-motorized) vehicles or vessels, as required.
• Required to work shift-work and/or weekends and/or statutory holidays and/or provincial/territorial holidays, as scheduled by your delegated manager.
• Required to work and travel in a variety of terrain and in adverse weather conditions, in isolated locations, and by various means of transportation.
• Willing to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment while performing your duties.
• Willing and able to travel.
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
For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.
Tips for applicants:
• When answering application questions, be thorough and provide concrete examples. “See resume” is not considered an acceptable answer. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
• You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be considered for the position.
• Other qualifications listed as additional or asset are not mandatory to apply. However, these may be considered throughout the assessment process.
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.
A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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